Treatment in a Homelike Environment in a Residential Neighborhood
It's hard enough just being an adolescent or teenager in today's world. But it's far more difficult for those who are struggling with eating disorders.
At Center For Discovery Fairfax, we provide comprehensive integrated residential treatment programs for girls and boys, from ages 10 to 19. Because we understand that any form of behavior disorder is as unique as the problems or challenges each individual or family faces, our methods of personalized treatment are unique, too.
Family involvement is a very important factor in successful treatment plans. That's why at Center For Discovery Fairfax, our treatment programs are always family-focused. We find that a family's involvement in any treatment strategy allows our residents to achieve the fastest possible results and return home sooner. Needless to say, family members are expected to take part in therapy sessions, meals, and food preparation as they learn how to build support systems for their troubled loved ones.
A major cornerstone of the Center For Discovery process is the therapeutic family meal. At these, the resident, their family, and an assigned therapist and dietitian sit together for a shared meal. During this common activity, the therapist and the dietitian are able to coach the family in a way that directly confronts family dynamics or any other relevant issues in a safe, non-threatening environment. During these therapeutic sessions, a plan is also formulated to help families manage healthy meals after the residential treatment is completed. Training in nutrition and food preparation is another component of our program. Overall, these hands-on experiences help our residents become more comfortable with basic healthy food preparation.
Residential eating disorder treatment at Center For Discovery always takes place in a closely supervised, nurturing and structured domestic environment, within a residential neighborhood. Having the routine and security of a familiar home-like setting helps our residents feel more comfortable. This allows them to discover a path to healing more easily, without the kind of outside distractions that may cause setbacks, ultimately expediting the return to their real homes.
All of the members of Center For Discovery's multi-disciplinary teams are specialized, licensed professionals, dedicated to providing the best care possible for teens and adolescents with eating disorders. To learn coping skills necessary for long-lasting change, residents and their families are carefully guided through a thorough process addressing all of the destructive behaviors and underlying emotional issues that often produce anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other disorders. Therefore, at Center For Discovery Fairfax, our mission is to provide personalized treatment for teens and adolescents, preparing them in turn for true emotional and social growth through positive behavioral change.
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 the leader in adolescent eating disorder treatment, and we are available for confidential consultation.