SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, offers a comprehensive Eating Disorders Program that provides recovery and hope. The multifaceted program, specializing in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment services for adult women at Sovereign Health's San Clemente facility. The Eating Disorders Program provides each patient with an individualized treatment plan that includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
"Sovereign Health's Eating Disorders Program allows patients to receive the treatment they need in a nurturing, compassionate environment. With the growing number of patients in the United States suffering from eating disorders, this illness has reached epidemic proportions," says Anthony J. Mele, Psy.D., Chief Clinical Officer at Sovereign Health. "Our program encompasses a multidisciplinary team designed to help patients experience the hope of recovery and self-confidence."
Adds Janet Whitney, M.F.T., Program Consultant for the Eating Disorders Program, "Helping a patient with an eating disorder is close to my heart. Sovereign's approach to treatment is all-inclusive and I'm proud to be a part of an organization that treats not only the symptoms, but also the underlying issues for each patient."
Led by a first-rate clinical team, Sovereign Health's Eating Disorders Program provides a full continuum of specialized care for patients in California and throughout the United States. The program offers treatment modalities such as individual, group and family therapy; cognitive rehabilitation and brain wellness therapy; nutrition and exercise programs; and experiential therapies, including art and equine therapy.
Dr. Mele is a licensed psychologist with nearly 25 years of clinical expertise and executive leadership in behavioral health care. His wide range of clinical expertise includes the assessment and treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in adolescents and adults. Ms. Whitney has over 35 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Her goal is to continue to eliminate the power of fear in the lives of others and replace those feelings with strength and confidence in order to help individuals surpass even their original dreams and goals.
According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, approximately 30 million Americans are dealing with some form of an eating disorder. Moreover, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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