Reasons Eating Disorder Center at BHC Alhambra Hospital
Reasons Eating Disorder Center at BHC Alhambra Hospital is an innovative program founded on the belief that healing transcends treatment. While rooted firmly in the medical model of eating disorder treatment, Reasons has created a culture of deep healing that nurtures the integration of body and mind.
Located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Rosemead, California, and just minutes from Los Angeles, Reasons provides structured treatment for female and male adults and adolescents who suffer from Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and related forms of disordered eating. We practice a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment where each patient works closely with our psychiatrists, nurses, dieticians, therapists, and other eating disorder specialists. Our clinical team provides individual treatment plans that address the unique needs of every patient. Each treatment plan is designed to promote emotional, behavioral and physiological regulation and stabilization.
In addition to traditional eating disorder treatment we have implemented somatic and creative art modalities which include yoga, dance, body movement, art therapy, meditation, guided imagery, and creative writing. Our intervention techniques are designed to promote a deeper level of understanding; which aid in facilitating emotional re-regulation, behavioral stability, nutritional balance, and, most importantly, acceptance. These interventions include normalizing eating behaviors and attitudes towards food and one’s body; challenging and replacing maladaptive thoughts and behaviors; graduated exposure to feared and avoided foods and situations; teaching of alternate healthy responses; regulating emotions, thoughts, and the sensory pathways of the body; and implementing daily mindfulness and relaxation practices.
We are committed to the mission that all people deserve the opportunity to recover in an environment of structure, support, and sanctuary. Reasons Eating Disorders Center offers the full continuum of care by providing inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Our inpatient program is the most intensive level of care and includes both acute stabilization and intensive therapeutic interventions for adult females and males ages 12 and older. Patients in this program are housed on a dedicated and comfortable unit in our hospital and receive structured care from our multidisciplinary treatment team. We provide 24-hour care and supervision with a focus on addressing the individual’s medical, emotional, psychological and nutritional needs.
Located in the charming foothills of Pasadena, California, the Reasons Residential Home is designed to meet the needs of adult women who require a safe place to begin or continue their recovery. The program offers 24/7 nursing care and supervision in a supportive and home-like environment to aid in the healing process. Residents engage in structured “real life” daily exposures and intensive group therapy sessions within a peaceful and safe milieu.
Reasons outpatient program consists of both our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program. Patients attend therapeutic and educational groups which focus on integrating new healthy behaviors into one’s daily life. Partial Hospitalization is our intensive and structured 8-hour, 6-day a week treatment program designed to ensure a patient’s continued success in recovery by helping to identify and maintain their emotional and nutritional goals. This program serves as a transition from inpatient to outpatient treatment, or patients can admit directly from an outpatient setting. Our intensive outpatient program is a structured, 4-hour a day, 6-day a week program that can act as a transition for the partial hospitalization program, or be the next level of treatment for those patients currently receiving outpatient therapy. Patients may still attend work or school while participating in our morning or afternoon program.
Reasons Independent Living House is our beautifully furnished private home which provides adult female clients a safe and comfortable environment to live in while attending our outpatient treatment programs. Clients living here will have access to upscale living accommodations, meals and snacks, and transportation to and from treatment.
Seeking treatment for an eating disorder can be a challenging and difficult time for you and your family. Our goal is to help make this process as simple as possible by providing 24/7 access to our admission team who is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals ready to take the next step in their recovery. After a brief phone assessment, prospective clients will then be involved in determining which of our treatment paths best suits their individual needs. Reasons Eating Disorders Center accepts most managed care insurance companies, including Kaiser, and is proud to work with the military and Tricare in support of the men and women serving in our Armed Forces.
We understand there are many reasons for your eating disorder. Perhaps these reasons have occupied your life for many years or maybe they are new to you. These reasons may be powerful and hard to change. At Reasons Eating Disorders Center, our mission is to help you discover new thoughts for a new life and find your own reasons to hope, to have courage, to trust, and to grow. You are worth it!
For more information, please contact Reasons Eating Disorder Center at BHC Alhambra Hospital today at 1-800-235-5570 or visit us at www.reasonsedc.com.