Adolescent Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment
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.
In our adolescent inpatient program, 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 inpatient treatment program is based on 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
If you are seeking treatment for your child, we understand that this can be a daunting process. Entering treatment for an eating disorder takes a tremendous amount of courage on the part of the person struggling and also the parents and family members.
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.
We have developed a program that offers treatment for those struggling with eating disorder symptoms as well as the underlying and maintaining psychological factors. If your loved one has co-occurring depression, anxiety, substance abuse or trauma, our programs can help. While treatment components will vary based on the individual, patients can expect some of the following elements throughout their treatment:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy and education
- Nutrition therapy and dietary support
- Daily psychiatric consultation
- 24/7 nursing support and monitoring
- Group therapy, including groups such as:
- Group process
- Coping skills
- Interpersonal communication
- Daily deep breathing and mindfulness practice
- Somatic and creative arts therapies (such as yoga, dance, art, creative writing, etc.)
- Discharge & aftercare planning
We Hold Hope for Your Recovery
Eating disorder recovery is not always easy, but it is possible. Let us support you in discovering not only the reasons for your eating disorder but the reasons for your recovery. To schedule a no-cost clinical consultation or for more information, please call 844-573-2766 or our online contact form. In case of a medical emergency or crisis, please call 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.