Intensive Outpatient Services

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 11AM - 4PM
Supervised Lunch & Snack, Meal Challenges

  • Art Therapy
  • Body Image Therapy
  • Movement
  • Yoga
  • Nutrition Education
  • Meal Planning Groups
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Community Outings


Our program is designed for adolescents and adults in need of more support than weekly therapy can provide, and is an excellent alternative to inpatient hospitalization for individuals who are medically stable and at least 80% ideal body weight. Medical clearance may be required.

IOP is also an appropriate "step-down" from more intensive services, whether inpatient, residential, or day hospital programming. We welcome individuals struggling with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. Because of the small size of our program we are able to be creative with programming in order to meet individual needs.

We now have contracts with Priority Health and ASR, and can negotiate Single Case Agreements with Optum plans. Our Therapists are providers with Priority Health, Blue Care Network, Blue Cross, Aetna, Cofinity, Medicare, Medicaid and Magellan, which will generally cover group and individual therapy. Some insurance plans will reimburse for the dietitian's services. For those families or individuals who do not have insurance coverage we charge a private pay rate of $150/day.



Liz Hanson, MS, RD, IOP Dietitian
Ashley Ransley, LLMSW, IOP Program Coordinator

Liz and Ashley are two cornerstones of our IOP program. Liz is the program's primary dietitian: her years of experience and steady presence are an integral part of the IOP treatment process. Ashley wears a variety of hats, from intake coordinator to experiential group leader to communication specialist & team leader: she keeps the team all on the same page.


Support Groups


CTED sponsors a free community support group for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder as well as their family members and friends. The group meets from 7 – 8:15 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Kasssidy Witnauer, LMSW, is the current group leader, partnering with Karen Holmquist, AT, a Forest View employee. On the 4th Monday, Monica Willson, LMFT, attends and leads a separate forum for family members and support individuals. The group meets in the community room of Forest View Hospital, 1055 Medical Park Drive SE. Please park on the south side and use the Community Room/PHP entrance. The group is free; no preregistration is required. For more information on the group, please call 616-957-7700; or e-mail