Ongoing Recovery Services

Patient discharge is carefully planned and coordinated among patients, families, clinicians, primary care providers, and insurance providers. Our attention to individualized discharge planning ensures a smooth transition into continued coordinated care.

Recovery from an eating disorder is an ongoing process. The Healing Connection recognizes that even after discharge, continued outpatient therapy and supports are necessary. The Healing Connection staff connects patients with therapists, dieticians, and support services.

  • Parent Mentoring Service, Bharti Dunne
    A wide-range of parent mentoring support is available to families and caregivers of children/adolescents with eating disorders through the services of Bharti Dunne. Bharti is a parent of a recovered individual and has been involved with mentoring parents for seven years. She works with families of patients who receive services within the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center (Center for Eating Disorders), the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program of Golisano Children's Hospital and The Healing Connection in outpatient and inpatient settings.

    For more information contact Bharti by phone 585-732-0075 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Golisano Children's Hospital Family Support Group
    This group offers support to family members of individuals with eating disorders and is facilitated by Dr. Richard Kreipe, the Medical Director of the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED) and Director, Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at Golisano Children's Hospital, as well as Jennifer Dry-Desanto, the WNYCCCED case manager. This support group includes large group discussion, problem-solving, and occasional speakers. The group meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Call 585-276-6102 for information.