Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. This therapy uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to increase clients’ psychological flexibility–their ability to engage in values-based, positive behaviors while experiencing difficult thoughts, emotions, or sensations.


ACT has been shown to:

  • Increase effective action
  • Reduce dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Alleviate psychological distress for a broad range of mental health issues
  • Maximize human potential for a rich, full, and meaningful life

ACT does this by:

  • Teaching psychological skills to deal with painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over the individual.
  • Helping to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to the individual; then use that knowledge to guide, inspire, and motivate a change for the better.
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Eating Disorder Treatment Philosophy

The Meadows Ranch combines evidence-based theories of teaching coping and containment. These practices involve more in-depth work to get at the source of the eating disorder so that a person can make a long-lasting recovery-based change.

Eating Disorder Therapy

Recovery from an eating disorder is possible. It’s happening every day at The Meadows Ranch. Based on feedback from patients, families, and professionals, the vast majority of our patients remain committed to a life of health, balance, and purpose. For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders, please call to speak to an intake coordinator.