Monte Nido Affiliates

Concentric Healing Model


The Concentric Healing Model reinforces the 8 Keys to Recovery and Healthy Self / Eating Disorder Self philosophy, incorporating the most current clinical, medical, psychiatric and nutritional approaches.

Development of the Concentric Healing Model modernizes Monte Nido & Affiliates programming with the most up-to-date clinical and nutritional approaches based on our research overseen by an independent review board, as well as evidence-based practices. The Concentric Healing Model offered at Monte Nido, Clementine and Oliver-Pyatt Centers programs is based in:

  • Continued belief that our healthy selves heal our eating disorder selves, and that healing occurs within the power of relationships
  • Awareness that sociocultural factors play a critical role in human development and, therefore, of socioculturally-informed care, with an adaptation of Health-at-Every-Size (HAES)-informed care
  • Effective evidence-based treatment incorporated into weekly programming, with development and integration of family therapy approach for long term recovery
  • Exposure-based model and skills-development integration for combating historical negative coping skills
  • Honoring an integrative multi-disciplinary approach to treatment

Treatment is delivered through the five key domains of the Concentric Healing Model:

  • Relational Intentionality
    • Development of the healthy self and connecting with people, not an eating disorder
    • Integrative Family Therapy Model, Attachment-based approach
    • Focus on family engagement with family programming built around outcomes
  • Socioculturally Informed
    • Trauma-informed, Gender-informed, BIPOC-informed, HAES-informed care
    • Tailored programming for food and housing insecurities
    • Built around outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Internally Directed
    • Self-paced programming with treatment based on gold-standard clinical assessment completed for each individual, and level system framework for clients and families
    • Mindfulness-based, intuitive eating-informed care
    • Weekly treatment planning with client with focus on continuing care
  • Outcome Backed
    • Independent research board approved outcomes drive programming
    • Evidence-based therapies integrated into each client’s programming: cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy
    • Research-based nutritional model
  • Exposure & Skills-Based
    • Food first model with mindful and intuitive eating approaches
    • Exposure-based model with practice focused on healing and harm reduction
    • Skills-development and behavioral practice approaches to replace reliance on maladaptive behaviors