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Sovereign Health of San Diego to Open Eating Disorders Program for Adolescents

San Clemente, California – March 3, 2016 – Sovereign Health Group will soon open its doors to a new eating disorders program at its Rancho San Diego facility. The eating disorders program, which is slated to open later this month, will specialize in the treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia, providing both inpatient and outpatient services for adolescent girls 12-17 years of age. The eating disorders program will offer each patient an individualized plan, encompassing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and neurofeedback.

“We’re thrilled to launch our new Eating Disorders program at our San Diego facility,” says Jason Hennick, LCSW, Program Director for Sovereign Health of San Diego. “When it comes to the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders, there is a need out there that’s not being met. Our approach to treatment is multi-faceted and our goal is to address not only the symptoms, but also the underlying issues for each patient.”

“With the growing number of adolescents in the United States suffering from eating disorders, this illness has reached epidemic proportions,” says Tonmoy Sharma, CEO of the Sovereign Health Group. “I’m pleased that our San Diego treatment facility will soon be able to treat adolescent girls at our eating disorders program. This is an example of our commitment to bring unequalled treatment to our patients and their families.”

Patients at the San Diego Eating Disorders program will also participate in individual and group sessions, nutrition and body-image therapy and experiential treatments such as equine therapy. Treatment also encompasses play therapy, a series of creative arts techniques to alleviate chronic, mild and moderate psychological and emotional conditions in adolescents with behavioral disorders.

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, approximately 30 million Americans are dealing with some form of an eating disorder. Moreover, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

About the Sovereign Health Group

Sovereign Health Group’s mission has been to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services. Sovereign Health’s treatment programs specialize in addressing underlying mental health conditions by utilizing innovative and cutting edge cognitive testing, rehabilitation and evidence-based treatment modalities. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its nine facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, Utah, and Texas. Sovereign’s growth will continue in the coming year with additional facilities to be opened in California and Texas. The company’s national footprint will also expand with the opening of facilities in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois. Sovereign Health Group offers high quality and comprehensive treatment programs for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members as well.


To learn more about Sovereign Health Group and its wide range of services, please contact Wendy Allen, Public Relations Manager, at 866-686-0090 or visit www.sovhealth.com

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