LA LUNA CENTER
Freedom is Possible, Experience Recovery.
Struggling with disordered eating is painful, frustrating, and exhausting. It is common to feel ashamed, alone, and stuck. Friends and family may try to help, but they don’t always know how to best support you. Let us be your guide to recovery.
At La Luna Center, we specialize in and truly understand eating disorders. We are a warm and experienced team of experts equipped with tools to help you change. We know that each person's struggle is unique and we tailor support to your individual needs. With us you will feel understood and supported, never pressured or forced to change. At La Luna Center we believe that freedom from disordered eating is possible and we are committed to helping you reclaim your life.
Our therapists are compassionate, knowledgeable and relatable. We “get it.” Together we offer a team approach to treatment. Having a team work closely together to support your recovery can greatly accelerate the process.
La Luna Center’s space is beautiful, spa-like and intimate. Walk through our doors, pour yourself a cup of tea and settle into a comfy chair. Here you will feel safe, nurtured and supported. You are not alone in your struggle. We can help.
La Luna Center provides treatment options for individuals 18yrs and older
“Congratulations! Just getting here is huge! I hope you find compassion for yourself and your journey. Challenge yourself daily & connect to the little part of you that brought you to La Luna.”
- Sarah (former patient)
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY & NUTRITION THERAPY
One on one sessions
(Part of our treatment programs)
Engage in individual sessions with our highly trained therapists and dieticians. Gain insight into the underlying issues contributing to your patterns. Develop coping tools and strategies to support change. Experience encouragement and accountability. Step away from shame and into self-compassion. Available to clients enrolled in either PHP or IOP treatment programs.
AFTERNOON & EVENING PROGRAMS (IOP)
Support 3 days /week, 3 hours/day : M, W, TH (virtual options)
Less intensive than our Day Program, but more than weekly outpatient therapy, our IOP includes a structured blend of group sessions, individual therapy and nutrition therapy sessions. It is a great option for those stepping up from less intensive therapy, or for those stepping down from PHP or other higher levels of care.
DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM (PHP)
Support 9:30 am to 3:30 pm : M-F
Day Program is our highest level of care. It offers a mix of different types of therapy groups, individual therapy, nutrition therapy and psychiatry. Day Program also includes meal and snack support. It is especially helpful for those struggling to make behavior changes on their own.
A center is born...
Founded by Dr. Malia Sperry, La Luna Center was created to be a safe and supportive haven for individuals struggling with disordered eating and related concerns. Dr. Sperry moved to Boulder from Hawaii in 2003 for a yearlong position with the University of Colorado in the Department of Psychological Health and Psychiatry (Wardenburg Student Health Center). She came with a background in the treatment of eating disorders and planned to offer one year of support to the developing Eating Disorder Treatment team at CU, and then move back to Hawaii. Malia’s schedule quickly filled with CU students of varied ages and backgrounds; many struggling with intense eating disorder symptoms. She realized that the student health center did not have the capacity to offer the comprehensive treatment that many students needed. She also understood that very few students (even those motivated for recovery) could or would take a break from school to engage in residential treatment for their eating disorder. They were just trying to get by, going through the motions each semester; leading a secretive, unhappy life and engaging in potentially health/life-threatening behaviors.
Malia researched options in the greater Boulder community for more comprehensive outpatient treatment. There were a number of experienced professionals specializing in ED issues, but not a centralized facility with a variety of treatment options. Dr. Sperry wondered if maybe those professionals could come together and create a centralized place offering intensive effective treatment…and, La Luna Center was born!