Recovery is an ongoing process that requires continued commitment, outpatient therapy, and support after discharge from our treatment facility. At The Healing Connection, 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.

Patients and families work with our multidisciplinary team of mental health providers to design and implement a comprehensive plan that promotes relapse prevention and a successful transition back to day-to-day living. Activities will help patients address eating habits, stabilize their weight, and tackle psychological and behavioral symptoms associated with eating disorders.

Our staff is well-equipped to recommend specialists across the region, including mental health therapists, psychiatrists, and nutritional counselors/dieticians as well as local mentoring and support groups. 

I’m not sure if any of the positive outcomes would have been realized without the extremely knowledgeable and caring staff/program at The Healing Connection. I miss them already!
— Husband of Patient

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Contact us today at 585-641-0281 to schedule a free initial phone screening, or use the button below to send a confidential email.

Mentoring and Support Groups

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 at 585-732-0075 or email

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, which includes large group discussion, problem-solving, and occasional speakers, meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Call 585-276-6102 for information.