Levels of Care
Women's Eating Disorders
At Center for Discovery, we have been helping women with eating disorders recover for over 17 years. Center for Discovery provides residential treatment for women, 18 and over, struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and other disordered eating. We understand that eating disorders are very complex and require specialized treatment. At Center for Discovery, we hold the fundamental perspective that eating disorders have their origins in a multitude of factors, are compulsive by nature, and that recovery is possible. Our mission is to provide personalized, intensive and effective treatment for women with eating disorders. At Center for Discovery, we understand that while the symptoms of eating disorders are often similar from woman to woman, the contributing factors are unique for each woman. We feel that knowing and understanding this difference is critical in providing treatment for women with eating disorders.
Eating disorders begin as compulsive disorders and develop into coping mechanisms. At one time, the eating disorder may have helped manage overwhelming stress and feelings. Women with eating disorders use food to deal with psychological fears and emotional feelings. Manipulating food can be soothing and provide a distraction from the problems in life. Genetic predisposition, social developmental influences, dieting, illness, medical procedures, family functioning style amongst many others can contribute to the development of an eating disorder. One of these factors or a combination of them can lead to emotional and psychological chaos that can overwhelm you and extreme obsessive thoughts can begin. Many women recognize the unusual nature of their compulsions and obsessions but are too fearful to speak about them.
We understand that making the decision to seek residential treatment for an eating disorder can be a difficult decision. Getting help is an important step in the recovery process. Each resident is personally involved in creating her treatment plan. At Center for Discovery, treatment is provided in a nurturing, structured environment. Center for Discovery is located in a home-like setting within a residential neighborhood where you and your family can be comforted throughout the treatment process. Each member of our team is highly trained and experienced in helping women with eating disorders. If you would like to speak to someone about eating disorder treatment or Center for Discovery, or if you and your family are in crisis, please call us today at 866-458-5441. Your call is confidential and our staff is here to help answer any questions you have.