Serious underlying emotional and mental trauma, such as low self-esteem, personality disorders and poor conflict resolution skills, are often found at the root of severe eating disorders. Because disorders of this type are so medically and psychologically complex, Discovery Behavioral Health offers varying levels of therapeutic care for adolescents and adults.
Creating an Appetite for Recovery
Multidisciplinary Treatment Experts
Making up our highly qualified team include medical doctors and psychiatrists, primary therapists, registered dietitians and counselors, coordinated by an experienced program director. We regularly utilize the latest research findings to create our comprehensive, trauma-informed treatment programs, which are individualized for each patient. Personalization is crucial because the needs of individuals seeking treatment can vary tremendously. Included among the different therapies we offer are:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Exposure and response prevention
- Dialectical behavior therapy
We believe in a dietary philosophy that promotes balance, moderation and variety. As such, our program is designed so that patients are responsible for managing their own nutrition, through an evidence-based approach combining exposure to foods and response prevention. With the help of our treatment specialists, they often can re-introduce foods that were previously off-limits to their diet. We also make their healing an experiential one that can include actual cooking and shopping for foods, as well as occasional restaurant outings under the guidance of a registered dietitian.
It’s equally important that attention is given to the patient's overall mental health.
This might include helping them improve and refine behavioral skills such as emotional balance, interpersonal effectiveness, tolerance for distress, and awareness of their surrounding environment. By taking this holistic approach, built upon proven evidence, DBH has had extraordinary success in bringing normalcy back into patients’ lives.