Woodland Hills Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Our treatment center beautifully borders the Santa Monica Mountains, between the cities of Calabasas and Sherman Oaks, and is located off the 101 freeway. Our location is centralized and easily accessible for the communities of the San Fernando Valley. While we are located in a bustling city, we ensure a safe and supportive environment for healing to begin. This treatment center imparts a quiet and relaxed atmosphere within a setting that is spacious, tranquil, and inviting. The entire treatment center including our visitors’ area, dining room, therapy rooms, and counseling offices are designed for serenity and comfort.
Woodland Hills 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.
Recommendations for these levels of care, as with all others, are determined during the initial consultation. The length of stay varies according to the needs of the individual.Day Treatment At this level of care, 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. Patients are asked to commit to participate in the program for one to two months eight hours a day, six days a week. Intensive Outpatient At our lowest level of care, patients 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. Patients are asked to commit to participate in the program for one to two months four hours a day, six days a week.
The Bella Vita Day Treatment & Intensive Outpatient Program in Woodland Hills 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 sessions
- 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
- Discharge Planning
The Bella Vita has the availability to swiftly provide the appropriate level of treatment when a patient’s needs may require a higher or lower level of care. Offering Residential treatment, our highest level of care, allows our patients to address any underlying medical stabilization and interrupt their severe eating disorder behaviors. Patients can then return to Day Treatment once stabilized, followed by participation in our Intensive Outpatient Program. While attending Day Treatment or Intensive Outpatient Programs, patients may 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 a patient the opportunity for independent living.
Even in the course of anticipating the patient’s discharge, we are thinking forward and suggesting multi-disciplinary approaches for relapse prevention, such as follow-up with a primary care physician, psychiatrist, registered dietitian or therapist. After a patient discharges from our program, have the option to receive reserved support from our treatment team through Outpatient Services. Our Outpatient Services include: Individual, Marriage, Group, Nutritional, Psychiatric, Family, and Eating Disorder Counseling.
Read more about The Bella Vita’s Outpatient Services in Los Angeles and Woodland Hills.