CHICAGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Insight Psychological Centers, treatment center for eating, mood and anxiety disorders, announced today the opening of a new eating disorders program designed specifically for adolescents and their families. Using a clinically innovative approach of Multi-Family Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Insight is at the cutting edge of behavioral science. Led by Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Insight's Adolescent Program uses the latest techniques developed in academia to treat teens. Dr. Astrachan-Fletcher, founder of the eating disorders clinic at the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia: Using DBT to Break the Cycle and Regain Control of Your Life, is a prominent figure in the science of DBT. The DBT program is one of the most effective treatment methods for helping people recover from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Helping patients view and interact with the world in a different way, DBT is a holistic, safe approach to imparting life skills. "Treating adolescents involves treating the whole family when possible," says Astrachan-Fletcher. "Multi-family DBT harnesses the power of peer families. We are seeing excellent results when the whole family learns to replace emotion-minded behaviors with more useful ways of interacting with the world." Insight's adolescent family programs are currently offered in its loop location and are planned for launch in Northbrook, Evanston and west suburbs later in the year. Delivering awareness and recovery 7 days a week, Insight Psychological Centers is managed by Northwestern University faculty, Drs. Susan McClanahan and Jenny Conviser. Insight's specialty is using intensive programs to improve health in people who suffer from depression, mood, anxiety and eating disorders. For more information visit www.insightforeating.com or call 312-540-9955.