The Meadows Ranch for Women Philosophy
A goal of our program is to disempower the eating disorder by uncovering the complex psychological factors contributing to the patient’s unhealthy relationship with food. Change, emotional growth, and personal empowerment are all among the benefits of participating in the effective experimental therapy programs The Meadows Ranch.
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.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Meet the Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Brief Biography: Sean Walsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and is responsible for the oversight of its family of programs which include The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, The Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows. Sean has been in the behavioral health field since 1996. Sean has a clinical background and although he has been a treatment center executive since 2009, he is a licensed therapist and is highly invested in ensuring quality care to the patients The Meadows serves. Sean came to The Meadows from Calvary Addiction Recovery Center where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Calvary, Sean was the COO of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center in San Antonio, he has held a wide variety of positions in the treatment field ranging from; Director of Outpatient, Risk Management, Case Management, Intake and has been a primary therapist specializing in treating young adults.
Allan Benham, RN, BSN
Chief Operating Officer
Allan Benham is the Chief Operating Officer for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. In his 16 years with The Meadows, Allan has served in numerous roles including positions as a Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing, Director of Operations at The Meadows, Executive Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows, and presently as the Chief Operating Officer for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. With a background in working almost every position and with every facility in the Meadows family, Allan brings a commitment to quality and effective treatment for our patients and a dedication to helping those who are suffering find relief. Allan is now working with all of the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare facilities including The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows.
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ABOUT THE MEADOWS RANCH FOR WOMEN
Founded in 1990 and located in Wickenburg, Ariz.,The Meadows Ranch for Women is a residential treatment facility that offers help to women and girls who are struggling with eating disorders. It is also one of the 201 (58.9 percent) of Arizona treatment centers that has programs for individuals with co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to The Meadows Ranch's website, each client receives an individualized treatment plan. However, the center's first goal is to help clients restore their full mental and emotional capacities through nutrition. The treatment team monitors eating, food intake, and thought patterns.
Conversations at meal times are designed to help clients develop healthy eating patterns. Clients participate in family therapy, and family week experiential, which includes psycho-educational groups and skill groups.
The treatment team offers a range of therapies such as psychodrama, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, challenge course, somatic experience, nutritional consultation, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and repressive acts therapy.
Clients may participate in detox if needed, and treatment typically lasts anywhere between 45 and 60 days.
The Meadows Ranch's website notes it is one of the 73 (21.4 percent) of Arizona treatment facilities that is accredited by The Joint Commission. The treatment team is comprised of therapists, counselors, and psychologists including substance abuse counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Meadows Ranch's website notes the facility is on a 150-acre ranch. The campus includes a horse arena, pool, chapel, garden, and a therapy dog.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients, loved ones, or staffers. To date, the 443 people to leave reviews on The Meadows Ranch's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 4.3 out of five stars, and mostly positive feedback. 
Individuals praised the treatment team, the center's overall effectiveness, and some indicated the center saved their life. "Every time I walked through that door I was so scared they were gonna judge," Taylor wrote in a representative review. "They did the the opposite. Each time they came to me with open arms. They are amazing people."
The 13 people to leave Google Reviews for the facility gave an average of 3.5 out of five stars, and mixed feedback. Some alumni noted they barley received treatment and were disrespected. However, others indicated they recommend the facility. 
According to The Meadows Ranch's website, it is one of the 220 (64.5 percent) of Arizona treatment facilities to accept insurance.
Published on February 2019
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