About Castlewood at The Highlands

Our Therapeutic Philosophy

The Highlands’ Therapeutic Philosophy views each client as a unique individual with a unique history and set of needs. This holistic view demands that each client and family at The Highlands receives a fully individualized treatment care plan. Our therapeutic philosophy reflects the overall collaborative nature of The Highlands, and emphasizes the importance of integrated and collaborative care from these three professional domains: Medical, Therapeutic,  and Nutritional All three aspects must be addressed at the same time. By doing this, our clients have the best chance of achieving normalized eating behaviors and a state of overall improved health.

Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment

We believe that implementing evidence-based treatment as a core part of our therapy best supports recovery. Evidence-based therapy approaches are research-supported, and shown to promote recovery in all types of eating disorders. Important treatment approaches utilized as part of our therapeutic philosophy of care include:
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Response Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Based Therapy (FBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Expressive Therapies
We utilize the following therapy modalities at The Highlands, in the right mix for each individual client, based on their current needs and progress.
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Off-site skills based interactions
  • Family Therapy
  • Family Week (intensive three-day experience for clients and members of support system)
  • Aftercare services
  • Alumni groups
As licensed therapists, we collaborate closely with The Highlands’ licensed dietitians and staff psychiatrist, in order to maintain a smooth, progressive continuum of care for each client. An additional part of The Highlands’ Therapeutic Philosophy is the importance of integrating real-life skills practice during the entire treatment experience. Skills practice experiences take place both within the treatment center environment, and at local restaurants, grocery stories, and other real life venues.