About virtual treatment at Opal:

 Given the current pandemic, we have made temporary changes to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Opal is currently offering virtual treatment for eating disorders until February 1st when we will offer both in person and virtual treatment options. Please check back after that time for updated treatment information. 

-We are still accepting new clients at this time.

-Opal’s apartment is still available to clients who need housing while receiving services as space provides. Learn more. 

-Clients must be in WA state to receive services.

-This is a dynamic policy which will change. This might not reflect current guidelines. 

Virtual Treatment (until Feb 1st) Includes:

PHP

6 hour virtual Partial Hospitalization Program, 8am-2pm

IOP

3 hour virtual Intensive Outpatient,
11am- 2pm

OP

Outpatient 1:1, single visits with our providers via telehealth

Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programming includes:

– Food provided for clients , portioned out to offer PHP level of meal support containment (PHP only)
– Staff given similar foods to help offer modeling of “normal eating” by staff
– Low staff to client ratio at meals and group therapy
– Experienced clinicians leading the virtual groups throughout the day
-1:1 client and staff virtual check-ins, as needed during the treatment day
– Treatment includes virtual psychiatry, psychotherapy, family therapy, exercise experientials, and nutrition counseling.
– Schedule includes groups that are unique to Opal: Systems of Oppression Didactic, RO-DBT Skills Class and Exercise+ Sport Programming. 
– FREE, furnished apartment for those who need housing.
 

Things to note about virtual treatment:

-PHP/IOP programming is altered.  Groups that we have as a regular part of our programming but cannot occur right now are:  yoga therapy, culinary group, grocery shopping outing, dinner meal outing, outdoor group, and Family+Friends Dinner.

What Clients are Saying:

"Going virtual actually gave me the space to show up more authentically and embrace not putting so much energy into how I was presenting myself and being perceived" 

"Virtual PHP showed me that meaningful connection can still take place even if we aren't all in the same room."

"I still feel so supported and cared for after going virtual in a way that I did not expect."

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