The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt

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Basic Information

Address: 6535 North Charles St., Suite 300 Towson, MD 21204
Phone Number: (410) 938-5252
Fax Number: (410) 938-5250
Director: Harry Brandt, M.D. and Steven Crawford, M.D.

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The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt

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Additional Information

Treatment Services: Inpatient, Partial Hospital (Day Program), Intensive Outpatient Program, Comprehensive Outpatient Services
Treatment Model: The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt has been a national leader in the provision of eating disorder treatment for more than 25 years. Our programs are rooted in this extensive experience and consistent evolution that integrates the most up-to-date evidence-based practices including a strong cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) component and high levels of family involvement. Interdisciplinary treatment teams provide specialized care for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders, both male and female. The Center’s full-continuum of care includes age-specific Inpatient Programs and 12-hour/day Partial Hospital Programs, evening Intensive Outpatient Program, comprehensive outpatient services, free support groups and collaborative care workshops for caregivers. The Center offers extensive individual, group and family therapies, including Family-Based Treatment (FBT), as well as nutritional counseling, art therapy and occupational therapy. Specialized treatment tracks are available for individuals with co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse.
Founded: 1989
Ages Served: All Ages
Gender: All Genders
Duration: Average length of stay varies depending on level of care and individual treatment goals

The Center for Eating Disorders is located on the beautifully landscaped suburban campus of Sheppard Pratt Health System just north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

Pricing: Most Insurances Accepted; Self-Pay options available
Accreditation Licenses: Accredited by The Joint Commission
Professional Affiliations: National Eating Disorders Association
Area of Focus:

Eating Disorders - Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID, Other Unspecified Eating Disorders
Body Image Disturbances / Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Family Based Treatment
Co-Occurring Trauma, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression
Outreach and Education to Schools & Organizations

Treatment Philosophy: Since 1989, the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt has been committed to the pursuit of emotional and physical wellness for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders. These goals are accomplished in conjunction with a respect for life and the support of individual dignity. To this end, the Center combines a behavioral program to assist in the management of eating disorder impulses with an evidence-based, multi-modal therapy program. Individual and group therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectic behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, body image therapy, art therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional counseling and mindfulness approaches including gentle yoga, breath work and creative visualization. Family therapy at The Center is guided by a Family-Based Treatment approach (Maudsley model) and family systems theory. The Center’s philosophy involves a definition of recovery that includes the achievement of medical, nutritional and psychological stabilization. The Center supports the development of healthy coping mechanisms as a replacement for eating disorder behaviors and is guided by research and evidence on best-practices for treatment and care. The Center also maintains a strong commitment to the community. In addition to patient care, our staff is dedicated to providing quality outreach, education, and community events that support eating disorder prevention efforts and spread messages of hope and recovery. Furthermore, The Center remains active in research initiatives and the academic training of medical professionals to help advance the field of eating disorder treatment. You can find out more about our treatment philosophy and hear directly from members of our staff by visiting our website at

Free Collaborative Care Workshops available for caregivers and support people

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