Mirasol is an eating disorder recovery centers 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 acupuncture, EMDR, somatic experiencing, dance-movement therapy and equine 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 treatment programs for men and women ages 18 and up. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is gender-inclusive and serves as a much-needed step-down 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 Program (IOP) offers short-term, effective eating disorder treatment for women. Many of our patients transition 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.
Our clinicians use non-pharmaceutical alternatives whenever possible to enhance and restore the body's natural ability to combat illness. 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.
Would you be interested in treatment that is respectful and honors your spirit and soul as well as your body?
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Mirasol's free weekly eating disorder and body image support group is temporarily on hold to protect the safety of our clients, staff and the community from the potential spread of coronavirus. As soon as feasible, the support group will resume in an online format lead by Mirasol CEO and founder Jeanne Rust. Stay tuned for further details! .
"Mirasol is light years ahead of any other program in the country."