We understand someone with an eating disorder turns to food or away from food as a way of coping with issues in their life. Unfortunately, by focusing on food, weight and appearance one is simply distracted from connecting with the meaningful parts of oneself. At The Bella Vita, we recognize the many signs and symptoms you show the world, even if everyone else around you may miss them. We have seen this with our thousands of patients – females, males, adolescents, adults and all ethnicities who have struggled with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and disordered eating. You are not alone.
There is work ahead. Yet, you will find excitement, discovery and joy are ahead as you identify and embrace vital parts of you lost along the way. Reconnect with self-compassion, confidence, acceptance, positive self-esteem, security, trust, healthy boundaries and a new appreciation for your body.
Your journey of having an eating disorder is as unique as you are. We understand that your eating disorder has a real meaning in your life and has served you well. We will meet you where you are at. We are committed to walk beside you as you willingly let go of eating disorder symptoms that no longer serve you. We stand witness to the amazing you that unfolds before us. Our desire is to help you to reconnect and discover the beautiful life that you have inside of you. We are honored to be part of your journey.
We admire your willingness to expose how and why your relationship with food fills its role in your life. There is nothing you could share to make us turn away from you. We see the pieces that need to be put back together. We are prepared to be compassionate listener so we can reflect your truth back to you. We are available to sit with you in your pain, offer insight and guidance, and teach you life changing tools to help you manage no matter what circumstances come across in your life. We want to assist you in putting yourself back into the driver’s seat of your life.
Wellness – Not Just Recovery is What is Waiting For You!
At The Bella Vita, we focus on wellness which equals going above and beyond eating disorder treatment. Wellness brings a healthy balance for physical, mental health and spiritual to happen simultaneously. Wellness includes the whole person: mind, body and soul. Wellness is more powerful approach than recovery; as recovery by definition is a restoration or return to health from sickness. Your eating disorder is much more than just a “sickness.” It is the key to successfully unlock you from your eating disorder. Putting your life back together is possible. Thousands of people, right where you are now, once trusted our wellness approach. Our past patients reclaimed their physical, mental health and spiritual well-being and are now fortunate to lead balanced lives with peace of mind, heightened self-esteem, and positive relationships with themselves, others and food.
Together, we work with beside you as you put the pieces of your life back together!
Why Should You Seek Wellness with The Bella Vita?
These are the five approaches that led thousands of past patients to select us as their wellness provider; the same five approaches are why you should select us too!
A Well Staff = A Well You
Our inclusive specialized eating disorder staff from Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers, Registered Dietitians, Physicians, and more continually practice wellness in their own lives. We cannot expect you to put the pieces back together if we have not done our own work. Our skilled and insightful clinical, nutritional and medical staff consistently provides each other updates about their observations and interactions with the patients during their meals, groups, and individual therapy sessions. These updates give us the opportunity to synergize, conceptualize and integrate the next treatment steps to lead your toward wellness.
360 Assessment Approach
Identify which relationships (“pieces”) in your life have been disrupted that led to your eating disorder behaviors. We will analyze how and why you are using food to and determine what type of wellness plan will benefit you as an individual.
Individualized Treatment Plans
You are a unique individual. We expect your eating disorder to be unique too. Our staff will tailor a structured treatment plan for your care with us and after you leave the program. Some programs will ask you to fit into their treatment philosophies; we on the other hand, work to provide a wellness plan that uniquely fits you!
Consistent Approach, Varied Level of Care
We offer varied levels of care that allow you the chance to, “step-down” or “step-up” for the appropriate level (residential, day treatment, or intensive outpatient) of care you need for treatment without the hassle of having to leave and learn a new treatment program and their philosophy. This is one less thing for you to worry about. We will take care of you. The transfer in level of care is seamless clinically and administratively. You, just focus on wellness!
You are whole; some pieces just need to be put back together
“The core of your true self is never lost. Let go of all the pretending and the becoming you’ve done just to belong. Curl up with your rawness and come home. You don’t have to find yourself; you just have to let yourself in.” D. Antoinette Foy
Discover the journey of The Bella Vita Programs for the treatment of eating disorders
Patricia Pitts, PhD CEO and Founder