About Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders
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.
Eating Disorder Treatment
Rosewood provides a comprehensive continuum of care for eating disorder treatment, including a licensed inpatient facility with 24 hour medical supervision to stabilize and treat the most severe eating disorder cases. We accept individuals of all ages, genders and stages of eating disorders, treating them with respect, compassion and mutual trust. Our caring clinicians will get to know you as a person and develop an individualized eating disorder recovery plan based on your needs.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
A co-occurring disorder describes the presence of two or more disorders at the same time. For example, a person suffering from anorexia bulimia may also be suffering from substance abuse. By addressing both the eating disorder and the substance use disorder at the same time as well as applying a variety of other therapies, a patient can make significant improvements. At Rosewood, our staff has worked with many people suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and has discovered that the majority of these patients often suffer from more than one clinical disorder such as alcohol addiction, drug addiction, depression, anxiety, or PTSD.
- Uses a variety of treatment modalities to help individuals recover from eating disorders and co-occurring addictions.
- Specializes in anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, co-occurring addictions and mood/psychiatric disorders
- Led by three of the nation's leading eating disorders experts, Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., Amelia Davis, M.D, and Nicole Garber, M.D.
Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDSClinical Director
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.Show Bio
Amelia Davis, MDMedical Director
Dr. Amelia Davis is the Medical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Davis is directly involved in the psychiatric, medical, and neurological evaluation of the patient with an eating disorder. Dr. Davis is an active member of the multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment team which coordinates patient care for a range of eating disorders and conditions. As the Medical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, she works to assure the evidence-base of the treatment programs, quality of medical care, leading Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders programs toward national recognition as center of excellence. Dr Amelia Davis helps provide the safe and effective Rosewood environment that promote person-centered care. Before joining Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, Dr. Amelia Davis served as the Medical Director of the Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit at the UF Health Psychiatric Hospital and the Adult Eating Disorder Recovery Center (ERC) at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Davis’ leadership and clinical skills helped UF’s ERC expand from inpatient to residential, partial and intensive outpatient levels of care. Dr Davis’ comprehensive program successfully worked with psychologists, student health, nurses, college and university eating disorders clinicians, Psychiatrists, and other providers throughout the State of Florida. As a full-time academic physician at the University of Florida and Director of the Eating Disorders program, Dr Davis was an assistant professor, involved in teaching undergraduate students, medical students, resident physicians, and fellows. Dr. Davis worked with student mental health, parents, and students to raise awareness and decrease the stigma associated with eating disorders. Throughout Dr Amelia Davis’ career she has worked tirelessly to prevent, help, evaluate and treat disordered eating. Dr. Davis earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency in psychiatry at University of Florida, where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Amelia Davis has presented in both regional and national conferences as well as published case reports in the area of eating disorders. Dr. Amelia Davis is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and licensed to practice medicine in the state of Arizona and Florida. Dr. Davis is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association. She is passionate about providing exceptional person-centered care and furthering the expansion of knowledge and treatment regarding eating disorders. Dr. Davis grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, classical and early music, and exploring outdoors.Show Bio
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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. It is one of 82 residential treatment facilities in the state of Arizona. 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 comprehensive, individualized 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. The facility is among the 32 percent of Arizona facilities to treat adolescents.
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 may 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.
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 up to 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
The two alumni who have responded to the Rehabs.com survey to date provided exemplary feedback for overall treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and the staff's level of experience. They gave perfect five-star rating to all these categories, as well as exercise and leisure, family participation, and cleanliness, and would recommend the facility. Alum A.B.T. wrote: “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 4.4 stars out of five. Most alumni had positive comments about their experience. Aubrey wrote: Rosewood saved my life."  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." On the facility's Facebook, which the facility may have the ability to control, 67 reviewers gave an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date offered more mixed feedback. 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, only offering a one-star rating for this survey metric. "Wasn't impressed that they wouldn't allow me to talk to my daughter for more than 5 min three times a week."
One loved one who offered a largely positive review wrote: “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." They offered one-star ratings for the amount of staff support and family involvement.
WHAT STAFF SAY
On the Rehabs.com survey, the 13 staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date praised the effectiveness of treatment and dedication of team members. One employee wrote: “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.” Collectively, the staff members felt the facility excelled in its amount of family participation, holistic offerings, and the staff's aptitude.
Family Participation: 4.8/5
Holistic Offerings: 4.6/5
Staff Experience and Training: 4.5/5
According to the facility's website, Rosewood Ranch accepts most private insurance plans. They are a preferred provider with Aetna, Cigna, Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, First Health Network, Magellan, MultiPlan, Kaiser, United Healthcare and more. Overall, the 15 individuals polled on the matter felt the facility was overall affordable.
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K.Rosewood Medical Center is by far the worst treatment Center I have ever been to. I have been there 2 times (the second time I pleaded to go somewhere else but was forced there)... First off, my nutritionist was a very young individual (will not name names) who was just out of college. He had no previous eating disorder treatment experience except that he HAD an eating disorder and was able to "cure" himself on his own. Second, My therapist continued to lie to me. She promised me that she would give me the threatening emails my parents were sending and then when I requested them she would not give them up. She also provided me with no help at all except to make me feel more alone and vulnerable. Third, the kitchen staff has no idea what they are doing. They have no knowledge of exchanges and continuously messed up. I was missing a protein on my plate on one meal and when I asked, the kitchen staff member replied that my protein was the asparagus. There were many other instances like this and portion sizes continued to change, Also, my first stay they allowed 3 dislikes and when I went this passed time you have none. Also, unlike other facilities, you have no choice whatsoever of your meals. Other places I have been to give you AT LEAST 2 options. Now with the "equine therapy," the horses were basically there just for show. We got no time with them whatsoever. The obstacle course never happened either and even if it did, you had to be at your goal weight to participate (many people get discharged once they get to there goal weight). The first time I was there you only had to be at a certain percentage at which was safe to participate. This allowed more than 1 or 2 people to do it. It was the same for the walks this most recent time. My first stay there, I was able to participate in walks all the time, and this last time my weight was higher and I still never once got to participate (only like 2 people were cleared, ridiculous). Now, there was one therapist there that actually cared about the patients. I doubt he is still there though but I remember every one of us would go to him for the honest truth because no one else told us anything. BE WARNED..... If you decide to go to Rosewood, the minute they take your things you lose ALL FREE WILL. Many people I was there with were lied to, told anything they wanted to hear over the phone, and then once you get there they do whatever they want to you. All they care about is keeping you there as long as possible. They allow you very little time to communicate with the outside world (3 phone calls, 3x/week). You are not allowed to go to your room from 8am until 9pm. You are constantly watched. The nurses treat you like crap. They don't give you any info on your treatment plan and give you no involvement in your recovery (even if you are over 18). I was in the Marine Corps. and I was treated better in bootcamp than how they treated me here. I have been to other facilities and this one id BY FAR THE WORST!
KMCFor the most part Rosewood was okay, the Ranch was decent, the problem came when I went to Capri. There was a therapist who should not be a therapist. She was rude. If you go to Capri- beware of this individual, I do not recommend this place since they hire people like that.
E.G.I can't say enough about how shocked I was at everything about this clinic. I am a large person and they accomodated me like you wouldn't believe. My meal plan was well thought out y and my therapist quickly got to the core of issues it took a year for others to find but not as in depth. I was crying in our first session and I don't cry. It was like these two ladies just knew me before I spoke. I didn't get to stay long cuz of insurance but I didn't need to. The staff was amazing and I walk out a better person.
W GAwesome therapist, psych doctors, and dietitians but Lack of compassion for staff. the team is getting better each day. (working together)
RachelJHACO 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.
EmilyGreat staff, Great recovery centrr
Valeriemedical 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.
AnonymousI enjoyed the facility.
ADThe 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
KellyLocation is serene. Staff care. Patients get better. Not as individualized as it could be, but its great.
AnonymousOverall good facility but it was expensive.
DenaStrengths: 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.
JMThe staff are licensed and well qualified caring professionals.
SMGood ideas. Unable to keep staff. It could use better managment.
SGTrained staff. It is tailored to each person.
CherylStrengths: 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.
AnonymousBeautiful 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.
JMStrengths: 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.
ABTExcellent 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.
CatherineLooking 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.
Anonymousbeautiful 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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