KellerLife, a Faith-Based Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Opens in Chandler, AZ
CHANDLER, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2018--KellerLife, a non-denominational faith-based eating disorder treatment center for women, is opening a 40-bed residential eating disorder center at 111 S. Hearthstone Way in Chandler, AZ. The center, scheduled to open mid-September, will treat women, age 18 and up, who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and related conditions. The center offers scientifically valid outcome study based treatment supported by a four-pronged philosophical approach grounded in Psychology, Sociology, Biology, & Spirituality.
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Ward and Carolyn Keller, Founders of KellerLife (Photo: Business Wire)
“Our model for healing is relational by design. Our approach to the healing process is through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control – essentially the nine attributes that make up the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. The vision we have for our patients is one that steers them back into a safe relationship with God, with self, with family and community,” said KellerLife, CEO, Ward Keller.
Prior to starting KellerLife Center for Eating Disorders, in 1990 Ward Keller founded and ran the largest eating disorder treatment center in the country, formerly known as Remuda Ranch. He sold the company a decade ago. Citing a scarcity of faith-based treatment options for eating disorders, and feeling that his work was not yet complete, Ward and his wife Carolyn came out of retirement to start KellerLife, even recruiting many of his original leadership team.
Each patient at KellerLife will have a multidisciplinary team consisting of a primary care physician, psychiatrist, round the clock nursing (RNs), a masters-trained therapist, and dietician. Patients will enjoy individual as well as a variety of group therapies. Upon discharge, patients will be thoughtfully referred to the right providers to continue their recovery journey.
“No one leaves treatment ‘completely cured’. They are always on a road to recovery. With the tools we provide our patients, not just tools for healing the body and mind, but also for healing the spirit - by tapping into a personal relationship with God – research shows, and experience tells us, that they are more likely to remain on that road to recovery,” added Keller.
KellerLife offers daily spiritual growth classes and a formal chapel service. Aligning their mission with “honoring God in all we do”; the center is inclusionary to people of all faiths with a wish to heal the spirit and pursue excellence.
Eating disorders are complex and have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses. They should always be taken seriously and treated professionally. If you, or someone you know has an eating disorder, call KellerLife Center for Eating Disorders at 800-291-5045 or visit www.KellerLife.com.
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