Help For Teens With Eating Disorders

Kallos is a standalone residential treatment facility with a focus on helping teens with eating disorders and disordered eating habits as a secondary mental health concern. Located in Tarzana, California, Kallos accepts teens between the ages of 12 – 17 who struggle with primary mental health conditions centered on depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as secondary conditions that relate to eating disorders. Take a look at the treatment approach and amenities of the Kallos facility to learn more about our residential treatment for teens with disordered eating concerns.

Amenities at Kallos House

We strive to ensure that we meet all the needs of our adolescent clients at Kallos House. In addition to a variety of clinical and experiential therapy for teens, our everyday amenities include:

  • 24-Hour Staff Onsite
  • Private Chef & Personalized Nutrition
  • Activity Facilities, Including Tennis Court & Pool
  • Horticulture & Community Gardening Facilities
  • Shared Rooms with Queen Beds
  • Lounge Areas Indoors & Outdoors
  • Classroom Facilities

Our Clinical Approach to Helping Teens with Eating Disorders

Therapy for teens that struggle with disordered eating, in addition to other mental health concerns, requires round-the-clock care and great attention to detail. Some of the program highlights that ensure teens receive the support they need include:

  • A robust medical team with 24-hour nursing, psychiatric, and internal medicine staff
  • Mentors and doctors specifically trained to handle emotional and physical complications related to disordered eating
  • Therapists who provide a variety of clinical therapies, including CBT-E, DBT, RO-DBT, and E-EFFT, in individual, group, and family therapy settings
  • A chef and dietician who collaborate to provide nutritionally balanced meals and snacks
  • Educators who keep clients on track with their academic progress
  • Nature-based therapy sessions, like equine, gardening, and beach-oriented therapies
  • Passion project guidance that provides clients to reconnect with their interests

The Difference Between Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

The main difference between these two diagnoses is the severity of the client’s emphasis on their weight, eating habits, and body image. Signs of an eating disorder may include obsessive thoughts about food, food rituals, withdrawal from friends and family, and co-occurring mental health issues like anxiety or depression. Some symptoms of disordered eating generally include calorie counting, strict exercise routines, anxiety about certain types of food, and inflexible meal times, even in social situations.

You might not be sure which condition your teen is facing, but Ascend is here to work with your healthcare provider and help you figure it out. We can ensure you find help for teens with eating disorders, as well as disordered eating.

Care at Ascend

At Ascend, we offer help for teens with eating disorders and disordered eating without judgment or discrimination. We strive to meet clients and their families where they are at, providing support at every stage of the healing process. Our core belief in family structures guarantees family involvement in their teen’s care, with a total of seven hours of parent programming. 

We also continue offering support and care after a teen leaves our facility with aftercare planning and alumni programming for both parents and teens.

Reach Out Today

If you’re looking for residential treatment for teens with disordered eating as a secondary condition, Ascend may be the right place for you. Get in touch with our admissions team to learn more about whether we’re the right fit for your family. You can also call us at 310.388.3713, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Finding help for teens with eating disorders is easier when you have support from the Ascend team. Let us guide you through this difficult process with compassion, empathy, and family-focused care.