Adolescent Inpatient Eating Disorder Program

Our most intensive level of care

Located in the San Gabriel Valley in Greater Los Angeles, our inpatient adolescent eating disorder treatment program at BHC Alhambra Hospital is our most intensive level of care and includes both acute stabilization and intensive therapeutic interventions for adolescent girls and boys, ages 12-17. Patients in this program are housed on a dedicated, comfortable unit in our hospital and receive structured treatment from a multidisciplinary eating disorder treatment team with a focus on addressing the adolescent’s medical, emotional, psychological and nutritional needs requiring 24-hour care and supervision, and helping families better understand and provide support for their child.

Our clinical team works with the patient and family to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of the individual and to best promote emotional, behavioral and physiological re-regulation and stabilization to begin the process of healing. Our medical and nursing staff monitor vital signs, laboratory test results, effects of malnourishment, and eating disorder behaviors.

Our Treatment Plan

  • Individual Therapy, three times per week
  • Daily Psychiatric Consultation
  • Dietetic Consultation
  • Weekly Family & Multi-Family Group Therapy
  • Group Therapy
    • Group Process
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    • “Feeding the Soul” Happiness, Loss, Spirituality
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Psychoeducation and Nutrition
    • Relapse Prevention, Response Prevention
  • Somatic and Creative Arts Therapies
    • Yoga
    • Dance Movement
    • Somatic Awareness
    • Voice and Acting
    • Creative Writing
    • Art Therapy
  • Discharge & Aftercare Planning