Adolescent Eating Disorders Treatment

Eating Disorders are the third most common chronic illness among adolescents. An estimated 50% of adolescents report having used some kind of unhealthy behavior to control weight. While eating disorders are unfortunately common in the adolescent population, the good news is that treatment outcomes improve the earlier someone gets treatment. Recovery from an eating disorder is definitely possible, and our team of expert eating disorder professionals is ready to help our clients reach it.

Cielo House offers an adolescent-specific program where young people and their families can get the help and support they need in recovering from an eating disorder. We welcome clients age 12-17 and treat all kinds of Eating Disorders. This specialized program is provides our adolescents with a separate treatment environment dedicated to just them. Set in a home-like setting, adolescents receive comprehensive treatment with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Dietitians in a place where they feel welcome and safe.

A Family-Focused Approach

A big part of our philosophy or working with Adolescents is that families are and important part of treatment. Families provide support for clients going through a difficult process and they are going through a difficult process of their own. In addition, we work with our Adolescents to find meaningful ways to connect with their families through the recovery process. Families are invited to be an essential part of treatment. Families receive weekly private Family Therapy sessions as well as participate in Family Fridays, where they receive a joint Nutrition Education Group and have a Support group just for family members.

Cielo House tries to create a “family feeling” within the treatment environment. Our clients come to rely on us, each other and themselves to feel united in the recovery process.

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Cielo House Employs a mixture of Skills-Based Therapies such as:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Coping Skills Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy.

Depth-oriented therapies to go deeper than just symptoms of the Eating Disorder:
Emotions-Focused Therapy, Yoga, Eastern Medicine, Expressive Arts Therapy, Body Image Therapy

In addition to group therapy, clients receive weekly Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Nutritional Counseling, Psychiatric Monitoring and Vital Sign Monitoring. Part of the Adolescent program is working with clients to cultivate a more positive relationship with food. To do this we have a weekly Cooking Group, where clients learn recipes they can re-create at home and try new foods to expand their palates.

Beyond Behaviors
The Cielo House Adolescent Treatment Program helps clients change the behaviors of the Eating Disorder, but goes far beyond that to help them improve self-esteem, understand their emotions, and learn crucial skills to help them get the most out of their lives.