The Kahm Center

Eating Disorder Treatment in Vermont

Our family-run outpatient eating disorder treatment center delivers personalized care, enhanced meal support, and small groups for better therapy outcomes.

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About The Kahm Center

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We provide state-of-the-art treatment in a family operated and nurturing environment designed to help you recover and live the full life you were always meant to live. We keep our group sizes small so that treatment is centered on you and real community is formed. We offer unparalleled meal support, and because we can get you nourished faster, therapy works better, and treatment outcomes are improved.

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Our Story

The Kahm Center for Eating Disorders is a small mother and son owned and operated Vermont practice. The mother, Annika, has been treating eating disorders and disordered eating for over 35 years. She has co-authored four books and is a member of The Academy of Eating Disorders, the National Eating Disorder Association, and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She has been using metabolic testing in combination with body composition analysis to treat eating disorders for over 20 years.

The son, Nick, was a member of the philosophy faculty at St. Michael’s College, in Colchester, VT. Nick heard story after story of how Annika saved people’s lives using Metabolic Testing and Body Composition Analysis. Nick convinced his mother that they should start the Kahm Clinic to train other dietitians to use these machines to better serve those with eating disorders.

We are thrilled to open this center because there is a tremendous need for these services in Vermont. Adding the body composition analysis and metabolic testing for eating disorder treatment, we believe, will make our center superior. When people are malnourished, therapy is ineffective because a starved brain does not work well.

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Kahm Center vs. Kahm Clinic:

The Kahm Center is a specialized PHP and IOP eating disorder treatment facility that provides comprehensive care for those struggling with eating disorders. The Kahm Clinic offers nutritional counseling, supporting individuals in their journey toward recovery with tailored nutritional advice. For healthcare providers and individuals uncertain about the best course of action, the Kahm Center is the recommended starting point. Here, eating disorder specialist clinicians conduct thorough intake assessments to diagnose and recommend the appropriate level of care.

The Kahm Center

  • PHP & IOP eating disorder treatment center
  • Monday – Friday treatment programs (PHP is 8-2:30; IOP is 8-11:15)
  • Group and 1:1 treatment with a therapist, a registered dietitian, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • For patients with eating disorders

The Kahm Clinic

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Once a week (or less)
  • 1:1 treatment with a registered dietitian
  • For patients with eating disorders, patients with disordered eating, athletes, fatigue, prediabetes, and the general public

Our Services

IOP for Eating Disorders

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) for eating disorders is a type of care that provides more intensive treatment than traditional outpatient therapy but does not require 24-hour monitoring like inpatient treatment. IOP can be an effective alternative to inpatient care, particularly for patients who have a lower level of severity or who have completed inpatient treatment and are ready to transition to a less restrictive level of care.

IOP treatment usually consists of 3-hour long sessions 5 days per week depending on each patient’s needs. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, at The Kahm Center we can assist you with professional help. Recovery is possible with the right level of care and support.

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PHP for Eating Disorders

Partial hospitalization program (PHP), is a type of treatment that is typically used for patients with eating disorders who do not need to be hospitalized but still require close medical supervision. There are many benefits of PHP treatment for eating disorders, such as intensive treatment while still being able to live at home and go to school or work, gain weight in a safe and controlled environment, and develop healthy coping skills and learn how to manage their disorder in a real-world setting.

PHP treatment usually consists of 5-hour long sessions 5 days per week depending on each patient’s needs. If you or a loved one is in need of this type of treatment, reach out to us at The Kahm Center and we can gladly assist you with the process. We will be able to assess your needs and make recommendations based on your individual situation.

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Disorders Treated
Binge Eating
Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa, commonly referred to as anorexia, is characterized by restricting food intake, obsession with body weight, and obsession with body shape. Anorexics often have a distorted self-image and difficulty maintaining a healthy body weight.

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating. Binge eating includes eating food in large amounts in a short period of time, at least once per week for every three months. Guilt and distress are often felt after a binge eating episode.

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, commonly referred to as bulimia, is characterized by cycles of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors. Compensatory behaviors can include self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or excessive exercise.


Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), previously called a selective eating disorder, is similar to anorexia. However, ARFID does not have the fear of getting overweight or any irrationalities with body shape and size. ARFID can include a lack of interest in eating food, avoidance of food based on the senses, or concerns about the consequences of eating.


Other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED), previously called eating disorder not otherwise specified, was developed to include individuals who do not meet the strict criteria for anorexia or bulimia but still have a significant eating disorder. Atypical anorexia, binge eating disorder of low frequency or limited duration, bulimia nervosa of low frequency or limited duration, purging disorder, and night eating syndrome all fall into this category.


Orthorexia is not in the DSM-5; however, awareness of this type of eating is becoming more and more common. Orthorexia is characterized by an obsession with healthy foods and healthy eating. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often associated with orthorexia.