Tuesday Lunch/Grocery Outing & Process
On Tuesdays, dietitians accompany clients on a lunch outing. During Community Group, clients suggest three restaurants and the dietitians choose one of the options and provide meal guidelines. Prior to leaving, we lead a short Nutrition Therapy Process Group, allowing clients time to acknowledge any anxiety they are experiencing. Upon return, clients attend a group session to process and debrief the overall outing experience. PHP clients and dietitians also grocery shop after the lunch outing.
Individual therapy is often the best place to start. This allows clients to hone in on the specific issues that are impacting them. Plus, it is a way for clients to be open and vulnerable without fear of being judged. This may also be the right time to discuss mental health concerns and receive dual diagnosis support.
Group therapy can also be incredibly beneficial. Clients can learn from their peers and see the strength of fellow women. It is empowering to speak up in front of a group, feel connected to others, and participate in a group activity. In the same way, family therapy can empower clients and help them to see their place in the family unit.