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.
- Body Acceptance
- Personal Relationship with Food
- Trauma Workshop
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Somatic Experience Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Cooking Workshop
- Exposure Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Family Systems
- Coping Skills
- Co-occurring Disorders Therapy
- Life Story
- Cross Addiction
- Art Therapy
- Balance & Fitness
- Beach Yoga
Our team’s goal is to lead each client to a progression in the recovery process. No matter how that may look for you, we are dedicated to establishing a genuine and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment.
Our goal at Three Trees Center for Disordered Eating 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 need 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 Three Trees 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 Three Trees 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.
Core Nutritional Components
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.
The Level 1 process introduces clients to begin understanding appropriate portions needed for nourishment. We take away any stressors related to preparing meals by having our Chef preparing all meals and snacks. This level also focuses on teaching individuals to be more mindful on the appropriate food their bodies need to be healthy through many effective techniques.
Clients gain more responsibility by preparing their own meals and snacks in Level 2. A Registered Dietitian will accompany clients to the grocery store where each client will be supported and guided in making the most appropriate choices. Continued support will also be provided on any challenges related to disordered eating behaviors and/or thoughts that may still be present or ones that may have arose.
In this level clients have transitioned to becoming more comfortable with preparing appropriate balanced meals and snacks. Level 3 continues to challenge clients by becoming less focused on certain structures that were emphasized in level 2, while gaining further independence through one’s recovery process.