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Eating Disorder Treatment Center & Integrated Therapy for Mood Disorders

The Highlands Treatment Center for eating disorders provides clients and their families with professional and compassionate treatment that integrates expert therapy for related mood disorders. Located in Birmingham, Alabama in the beautiful rolling hills of the southern Appalachian Mountains, our highly experienced team collaborates closely in order to create an effective individualized care plan that is unmatched in the Southeast. We are exceptionally experienced, and compassionate, in working with clients who have a wide variety of challenging mood disorders. Mood disorders are often an underlying reason for eating issues, and both are very challenging to treat.

Treatment for eating disorders requires an expert team. The Highlands Treatment Center physician, licensed therapists, and licensed dietitians are diligent in identifying and treating the underlying and associated symptoms of the eating disorder. Understanding each client as whole and complex person allows our eating disorder treatment center team to provide the best combination of therapy approaches.

Treatment Center for Eating Disorders

The Highlands Treatment Center philosophy reflects the importance of customized medical, therapeutic, and nutritional care for each of our clients and their families. We utilize evidence-based treatment, utilizing techniques and approaches that have been shown to work. We do not use fad approaches, but only those that have been tested and shown to have a measured effect and demonstrated results. Our clients deserve no less.

The Highlands Treatment Center offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). We accept clients ages 16 and above, and provide eating disorder treatment for men and women. The Highlands is one of most highly respected programs in the Southeast when it comes to treatment of complex mood disorders combined with eating disorders. Our clinicians are trained across many mood disorder specialties, so that clients receive the correct treatment modalities for both the mood disorder and the eating behaviors. This is important, because the underlying emotions and experiences are closely interconnected to the eating issues.

Treatment of all issues simultaneously enhances the recovery process for the client.

We treat many eating disorder issues and mood disorders, including:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorders
  • EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified)
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Selective Eating Disorders
  • Trauma Related Eating Disorders
  • OCD and Anxiety-Related Eating Disorders
  • Self-Harm and Suicide
  • Substance Abuse

Comfort and Caring at The Highlands Treatment Center

The Highlands collaborates with clients to provide a unique balance of individual and group therapy experiences within our treatment facility, as well as in real-world settings. Graduated treatment for eating disorders is important, and our therapists are skilled at adjusting the care plan to meet changing needs. Our facility is comfortable and serene, and designed to maximize treatment activities. Case management, intake services, and family programs also take place at our center, which is tucked away in the lovely Greystone area of Birmingham.

Our policy is to provide extended aftercare monitoring for each client. We also interface with personal physicians and outpatient treatment teams so that the care we provide is part of a true, seamless continuum of care.

The Highland Eating Disorder Treatment Center’s nearby peer-supported, recovery-oriented apartments are a beautiful and relaxing home away from home for those who live distant to our facility, or prefer time to fully dedicate themselves to their treatment for eating disorders. Living with others during treatment helps clients practice their new skills, and share a support system. Clients in our PHP and IOP program have the option to live in our peer-supported apartments for an additional fee.

Families are an important part of eating disorder treatment. Our intake specialists can help families navigate the intake process, and our family therapist provides a special focus of care. Our Family Week programming adds another important level of care for families dealing with an eating disorder.

We are passionate about the work that we do at The Highlands. We want to help stop eating disorders from having power over our clients and their families. Working as a team, recovery is possible.


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Alyssa Brown, ALC, presented on eating disorders and our program at her alma mater, University of Montevallo. ...