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TEEN EATING DISORDERS

Unfortunately there are a number of different types of eating disorders that plague the youth of America.

The exact cause of an eating disorder remains unknown. Research indicates, however that the development of an eating disorder could be due to a combination of various behavioral, biological, and social factors.

Signs that can indicate the presence of an eating disorder can include rapid weight fluctuations, excessive physical activity, drastic changes in physical shape, peculiar behaviors around food, clear feelings of discontent with body shape and size. Four types of eating disorders that are common amongst teenagers are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder. The internal and external pressures that a young person endures throughout adolescence are vast and many of the warning signs related to eating disorders may present themselves at various times. Independently, some of the signs may seem insignificant, but it is essential to be cautious. If there is any concern that your teen may be struggling with an eating disorder, it is best get help.

How Pacific Teen Treatment Can Help

Pacific Teen Treatment provides care for adolescents who struggle with mental and emotional health issues through a custom tailored 30-60 day residential treatment program.

We focus on identifying and treating the core issues that impact teens and their families. Instead of using treatment modalities that focus on altering behaviors through punitive approaches we search for, identify and treat the underlying mental or emotional health issues. We do this by utilizing a variety of techniques including; individual therapy, group therapy, educational groups, schooling, social activities, family therapy and many others. By doing so, we believe that we can help young people and their families make positive changes that they can both internalize and incorporate back into their lives at home.

Our Admissions team is available 24/7 to answer questions and/or provide a confidential and free assessment.

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Family Testimonials

  • This was a very positive experience in our daughters life journey. PTT did everything they said they we're going to do. yes it's expensive but we felt the service and therapy they provided was excellent.The exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend.

    Rich M Avatar Rich M
    March 11, 2023
  • PTT is wonderful! We have been art therapy services there for years and can say first hand that they deliver top notch care for the youth. Jeremy and his team do an excellent job of making sure the teens receive the best possible services and quality treatment. Highly recommend.

    Summer Mencher Avatar Summer Mencher
    October 11, 2022
  • there’s about a million words i could say about ptt, but i’ll start with this: it was absolutely amazing. when my parents and i were looking for the right residential for me, there was a lot of fear and stress. we had heard various stories about teens entering a residential facility and leaving it years later with more trauma than when they initially entered. with that in mind, i’m not going to lie, choosing ptt was scary! however, during the intake process, jeremy’s communication was absolutely stellar; he answered all of my questions and concerns no matter how silly, and did the same for my parents. when time actually came for me to move in and start treatment, the support i got was better than i could’ve imagined. the staff remained stern yet beyond supportive which fostered an environment that was perfect for personal development. even on the days when a client misbehaved, they were held accountable whilst still being provided productive treatment. the overall layout of the program was also a perfect mix of therapy and fun. despite having group and 1on1 therapy every day, the movie nights, game nights, and daily outings allowed for my time there to remain enjoyable. i also cannot rave enough about art therapy (michelle is amazing), yoga, and workout group. furthermore, the presence of the therapy dogs (yeti and gator who are the cutest ever) gave ptt a home-like feeling. during the weekdays we also went to school where the teacher is in constant communication with everyone’s teachers + provided us with any and all assistance accessible, ensuring that grades remained as high as they could be. in my weeks there, i met some of my closest friends and truly the best people. additionally, i remain in contact with my primary therapist as well as other staff, which only emphasizes the grand impact they had on my recovery. ptt exceeded all expectations and ensured that my parents were also in the loop via weekly family sessions, multi-fam group, plus a parent group that my parents attended. there are few things in life that i 100% do not regret and ptt is one of them. if you are nervous about attending (or sending your child there) i promise that you’re in the best hands. i am forever grateful for all of the experiences i got during my time at pacific teen treatment. thank you for everything, ZoTs (12/23/21 - 02/05/22) ps. on wednesday when you go to buyo, the best order is lavender honey ice cream with mochi, trust me! oh also, the passion fruit plant and other trees are totally active and produce amazing produce so i highly recommend going outside every few days and picking up the ripe fruit!

    Zohar T Avatar Zohar T
    September 11, 2022
  • I can not say enough good things about PTT. They are the perfect example of what adolescent treatment should be. From the first moment to the last they are supportive, kind and empathetic. There is so much communication from PTT during the stay that it provides so much comfort to parents. They engage the whole family in treatment to really ensure success of the teen. They also set health boundaries and are honest about expectations. We did not have a negative experience with anyone involved in the process. If you are a parent or someone looking for support for a teenager with mental health issues you should definitely reach out to PTT. As a parent I can tell you that the stress you are feeling right now will be relieved the moment you talk to them. I'm so thankful that a place like PTT exists and it gives me hope that we can help teens in need to have a better life.

    Kelly Church Avatar Kelly Church
    May 11, 2022
  • I had two stays at PTT, they were both extremely helpful and helped me bounce back after some really rough spots in my life. If you are looking for a place to help with mental health this is definitely the place for you😊. All of the staff is really kind and supportive. As there are only 6 clients at a time everyone's experience is truly tailored to what they need at the time. I loved both of my stays and I recommend this facility to anyone who is struggling with mental health, addiction or eating disorders. --LySm

    Lydia Smack Avatar Lydia Smack
    May 11, 2022
  • This place is 5 star, it literally saved our daughter. When our daughter entered PTT she was in a deep depression and was extremely closed off, combative and suicidal. We tried several individual therapists and two different IOP groups unsuccessfully. She was not able to do school, wasn’t motivated to shower and didn’t want to be around her friends. All she talked about was not wanting to live, and what was the point. When she entered PTT she bonded with the other kids there immediately because she knew she was not alone in her struggle and could finally talk to kids her age who could relate to her feelings. PTT provided well trained therapists and staff who really bond with your kids. They are very down to earth. The house is feels safe and cozy and the back yard is huge with a nice little fire pit that they are able to sit at and have group. PTT provides many activities and they have a personal chef! Our daughter decided to go vegetarian during her stay there because they visited a farm and she held a chicken and fell in love with it. She then decided it was sad to eat chicken..but the chef was able to accommodate her for the rest of her stay and made her some fabulous tasting vegetarian meals. She was able to start school again while there. The teacher was very on the ball and was in touch with daughter’s school to get things going. I think it took two days for our daughter to get back into it. It’s so helpful that there is a program/schedule to follow. Nobody is forced to follow along, but I think if they don’t, they feel left out. Even during Covid, PTT was still able to take the kids out frequently to get ice cream or visit a local book store. It made things seem more normal during this state of craziness out there. Our daughter loved the group therapy. There were several activities where her peers could chime in and I think that was helpful for her. There was frequent contact with her 1:1 therapist, family groups and meetings for just my husband and I to get some therapy and feedback. It definitely was family inclusive. Dr. Kim was very involved and thoroughly explained his thoughts and reasoning if he recommended medications. He never pushed his agenda. His recommendation for meds for our daughter helped her to cope. She is still on the same medication routine and it is definitely working. He knows what he is doing. And it was comforting to know, just by coincidence, that when we got home and talked to our daughter’s psychiatrist (whom we love) that he actually went to medical school with Dr. Kim. We are so grateful and thankful to have found PTT. It was definitely the right choice. We have our kid back!!

    Alexis Lee Avatar Alexis Lee
    May 11, 2022
  • Our daughter went to PTT and had a great experience. Their nurturing, compassionate and holistic approach creates an ideal environment for the kids to open up, feel valued and bond with each other as well as the staff. The therapists spend the days at the facility so the kids get to know them as human beings which really helped with trust and facilitating communication. Jeremy will hold your hand every step of the way and be there for you as a resource even after discharge. They plan wonderful outings for the kids, spend lots of time at the beach and bookstores and may even had a trapeze lesson. Wonderful therapists and staff who really care. Highly recommend. *****

    Leslie J Avatar Leslie J
    April 28, 2022
  • I can not say enough good things about PTT. They are the perfect example of what adolescent treatment should be. From the first moment to the last they are supportive, kind and empathetic. There is so much communication from PTT during the stay that it provides so much comfort to parents. They engage the whole family in treatment to really ensure success of the teen. They also set health boundaries and are honest about expectations. We did not have a negative experience with anyone involved in the process. If you are a parent or someone looking for support for a teenager with mental health issues you should definitely reach out to PTT. As a parent I can tell you that the stress you are feeling right now will be relieved the moment you talk to them. I'm so thankful that a place like PTT exists and it gives me hope that we can help teens in need to have a better life.

    Kelly Church Avatar Kelly Church
    April 14, 2022
  • The team at PTT helped everyone in the family during a very difficult time. Jeremy has created an amazing, holistic program that treats each client as an individual. His team of staff are caring, kind, intelligent people who are there to help and support your teen through the process. I would highly recommend PTT to any family who are at the point where they feel their teen needs more support and guidance than they can provide at home.

    D K Avatar D K
    March 17, 2022
  • Thank God for PTT! The entire staff and program are professional, caring, involved, and effective. Our family cannot recommend PTT more. It's not hyperbole to say they saved our daughter. ❤️

    John Bryson Avatar John Bryson
    March 14, 2022

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Our admissions team can be reached 24/7 at info@pacificrtc.com  or call: (800) 531-5769

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