Monday, August 29, 2011

Eating Disorder Hope proudly announces the addition of Eating Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson to the comprehensive Eating Disorder Specialist Library


Eating Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson

There is a place where pain is met with compassion, fear is met with reassurance, and anger is met with understanding...

Eating Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson

The internationally recognized Eating Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson comprehensively treats eating disorders for males or females who suffer from anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive overeating/binge eating disorder. Our full integrative approach cares for the body, mind, and spirit and treats coexisting diagnoses such as depression, trauma, and chemical dependency. Our expert multidisciplinary staff utilize the best of Western and Eastern Medicine to address the total scope of eating disorders.

Located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, Sierra Tucson provides a natural healing environment with the highest level of confidentiality. A member of CRC Health Group, Sierra Tucson is multi-licensed as a psychiatric hospital and residential behavioral health treatment center and has received dual Accreditation by The Joint Commission.

Individualized Treatment

The Eating Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson comprehensively treats eating disorders for males or females who suffer from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder/Compulsive Overeating. Sierra Tucson's professional, caring staff understand the patients' deep emotional pain. Individualized treatment plans help uncover and heal underlying issues so that patients can discover the rewards of health and recovery. The majority of patients in the Eating Disorders Program have dual diagnoses that are treated along with their eating disorder. These may include depression, anxiety, alcohol dependency, and drug abuse or dependency. Our program provides a safe environment and an integrative approach that treats body, mind, and spirit in the context of healthy families.

Exercise Philosophy

The program helps each patient develop a healthy relationship with exercise that is nourishing to the body. Patients work both individually and in group settings with a fitness specialist to develop a program that will meet their fitness goals within appropriate exercise boundaries. This personal approach leads patients through their fears, misconceptions, and unhealthy behaviors toward exercise.
Sierra Tucson's facility includes a walking trail; swimming pool; and basketball, pickleball, and volleyball courts. A modern gym contains treadmills, stationary bicycles, stairmasters, elliptical machines, weight machines, and free weights.

Nutrition Philosophy

The menu at Sierra Tucson strives to incorporate the latest medical and nutritional recommendations for our eating disorder population. The meals include foods that are high in complex carbohydrates, low in fat, low in sodium, and moderate in protein. Patients are encouraged to learn to enjoy the natural flavor of nutritiously prepared foods without adding artificial flavorings and sweeteners.

Program Highlights

Sierra Tucson's bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach provides a full range of options to meet each individual's specific needs. The following services are available to eating disorder patients:
  • Weekly body image workshop
  • Education about the medical consequences of eating disorders
  • Weekly skills group focusing on development of emotional regulation and distress tolerance
  • Individual consultations with registered dietitian
  • Individualized food plan with meal support
  • Weekly nutrition groups to address food-related issues
  • Individual fitness consultation and prescription for exercise
  • Therapeutic & Recreational Activities may include Equine-Assisted Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Creative Expression
  • Individual and group sessions to address coexisting disorders such as chemical dependency, compulsive behaviors, mood disorders, trauma/abuse, or grief/loss issues
  • Food preparation demonstration by head chef
  • Restaurant outings
  • Twelve-Step meetings held on campus
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) available for treatment of trauma
  • Somatic Experiencing® available for treatment of trauma
  • Integrative Therapies may include Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Swedish and Shiatsu Massage Therapy, Qi Gong, Reiki, Yoga, and Zero Balancing
  • Family Program

Program Goal

The overall goal of the Eating Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson is to facilitate the patient's first steps on the long road to recovery, restoring each person to wholeness and good health of body, mind, and spirit.

Location / Contact

Sierra Tucson
39580 S. Lago del Oro Parkway
Tucson, Arizona 85739 (USA)
Intake Department: (800) 842-4487
Other Departments: 800-624-9001
Freephone from U.K: 0800 891166
For more information, please call us anytime at
(800) 842-4487 or contact us by email to request more information.
Learn more about The Eating Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson


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