Mirasol Eating Disorder Recovery Centers

Integrative Treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating

Mirasol is a residential center dedicated to integrative treatment of anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating or binge eating disorder. We believe that eating disorders are the result of chronic stress and trauma, and emphasize therapies that have proven successful in the treatment of other stress-related conditions.

Our multidisciplinary treatment team consists of psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nurses, doctors and dietitians who work closely with practitioners of alternative medicine, including neurofeedback, bodywork, acupuncture, and Oriental medicine, EMDR, somatic experiencing, equine therapy and adventure therapy.

Instead of focusing on suppressing eating disorder symptoms, we identify the root of the problem and develop new ways of communicating and coping that restore and maintain overall balance. We believe that the skills we teach are more effective and longer lasting than restrictive protocols, and provide the opportunity to practice those skills in a safe environment that supports change.

We offer residential treatment programs for teen girls and boys ages 12 to 17 and for women ages 18 and up. Our Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) serve as much-needed step-downs in treatment where the setting, while supervised, is a little less structured, giving the patient an opportunity to "practice" their new skills while still in a protected milieu. In addition, our new Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) offer short-term, effective eating disorder treatment for adults and adolescents (both male and female) ages 12 to 17. Many of our patients go from regular in-patient or residential treatment to PHP and then on to Intensive Outpatient while still living in a Mirasol residence.

With a 3:1 staff-client ratio, we offer extraordinary individual attention and tailor our programs to the individual client's needs.

Small, intimate residences (limited to a maximum of 10 clients) in Territorial-style homes in southern Arizona's fabulous Sonoran Desert provide a secure and serene environment for healing.

Mirasol's Medical Director is a psychiatrist who embraces alternative forms of healing and integrative medicine. Our clinicians use non-pharmaceutical alternatives whenever possible to enhance and restore the body's natural ability to combat illness. We have a celebrated naturopathic physician on staff who offers a different prospective on medical issues. A regular doctor treats illness, whereas a naturopathic physician is focused on wellness. Last but not least, we believe that food can be used as medicine when it's nutrition consisting of the highest quality and healthiest foods available.

Mirasol clients rediscover normal eating with individual meal plans and guidance from our staff dietitians.

Why Mirasol?

  • Have you had multiple treatments and are still suffering?
  • Have you been traumatized by strict, "boot-camp" style treatment centers?
  • Could you learn to believe that complete recovery is possible?
  • Is slow weight gain appealing to you? If a person gains weight too quickly it becomes impossible for that person to process that weight gain psychologically.
  • Would you be interested in a full-year of support by a licensed clinician after you leave treatment (telephone support offered all over the world)?

Would you be interested in treatment that is respectful and honors your spirit and soul as well as your body?

Come to Mirasol and learn to be well!