COPE™ AT AC4W

The Comprehensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders (COPE™) at Atlanta Center for Wellness (AC4W) is a new intermediate level of care which combines integrative and healing approaches to the treatment of Eating Disorders. COPE is appropriate for individuals who need more support than the typical once-a-week outpatient care; individuals stepping down from intensive outpatient care or other higher levels of care; and individuals who are new to the therapeutic process and are in a stage of discernment about treatment options.

The program is an “à la carte” system of treatment, whereby individuals can choose from a variety of group modalities and customize frequency to best support their stabilization and recovery from eating disorder symptoms. The individual may choose anywhere between one and all of the groups throughout any given week, thus receiving treatment that meets their needs, schedule, and/or finances. The program offerings will vary as needs in the community and population change.

Currently, COPE is offered Monday through Friday of every week.* Monday through Thursday, we offer a meal support group (dinner), led by either a licensed therapist or a masters-level RD. A therapeutic group is held beforehand, and some days both before and after the meal group. Therapeutic groups may include body acceptance and mindfulness, skills groups (DBT, CBT, ACT, triangle theory), process groups, and an experiential group. The fee is $75 per group, and groups such as ANAD and FED are offered at no cost. In addition to FED, a family-based (FBT) group is available for parents.

Individual, family, nutrition, and psychiatry appointments will be offered through AC4W, unless you already have an established outpatient team, in which case we will collaborate with your assigned team. If providers are seen at AC4W, fees are determined by each clinician.

*Please refer to this web page for the most up-to-date schedule and offerings.

To register for COPE, please fill out the Patient Portal form at the bottom of this page. Our administrator, Kim Frey, will contact you for a brief intake assessment, as well as assist with further registration.
Please email ac4wbilling@gmail.com or call 404-343-4162 with any questions or concerns.

The full COPE™ program may include:

• 7+ hours of group therapy each week

• 1-2 60-minute sessions of individual therapy and 1+ family therapy session each week

• 1+ 60-minute nutrition therapy each week with numerous meal support opportunities per week

• Medication evaluation and management with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner

• FBT-Informed Parent-Focused Therapy Group for Parents of Children with Restrictive ED

• ANAD - free support group (no group fee)

• FED - free parent support group (no group fee)

WEEKLY CALENDAR


Monday


Tuesday

4:15-5:15pm: Multi-Skills Group
5:15-6:15pm: Meal Group

Wednesday

6:15-7:15pm: ANAD (FREE Support Group)

Thursday


Friday

12:30-2pm: FED
(FREE Support Group for Loved Ones)

MEET OUR TEAM


Administrative Staff

KIM FREY
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR & ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR

Kim Frey has over 30 years of administrative and billing experience in the mental health field, and has worked with various members of Atlanta Center for Wellness for decades. She conducts the initial intake assessments for COPE (Comprehensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders); manages the patient portal system; and oversees all billing and administrative responsibilities. Kim serves as a liaison between clients, family members and COPE's clinical staff. To contact Kim, please email ac4wbilling@gmail.com or call 404-343-4162.

Clinical Staff

CHRISTINE ENGSTROM
MS, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S
EPHRAT L. LIPTON
ACSW, LCSW, BCD, CEDS
JOANNE "JOEY" M. PULLEY
MS, LPC, NBCC
VERONICA HUTTMAN
MS, APC, NCC, CRC
ARMANN FENGER
LPC, NCC, MS
CELIA WEBB
MS, LPC
TERRI LEVINSOHN
RDN, LD
GILA HERMAN
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
CARRIE POLINE
DO, FAPA, CEDS
ASHLEY ZIMMERMAN
LPC, NCC

PATIENT PORTAL

To register and create a patient account, please sign up here:

    MAILING LIST

    For more information about COPE™ at AC4W, please sign up here: