Our Specialty: Helping Children and Teens with Eating Disorders
At Center for Discovery, we have been helping children, adolescents and teens with eating disorders for over 15 years. At Center for Discovery Downey, we provide residential treatment for adolescents and teens, ages 10 to 19. Eating disorder treatment is not one of our programs, it is what we do. We believe that adolescents and teens with eating disorders need and deserve specialized treatment, so at Center for Discovery Downey our program provides personalized and specialized treatment for adolescents and teens, both female and male, with eating disorders as a primary diagnosis. At Center for Discovery, we understand the destructive behaviors and the underlying emotional issues of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other complex disordered eating. Eating disorders cannot hide at Center for Discovery. Our team is highly effective at dealing with any denial or lack of understanding about how serious eating disorders and their consequences are. Every member of our team is passionate about and deeply committed to the healing and well-being of our residents and their families. At Center for Discovery Downey, we are dedicated to providing the personalized treatment for teens and adolescents dealing with eating disorders that affects real and lasting emotional, social, spiritual and behavioral change and growth. As part of our dedication to helping teens and adolescents with eating disorders, we are one of the few programs in the United States that also treats adolescent and teen boys.
Family involvement has been shown by research to be integral in successful treatment outcomes and at Center for Discovery Downey, our treatment program is family focused. Family involvement in treatment allows our residents to achieve the best results and return home more quickly. Family members take part in family therapy sessions, therapeutic family meals and provide a close support system for their loved one. One of the cornerstones of the Center for Discovery process is the therapeutic family meal in which a resident, their family, therapist and dietitian sit down to a meal. During the meal, the therapist and dietitian are able to provide personalized family coaching that directly addresses family dynamics and other specific issues. During therapeutic family meals, a plan is developed to help guide families on how meals should be handled after residential treatment is completed. Another important foundation of our eating disorder treatment program that sets us apart is the hands-on nutrition and food preparation training. This hands-on experience helps our residents become more familiar and comfortable with food preparation.
Residential eating disorder treatment at Center for Discovery takes place in our closely supervised, nurturing and structured environment. Center for Discovery Downey is a home-like setting set in a residential neighborhood. This familiar setting helps our residents feel more comfortable while allowing them to focus on healing without the outside distractions that can cause setbacks. All of our therapists are full-time members of the Center for Discovery team. All of the members of our multi-disciplinary team are highly specialized and licensed and dedicated to providing the best care for teens and adolescents with eating disorders.
If your adolescent or teen is struggling with bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder or another eating disorder, recovery is possible with professional help. At Center for Discovery, we are a leader in the field of residential treatment of eating disorders. We know how hard it can be to choose residential treatment and we are available for confidential consultations or for more information. If your child needs help, or for more information, call us today at 866-377-9962