To friends and family, it is hard to understand why a person may refuse to eat or perceive herself as “fat” when she is painfully thin. Anorexia is firmly rooted in erroneous psychological beliefs that may be aggravated by physical damage to the body, as well as developmental conditions and imbalances that may have preceded the onset of the disorder or emerged because of it. One thing is certain: Anorexia is a complicated disorder, which makes it difficult to treat, even in professional settings. The addition of substance use and other mental health conditions compound this. However, persistence and patience can go a long way in the treatment process for anorexia.

Treatment is most effective when the family plays an active role in their loved one’s recovery. It is also critical to seek expertise. For families who simply want to see their loved one find healing and wellness, partnering with treatment professionals and committing to the long-term recovery process is the best possible course of action.

Family counseling for eating disorder

The Meadows Ranch Fast Facts:

  • We take patients from 8 years old to 88, but 16-33 is the average patient age.
  • Our campus offers separate treatment for women and girls, with 12 beds for adolescents and 32 beds for adults.
  • We offer inpatient, residential, and partial-hospitalization levels of care.
  • Length of stay varies for each patient according to their unique needs, but most average between 45-60 days.
  • While the majority of our patients are diagnosed with either anorexia or bulimia, at any given time, approximately 20% of our are population dealing with binge eating disorder.
  • We can take patients who are at 70% of their ideal body weight, which is fairly low (equating to a BMI of a 15 or 16).


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 214-556-0907