Who We Are

Located in Columbus, Ohio, Selah House Outpatient – Columbus specializes in treating adolescents and adults of all genders, ages 16 and older, struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring conditions.

We place a strong emphasis on building and practicing the skills and self-management strategies in real-time that enables clients to build a life that aligns with their values and ensures long-term recovery.

Note: We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

Who We Are
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What We Treat

At Selah House Outpatient – Columbus, our programs provide a supportive environment for clients to discover ways to recognize and manage their eating disorders. We aim to promote independence and autonomy, foster recovery, and empower clients to transform their lives. Using a comprehensive approach, we treat the following conditions:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Compulsive Exercise Disorder
  • Otherwise Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

Levels of Care

PHP serves to prevent hospitalization, as well as provides a solid bridge for those stepping down from a hospitalization or a residential treatment program. Our PHP meets in person five days a week for six hours per day.

IOP is designed to help individuals who are experiencing an increase in distressing symptoms and behaviors or are not progressing in traditional outpatient services. The extra treatment and support foster meaningful improvement and create a solid foundation for clients transitioning to community treatment. Our IOP meets in-person three to five days a week for three hours a day. We also offer a separate IOP for adolescents, ages 16-18.

Our V-IOP is a convenient and COVID-safe treatment option that mirrors the experience and support of our in-person program. V-IOP meets for three hours a day, three to five days a week.
Happy patient has a breakthrough in group therapy while others are clapping her

Our Program

At Selah House Outpatient – Columbus, we provide customized care that’s designed to meet each client’s specific needs and unique goals. We understand that people are not their diagnosis; they’re a combination of all that’s happened in their lives and their future journeys. Because of this, our treatment team partners with clients and their families to design treatment plans that provide a successful pathway to recovery. Treatment can include psychotherapy groups, individual and family therapy, nutrition education, meal planning and support, medication management, and aftercare planning and assistance.

In a supportive and healing environment, we take a whole-person, trauma-informed approach to treatment using evidence-based modalities that facilitate progress from clinical care towards independent self-care. Our evidence-based therapies include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), experiential and expressive therapies, and emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT). Selah House Outpatient – Columbus is an LGBTQ+ affirming environment and is inclusive of all religious preferences.

Experienced clinicians provide multidisciplinary treatment utilizing medical, nutritional, psychological, and psychiatric interventions. Our treatment philosophy values collaboration with the community, including regular education and coordination with outpatient providers, family members, and other members of each client’s support system. The two-way communication with each client’s community ensures clients receive seamless continuity of care as they transition into and out of our program.

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Payment Options

Selah House Outpatient – Columbus is now in-network with Aetna, Anthem, Beacon, Humana, Cigna, Medical Mutual of Ohio, and Physicians Health Plan. We also accept out-of-network benefits from other major insurance companies. For clients who prefer to pay for treatment directly, we offer a private-pay rate.

Our Staff

Paul Bittner, M.Ed LPCC-S, MBA

Paul Bittner, M.Ed LPCC-S, MBA

Regional Executive Director

As the Regional Executive Director, Paul provides clinical and operational leadership, while ensuring the highest quality care and treatment to individuals with eating disorders and other co-occurring conditions.

Paul attended the University of Dayton where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education for Community Counseling. He also attended Miami University where he earned a Master of Business Administration. Paul is an independently licensed professional counselor and supervisor, with over 14 years of counseling and behavioral health experience. For the last eight years, he has exclusively worked in the specialty area of eating disorder treatment.

His clinical interests include eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, clinical supervision, and marriage, couple, and family counseling. Paul is passionate about expanding access, caring for, and supporting clients, family members, caregivers, outpatient providers, and others in the recovery from eating disorders and a return to valued activities, relationships, and wellness.

Jessica Dallas, MSW, LISW

Jessica Dallas, MSW, LISW

Executive Director

Jessica oversees operations and the clinical team. Jessica enjoys leading groups and maintains a therapy caseload for individual one-on-ones with clients. Jessica received her BFA in Fine Arts from Ohio University and helped to execute a documentary on homeless LGBTQIA+ youth in New York City and San Francisco. That experience led her to the field of chemical dependency and working with at-risk youth in residential treatment. She enjoyed her work so much that she pursued her Master’s in Social Work at The Ohio State University and became licensed in 2008.

With over 14 years of clinical experience, Jessica has worked in community mental health, crisis intervention, medical social work, and client advocacy. Most recently, Jessica ran a small nonprofit dedicated to individuals who are disabled by mental illness and served as a clinician at the City of Columbus and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Jessica has worked with all age ranges including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations.

Jessica’s dedication to evidence-based treatment led her to this position with an organization that employs different modalities to meet clients where they are. She hopes to support a home-like environment within Selah House where clients can explore innovative and individualized treatment for eating disorders in an outpatient setting. Jessica has two children who occupy much of her free time (to her delight). She enjoys exploring yoga, mindfulness, creative writing, and spending time with her circle of support. It is Jessica’s contention that every recovering individual should have family and friends that align with their values and healing journey, a process that she encourages with every client she meets.

Carley Lester

Carley Lester

Registered Dietitian

As the Registered Dietitian for Selah House Outpatient – Columbus, Carley is responsible for the day-to-day nutritional management and meal planning for clients. She also meets individually with clients and families to provide nutrition counseling and education. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Bluffton University in 2020. She then went no to complete her Dietetic Internship through Meredith College in 2021. She has experience working in the outpatient setting helping clients of all ages in their eating disorder recovery.

Carley uses an “all foods fit” approach to nutrition. She is passionate about supporting clients with eating disorders and disordered eating in their recovery. She promotes a positive relationship with food and is excited to support clients in achieving their version of it. She understands the importance of personalized goals and meeting clients where they are. In her free time, Carley enjoys traveling, exploring Columbus and spending time with her loved ones!

Annie Farkas

Annie Farkas

Office Coordinator

Annie is the Office Coordinator for Selah House Outpatient- Columbus. She is the first point of contact with clients once they begin their treatment. She loves to support others, and within her role, she helps with all aspects of the admissions and orientation process. She is also always available to assist our clients at any time during their recovery. She strives to make the Columbus office a happy and safe environment for all staff, clients, and family members.

Annie received her Bachelor of Sciences Degree from the University of Kentucky. With over five years of patient care experience, she is looking forward to assisting clients at Selah House Outpatient-Columbus.

After living out of state for nine years, Annie is excited to be back in Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants in the area and connecting with friends and family.

Start Your Journey

Selah House Outpatient – Columbus makes it easy for clients to take the next step in their recovery.

To get started, call our Admissions Team today or fill out the form to receive a call back.