Located in the San Gabriel Valley in Greater Los Angeles, our inpatient adolescent eating disorder treatment program at BHC Alhambra Hospital is an intensive level of care and includes both acute stabilization and intensive therapeutic interventions for adolescents ages 12-17. Patients in this program receive structured and specialized treatment from a multidisciplinary eating disorder treatment team. This level of care has a focus on addressing the adolescent’s medical, emotional, psychological and nutritional needs and is designed specifically for those requiring 24-hour care and supervision.
Our clinical team works with the patient and family to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of the adolescent. We collaborate with the family to 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.
The Reasons program is based in an understanding of eating disorders within the context of anxiety. We utilize an Exposure and Response Prevention model designed upon a foundation of evidence based approaches and the current best practices in eating disorder treatment. Patients are engaged in daily exposures, intensive group therapy, and mindfulness-based experiential activities within a safe and contained milieu.
Families Matter to Us
This program is placed in a setting and context of compassion and understanding for both the adolescent and their family members. We view family as a source of strength and support and actively engage them in their child’s treatment on a weekly basis believing they play a critical role in their child’s recovery. Parents are treated as partners in recovery and provided with education, skills, and treated with respect and care. We believe families have an essential role to play in the recovery process and are committed to helping families understand the illness and give practical skills on how to provide support for their child.
- Assessment and On-going Daily Psychiatric Consultation
- 24/7 Nursing Care and Supervision
- Internal Medicine Consultations
- Individual Therapy
- Nutrition Therapy, Outings, and Exposures
- Family Programming
- Group Therapy
- Somatic, Experiential and Creative Arts Therapies
- Discharge & Aftercare Planning