The Patience, Care and Experience to Help
Canopy Cove's eating disorder treatment programs offer compassionate, comprehensive treatment for females, males, adolescents and adults, who are struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorders and co-existing diabetes, addiction issues, depression, and anxiety.
To meet your specific needs, Canopy Cove develops a treatment plan that is designed exclusively for you. Our individualized programs are grounded in providing positive structure in a Christian based setting.
Anorexia is a strange disorder that usually develops slowly over a period of time. No one ever started out to get anorexia nor did anything wrong for it to happen. So really, there is no reason for blame or shame. Yet, many eating disorder individuals feel embarrassed and guilty about upsetting or worrying their family or friends and are reluctant to share their disgust with being fat, or being obsessed with exercising. They begin to hide unspoken fears through isolating and avoiding being around others at meal time. The fear of ridicule often causes induced vomiting and the use of laxatives to be the closest kept secret. An honest and simple attempt to be healthier by cutting out junk food and starting to walk turns into dark disaster for many.
Anorexia tends to develop during the teen years, but not always. This seductive disorder can find its way into the lives of those younger and older. No one is left out of its dangerous reach. It tends to find targets who often have a tendency to be perfectionist and struggle with knowing when enough is enough. If an A- was a test score then it should have been an A. If they ran for 2 miles then it should have been 5; if they lost 5 pounds then another 5 more is needed. Those who have difficulties believing in themselves and feeling positive about their appearance or judge their worth on their looks are candidates as well.
Few people know that Anorexia and other Eating Disorders cause more deaths than any other mental health issue or disorder. However, they are the leading cause of death in the young female population. Many think, “oh that would never happen to me”, and for many it doesn’t, but over 500,000 lose this battle every year.
There is no need for anyone to struggle with or die from Anorexia or any other eating disorder. Stepping out of the darkness of denial and having a voice to let those who care help is the first step to Recovery. Recognizing that the person is not the eating disorder is critical to separating from the convincing and destructive nature of Anorexia.
We believe that treatment at Canopy Cove will be a helpful part of your Recovery. Overcoming an eating disorder is a long and difficult process filled with detours, however, Recovery is possible. Whether we join you in the beginning of your journey, or later in your process, we will help you to identify, challenge, and overcome the obstacles that your eating disorder has placed in your path.
We have created an environmenet that offers serenitiy and beauty to help you feel as comfortable as possible. Our Anorexia treatment program takes place on a beautiful, 55 acre protected property in a secure and non-judgmental home-like setting. You receive daily treatment and around the clock care with other clients in your age group, either adult or adolescent. Each day consists of multiple and continuous therapy sessions such as individual, group, equine, spirituality, or dietary, all of which are focused on helping you develop positive coping skills.
Our staff is always there to help you through the difficult times such as during meals and when you are feeling homesick. A serenity walk down the canopied road or a visit with one of our friendly horses right outside the door can bring a sense of peace. Nature therapy and spirituality are conducted multiple times weekly. Family therapy and visitations occur during the week as well.
At Canopy Cove we believe that every person has the ability to separate and recover from Anorexia, in spite of the fear that is felt as they begin to think about life without it. Everyone has the capacity to feel their feelings and make it through. We strongly encourage and support our clients as they work through this war.
Questions? Concerns? Feel free to call us at 1-800-236-7524 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have!