Eating Disorder Treatment
The women’s eating disorder program at The Ranch treatment center provides a safe, accepting place to begin the work of recovery. Our clinicians have years of experience helping people with eating disorders address the underlying emotional, psychological and trauma wounds that have fueled disordered eating. Clients journey through treatment with a small group of other women and explore interpersonal issues, societal pressures, and difficult parts of their past like unhealthy attachment styles. They receive excellent care from a specialized team of medical and behavioral professionals who help them identify triggers, improve their self-confidence and communication skills, and learn healthier ways to cope with challenges.
Treated at: Tennessee
Our clients participate in multiple forms of therapy throughout treatment, including traditional approaches like process groups, family therapy and individual counseling. They also engage in experiential approaches like equine therapy, mindfulness and adventure therapies. Clients meet with their primary therapist regularly and participate in small group sessions so they get plenty of one-on-one attention.
Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment
Our residential treatment program for women with eating disorders helps clients get to the root causes of disordered eating. Clients live in home-like cottages with peers. With the guidance of their treatment team they plan and prepare meals and work on developing a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Clients address trauma, mental health conditions, poor self-worth and relationship issues.
Following treatment, clients are encouraged to participate in continuing care. They can build upon the recovery foundation they started in inpatient eating disorder treatment by transitioning into an outpatient program, participating in support groups and regularly meeting with a therapist, physician and dietician.
Therapies Commonly Used
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors and gain control over emotions and actions.
Meet regularly with an individual therapist to address underlying behavioral and emotional issues.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Identify and change destructive thoughts and behaviors with an emphasis on mindfulness, regulating emotions and improving interpersonal skills.
Fitness and Wellness
Promote self-care and physical and emotional healing with fitness classes, ropes course activities, hikes and sports.
Teaches important recovery lessons about trust, communication, perseverance, team-building and overcoming obstacles.
The Daring Way™
Explore shame, develop shame resilience and learn to live wholeheartedly.