Help for Adolescents at The Meadows Ranch

The Meadows Ranch has a proven track record of helping adolescent girls overcome their eating disorders and find a fulfilling life of recovery. We offer inpatient, residential, and partial-hospitalization levels of care for women and girls struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and related issues.

Through our bio-psycho-social-spiritual eating disorder treatment approach and clinical excellence, patients find the strength to confront their problems, gaining the tools and skills necessary to overcome their disorder. Long before they return home, we work them to create an aftercare plan that includes a support team to help them successfully continue their recovery. Based on feedback from patients, families, and professionals, the vast majority of our patients remain committed to a life of health, balance, and purpose.

Call 866-842-1253

Hear From One of Our Adolescent Therapists

Types of Eating Disorders We Treat


Anorexia nervosa is a complex problem and the most life-threatening of all psychiatric disorders. While the effects may be most noticeable physically, the disorder is actually a psychiatric one requiring care from those experienced in treating eating disorders.


Professional care is usually required to break the addictive binge/purge cycle, and our experienced staff can help address not just the behavior but the underlying causes of this dangerous eating disorder.

Binge Eating Disorder

At The Meadows Ranch we use a multidisciplinary approach to treat binge eating disorder, addressing all the possible factors that may be playing a role in this condition so patients can achieve not just temporary relief but lasting recovery.

Other Eating Disorders

Other food-related disorders, like avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, body image disorders, and food phobias, are becoming more and more commonly identified. Behaviors do not meet full criteria for any of the other feeding and eating disorders, but they still cause clinically significant problems.

Kara Fowler

Kara Fowler, LPC-S, RD, LD
Executive Director

About The Executive Director

Previous experience, which includes working with people recovering from eating disorders and trauma-related diagnoses in a variety of settings, make Kara Fowler a perfect fit for the role of executive director at The Meadows Ranch. Varied positions in group practices, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, and private practice all inform the work she does helming our eating disorder programs.

Accredited School During Treatment

Academic progress doesn’t have to be paused while you seek help from us. Alta Independent, our online learning partner, offers nearly 300 courses for middle school and high school students to help ensure Meadows Ranch patients don’t miss a beat. They are adept at working with students who are currently receiving care at a treatment center and want to continue making progress in their education.

teenage girl doing school work

The Importance of Addressing Co-occurring Conditions

Eating disorders often occur in tandem with other mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse. An eating disorder may be brought on or exacerbated by trauma, or it may cause depression. Substances like drugs or alcohol may play a role in an eating disorder, or they may be used to numb pain or sadness caused by the disorder.

Whether co-occurring disorders precede or are precipitated by eating disorders, it’s just as necessary to address these issues as to address the eating disorder itself in order to achieve lasting recovery. Co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis treatment addresses any combination of more than one mental health disorder and/or addiction. If you only treat the eating disorder and leave co-occurring mental health problems to continue unchecked, long-term recovery is put at risk. That’s why It’s important that targeted eating disorder treatment also uncovers and treats any other disorders that are happening alongside the eating disorder.

Call 866-842-1253

We Are Here to Help

We know that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely 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 with one of our experienced intake coordinators.

Call 866-842-1253
Meadows Ranch Horse


Let our treatment team explain why The Meadows Ranch is the perfect place to begin your healing journey for those battling eating disorders.


Sagebrush Adolescent House at Meadows Ranch

Our Campus

Our sprawling 50-acre campus, Sonoran Desert scenery, horse stables and home-like atmosphere all contribute to the healing process. Located near Phoenix, Arizona, our multi-pronged treatment approach includes dual diagnosis, trauma work, one-on-one and group therapy. Neuro- and biofeedback in our Brain Center, equine therapy, expressive arts, tai-chi, acupuncture, and movement also play a key role.

View 360° Tour

Photo Gallery of The Meadows Ranch

Get Answers to Your Questions

If you or a loved one would like to know more about eating disorder treatment at The Meadows Ranch, give us a call to speak to one of our trained intake coordinators. We’re here to help.

Call 866-842-1253

Contact Us by Email

Fill out my online form.