Eating Disorder Treatment
Focus offers a cozy, home-like residential setting for adult females who are suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other associated eating disorders. Treatment includes safe medical and psychiatric monitoring, 24 hour nursing care, individual therapy, family therapy, trauma work, and evidence-based treatment approaches.
We believe that food and body struggles emerge for a reason, yet the specific chain of life events, beliefs, genetics, and brain chemistry differs for each unique woman.
Our philosophical framework utilizes the following components:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
EMDR Trauma Therapy
Skill Building Groups
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Weekly Spirituality Class
Even for those with no designated religious or spiritual framework
The concepts of forgiveness, compassion, kindness, and connection to other souls are universal regardless of belief.
Christian-based therapy is also offered for those who desire to call on this faith to aid in the recovery process.
Every patient is valued for her unique journey and individual needs.
Nutrition Philosophy at Focus
Our nutrition program is founded on the belief that Food IS Medicine. By using evidence-based treatment, our staff supports each woman by using an individualized meal plan to meet her specific needs. Treatment focuses on:
Normalizing eating patterns and the eating process
Repairing relationship with food and body
Learning to trust the body’s internal signals of hunger and satiety
We understand that there are many underlying obstacles and struggles regarding the appropriate intake of food. We also recognize it’s about more than just the food. Along with structured meal planning, every woman participates in scheduled meals and snacks in addition to taking part in experiential exercises to address and understand behaviors and promote lasting recovery for life. Weekly exposure work related to real-world experiences includes:
Mindful eating exercises
Individual nutrition counseling and therapy is an integral part of the eating disorder recovery process. In addition, every woman attends weekly nutrition education groups and post-meal nutrition process groups. Groups are designed to improve knowledge about the importance of meal planning, incorporation balance and variety into meals, and encouragement to challenge fear foods and dispel food myths.
"Focus changed my life, and I am forever thankful for that! I have learned all about mindfulness, self-compassion, loving my body, and my craziness, and everything else that comes with being me. I learned that food is medicine, and I have to know when, what type, and how much to take in. Really, the biggest thing Focus taught me is that I'm not alone, and having that support changed everything for me." - K.L.
Let's Talk This Through
At Focus, we recognize that making the decision to enter residential treatment is a really big deal. Life is full of roadblocks and challenges, and we totally get that. We also believe that every woman deserves the opportunity to heal and to transform her life for a brighter future.
Still, the "eating disorder voice" inside can be so strong and convincing, that just the thought of treatment can feel overwhelming. At Focus, we truly and deeply understand this internal battle. That's why we are committed to making ourselves available to talk things through with individuals as well as family members. Please call, text, or email anytime. We are dedicated to walking through this with you at each step of the journey. You are not alone.