Our Treatment Approach
Marin Vista Health and Wellness is an eating disorder treatment center serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Marin in Northern California. At Marin Vista, we believe that eating disorders are often caused by a combination of psychological, biological, interpersonal, and social factors. We focus on helping to improve self-esteem, self-concept, how one experiences emotions, relationships, and social support system(s). When anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use or other related mental health issues are present, we also address these as part of each individual’s customized treatment plan.
Our Nutrition Philosophy – Preparing Patients for Life After Treatment
At Marin Vista Health and Wellness, we approach nutrition from the basic premise that all foods are good in moderation. Individuals entering our program have often developed complex relationships with food which involve restricting, bingeing, purging and many other compensatory behaviors. Participants work closely with our registered dietitians to create a personalized eating plan designed to meet their unique nutritional needs. Most importantly, we teach individuals how to judge portion sizes on their own and in the real world, without needing to count calories or use food scales. Our goal is to empower individuals to make healthy decisions and have realistic goals around food, eating, and their bodies. After being in our program, participants will learn how to live their lives free of their old disordered eating habits, because they will have received lots of practice with choosing, preparing, and eating a variety of foods while in our eating disorder treatment center.