A PCSG Special Clinic
Eating disorders can affect people of all ages, genders, races and body shapes. No matter your weight, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation, eating disorders can negatively impact your mental, physical and emotional well being.
PCSG offers both individual and group therapy for eating disorders through our clinic at the Rossland Medical Center in Ajax, Ontario. Our services feature individual counselling, intensive outpatient programs, nutritional rehabilitation, and family support as well as coordinating support with other health providers, schools and additional services.
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Intensive Outpatient Program for
Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa
Are you 13 to 15 years old and struggling with food, weight or body image?
You are not alone. Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa are both common and serious. Newly-diagnosed anorexia nervosa cases in Canadian adolescents 9 to 18 years old increased nearly 60% during the pandemic, and cases requiring hospitalization nearly tripled.*
Psychological & Counselling Services Group’s Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa is dedicated to healing harmful relationships with food and helping youth see themselves beyond their eating disorder. Our multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychotherapists and dieticians work hands on with clients to meet recovery goals, providing individual counselling, group therapy, meal support, nutritional rehabilitation and family support. We offer a 6-week intensive program featuring group and individual therapy with full-day (8:30 to 3:00pm), 3x/week meetings for individuals 13 to 15 years of age. Parental participation is required.
Eating Disorder Services at PCSG
General Outpatient Program
PCSG’s general outpatient program features regular (weekly) individual therapy sessions with clinician for both adolescents and adults.
This program is suitable for medically and psychiatrically stable individuals who are progressing in recovery and functional in social, educational and vocational situations.
Our therapeutic approaches include Family-Based Therapy (FBT), Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness-based approaches.
We offer in-person clinical appointments at our offices, and we also offer virtual/online appointments for our clients who may feel more comfortable engaging in therapy from a more private setting.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
The program, hosted at our medical center in Ajax, Ontario, provides a full-day support, several times per week for medically stable individuals who require more services than provided by general outpatient programs, but less intensity than hospitalization or traditional inpatient or residential programs.
PCSG’s intensive outpatient programs centre around psychologist and psychotherapist-led individual and group-lead therapy supported medical, dietary, family and school support.
The Intensive program’s approaches are similar to the general outpatient program, except that they are delivered for full days, several times a week, with meal support and medical, psychological and dietician support on site for participants.
A Note on Fees
PCSG’s Eating Disorder services do not require a referral from a doctor, school, or therapist. Psychological and Counselling Services are not covered by OHIP, but are often covered by most extended insurance plans and some Employee Assistance Plans (EAP).
For more information about service fees, please click here.
Eating Disorder Clinicians
Dr. Ken Kwan
PhD, CCFT, C. Psych.
RD, MC, RP
Dr. Shirley Chiu
DClinPsy, C. Psych.*