We use evidence-based practices to help and treat the entire person, not just their addiction or psychological disorder.
We understand the importance of a myriad approaches to provide the most effective treatment needed. Our program has been designed to integrate essential components to help our clients adapt to living without their eating disorder. Our highly experience multidisciplinary team incorporates necessary approaches to individualize each treatment approach.
The following is a list of therapeutic approaches that the treatment team integrates to allow for an individualized treatment plan:
Our goal at Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center is to help the client begin to understand the importance of structure and consistency during the recovery process.
The belief system to use food to manage feelings, feel in control and believe the voice that one needs to starve, restrict or binge with food is going to diminish.
It will not take long until clients start to feel better by providing the body of nutrient rich foods and learn to accept a healthy weight that is going to provide the best possible life. A joyful life will be possible without the struggles associated with food.
Our team supports the realization we are all different, that is why the Turning Tides Nutrition Philosophy is just that, different for everyone. We do follow a set protocol in nutritional needs through specific guidelines by the U.S.D.A., however, meal plans are specific to one’s individuals needs and challenges associated with their eating disorder.
Mindfulness is an intricate component to learning to trust oneself and at Turning Tides we promote mindful eating to lead to a mindful lifestyle. Through the awareness of internal cues, the individual learns to identify healthy ones verse destructive one’s. For instance, “Trigger” foods are specific foods that may set off your craving control to use food inappropriately. These trigger foods vary for everyone, yet they are foods you choose first and use most often in the process of eating abusively. You may have a short list of “safe” foods that you choose, and most likely only eat these foods. For some people, abstinence from a certain food, activity or behavior may be necessary to assure your healthy relationship with food.
No matter what your challenges are today, a well-suited meal plan will be developed as a collaborative approach with you and our licensed registered dietitian. This plan will support both nutritional needs, as well as, challenge the client to establish a new relationship with food.
We do not want to take away control of anyone’s food; it is learning to integrate an understanding of what the most effective relationship is for you. Rather than following a meal plan that is food specific, our plan gives you the freedom to be more creative with your meals.
Gaining responsibility in a supportive yet constructive environment is our goal and mission at each level system. Through a collaborated clinical approach, we guide, challenge and support each individual to the most effective nutritional transition needed for his or her recovery.