Located in Tucson, Arizona, Desert Milagros is a treatment facility that specializes in the care of clients struggling with a range of eating disorders, trauma and various co-occurring mental health conditions such as anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression. Translated as “desert miracles,” Desert Milagros maintains a mind-body-spirit philosophy to healing that addresses the underlying root causes of the problem rather than merely treating individual symptoms. While the facility’s comprehensive treatment approach integrates evidence-based and holistic therapeutic methods into the programming, the 12-step recovery method is not a component of the programming. Desert Milagros primarily offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and outpatient services for adult and teenage clients, and dual diagnosis support is available for individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Treatment and Staff
PHP, IOP and outpatient services are ideal for clients that either cannot commit to residential treatment or for those transitioning back into regular life from an inpatient program. As both morning and evening schedules are offered, clients are able to receive treatment while remaining at home and continuing to work.
Upon intake at Desert Milagros, clients undergo a comprehensive assessment to help the staff determine the program best suited for the specific needs of the individual. Clients work with staff to figure the best possible schedule. The PHP provides between 25 to 30 hours of therapy a week and the IOP offers 12 hours. Clients ultimately participate in a treatment plan that is customized to their needs.
Desert Milagros offers a multi-faceted spectrum of treatment that integrates a wide array of traditional and new generation therapeutic modalities including holistic methods, evidence-based therapies like CBT and DBT, mind-body exercises, wellness activities as well as experiential models. Clients engage in regular group therapy, individual therapy, weekly nutritional counseling and meal planning in addition to an extensive ecotherapy program that includes hiking and equine-assisted therapy. This includes week-long adventures as well as weekend intensive program, all located on a 50-acre horse ranch. Mind body therapeutic exercises include meditation and mindfulness, yoga, guided imagery and relaxation techniques.
For clients struggling with eating disorders, there is an emphasis on body image, movement and stress management. In addition, the facility offers expressive art therapies like collage, drawing, painting, journaling and psychodrama. Also, it facilitates innovative therapies like brainspotting, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), Somatic Experiencing and EMDR to treat past experiences as a cause of current trauma. In addition, Desert Milagros implements “new generation” energy psychology techniques like Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), brain gym exercises and Psych-K to alter the subconscious belief into a positive direction.
The Desert Milagros team is comprised of licensed therapists, psychologists, clinical psychologists, certified personal trainers and a dietitian. Dual diagnosis support is available for clients with co-occurring disorders.
Desert Milagros recognizes the vital importance of family participation in the success of a sustainable long-term recovery. To this end, families are involved in the treatment process and attend a monthly support and education group. In addition, parents participate in nutrition meetings.
Situated in Tucson, Arizona, Desert Milagros is a treatment facility that provides PHP, IOP and outpatient therapeutic services for clients struggling with eating disorders, trauma and a range of mental health issues in addition to those with co-occurring disorders. Its treatment approach integrates a vast array of traditional and new generation therapeutic methods including holistic, evidence-based like CBT and DBT, experiential, mind-body models as well as energy psychology. For clients seeking a caring, experienced team and a comprehensive treatment program tailored to their needs, Desert Milagros is a superb option.
Desert Milagros Location
3438 N Country Club
Tucson, AZ 85716
Desert Milagros Cost
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