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The Delta Clinic: Drexel’s Eating disorders and weight Loss Treatment and Assessment Clinic

Who do we help?

Our outpatient treatment program is designed for individuals who suffer from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder and who are medically stable for outpatient treatment. We work with individuals who have recently stepped down from treatment in local residential treatment programs, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Many people also come to our program when first seeking outpatient treatment. We primarily serve adult clients and older adolescents who wish to do individual therapy.

What type of treatment do we offer?

Our clinic employs the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment approaches that include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as primary treatment models. These behaviorally-based treatments focus on teaching you the skills you need to interrupt the cycles that maintain eating pathology while improving your life more broadly. You will learn how to develop healthier coping skills to manage difficult emotions, how to successfully manage triggering situations and urges, and how to normalize your eating behavior.

Who is on the treatment team?

The primary supervisor for the eating disorder clinic is Dr. Adrienne Juarascio, a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant research professor at Drexel University. Dr. Juarascio has published over 20 articles related to the assessment and treatment of eating pathology and specializes in the development of innovative treatments designed to improve outcomes for eating disorders. Before beginning her work in the Delta clinic, Dr. Juarascio received training at numerous high-quality clinical centers with a focus on treating weight and eating disorders including The Renfrew Center, The Medical University of South Carolina, and UPenn’s Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.

The primary therapists for the clinic are doctoral students in the Clinical Psychology Program at Drexel University. All clinicians are trained in state-of-the-art therapies and techniques for the treatment of eating and weight disorders and are highly supervised by Dr. Juarascio.