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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Eating disorders are often characterized by a preoccupation with eating and exercise habits, weight, and physical appearance. These concerns are not merely vain concerns; rather, they are symptoms of disordered patterns of thinking and maladaptive coping mechanisms, caused by powerful emotions. Left untreated, these eating disorders can have painful, damaging, and even life-threatening physical consequences.
Often, these disorders occur alongside another mental health disorder, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. The resulting emotional struggles can be just as distressing as the physical ones—but with appropriate treatment, these individuals can find healing and recovery.
Treatment at Solara Health
At Solara Health, we offer comprehensive, personalized, and specialized care for individuals with co-occurring eating disorders. Our clinicians are specially trained in treating mental health disorders with co-occurring eating disorders, allowing us to design specifically tailored, effective treatment plans that lead patients toward a deeper understanding of their disorder. This includes delicious, wholesome meals prepared by our private chefs, allowing clients to begin healing from within. This comprehensive and specific treatment plan allows clients to develop appropriate coping mechanisms and a new, healthier relationship with their body.
Individual psychotherapy is the foundation of eating disorder treatment at Solara Health, and is the most powerful tool available in the treatment process. In this safe space, clients work one-on-one with one of our expert clinicians, exploring the nature of their relationship with their body and food, the root of maladaptive coping mechanisms, and the connection between the eating disorder and the co-occurring mental health disorder. Clinicians will also guide clients through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which will help clients identify their triggers and develop new, healthier coping mechanisms. As clients learn to replace disorder thinking and behaviors with healthy ones, they develop better self-understanding, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.
Holistic therapies are a powerful tool in helping clients reconnect with their body and learn positive, healthy thought patterns and behaviors. For those with eating disorders, this begins with normalizing eating and learning principles of balanced nutrition, a process helped along by both our expert clinicians and the food prepared by our private chefs. Additionally, Solara offers classes in yoga and physical fitness, which increase physical awareness and help clients learn appropriate, healthy ways to exercise that do not fuel the eating disorder. Massages and acupuncture can also help clients find relaxation, healing, released tension, and increased physical self-awareness.
Group therapy is another important tool offered at Solara Health. In this space, clients can share their struggles and experiences in an understanding, judgment-free, and safe environment. This helps clients feel supported as they progress towards healing.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, eating disorders are often long-term conditions. Understanding this through years of experience, Solara Health provides the entire spectrum of care from in-residence to outpatient to transitional living to continuing, customized case management of long-term aftercare planning to ensure maximum, long-term success. Solara Health is committed and dedicated to freeing our clients from the clutches of eating disorders, and each of our programs is created to ensure this.
Contact us now to start the healing process.
What Our Clients Say
Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.
I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.
The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.
The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed
The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.
The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.
Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.
I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.
Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.
We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.