Residential Treatment for Women

Mirasol's acclaimed integrative residential eating disorder treatment program for women 18 and up combines cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies with alternative therapies proven effective in the treatment of chronic stress-related conditions. Featured therapies include EMDR, polarity therapy, psychodrama, acupuncture, body image work, art therapy, dance-movement therapy, trauma resolution and yoga as well as group process and individual psychotherapy. Mirasol pioneered the use of neurofeedback in the treatment of eating disorders, and all clients receive regular EEG biofeedback training.

Mirasol has been fully licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Behavioral Health Licensure since 1999 and certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 2006.

The program includes a four-day family program and one full year of intensive aftercare. The Mirasol staff looks closely at the biochemical relationship between the body, nutrition, and mental health. We strongly believe that the psychological experience is inseparable from physiological and spiritual states, and that working with the whole mind-body-spirit simultaneously promotes transformation in individuals and, ultimately, in families and communities.

Daily Schedule - Mirasol's intensive residential eating disorder treatment program provides more hours of therapy than any comparable programs.

Family Therapy - Our family-based treatment program includes weekly family sessions as well as a multi-day "family camp", when family members and friends come to Mirasol to share the experience of intensive residential treatment with their loved ones.

Mindful Eating - Mirasol's meals plans are highly individualized and designed to equip clients with the skills they need to live lives free of eating disorders.

Adventure Therapy - Our clients will develop new problem-solving and coping skills during multi-day adventures in the Sonoran Desert that include caving, camping and equine therapy, complete with meals prepared by Mirasol's famous chefs!

Healthy Exercise - Break the cycle of compulsive exercise in a carefully monitored program that includes yoga, dance/movement therapy, martial arts, weights, gentle cardio and morning walks in the desert.

Transitional Living - Mirasol's Transformational Living Center is a place where women in early recovery can rebuild their lives as active, independent adults with the support of a specialized treatment team and a therapeutic community of women working toward shared goals.

Focused Continuing Care - Clients begin planning for life after residential treatment the moment they arrive at Mirasol, and our program includes one full year of aftercare.

Holistic Treatment - Mirasol's residential eating disorder treatment program is designed to heal the whole person — mind, body and spirit — by combining individual and group psychotherapy with experiential therapies including acupuncture, EMDR, naturopathic medicine, Oriental medicine, neurofeedback, adventure therapy and energy psychology.

Treatment Philosophy - We believe that eating disorders are the result of chronic stress or trauma, and that therapies proven effective in the treatment of other stress-related conditions can achieve transformation in individuals and, ultimately, in families and communities.

Outcomes - Years of research using standardized psychological testing demonstrates dramatic decreases in symptoms of depression.

FAQS - Frequently asked questions about residential eating disorder treatment at Mirasol.