Treatment Center Setting
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
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.
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.
At Rosewood, we understand that family involvement is crucial to the healing and recovery process. In all levels of care, patients have an opportunity to participate in a Family Week that promotes honest, loving communication. Within this nurturing environment, residents, families and loved ones are introduced to the tools they need to return home with renewed clarity and confidence to live healthy, productive lives.
Rosewood offers Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). AAT is one of our most popular and effective experiential modalities. The program lets patients interact with animals such as horses, goats and fish, under careful supervision by trained handlers and therapists.
Rosewood gave me hope when I wasn’t sure recovery was impossible. I learned how to love again. I learned how much a person can truly eat in a day and how the world doesn't end. I learned how to mend the wounds I've created within my family and myself. One year after Rosewood, I am loving what I thought was impossible.
Celebrating six years is a huge success. Though my time at Rosewood was extremely painful for me emotionally and physically, I regained the man that I never thought I could be. My eating disorder was my salvation and my very best friend. ED gave me the power of fully numbing myself and all that was around me. My eating disorder robbed me of 23 years of my life. Since 2010 I have learned communication, self-love, respect for my body & knowing that I am perfectly imperfect. My new life is stable. I am ground and my faith has prevailed me through more tragic events that only knowing my tools I learned from Rosewood allowed me to be me in the moment and allowing myself to feel. Recovery is my life motto. I know that no road is easy, however I am okay. I am okay with being me, I have healed & I choose recovery.
They’ve made me feel loved like they truly care and they’re not just there because it’s their job, but because they want to be there and they want to help you. They’ve given me a place where I know I can go back if I ever need help again.
Hi, my name is Ariana and I’m 12 years old. Before my Mom went to Rosewood, she was sick and too thin. I didn't think she was ever coming back because ED was taking her away from me. She was gone for months and all I could feel was alone, sad, and tired. I missed my Mom. I needed her to get better. Once my mom returned home I was so happy. She was this baby bird that had grew her wings got bigger and became a hen. She has come a long way since being home. She is now the Mom I’ve always had, but never saw because ED consumed her. It was like a natural disaster that hit our family. Like a tornado. Rosewood has made a huge impact on not only my Mom’s life but mine as well. If it wasn't for Rosewood and Shannon, I'm not sure if my mom would be here. No one should be ashamed of who they are and should see the beauty within. Everyone is perfect just the way they are. Thank you Rosewood for allowing my mom to see herself through God's eyes.
Rosewood was a place that accepted my husband. We were at the end of our rope because no one close to home accepted his illness as an eating disorder. From the time I initially called until the day he came home I knew he was so safe with them. They provided the best care and gave him knowledge on how to control your eating disorder. I will always be grateful to Rosewood!
I just wanted to acknowledge how much Rosewood changed my life. Almost 3 years ago (wow it’s been that long??!) I CRAWLED into Rosewood Ranch TERRIFIED of all things food, with the nastiest heroin/cocaine/alcohol/benzo addiction---skin and bones on death’s door. I was hopeless and passing out on a nightly basis hoping I wouldn't wake up the next morning. It hasn't been easy, but I can for the first time in YEARS say I am ED behavior FREE!!! My relationship with food is a 180 degree difference. Not only do I value my nutrition, I ENJOY it. Breaking news...Food is ESSENTIAL. LOL. I work VERY hard every day at the gym and in life, and without proper nutrition I would not be where I am today. Thank you Shannon SO SO much for everything you did for me. I literally owe you and the rest of Rosewood my LIFE.
Meet the Staff
Mark Bower, MA, LPC
Vice President of Operations
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
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.
Amelia Davis, MD
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.
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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.
Published on October 2018
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