Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Center for Hope of the Sierras to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Center for Hope of the Sierras.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Men’s Eating Disorders Rehab and Treatment Programs in Nevada

We offer a wide variety of treatment programs and options in order to provide an individualized recovery environment for everyone who chooses to heal with us

Located in the picturesque foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Nevada, Center for Hope of the Sierras is an ideal place for adults and adolescents, ages 16 and above, to heal from eating disorders. Center for Hope is one of the few comprehensive residential eating disorder programs that offer a specialized treatment and rehab track for men with eating disorders.

Treatment Programs Built for Men

Since the day we opened in 2003, Center for Hope has been committed to helping men get the treatment and rehab they need for eating disorders. Although eating disorders have been stereotypically associated with women, the truth is that many men struggle with them as well. We believe that the men in our eating disorder treatment and rehab programs are more than just the disorders they battle. Instead, they are unique individuals who are capable of truly transforming their lives for the better. As a result, we provide the kind of treatment and rehab that can enable men to overcome eating disorders and live their lives to the fullest capacity.

Our treatment and rehab programs for eating disorder recovery are designed to provide the individualized support that will give men in our care the best possible chance of healing. Our approach centers on viewing food as no more than fuel for our bodies. This mindset instills in our clients a desire to honor their bodies by providing them with the nourishment they need to be healthy. As a result, we remove the anxiety and self-doubt from eating and help our clients in our eating disorder programs develop a healthy relationship with food.

Our Treatment Philosophies

The core of our residential treatment and rehab program is based upon the Intuitive Eating nutrition philosophy. Led by Dr. Lorraine Platka-Bird, our nutrition program helps individuals to reconnect their body, mind, and emotions, and listen to the signals that their bodies are sending them. By removing value judgments around food and eating, individuals can restore a healthy relationship with eating and can find freedom from eating disorders.

Center for Hope, located in Nevada, is also one of the few treatment and rehab centers in the United States that provides specialized treatment and programming for individuals who are struggling with diabulimia, a form of unhealthy weight control among individuals who have diabetes. All of our staff members are trained to care for people with diabetes, and we check our clients’ blood sugars and carbohydrate ratios at each meal. We also provide special diabetes groups each week and activities tailored to individuals with diabetes.

While not many eating disorder treatment and rehab centers in the country accept individuals who follow vegan or vegetarian diets, Center for Hope welcomes these people, as well as those who have celiac disease into our programs for eating disorder recovery.

Our Treatment Therapies

The residential treatment and rehab program for eating disorder recovery at Center for Hope in Nevada takes place in a 10-bed house with a spacious, open floor plan in a comfortable environment. We provide a number of interventions in our eating disorder program designed specifically to treatment and rehab men get the help they need to overcome eating disorders. Some of these interventions include:

Medication management: Some men experience other mental health disorders that co-occur with their primary eating disorder. For these individuals, we are happy to provide medication management services to help these individuals with any medication needs they may have.

Individual therapy: One of the primary cornerstones of our residential treatment and rehab program for eating disorder recovery, individual therapy gives men a chance to have uninterrupted time with a trained therapist three times per week. During individual therapy sessions, men in our program for eating disorder recovery have the opportunity to share their successes and setbacks and receive support and encouragement as they continue along the path to greater health. The therapy relationship is a unique relationship and has been a critical part of many men’s journeys through treatment and rehab in our programs for their eating disorders.

Group therapy: Group therapy is the foundation upon which our treatment is built. Groups allow individuals to share their insights, support and be supported by others, learn from others’ experiences, and restore a healthy relationship with food that will continue even after treatment is completed. In the men’s residential treatment program, we offer groups that cover a number of different topics, including:

  • Recovery maintenance
  • Process groups
  • ACT
  • DBT
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Life skills
  • Family systems
  • Body image
  • Music and art appreciation
  • Mindful eating
  • Anxiety management

Experiential therapies: In addition to individual therapy and groups, we offer a number of opportunities for men to engage their bodies and minds in activities as a part of the therapeutic process. Each week, residents can participate in a number of experiential therapies, including:

  • Yoga
  • Cooking class
  • Music appreciation
  • Reiki
  • Equine therapy (Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy is offered weekly)
  • Creative expressions
  • Massage

Long-term Healing through Treatment

We recognize that residential treatment and rehab for an eating disorder is only the first step on the road to health for many men. As a result, we plan for each individual’s discharge beginning from the first day of treatment in our program for eating disorder recovery.  Additionally, we are proud to offer a number of continuing care options. Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) can allow men to step down gradually from residential care back into their everyday lives, while also ensuring that they have the best possible chance of building upon the gains they made in residential treatment. This step-down model of care gives men the best possible chance of long-term healing from eating disorders, and the best opportunity to restore a healthy relationship with eating.

If you or someone you love my benefit from our men’s residential eating disorder treatment and rehab program, do not hesitate to contact our Nevada-based treatment center. Members of our admissions team are happy to answer any questions you may have about our center and the types of treatment and programming for eating disorders that we offer. With only one phone call, you or your loved one could be on a path to a healthier relationship with food, and find freedom from eating disorders.

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Center for Hope is the best eating disorder program around. Their staff, their environment, and everything about treatment there made this the best program I've ever experienced.

– Anonymous Client
Marks of Quality Care
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)