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. Specialized therapies include trauma work, equestrian, cooking classes, art, mindfulness, yoga, dance/movement, shame-resiliency, self-compassion, and many more opportunities to safely re-discover the true self, hidden underneath the eating disorder.
A Window to Her Soul
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. Regardless of the reason(s), we notice that food and body patterns can mirror what is happening within the self and in relationships with others. In other words, eating disorders are often windows to the soul, and when explored in a safe and supportive environment, can shed light on deeper struggles in need of healing. Immediate relief, as well as lasting recovery, are both possible at Focus.
We practice clinical excellence through established and empirically-validated therapeutic models. Our philosophical framework utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support our patients in achieving long-lasting behavior changes based on acceptance and mindfulness practices. We also engage our patients in intensive shame resiliency and self-compassion work, EMDR trauma therapy grounded in somatic attachment theory, skill building groups based in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and interpersonal neurobiology, expressive therapies such as art, dance, and equine therapy, and Family Based Therapy (FBT).
Everyone in the program participates in a weekly spirituality class, including those with no designated religious or spiritual framework. The concepts of forgiveness, compassion, kindness, and connection to other souls are universal regardless of belief. In addition, 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.
"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 each prospective residents. Please call, text, or email anytime. We are more than happy to walk through this with you at each step of the journey. You are not alone.