Michigan’s First Standalone Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center!

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Chief Clinical Officer, Jenny Selent, WZZM’s Alana Holland, and Executive Director of Eating Disorder Services, Gail Hall in the group therapy room.


Thank you to, Alana Holland, and WZZM 13 for the informed reporting on Sanford Behavioral Health’s newest facility. Located just 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (SCTED) opens its in-patient treatment center in April 2022. At long last, it is the first standalone residential treatment center for eating disorders in the state.


Chief Clinical Officer, Jenny Selent, MA, LMFT, and Executive Director of Eating Disorder Services, Gail Hall, LMSW, DCSW, CEDS-S were both available to share their excitement. And yes, we’re excited!


We’re not just opening the first residential treatment center for eating disorders in the state. In fact, we are trying to set the standard for treatment in Michigan. And we want to set the bar really high. 

Jenny Selent, Chief Clinical Officer


Click the Link Below to Watch the Interview (2 1/2 minutes):

‘It’s really monumental’: Michigan’s first residential eating disorder treatment center coming to West Michigan

Patients previously had to leave the state, often on long wait lists, for in-patient eating disorder care.


Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders

Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (SCTED) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and provides sophisticated treatment programs in an intimate, personalized setting. Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions with the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric diagnosis. Accordingly, treatment is best provided by a multidisciplinary team of experts. Medical monitoring and stabilization, nutritional intervention, and psychological support are all essential parts of SCTED treatment at all levels of care.


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Also the lovely surroundings – a private, clinical kitchen, comfortable beds and art therapy.


Additionally, SCTED now provides a full continuum of care for eating disorders. This includes:

  • Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP or Day Programs) and Residential Treatment
  • In-person and virtual treatment options
  • Individual, Marital, and Family Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Experiential Therapy and robust excursions
  • Nutritional Therapy and education
  • Body Image Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Meal Planning and Supervised Meals
  • Yoga
  • Clinical Consultation and Supervision
  • Medical management

For more information, click the link: Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders. Or call for a confidential consultation at 844.448.7700



Sanford Behavioral Health is licensed and accredited as an addiction, eating disorder, and co-occurring mental health treatment facility, serving all of Michigan and beyond. Each of Sanford’s facilities in Greater Grand Rapids is carefully and diligently crafted to create a welcoming and comforting environment. Sanford is led by a psychiatrist-led team of medical, clinical, and support personnel providing medication-assisted, evidenced-based treatment to residential, outpatient, and telehealth patients. For more information, visit www.sanfordbehavioralhealth.com.