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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in New York State. Thank you for using Just Answer, I will do my best to find a residential treatment facility for your daughter to meet her PTSD as well as bulimia. Could you please tell me where you live and what age she is. Until recently I was the Clinical Treatment Director for residential treatment for adolescents with an eating disorder component in Rochester, New York. The primary focus for my facilities was drug/alcohol. As you ma already know there are very few facilities for eating disorders (most if not all models would be trauma informed since that is a common component of ED) but I will see what I can find. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC
Thank you, ***** ***** going to do some research on the clinical philosophy and treatment services of these three facilities and get back to you. I do agree with a trauma informed DBT program for her and yes, they would have to be able to supervise her eating disorder because expectedly the therapeutic work she would be doing would trigger her need to control and or restrict food. I will return as soon as possible. Linda
I researched all three programs and actually communicated with the Sierra Tucson in Arizona which is my first choice for a recommendation. They have a strong DBT model and can treat her PTSD/Eating disorders. They are a co-ed program, I am not sure if that makes a difference. In this organization I believe she will be primarily with peers who are struggling with the same issues which is very important. The program in LA is for women only and is one residential setting but she will be with women who are also there for drug/alcohol dependency and other mental health issues. Based on my professional experience this could be a difficult population for her to cohabitate with while doing her own work, since there can be a tendency for acting out, etc. while getting clean/sober. The facility in Castlewood did not impress me as much as the Sierra Tucson facility, more business oriented and seemed less person centered. I hope this helps. I have spent my entire career developing residential options for individuals for NYS and really feel it is important to pick an organization that seeks to make a difference in the persons life journey and runs well as a business. Of course, it will be important to find out which facility takes your insurance, etc. The contact I spoke to at Sierra Tucson is Miguel at(###) ###-#### I hope this helps. I wish your daughter and your family all the best. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help y0ou with. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC
PS I would appreciate you taking a moment to rate my service to you as well. Thanks so much.
Hello again, i am wondering if you and your daughter have made any progress toward making a decision for treatment for her. I hope the information I provided was helpful to you. Please let me know if I can help any further. I would like to ask if you could take a moment to rate my service to you, this is the only way we are compensated at JA for our time helping you. I would truly appreciate it. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC