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The Santa Barbara Independent reviews La Ventana Outpatient Eating Disorder Center

February 15, 2014
by Kelsey Brugger

Tucked in the cul-de-sac at the top of East Arrellaga Street, La Ventana Treatment Programs is the newest eating-disorder clinic in Santa Barbara. Freshly painted blue-gray walls fill the rooms of the small facility, which treats people who suffer from bulimia, anorexia, binging, over-exercise, alcoholism, and drug addiction. La Ventana was founded in Thousand Oaks and has also spread to Santa Paula and Ventura. Most of the program’s clients seek treatment for bulimia — a disorder that 1 percent of Americans suffer from, studies suggest.

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La Ventana Treatment Programs:
Helping Those in Need
by Staff Writer, Valley Scene Magazine

In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa. Millions more are struggling with Binge Eating Disorder Because of the secretive nature, guilt, and shame associated with eating disorders, many cases are likely not to be reported. In addition, countless individuals struggle with body dissatisfaction and disordered eating attitudes and behaviors. For example, it has been shown that 80% of American women are unhappy with their appearance.

La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs, located in Thousand Oaks, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Ventura provides excellent eating disorder and drug and alcohol  treatment in a safe and beautiful environment. We accept most major heal insurance plans. At La Ventana, wetreat individuals struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and other Disordered Eating issues as well as chemical dependency.

La Ventana is committed to a high level of clinical care. Their professional staff of licensed therapists and registered dieticians support their clients as they work towards eating disorder recovery and addiction recovery. Their team is nationally recognized, with several decades of experience in eating disorder treatment , chemical dependency treatment while providing innovative treatment in a warm, professional setting. La Ventana offers structured Housing for eating disorder and chemical day treatment programs. Housing facilities are located in Thousand Oaks and Ventura County and are only a short distance to the La Ventana Treatment Center. Transportation is also provided at no additional charge for those in need of this service.

La Ventana TreatmentPrograms accepts most major insurance and often, all or part of the cost of the Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is covered. Passionate about being of service, La Ventana offers several free support groups designed to offer help for those suffering and their families. If you or a loved one is struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia or would like to stop binge eating, please call an admissions counselor today: 800-560-8518.


La Ventana is featured in PEOPLE Magazine

Helping Girls Fight Eating Disorders

Girls Save Others with Eating Disorders




La Ventana sponsored the showing of this documentary on Health care in American:
Part II, The Thin Commandments
There was a screening and a question and answer session followed the movie.


KTLA 5 News Video — Striving to Starve

Jennifer Gould, of KTLA 5 News, recently conducted a special report on websites that are targeting young women and their self image. Secret skeletal societies are encouraging teenagers to be thin.

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"La Ventana Treatment Programs is accredited by the Joint Commission." Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

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