Center for Hope of the Sierras helps transform the lives of males and females struggling with eating disorders. Located in the scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Center for Hope is the premier provider of eating disorder treatment for children, adolescents and adults of all genders.
Learn more about eating disorder treatment at Center for Hope of the Sierras in Nevada
At Center for Hope of the Sierras, located in Nevada, we know that struggling with eating comes in many different forms. What does not change, however, is our belief that every single one of our clients is capable of inspirational feats of healing and growth. If you are reading this, you are likely wrestling with some type of eating disorder. As a message from all of us at Center of Hope, know this: There is still hope. There is still time to claim the better life that you deserve, and we would be honored if you chose to come heal from your eating disorder with at our acclaimed treatment center.
Struggles with healthy eating come in many forms, and sometimes these struggles are severe enough to warrant seeking professional care at a treatment center specializing in eating disorders. The symptoms of eating disorders vary, but they all include some form of unhealthy eating behavior, coupled with emotional turmoil. Sometimes people may not eat enough, as is the case with anorexia. Other times, they may eat too much, as in binge-eating disorder. Still others may eat large amounts of food but then use various methods to rid themselves of the food they ate, as in bulimia. Many individuals with eating disorders also struggle with low self-esteem and preoccupation with parts of their bodies that they find unattractive.
At Center for Hope of the Sierras, we know the unique challenges that you face when you have an eating disorder, so we have created a safe space at our treatment center where you can recover and realize that a brighter, healthier tomorrow is within your reach.
Types of eating disorder treatment offered at Center for Hope of the Sierras in Nevada
From the day we accepted our first client in 2003, Center for Hope of the Sierras in Nevada has been dedicated to providing life-changing treatment to adolescents and adults who are struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring conditions. Housed in a beautiful 10-bed country-style home in a quiet neighborhood, Center for Hope is a nurturing and supportive environment in which clients work in close collaboration with experienced professionals whose treatment skills are surpassed only by their compassion and commitment to helping others.
Our eating disorder treatment options include residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs for adolescent and adult males and females ages 16 and up (ages 14 and up for PHP and IOP). We are one of the very few eating disorder centers in the nation that provides specialized treatment for individuals who are dealing with diabulimia. We also accept clients who follow vegetarian or vegan diets, and are equipped to care for those with celiac disease.
Center for Hope’s eating disorder treatment is founded on the principles of intuitive eating. We believe that our bodies know when they are hungry or full, so we strive to develop our “ear” for listening to our bodies’ signals. Because our bodies guide our eating, food is considered to be nothing more than fuel to help our bodies run. Intuitive eating seeks to remove the dieting mentality and reclaim a balanced, joyful approach to eating, which then provides a robust foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating behaviors.
At Center for Hope, you will receive comprehensive treatment for eating disorders that has been personalized to meet your specific needs. Depending upon your unique situation, you may follow treatment plans while at our Nevada eating disorder treatment and center that include the following elements:
Medication management: If your eating disorder is accompanied a by co-occurring mental health condition, you may benefit from having certain prescription medications incorporated into your treatment plan. Our medication management services include weekly meetings with a psychiatrist, and ongoing medication management provided by registered nurses.
Individual therapy: As a residential client at our eating disorder treatment center, you will receive three individual therapy sessions each week with your primary therapist. These individual sessions provide a valuable opportunity for you to process any successes or setbacks that you have experienced, as well as address any questions or concerns that you have about treatment for your eating disorder.
Group therapy: Group therapy is one of the primary forms of treatment at Center for Hope. Groups allow you to share your insights, learn from the experiences of others, and practice the new skills that will support long-term recovery from your eating disorder. Residential clients participate in two to three group therapy sessions every day, Mondays to Fridays. Group therapy sessions, which are led by therapists and social workers, may focus on the following topics:
- Recovery maintenance
- Process group
- Co-occurring disorders
- Life skills
- Family systems
- Body image
- Music and art appreciation
- Mindful eating
- Anxiety management
Experiential therapies: Experiential therapy provides clients at our eating disorder treatment center with the opportunity to engage in activity-oriented experiences that may incorporate recreation or active education as part of the therapeutic process. Every week, residential clients at Center for Hope have several opportunities to participate in experiential therapies, such as the following:
- Yoga (offered one to two times per week)
- Cooking class
- Music appreciation
- Equine therapy (Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy is offered weekly)
- Creative expressions
Why consider treatment for eating disorders at Center for Hope of the Sierras in Nevada
At Center for Hope, located in Nevada, we understand that residential treatment is just one step in the long-term process of recovering from an eating disorder. To ensure that you are able to successfully maintain and build upon the progress that you make with us, we begin planning for life after discharge on the day that you start treatment for your eating disorder at our center.
Depending upon your specific objectives, as well as the progress that you make during treatment for your eating disorder, discharge planning may include a range of aftercare options, including step-down treatment at a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP), or referrals to community-based support services. To ensure that you have the support you need to make a healthy and productive transition before leaving our eating disorder treatment center, our staff aftercare coordinator follows up with you at regular intervals for six months following completion of residential treatment.
At Center for Hope of the Sierras, we respect the courage that it takes to enter treatment for an eating disorder, we welcome each person who chooses to heal with us at our center, and we pledge to remain true to our mission of providing a nurturing and supportive environment where you are treated with the utmost dignity and compassion.
To learn more about treatment for eating disorders at Center for Hope of the Sierras in Nevada, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you determine if our program is the perfect place for you to begin your recovery journey.