Eating Disorder
Treatment Center

Sun City West, Arizona

A beautiful treatment facility for patients with eating

disorders with 30 luxurious recovery beds

in Sun City West, AZ

two men sitting on a couch at an eating disorder treatment center

About Us

Virtue Recovery is a warm and welcoming residential eating disorder treatment center with facilities in Sun City West, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. At each luxurious location, we provide holistic modalities to help adults from across the country recover from eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

Our nutritional philosophy of “all foods fit” is the foundation of our dietary program that helps patients repair their relationship with food and their bodies. Our program helps guide patients of all shapes and sizes through an individualized weight-inclusive approach. Our nutritional rehabilitation program aims to help our clients:

  • Stabilize eating patterns
  • Understand body signals that have been silenced
  • Honor the body’s wants and needs
  • Follow a meal plan outside of a residential structure
  • Decrease food-related distress through exposure exercises
  • Acquire knowledge to understand recovery and dispute cognitive distortions

Eating Disorders We Treat

Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is a dangerous eating disorder in which individuals restrict their food intake and often experience a distorted body image and fear of weight gain, leading to potentially severe impacts on their health and quality of life.

Bulimia

Individuals with bulimia nervosa undergo a cycle of binge eating followed by vomiting or other compensatory behaviors such as misuse of diuretics, over-exercising or fasting in an attempt to prevent weight gain.

Binge eating

As the most prevalent eating disorder in the U.S.  binge eating disorder is characterized by recurring episodes of compulsive overeating – consuming large quantities of food in one sitting, leading to feelings of shame, discomfort, and loss of control.

Our Recovery Process

Holistic Therapy

Eating disorders are mental health disorders, making psychotherapy an effective and essential part of treatment and the recovery process.

At Virtue Recovery, we use various therapeutic modalities including nutritional therapy alongside medical monitoring to heal body, mind, and spirit.

Education and Implementation

We educate every client about nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and therapeutic techniques.

The plans we then develop and implement, together with our clients and medical monitoring, are completely customized to their needs, goals, and personalities.

Empowerment

Recovery is an ongoing journey. The growth that occurs is in transferring power and control to yourself instead of the disease.

Every client leaves our treatment center empowered with tools, knowledge, and a support system so they can continue to grow in the direction they want.

How We Can Help

man laughing with woman during inpatient eating disorder treatment

Inpatient Treatment

We offer inpatient treatment at our facility in Las Vegas. Our treatment team provides clients with 24/7 monitoring and medically-supervised care while they work on their recovery.

man looking at another serious man during residential treatment for eating disorders

Clients have access to around-the-clock residential care and support at our Sun City West, AZ, and Las Vegas NV locations. Our compassionate nurses monitor rooms to ensure clients’ safety and lower the risk of them engaging in compulsive behaviors. Each client receives their own bedroom with an HD TV and private bathroom.

woman sitting on couch looking at her doctor while in partial hospitalization program for eating disorder

Partial Hospitalization (PHP)

Clients can receive dedicated care through the partial hospitalization program at our Las Vegas location. This program utilizes evidence-based psychotherapy, nutrition support, and other interventions tailored to  achieve long-term success.

man sitting on couch in intensive outpatient program while female therapist takes notes

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Our Las Vegas facility offers intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment. We utilize evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help clients better understand their bodies and build skills for lasting recovery.

man in military uniform talking to therapist in our veteran eating disorder treatment program

The intensity of military service and return to daily life can involve jarring life experiences and changes, resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), addictions, and illnesses comorbid with eating disorders. Our staff is experienced in working with veterans through specialized therapeutic programs at both our Sun City West and Las Vegas facilities.

Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

If you suspect you might have an eating disorder or are struggling with your body image or eating habits, we’ve created a quiz to help you learn more.

What Sets Us Apart

Virtue Recovery Eating Disorders

  • Adult-only residential treatment for all genders

  • Exclusive program for veterans and military
  • Daily access to technology

  • Larger-bodied accommodations

  • LGBTQ friendly & gender neutral programming
  • Nationally accredited, trauma-informed treatment programs

  • High staff-to-patient ratio
  • Complete continuum of care
  • Executive chef-prepared meals

  • Aftercare program

Other Facilities

  • Treat a combination of adults and adolescents

  • Don’t specialize in treating veterans

  • Don’t offer medical stabilization and full continuum of care

  • Limited or no access to technology

  • Low staff-to-patient ratio
  • No aftercare program

Our Treatment Facilities

Sun City West, Arizona

Frequently Asked Questions

Eating disorders are serious mental health illnesses that involve a person’s impaired and unhealthy relationship with food to an extent that negatively impacts their daily life. While an individual may limit their food intake, overeat, binge or purge, however, eating disorders are not simply about the food but rather a compensatory behavior in an attempt to gain control over issues such as unhealthy thoughts and unresolved trauma.

An estimated 30 million people (10 million men and 20 million women) in the United States are expected to have an eating disorder during their lifetime. Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Our eating disorder program focuses on healing the mind-body disconnection through compassion, education, shame reduction, and understanding. Exploring the root causes such as family dynamics, societal influences, traumatic experiences and genetic predispositions.

Signs and symptoms can continue to develop and worsen as a person ages. Barriers to seeking support, feelings of shame and fears of stereotypes can keep someone from seeking and receiving help. We provide eating disorder treatment exclusively for adults, many of whom may have struggled with eating disorder symptoms for years.

All eating disorders may present differently in any one individual than another, but all affect their ability to function. However, some common signs of an eating disorder include regularly experiencing feelings of shame and guilt around eating, obsessive thoughts related to your weight and appearance, feeling the need to hide your eating habits from others and suffering from physical symptoms such as dehydration, dizziness and cramps. If you’re experiencing any of these common signs, reach out to us with any questions by giving us a call at 623-304-8144.

We treat all types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) and rumination disorder. Some other specified feeding or eating disorders we treat include purging disorder and night eating syndrome.

We accept many types of commercial insurance as well as private payments. These are some insurance companies we currently accept:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • GEHA
  • TriWest (in network)
  • Medica
  • Multiplan
  • First Choice Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Customer Reviews

EXCELLENT
53 reviews on
Apache Momma
Apache Momma
2024-01-25
I thank God for this opportunity and the staff is awesome 👌 love this place
Edgar “Nedgar”
Edgar “Nedgar”
2024-01-20
Very good experience they make u feel like home
Dave Leslie
Dave Leslie
2024-01-20
I greatly appreciate all the help that virtue has helped me with. I trusted no other detox than here. I staff was very respectful and helpful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone seek help. Thank you to all the staff here at virtue.. LOVE YOU ALL.. THANKS FOR HELPING ME . MAY CREATOR PLACE A SHEILD OF PROTECTION AND CARE UPON YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.. KWA KWA. (Thank You in HOPI Language)
Deedee Chavez
Deedee Chavez
2024-01-17
Great staff, definitely friendly environment
Eduardo Pagan
Eduardo Pagan
2024-01-16
It was a great place to start my new journey in life. Very positive and friendly.