The Bella Vita Review
With a number of facilities throughout Southern California, The Bella Vita is a multi-faceted behavioral health organization that offers a number of treatment programs to clients struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Though it also offers more flexible outpatient options at a number of locations, adolescent men and women in need of more intensive care can attend residential treatment at its location in La Cañada Flintridge, just outside of Los Angeles.
Accommodations and Food
The facility is a six-bed, Cape Cod-style manor situated amongst tall oak trees and other surrounding greenery. Each of the bedrooms is shared between two clients and includes twin beds, end tables with lamps, dressers, carpeted floors and shared closet space. The entire home is tastefully decorated and includes dining room areas, shared lounges with comfortable furniture, an entertainment room with cable TV and computers with WiFi, outdoor garden areas with a fountain and therapy rooms. Throughout their stay, clients are served three meals a day by a team of on-site chefs and dietitians.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning a program, all participants go through an initial intake and assessment process to help staff members develop their individualized treatment plans. Though on-site detox services for substance abuse are not available, those in need can get referrals to nearby programs as necessary.
Once stabilized, all residents begin busy schedules of individual and group therapy with evidence-based treatment practices including CBT, DBT and psychoeducation. Groups cover many different topics including family therapy, self-esteem, coping skills, trauma and relapse prevention. In fitting with treatment for eating disorders, programs also include fitness groups, nutritional counseling, exposure therapy and cooking classes .
Dual diagnosis support including medication management is also available. Though 12-step participation is not required, those in need can get referrals to nearby self-help meetings as necessary. The staff at The Bella Vita Cañada Flintridge consists of psychiatrists, RNs, LPCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, dietitians and additional Master’s-level clinicians.
Other features include an on-site Italian herb garden which produces fresh ingredients used in the kitchen. Holistic options includes art therapy, yoga, mindfulness training and meditation. Additional standalone services such as psychological testing or individual therapy are also provided. Finally, those seeking additional care can work with staff to step down the intensity of therapy as a form of aftercare.
In all, The Bella Vita’s residential location in La Cañada Flintridge is a well-rounded program with support for eating disorders and related behavioral health issues. Treatment includes evidence-based care, educational groups, nutritional counseling, cooking classes and other topics. While the cost of these programs may vary by insurance, The Bella Vita La Cañada Flintridge is a residential treatment option worth considering.
The Bella Vita La Cañada Flintridge Location
634 Groveview Ln
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
The Bella Vita Cañada Flintridge Cost
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