The Transformation Center
At the Transformation Center, our goal is to restore individuals and their families to a whole and balanced life. Clients are engaged in adopting healthier attitudes and beliefs while simultaneously creating and adapting corresponding behaviors. The process restores balance and well-being in the four areas of emotion, mind, body, and spirit.
The Transformation Center was formed in 2001 in direct response to the dearth of treatment options for Memphis women with eating disorders. At the time, there was only one option other than individual counseling: moving away, often for months, to a residential treatment facility. While in many situations, this kind of round-the-clock treatment is crucial and life-saving, it can also be exorbitantly expensive and disruptive to the patient’s life. The Transformation Center was the first center in Memphis to offer Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and, later, Partial Hospitalization (PHP) treatment for eating disorders. This meant many sufferers could remain in their normal living environments and work through their treatment while, at the same time, often saving tens of thousands of dollars. We built a renowned medical and counseling team that, in turn, developed one of the best IOPs in the country. While many other IOP treatment centers provide treatment with a one-size-fits-all approach, the team at the Transformation Center looked at the research and determined that eating disorders required a more individual-focused approach. The team developed multiple different types of groups that addressed the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. They also incorporated individual therapy into every patient’s treatment plan.
Trauma/ PTSD Treatment
As our team continued to treat individuals with eating disorders, it became evident that, for many patients, past traumatic events played a significant role in the development of their conditions. When an individual develops PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) as a result of past trauma, it becomes almost impossible to properly address his or her eating disorder treatment without first addressing the underlying trauma. PTSD is a very serious mental disorder and isn’t one that can typically be cured without intensive treatment. As such, the Transformation Center hired one of the preeminent PTSD and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapists in the southeast and developed a fully stand-alone IOP for individuals with PTSD. It was, after an extensive period of clinical observation and results-oriented testing by an independent firm, deemed to be uniquely effective in the entire country.
Our caring and professional counselors are committed to working passionately on your behalf. Without judging, we help you manage life’s problems and live out your dreams. The relationships you have with food, your body, and those you love should be healthy and rewarding. We desire to help you make this a reality in your own life.
Every person is different, and at the Transformation Center, we believe that healing is possible if we address each person’s needs with attentive and customized therapy.