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The Bella Vita

By The Fix staff 08/10/17

The Bella Vita provides a comprehensive treatment program for both adolescent and adult clients that includes residential care, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), standard outpatient and transitional living.

The Bella Vita
Location : 766 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone : (323) 255-0400
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Introduction and Basic Services

With locations throughout Southern California, The Bella Vita is a network of treatment facilities for clients struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring mental healh issues. Founded in 1985 by Dr. Patricia Pitts, an anorexia nervosa survivor and national eating disorders expert, The Bella Vita provides a comprehensive treatment program for both adolescent and adult clients that includes residential care, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), standard outpatient and transitional living. 

Facility and Meals

Residents in the residential treatment program stay in The Bella Passione, an estate in the prosperous community of Thousand Oaks, about an hour northwest of Los Angeles. The campus is secluded and peaceful, situated among abundant oak and lemon trees. With only six beds available and around-the-clock care and supervision, clients never want for attention. The bedrooms are spacious and welcoming with plenty of sunlight and garden views. Residents have one roommate and share a large room equipped with full-sized beds, storage space and upscale furnishings. The estate includes several common areas for group therapy, a patio, jacuzzi, a putting green, two fireplaces as well as private zones where clients can spend time in self-reflection. In addition, clients are provided with WiFi throughout the home as well as cable TV.

Clients in the residential facility at Thousand Oaks enjoy three healthy meals daily prepared by the on-site culinary team. The menu is designed by dietitians with a focus on being healthy and delicious.

Treatment Protocol and Team

For clients in need of detox, The Bella Vita provides referrals to nearby facilities before returning for residential treatment. Before entering the program, a required intake assessment determines the treatment plan that best fits the specific needs of the person. Every client receives a highly individualized and comprehensive treatment plan grounded in evidence-based therapies like CBT and DBT. Staff encourages participation in 12-step support groups and provides referrals to those programs if needed.

A resident’s average day includes group and individual therapy with a focus on topics like psychoeducation, trauma and body image. In addition, the facility provides alternative methods like introducing a fitness regimen, nutrition education, exposure sessions and cooking classes. For clients struggling with co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis support is also available.

The Bella Vita team is comprised of a psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, licensed counselors, therapists and dieticians.

Bonus Amenities

Along with TV, cable and WiFi, the facility has amenities like a jacuzzi and putting green as well as holistic offerings such as mindfulness classes, art therapy and yoga.


The Bella Vita provides a comprehensive and individualized treatment program for both adolescents and adults. The staff is experienced and compassionate, and the founder is heavily involved. The treatment plans integrate traditional care with holistic therapy and also provides assistance for those with co-occurring disorders. In addition, The Bella Vita works with several insurances. All in all, The Bella Vita is a great option for those seeking an all-encompassing program for eating disorders.

The Bella Vita

766 Colorado Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90041

(323) 255-0400

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