BREATHE LIFE HEALING CENTERS EXPANDS EATING DISORDER UNIT

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Jan 27, 2016 - ​​​​​​Acredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) previously, Breathe opened their new California State licensed Residential Treatment Center on Monday, January 18, 2016 adjacent to their main Laurel Canyon Campus.​

“We’ve been working towards the inclusion of the restricting client since we opened more than two years ago,” says Brad Lamm, Breathe’s founder. “Those in the grips of an eating disorder, be it anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, deserve trauma-informed care and a dedicated outcome-focused clinical team.” Breathe’s client-centered philosophy and trauma-informed model is embedded in all facets of programming. 

“I see eating disorders so often in clients as an expression of a traumatized nervous system seeking to regulate itself in any way possible,” says Murphy. “Sometimes that trauma expresses itself as anorexia, or binge eating, or substance abuse. We work to cultivate healthy relationships and redesign patterns of life-affirming behavior.”

Kathleen Murphy, Breathe Life Healing Centers Clinical Director

The extensive sensorimotor psychotherapy training of founding Clinical Director Kathleen Mpurhy, MA, LPC drives Breathe’s clinical approach.  “I see eating disorders so often in clients as an expression of a traumatized nervous system seeking to regulate itself in any way possible,” says Murphy. “Sometimes that trauma expresses itself as anorexia, or binge eating, or substance abuse. We cultivate healthy relationships and redesign patterns of life-affirming behavior.”

“The impact of an eating disorder can be devastating on an individual and their family,” says Dr. Carol Kiriakos, Breathe Life Healing Center’s Medical Director. “Our commitment to treating the whole family system encourages the village to change in many ways together, not just the individual.” With more than 20 million Americans battling eating disorders, time in treatment is critical to improve outcomes. “Each client arrives at Breathe and settles in to begin establishing change. We consider time as a tool, and over time they become a healthier person,” says Cara Timko, MFTI, Primary ED Therapist. The average eating disorder client stays in Breathe’s continuum of care 120 days.

About Breathe Life Healing Centers: Breathe is a trauma informed clinical program treating Substance Use Disorder, Eating Disorders  and Co-Occurring Disorders, utilizing an integrative approach to treatment. Our stabilization treatment is deeply informed by interpersonal neurobiology and utilizes evidenced based approaches which include DBT, mindfulness-based CBT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, Internal family systems as well as transpersonal modalities. Breathe offers Family Class for each extended family system and offers superior accommodations and meals.

CLINICAL CONTACT: Lilit Arvahi, LMFT || Clinical Outreach Coordinator || Lilit.Arvahi@BreatheLHC.org, 800-929-5904

MEDIA CONTACT: The Narrative Group, Sarah Stevens || Sarah@NarrativeGroupMedia.com, 323-843-4294

Visit Breathe Life online at BreatheLifeHealingCenters.com

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