San Luis Obispo Center

Central Coast Treatment Center gives residents in the San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas compelling solutions to eating, exercise and body image disorders, utilizing a highly effective, concentrated program which targets the root causes, the isolation, and loss of self trust inherent in disorders influenced by today’s culture – a culture that fosters a cycle of obsession about weight, eating and exercise.

Programs & Services

Central Coast Treatment Center provides 3 levels of treatment options: our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), our Day Treatment Program (PHP), both of which are covered by major insurance companies, or individual consultation sessions, meeting the unique needs of clients seeking help with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, emotional overeating, exercise addiction, or other problems related to body image and weight. We can also help with hospital and psychiatric referrals.

Central Coast Treatment Center is open 6 days a week, and focuses on Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) through weekly cooking/nutrition groups, grocery outings and meal outings. We have seen that through continuous exposure to anxiety-provoking activities such as cooking and eating out, clients are able to effectively shift their relationship with food.

For the convenience of our clients who are Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students, we remain in close contact with the Cal Poly health center. This ensures that their medical stability is monitored and reduces the need for an additional outside provider.

Central Coast provides licensed mental health and nutrition professionals capable of helping our clients with a variety of eating/body image disorder issues, including overeating, anorexia and bulimia treatment. Our treatment center provides a caring staff, many of whom are recovered from their own eating disorders, with the highly specialized skills to help even those reluctant clients suffering from body image/eating issues.

Center Coast Treatment Center services include:

Partial Hospital Program (PHP)

Day Treatment Ranging from 7-10 Hours/Day, M-F:
We provide insurance authorization with all major insurance companies

  • 5 day/week Day Treatment Options
  • Psychiatric Evaluation & Coordination with Medical Management including monitoring of vitals, labs, bone density & EKG
  • Cognitive Behahavorial Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavorial Therapy (DBT)
  • Development of social-intimacy skills
  • Compassionate Meal Support – All Meals & Snacks included, as well as
  • Exposure Response Prevention – Grocery & Restaurant Outings, Cooking Classes
  • Body-Centered Integrative Therapy – including stretching and mindful walks
  • Consciousness studies
  • Family Therapy for Adolescent clients (as needed)
  • Family Therapy & Couples Therapy for Adult clients (as needed)
  • Family Support & Education Group
  • Dream/Art/Myths & Writing Component
  • Specialized individual psychotherapy
  • Personalized Nutrition and Metabolism Repair Plan
  • Group Education and Process Sessions

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

3-4 Hours/Day:
We provide insurance authorization with all major insurance companies

  • We offer 3 to 6 day/week program
  • Coordination with Community Physicians, Psychiatrists, and Therapists
  • Cognitive Behahavorial Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavorial Therapy (DBT)
  • Development of social-intimacy skills
  • Compassionate Meal Support – All Meals & Snacks included, as well as
  • Exposure Response Prevention – Grocery & Restaurant Outings, Cooking Classes
  • Body-Centered Integrative Therapy – including stretching and mindful walks
  • Consciousness studies
  • Family Therapy for Adolescent clients (as needed)
  • Family Therapy & Couples Therapy for Adult clients (as needed)
  • Family Support & Education Group
  • Dream/Art/Myths & Writing Component
  • Specialized individual psychotherapy
  • Personalized Nutrition and Metabolism Repair Plan
  • Group Education and Process Sessions

Our Staff

Our caring and highly trained professionals know exactly how to inspire individuals at any age, toward real vitality and health despite the lure of the diet and body image industry. Misguided attempts at health and fitness often result in a baffling loss of control, and eventually isolation from meaningful relationships and activities. We understand the unique psychology of eating, body image and exercise – and how to reconnect to true control with the joy that comes with peace of mind again. We know that a full recovery is possible!

Parent & Family Support

Our family support services include a mothers support group, family and couples therapy and parent support & education group to help loved ones understand the challenges our clients face and helps them come together to overcome these issues. Building a strong network of support is essential to dealing with these cultural issues at a time where the internet and multi-media devices capture the attention of many of us. That is why we provide family, parental education and offer school and community education, from our eating disorder treatment center.

Mental Health Services

Our mental health services include marriage and family therapists, many of whom have recovered from their own disordered eating, and extensive training specifically around eating, body image and exercise disorders. We also provide registered dietitians that specialize in nutritional psychology to help clients learn both about the physiology of nutrition and metabolism alongside the unique psychology related to how the brain and moods are affected by eating and weight. We work closely with our attending psychiatrists to provide a comprehensive, holistic treatment approach. We have three decades of experience in providing lasting transformative solutions for adolescents, young adults and mature adults struggling with eating and body image issues.

Location:

As a respected and established member of the San Luis Obispo mental health community, we take great pride in our local reputation. We provide services to other cities and communities in the greater San Luis Obispo area, including:

  • San Luis Obispo
  • Arroyo Grande
  • Pismo Beach
  • Santa Maria
  • Grover Beach
  • Atascadero
  • Paso Robles
  • Morro Bay
  • Cayucos
  • Cambria
  • Templeton

Our San Luis Obispo Center is located at:

508 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

We are conveniently located near Cal Poly in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo!

Coming From Highway 101 North or South

Take the Marsh Street exit and merge onto Marsh Street.  Turn left onto Nipomo.  Turn left onto Higuera.  We are on the right hand side at 508 Higuera.