Eden Treatment Center, a Las Vegas-based program, was launched in 2020 to meet a critical need. Women, 18 and older, were searching for a private, protected environment to heal from an eating disorder. They wanted and needed a safe sanctuary free from judgment, stigma, and shame, defined only by compassion and genuine caring.
Eden met that need.
What We Treat
Although food-related disorders manifest differently, at Eden all disorders are addressed and treated the same—by providing comprehensive, evidence-based care.
We are proficient at treating:
- Anorexia nervosa (AN)
- Bulimia nervosa (BN)
- Binge eating disorder (BED)
- Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
- Other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED)
Our goal is for each woman to be transformed, whole and healthy, ready to explore a new life unencumbered by an addiction or disorder. As such, we treat all co-occurring mental health issues. It makes no sense to help a client resolve her distorted food behaviors while ignoring depression, anxiety, self-harm or possible substance use disorder.
We welcome women of all faiths. Religious and spiritual needs are evaluated and incorporated into the treatment plan. We have a unique ability to serve those of the Jewish faith through sabbath accommodations as well as rabbinical support.
An eating disorder occurs in a single person. However, the trickle-down impact is felt by the entire family. No doubt parents, spouses, even siblings have tried to help this family member out of deep love and concern.
It rarely works, which results in hurt and frustration. That is why we extend care to the family, through visits, phone therapy sessions, groups and more.
Eden Treatment Center Facility
Eden is not just a home-like environment, it is an actual home located in a suburban neighborhood. It was transformed by a team of clinical professionals to create a noninstitutional shelter, capable of meeting all client needs.
The home replicates what women are used to, offering comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms and warm community spaces. Perhaps the most important room is the kitchen, since this is a fixture in every home and is often where a family congregates.
This space Is open to our clients and contains real food. This is relevant because those with eating disorders often view food as the enemy. Having the perceived enemy in the immediate vicinity ultimately negates its power.
We utilize both dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Each client has a team consisting of a primary care physician, psychiatrist, registered dietitian, and therapist. Our nursing staff is onsite 24/7 to ensure safety and ongoing support.
In addition to individual and group therapy, we use experiential therapies. These include:
- Trauma-informed yoga
Because meaningful change takes time, we encouraged women to remain with us as long as our help is required. Toward that end, we work tenaciously with insurance providers to ensure every woman receives the amount of care that she needs and deserves.
Contrary to many popular myths, eating disorders are not only about being thin or getting attention. In fact, they are rarely even about food.
Disordered eating is an unhealthy method of coping with emotional pain. Most often, it is to combat the anguish associated with complex trauma.
In tandem with limited talk therapy, we utilize somatic experiencing (SE) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Both are highly respected in the behavioral health field.
Eden is the only treatment center in the country that has an authentic Kosher kitchen and chef on site. This does not just benefit Jewish clients, it benefits everyone.
The fundamental hallmark of a kosher kitchen is pure, clean food. Only the highest quality of ingredients are present in this type of kitchen.
If specific “trigger” foods, such as French fries or pizza, are not represented on our menu, then we intentionally expose women to these “fear” foods during restaurant outings. It is imperative for everyone to learn how to cope with the foods they will inevitably encounter in recovery.
The Eden Difference
Individualized care is at the forefront of our treatment. Our protocols are not cookie-cutter. A woman plays an active role in the construction and implementation of her treatment plan. We value and respect her input—she has a voice that is heard.
Weekly treatment team conferences are attended by the clinical staff and the client. Each woman is integrally involved in decision making regarding her day-to-day care.
She is encouraged to write down her needs–what is working, what is not–then the team reviews them with her. When a client is seen as a valued participant with credible thoughts and viewpoints, there is far less treatment resistance and progress is quicker.
Since staff offices are located onsite, clinicians are available to listen in the moment and respond in a timely fashion. A client may feel that one treatment modality is not serving her well, but another is.
Maybe she requires more direct food challenges in the community. Perhaps she needs more support during meals. Input varies, but adjustments can be made in real time.
What Eden Means to You
Imagine a life of real freedom, one that is not characterized by food, dieting, numbers on a scale or clothing size. A life where anxiety, depression, ritualistic behaviors or substances are not an everyday concern.
Try to envision existing in a world where being exactly who you are is good enough. These are just examples of what freedom might look like to you.
Eating disorders are psychiatric diseases. Just as with a physical illness, there is no shame, blame or guilt associated with having one. And just like a medical malady, professional help is required to heal from it.
Taking the first step is extremely difficult. But here is our promise to you: if you trust Eden with your care, if you allow us to heal your mind, body and spirit, we will do everything in our power to help you achieve recovery.
Together, a future of freedom is possible.
Eden Treatment Center Treatment Level:
Patient Types Served:
DBT, CBT, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Art Therapy, Equine Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement Desensitization, Reprocessing