In our safe and tranquil environment, we offer specialized care for women in girls and all stages of eating disorder recovery. Our approach combines proven medical and clinically intensive treatment with life skills training and experiential programs to help patients restore balance in their lives.

Acute Eating Disorder Care

Our Critical Care Inpatient Unit helps critically underweight patients achieve medical stabilization, weight restoration, and nutritional rehabilitation in a safe and home-like environment. Patients receive the highest level of care from our 24-hour nursing staff and our highly qualified team of doctors, psychiatrists, dieticians, and therapists. This may include co-occurring trauma or chemical dependency (detox) services. The Joint Commission fully accredits our facility based on our outstanding patient safety record and quality of care.

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Patients who are ready to learn how to disempower their eating disorders by uncovering the complex psychological factors contributing to their unhealthy relationship with food will benefit from our residential treatment program. We have separate units on our residential campus for adults and adolescents.

Our spacious residential environment allows patients to feel comfortable and at home while they begin the arduous journey of recovery. Our staff sits down for meals with the patients to monitor eating their eating patterns and food intake, and to develop an understanding of their thinking patterns. Through these conversations at mealtime, patients learn to promote healthy eating patterns.

Our culinary training program helps patients develop the daily living skills to prepare nutritional meals upon their return home. This training includes hands-on use of standard kitchen equipment and the necessary cooking skills needed for success.

Our younger patients also have access to a challenging academic program, facilitated by a licensed teacher in a classroom setting.

Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders are a complex disease and each young girl has unique circumstances that require individual treatment. Upon admission to the program, our primary concerns are medical and psychiatric stabilization, along with nutritional rehabilitation. This may include co-occurring trauma or chemical dependency (detox) services, which are distinctive capabilities of adolescent eating disorder treatment at The Meadows Ranch not offered at many eating disorder treatment programs.

The program is located on a ranch in the beautiful Sonoran desert. Our expansive campus offers patients large rooms, indoor and outdoor horse arenas, a swimming pool, and a challenge course. Adolescents and teens at The Meadows Ranch get the benefit of a program that has treated eating disorders for years, and a staff that cares deeply about nurturing personal growth and recovery in each individual patient. For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders in teens and adolescents, please call to speak to an Intake Coordinator 866-390-5100 or complete the form below and we will contact you.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Depending on the acuity of the eating disorder, some patients may begin recovery at the Residential Program; others will use it as a gentle transition from the Critical Care Unit to Transitional Care. Here the staff helps adult patients develop and practice recovery skills in a supportive environment combined with real-life experiences.

Both programs are led by a caring team of eating disorder professionals, including Master’s level therapists, registered dieticians, and medical care providers. This specialized team creates a comprehensive plan of care specific to the patient’s goals, preferences, and clinical status. Our goal is to provide each resident with the skills needed to live a healthy, productive life.

Eating Disorder Treatment Approach

Our patients learn the skills and methods necessary to sustain the recovery by focusing on education, resiliency, and self-regulation. Treatment is led by a well-qualified multidisciplinary team that is dedicated to providing assistance and support 24 hours a day. Individualized patient treatment plans may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Meal exposure therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing® (SE)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Trauma resolution
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • ERP

Patients also participate in experiential treatments to create a genuinely diversified therapeutic approach. These may include:

  • Equine assisted therapy
  • Expressive activities, i.e., art, music, movement, creative writing
  • Challenge course

Treatment Team: Our eating disorder professionals dedicate themselves to patient recovery:

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Psychiatric Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Masters or Doctoral level Therapists
  • Registered Dieticians
  • Registered Nurses

We Are Here to Help

Recovery from an eating disorder is possible. It’s happening every day at The Meadows Ranch. For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders, please call to speak to an Intake Coordinator at 866-390-5100 or complete the form below and we will contact you with the information you need.