Koli, led by Dr Rachel Bachner-Melman, aims to help clients of all ages improve their quality of life by healing their connection with food, body, self and others.
- restoring physical health and nutritional balance
- implementing healthy eating habits
- changing destructive behaviors
- building cognitive, emotional and behavioral coping skills that nourish a healthy mind-body connection.
At Koli, we believe that a full recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and that recovery extends beyond food, weight and physical health to emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of life.
Koli’s Individual Treatment Program
Koli provides evidence-based, multidisciplinary therapy for people of all ages with eating disorders, and body image and food issues. Therapists are empathic, professional and knowledgeable about eating disorders and related issues like post-trauma, anxiety, depression, and relational & emotional problems. Treatment programs are tailored to individual needs, and usually include psychotherapy, nutritional therapy, medical management, meetings with family members, psychiatric medications if needed, and add-on options of movement and art therapy.
Koli’s Group Treatment Program
Groups include 8-10 weekly 90-minute sessions that focus on topics relevant to recovery from eating disorders, such as body image, emotional regulation, nutrition and recovery skills. Koli
’s groups use evidence-based approaches (e.g. CBT, DBT skills) and experiential therapies (e.g. art, music therapy). Groups can be a stand-alone treatment, or an adjunct to individual therapy provided by Koli or another treatment provider. Koli
's staff collaborates with clients’
individual treatment team. Groups for family members and carers are also offered.
Koli’s meal support staff offer support before, during and after meals. Meals can be eaten together at Koli
, the client’s home, a restaurant, another place, or via the internet. This support helps clients achieve their nutrition goals and recognize and manage eating difficulties as they arise.
Involvement of family and carers
Family members, partners and friends can be powerful agents of change for people with eating disorders. Koli
offers Family Based Therapy
, a particularly effective intervention for adolescents with anorexia nervosa, designed to train parents to restore their child to health.
Consultations for clients, carers and professionals
Koli offers consultation services, including assessment, treatment recommendations, and psychoeducation. Support and advice are also provided for family
members, partners and friends of adults with eating disorders, supporting them in the demanding and often overwhelming task of helping their loved ones.