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I'll never be able to thank you enough for the help you've given my daughter and my whole family. I believe she is alive today in large part because of the care she received at The Bella Vita and The Bella Speranza.
I am so blessed to have you in my life. I came here with NO hope, but since working with you I'm beginning to feel more hopeful each day. Thank you for all you do, for saving my life, and for never judging me. I am so thankful for you!
I hope you know just how much I love you and appreciate you. I came here hoping and praying to die, and I'm leaving with the belief that it just might be possible that I can have a happy and productive life. I've spent many years building walls of steel around my heart. Many people have attempted to knock the walls down, but you are the only person who realized they couldn't be knocked down, so you climbed over them instead. I am so grateful that you never stopped hoping for me. You believed in me far sooner than I ever believed in myself--and you helped me begin believing that I had value and worth. I honestly would have ended my life if it wasn't for you. Thank you for all of your love, support, and dedication through all of my ups and downs. I promise to continue to fix my life and make you proud. You've really made me realize the person that I want to be. You've made me honest and accountable. You've made me see that not all people are bad--and that I can be loved and respected. I'm going to work hard to be more positive. I'm finally able to see that it isn't my weight that keeps people distanced from me, it's my attitude about myself and others. You will be in my heart forever, and I hope that you will remain in my life as well. I love you with all of my heart,
Thank you for providing a free support group. I was paying $135.00 for a support group where the only mention of eating disorders was if yours was "loud or not". My therapist recommended this treatment center and now I know why. The staff is great and so far it has been VERY effective. So thanks again for providing it free of charge. Perfect for someone like me!
I'm giving you this picture because I want to thank you for protecting the little girl in me when I couldn't. You gave her a voice when I didn't know she was there. Seeing you get angry when I would talk about men really started to show me that I deserve better. You really fought for my worth and that meant so much to me. I never worried about you judging me. You showed me nothing but kindness and compassion. You gave me a glimpse of what real intimate relationships look like. You helped me see I deserve to be treated with respect. I have never had a therapist who seemed to care as much as you. I always knew you where there for me. Thank you so much for all your wisdom and guidance. And thank you for fighting for "little me". I promise I will continue to stand up for her. Love,
It's been going through my mind for the past few weeks what words I could use to express what you mean to me. Its really hard for me because there is so much I want to say and I am afraid I am going to miss something. Bottom line, you are my angel. I know that God divinely placed you in my life. If it was not for God working through you I would not be where I am today. I actually probably would not be alive at all. When I first arrived here I was lifeless and hopeless; there was not much of me left physically, emotionally, and mentally. I was at a point where having a life seemed impossible and I thought my ways and ideas were the right way. As I started working with you there was such a connection I felt with you that allowed me to trust you and begin to let my walls down little by little. Every day of this journey has been a battle and you have been here fighting for me when I could not fight for myself. You have had hope in me that others did not have or I did not even have for myself. The times I tried to run or resist you did not give up on me and you always gave me the right words I needed to hear at that moment. You also gave me time; time to work through it, and you always had faith in me that I would come around. Thank you does not encompass how much I appreciate you and all you have done for me; you have helped me get my life back! There are so many things you have shared with me that I will always keep with me and never ever forget. I feel so blessed to have had you as a therapist. You are so authentic, and you can understand what it is like to be in the lowest of lows. To have someone who can relate, who really gets it, has made a key difference in my recovery. I know God has used your experience to help others, and I hope I can do the same. One thing I will always remember is during my goodbye group at RTC when you told me to NEVER EVER GIVE UP! That is going to stick with me forever. I am not going to give up, I am not ever going to go back, it's not worth it! I know I can look myself in the mirror and tell myself, "You're okay, You're okay." I will always thank God everytime I think of you. I am so excited to move forward in my recovery and truly live my life as me for the first time. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, and I will never forget you!!!! Love,
You have made such an incredible impact in my life. I am so grateful I had the chance to work with you. Your insight, compassion, knowledge, and love are awe-inspiring. I want to thank you so very much for helping me begin the process of recovery. I will always remember you and the amazing gifts you've given me. You are a part of saving my life and I will forever be indebted to you. Thank you for being you.
I would like to say that this facility and its staff saved my daughters life. I sent my 15 year old daughter to you two years ago. Though she had been to several facilities and countless programs she would tell you that this is the program that actually opened her eyes to her eating disorder. I spent hundreds of thousand of dollars on "the best" with no results. Until 'A' came to Bella Vita did her life change. I would like to say thank you to Dr. Pitts and the staff.
When I first came into your program I was defeated, hopeless, and really had no interest in getting better because I didn't think it was possible. With every fight I put up, you and your staff stuck with me and where I had no hope, you all hoped for me and never gave up.
I am leaving a completely different person from when I first arrived. You all have honestly saved my life. I can now actually look forward to the future and I have hope. The best part is I have life in my body now, and a new found self confidence that recovery is possible for me and that I deserve to get better.
I have built some of the greatest relationships with people since I have been here. And while I'm excited about the next step I am sad to be leaving. This is where my recovery and my life began and I will never forget what this program has done for me.
Thank you so much for sticking with me and having a part in saving my life. Love.
I want to tell you how grateful I am for my time here [The Bella Vita]. You and your staff have truly given me a second chance at having my life back. I feel like I'm in the drivers seat for the very first time. I really love it here, and I know this will prove to be one of the most rewarding experiences I will have had in my life.
Officer of The Bella Vita established in
1985. She is a nationally renowned
expert in the treatment of anorexia.