Teenage Eating Disorders

Fairwinds Specializes in Treating Adolescents with Eating Disorders

Only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders seek treatment. If your teenager is suffering from an eating disorder, it’s crucial they receive help immediately by professionals such as those at Fairwinds Treatment Center. Led by globally renowned eating disorder expert Dr. Pauline Powers, our team emphasizes comprehensive healing by using clinical treatment and therapeutic counseling to help our patients achieve lasting and sustainable wellness.

As one of the nation’s leading eating disorder treatment centers, Fairwinds not only treats a teenager’s condition, but also the underlying causes behind the disorder. We strive to improve the communication between adolescents and their parents and siblings, establish positive family dynamics and pave the way for long-term health.

If your child is participating in our residential eating disorder program, we encourage you to make frequent visits as your child recovers. You may also attend our weekly on-site parent education and support group to help you grapple with your loved one’s illness.

Adolescent eating disorder sufferers often have needs unique to their age group, which is why we complement their clinical treatment with innovative therapeutic methods. Here are two examples:

Teens who are uncomfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings verbally may benefit from art therapy and using various creative mediums to explore the healing process.

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Individualized Treatment for Teenagers with Eating Disorders

At Fairwinds Treatment Center in Clearwater, Florida, we provide a unique and effective treatment approach that combines psychological and emotional support with nutritional guidance. Our medical professionals know that every patient is fighting their own intensely personal battle. With that in mind, our Eating Disorder programs are tailored to the needs of each individual and their family. We operate a small, comfortable residential treatment center where you or your loved one can take the time necessary to truly heal.

 

Why Choose Fairwinds Treatment Center

Fairwinds Treatment Center is one of the top eating disorder treatment centers in the world. Our specialists, Dr. Khal El-Yousef and Dr. Pauline Powers, understand the complexities of these ailments and the underlying psychological conditions that cause them, and implement clinically backed methods to help adult men and women and adolescent boys and girls uncover and overcome the root causes of their disorders, even while assisting in their physical recovery.

Dr. Pauline Powers is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading researcher, educator and trainer in the continually evolving field of eating disorder treatment, and has 40 years of experience fighting this fight. She currently sits on the Scientific Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Screening Program and the Editorial Board of the Eating Disorders Review and has also served as the founding President of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), President of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and founding member of the Eating Disorders Research Society.

If you or your loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, there is no time to waste. Contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today by phone or via our online form to start the journey toward treatment and recovery.

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The History of Fairwinds Treatment Center

Fairwinds Treatment Center was founded by Dr. Khal El-Yousef in 1989, and we offer a treatment model that combines the benefits of therapy with a more clinical approach to eating disorders, addiction and the underlying psychological conditions that can spur these self-destructive behaviors. We believe that addressing all of the factors that contribute to an eating disorder is the only way to facilitate a full recovery. As such, we are one of the only dually licensed psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities in the nation to earn accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), which empowers us to address any chemical dependencies or behavioral issues that may contribute to an eating disorder.

 

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