Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders in Wickenburg, AZ

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36075 S. Rincon Road
Wickenburg AZ 85390

Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders Philosophy

A fully accredited and licensed inpatient behavioral health facility located in the beautiful Arizona desert, Rosewood is one of the first and most experienced programs to provide comprehensive care for all stages of recovery from anorexia,bulimia, binge eating disorder and co-occurring addictions /disorders to men, women, and adolescent boys and girls.

Areas of Specialization

  • Eating Disorder Treatment
    Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Facility Highlights

Offers residential, partial, outpatient in Wickenburg and Tempe, AZ & Santa Monica, CA

A RiverMend Health recovery program

One of only a few fully accredited treatment programs to offer a complete range of care

Meet the Staff

Mark Bower, MA, LPC

Vice President of Operations

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Mark Bower, MA, LPC, is Vice President of Operations for Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. He is responsible for operations and development of growth opportunities for Rosewood’s nationally recognized eating disorder and substance abuse treatment facilities that provide a full continuum of care.

Mark has more than 16 years of leadership experience in the eating disorders field. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Messiah College in Grantham, PA and his Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Relations, with a focus on marital and family therapy, from the University of Connecticut. He began his career as a family therapist at a psychiatric care center for adolescents, where he offered individual, group and family therapy.

While working with teens struggling with anxiety and depression, it became apparent to him that food often was a part of their struggles. These experiences prompted him to become a therapist at a residential eating disorders treatment center. He was promoted to Director of Clinical Services, Executive Director of Facilities Management, and later, Executive Administrator.

As Executive Administrator, he oversaw daily operations of a 48-bed, 500-acre facility and a partial hospitalization program. His responsibilities included leading quality improvement initiatives, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, developing strategic plans, ensuring the center met Joint Commission accreditation standards and overseeing the provision of patient care by a staff of 150.

Mark’s other experience includes providing counseling services in private practice, and working as Director of Business Development for an acute psychiatric hospital and a residential treatment center with programs serving active duty military, veterans, adolescents and adults with severe mental health and substance use disorders.

At Rosewood, Mark strives to optimize coordination and collaboration between the inpatient, PHP, IOP, and outpatient counseling facilities in Wickenburg, AZ, Tempe, AZ, and Santa Monica, CA. He is dedicated to enhancing and building collaborative relationships between Rosewood and healthcare professionals and providers nationally, to ensure quality, evidence-based care, strong outcomes, and benefit for patients and relevant parties assisting in the recovery process.

He considers caring for patients with eating disorders and substance abuse a privilege.

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS

Clinical Director

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Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, is the Clinical Director of the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Cabrera oversees all clinical aspects of patient care, leads program development and directs staff training and supervision throughout the Rosewood system. Prior to being appointed as Rosewoods’ Clinical Director, Dr. Cabrera served two years in the role of Clinical Director of Adolescent Services, and Director of The Rosewood Institute. Dr. Cabrera is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist with a wealth of diverse clinical experience including 19 years treating individuals, families and groups with a range of medical and psychiatric disorders. Her specialized training include neuropsychological and psychological assessment, dialectical behavior therapy, as well as the cognitive-behavioral treatment for patients with developmental disorders, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Dr. Cabrera is a nationally recognized eating disorders expert. She has authored numerous articles and publications and is honored by her academic and clinical peers for contributing vital resources to the field of eating disorders. She most recently co-authored, Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy (Rowman & Littlefield), a first resource of its kind that speaks to moms, and those who love them, through a personal and compassionate lens that assists in healing from body-image disturbances and eating disorders. Dr. Cabrera is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Eating Disorders and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She received her Master of Arts and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.

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ABOUT ROSEWOOD CENTERS FOR EATING DISORDERS – WICKENBURG

Set on 13 acres in the beautiful Sonora Desert, Rosewood Ranch in Wickenburg, Ariz. — one of four Rosewood Recovery Centers — offers residential treatment programs for adults and adolescents struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. Rosewood’s facility in nearby Capri offers a less structured program, while outpatient services are offered in Tempe. If necessary, medically-monitored detoxification is available on-site in Wickenburg.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Upon intake, clients meet with a team of dietitians, nurses, and psychiatrists to assess individual needs and form a tailored, comprehensive treatment plan. While Rosewood Ranch treats eating disorders, including binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia, the facility also addresses underlying psychological issues and substance abuse disorders. Rosewood treats adolescent (12 to 17) and adult clients separately.

Rosewood Ranch adheres to a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Along with a 12-step introduction, it uses evidence-based modalities, such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing (MI). Clients also undergo eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) sessions to address issues of trauma.

Along with traditional methods of individual and group counseling sessions, Rosewood Ranch uses holistic treatment techniques. Clients participate in psychodrama sessions, equine therapy, pet therapy, mindfulness meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi. They also work individually with dietitians, participate in meal planning, and attend educational presentations on eating and body image. Upon discharge, clients are encouraged to enroll in the less-structured Capri program.

The Alumni Program provides continued support. Staff reach out regularly to keep in touch and offer referrals to support groups, 12-step programs, and other aftercare options. Alumni may attend a two-day reunion, which consists of team building activities and stories from graduates.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Rosewood Ranch employs a multidisciplinary team of physicians, registered nurses, psychiatrists, master’s level eating disorder therapists, adolescent psychologists, registered dietitians, and recreational therapists. A medical team is available 24 hours a day.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Rosewood Ranch treats 63 residents at a time. Featuring luxury lodging facilities and a sprawling campus, the facility provides a therapeutic, structured atmosphere with a range of recreational amenities. The campus features a ropes course, horse stables, and a swimming pool. Clients stay in private or shared bedrooms and enjoy airport pick-up and drop-off. Dietitians and professional chefs coordinate customized meal plans.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

According to information collected by Rehabs.com to date, two alumni provided exemplary feedback for overall treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and quality of staff. They gave the top five-star rating to exercise and leisure, family participation, and cleanliness, and would recommend the facility. Alum A.B.T. told Rehabs.com: “Excellent treatment center for eating disorders. They helped me get on the road to recovery.”

On Google, 43 reviewers gave the facility an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five. Most alumni had positive comments about their experience. Aubrey wrote: Rosewood saved my life." [1] Catherine echoed that sentiment: "I couldn't say enough good things about this place but I'll sum it up with, they transform and save lives every day."

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Feedback from the three loved ones gathered to date by Rehabs.com is mixed. Two offered the top five stars for accommodations/amenities and meals and nutrition, and four and three stars for overall treatment effectiveness. Although a family member remarked about the "beautiful facility," they reported a lack of family involvement: "Wasn't impressed that they wouldn't allow me to talk to my daughter for more than 5 min threee times a week."

A loved with a largely positive review told Rehabs.com “Some of their research seems out of date.” The most critical family member explained their daughter "is worse now than ever" and the staff "seem cold and don't care. Extremely rude and harsh with patients."

WHAT STAFF SAY

According to Rehabs.com survey results, staff praised the effectiveness of treatment and dedication of team members. An employee told Rehabs.com: “We have a wonderful, diverse group of people that work here. They love what they do and it shows in the way in which they treat our clients.”

FINANCING

Rosewood Ranch accepts a range of private insurance plans.

  1. https://goo.gl/xS2ARr

Published on August 2017

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Awesome therapist, psych doctors, and dietitians but Lack of compassion for staff. the team is getting better each day. (working together)

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JHACO accredited, experiential therapies, psychiatrists, therapists, dieticians, full time nursing staff were strengths. Treatment is expensive. Rosewood has been around for 20 years. The eating disorder treatment there is top notch. Rosewood provides many different therapeutic approaches. Different things work for different people. Several experiential therapies are also included such as equine therapy, canine therapy, low ropes course, art therapy, music therapy, yoga and tai chi to name a few.

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Great staff, Great recovery centrr

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medical and clinical staff are amazing. Dietary works wonderfully with each individual based on their independent needs. We have a wonderful, diverse group of people that work here. They love what they do and it shows in the way in which they treat our clients.

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Excellent facility.

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I enjoyed the facility.

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The staff are well-trained and caring individuals and work well as a team to provide high level treatment for individuals with eating disorders and co-occurring substance and mental health disorders

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Location is serene. Staff care. Patients get better. Not as individualized as it could be, but its great.

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Overall good facility but it was expensive.

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Strengths: Team are loyal, dedicated, compassionate; experts in the field of eating disorders. Weaknesses: Located in Wickenburg. I am the clinical director - assuring cutting edge treatment, excellent delivery of care and supporting dedicated and passionate teams.

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The staff are licensed and well qualified caring professionals.

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Good ideas. Unable to keep staff. It could use better managment.

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Trained staff. It is tailored to each person.

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Strengths: Experiential modality, Equine Therapy, Ropes Course, Art Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Yoga, Tai Chi, Spirituality,Co-Occuring disorders, Multidisciplinary Team, Compassionate, Caring Staff, Men, Women, Adolescent populations, Cohesive Treatment team, Continuum of care, Strong and Supportive Alumni program. Weaknesses: Need larger lot for Staff parking. Pyschoeducation groups, Therapeutic outings to address body image and issues related to food and social anxiety, situated in the hills of the beautiful Sonoran desert, peaceful atmosphere, aftercare Alumni program including reunions and support gathering, Alumni Face Book Support page.

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Quality staff.

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Beautiful facility. However, they don't allow patients to develop and maintain hobbies/talents. Wasn't impressed that they wouldn't allow me to talk to my daughter for more than 5 min threee times a week.

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Strengths: Setting Counselors Program. Weaknesses:Some of their research seemed out of date Location. Visit any residential facility first to make sure it's right for your family member! If you do your own research you will be happier with the result.

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Excellent treatment enter for eating disorders. They helped me get on the road to recovery. The food is pretty good at the Residential level. PHP is very close to residential, but with a lot more outings into the community. They are 12-step based. The program was excellent a few years ago. They were more recently bought out by a large corp. and I feel as though their programing went down hill somewhat. I would still recommend this facility to any one struggling with an eating disorder.

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Looking for an inpatient care hosptial for desperate help. She is worse now than ever. They seem cold and don't care. Extremely rude and harsh with patients. They sent my daughter to a regular hospital and did not properly check on her. They have patients belongings locked up and it took me two weeks to get some of her things mailed to me and I paid high rates for shipping.

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beautiful facility. communication with family, long term plan explained and explored in advance. try to get the timeline down and what to expect from start to finish, not just go as insurance allows.

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