Levels of Care
Teen and Child Eating Disorders
Center for Discovery has been helping teens and adolescents with eating disorders for over 17 years. At Center for Discovery, we provide residential eating disorder treatment for male and female adolescents and teens ages 11 to 17. We do more than specialize in eating disorder treatment, it is our main treatment focus. We know eating disorders are complex and that teens and adolescents with eating disorders need specialized treatment. At Center for Discovery, we believe that eating disorders originate in a variety of factors, that they are compulsive by nature, and that above all recovery is possible. Our mission is to provide the personalized, intensive and effective treatment necessary to affect behavioral, social, emotional, and spiritual growth for teens and adolescents with eating disorders. At Center for Discovery, we know that while the symptoms of eating disorders are often similar, the issues contributing to eating disorders can vary greatly from person to person. We consider this understanding critical to providing effective and individualized treatment for teens and adolescents with eating disorders.
Eating disorders start as compulsive disorders and then develop into coping mechanisms for teens. In the beginning, the eating disorder may have helped the teen or adolescent manage stress or overwhelming feelings and emotions. Manipulating food can be a way for teens and adolescents to soothe themselves and provide distraction from the problems in their life. There are many different things that can contribute to the development of eating disorders including genetic predisposition, dieting, illness, medical procedures, social developmental influences, and family functioning style. One or more of these contributing factors can lead to emotional chaos that can be overwhelming and lead to obsessive thoughts. Many teens and adolescents may recognize the unusual nature of their compulsions and obsessions but are too afraid to talk about them.
Making the decision to seek residential treatment for your teen or adolescent can be a difficult decision. Getting help for your teen is an important step in the recovery process. At Center for Discovery, each resident and their family is personally involved in the treatment plan. Residential treatment is provided in a structured, nurturing environment. Our locations are home-like and set in residential neighborhood where your teen and your family can be comforted and supported during the treatment process. Each of our team members is highly trained and experienced in providing treatment to teens and adolescents with eating disorders. If you would like to talk with someone about eating disorder treatment or Center for Discovery, of if your teen or adolescent is in crisis, please call us today at 866-458-5441. Your call will be kept strictly confidential and our staff is here to help.