La Cañada Flintridge Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center
The Bella Speranza, “The Beautiful Hope,” offers 24/7 residential eating disorder treatment for adults and adolescent men and women. Our home is located in a charming Cape Cod residence in the sought out community of La Cañada Flintridge, California.
The beautifully decorated and spacious home is a six bed residential treatment center. It is tastefully decorated with a grand living room, formal dining room, kitchen nook, meditation room and entertainment room, including computer and internet access. Each bedroom is comfortably decorated with unique themes from our outdoor jungle mural and motif to a room for sophisticated tastes to a rustic tone. Our grounds feature an Italian garden with fresh herbs amidst our lavender bushes, trees, shrubbery and flowers. Our French doors lead to an open patio with fountain for calm and relaxation. Our quaint garden courtyard is yet another opportunity to escape to being rejuvenated. The La Cañada Flintridge residential treatment center is within walking distance of specialty stores, drug store with pharmacy, grocery stores, Town Center shopping, activities and city events.
La Cañada Flintridge Treatment Program
We establish and involve both nutritional and psychological goals from the start of treatment, in the course of a tier-structured plan that helps the patient to reduce anxiety, understand the mechanisms of healthy eating, and sustain emotional well-being. Along with emotional and cognitive integration, we focus on connection of the body, mind and spirit, developing mindfulness to access intuition and wisdom to manage and cope effectively without the focus on food.
At our highest level of care, residents begin their journey to medically stabilize and interrupt their severe eating disorder behaviors. Recommendations for this level of care, as with all others, are determined during the initial consultation. Potential residents must have a recent medical evaluation to determine medical stability for a residential setting. The length of stay varies according to the needs of the individual. Residents are asked to commit to a minimum stay of one to two months.
The Bella Speranza Residential Treatment Program in La Cañada Flintridge Includes:
- Complete psychodiagnostic evaluation of eating disorders and other psychological issues
- Attending treatment team comprised of Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, Nurses, Mental Health Workers, Psychologists and Master Level Therapists
- Individualized, multidisciplinary treatment plans
- Behavioral program to institute changes in eating behaviors
- Individual psychotherapy three times weekly
- Art therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior group therapy
- Mindfulness and Mediation groups
- Psychiatric and Medical Consultation and Follow-up
- Nutritional and fitness education with counseling
- Family therapy and education
- Menu planning, grocery shopping and meal preparation
- Self esteem and coping skills group
- Relapse prevention groups
- Life enhancement and creativity groups
- Recreational activities
- Reentry into Life
As residents’ severe eating disorder behaviors and patterns reduce, at the discretion of the treatment team, residents are placed in a lower level of care. The Bella Vita offers Day Treatment programs in either Los Angeles or Woodland Hills six days a week for eight hours a day. There, patients will be provided with the support and structure to re-establish healthy eating patterns while being able to partially partake in career, school, or family environments.
As patients progressively embrace healthy eating and emotional behaviors, individuals utilize our Intensive Outpatient Programs to fully apply the skills and insights learned in treatment to integrate themselves back into their normal career, school, and family schedules. This level of care is offered six days a week for four hours a day.
If a patient is transitioning from an inpatient or residential level of care or desires to continue to heal away from home, they may opt to live in our Transitional Living home. Our Transitional Living home provides door to door transfers from our home to the nearest Bella Vita Day and Intensive Outpatient treatment center while encouraging an patient the opportunity for independent living.
After a patient discharges from our program, have the option to receive occasional therapeutic and nutritional support from our treatment team through Outpatient Services.