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The Bella Vita


The Bella Vita offers individualized, comprehensive treatment to help those struggling with an eating disorder bring a healthy balance back into their lives.

We understand that it is hard to know where to turn when seeking help for an eating disorder. You want someone who understands you, someone you can trust.

Our multi-disciplinary treatment team of highly skilled professionals creates an individualized plan with each person that utilizes the mind, body and spirit approach – equipping them with new coping skills and a strong support network to keep them in recovery.

We address the underlying causes of the eating disorder, as well as the co-occurring disorders, such as trauma and depression, that keep a person from truly getting well. Significant family involvement, an extensive discharge plan, support groups and a relapse prevention toolbox are offered to keep individuals in recovery.

Our programs are conducted in a nurturing, supportive environment and are available to adults and adolescents, both males and females. Our treatment team is culturally and linguistically competent and able to serve diverse populations.

The Bella Vita is in network with most major insurance companies, whom we work closely with to get you the care you deserve. We also offer a sliding scale for those patients who would like to pay out-of-pocket.

Levels of Care

  • Residential
  • Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Transitional Living
  • Counseling Services

Treatment Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family and Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Meditation & Yoga
  • Art & Drama Therapy
  • Nutritional Rehabilitation and Fitness
  • Body Image/Self-Esteem

Staff Types

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Registered Dietician
  • Diet Technician
  • Physicians
  • Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Counselors

Staff Directory

Clinical Director and CEO, Dr. Patricia Pitts, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is a nationally renowned expert in the treatment of eating disorders.

Having conquered her own eating disorder and dedicating over 30 years of service to others with these debilitating disorders, she truly understands what is needed to help an individual reach recovery.


  • Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Access to personal computer and cell phone
  • Group Outings
  • Recreation
  • Transportation
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Vegetarian Meals

Accept Insurance


Additional locations: La Canada Flintridge, San Marino, Woodland Hills and Thousand Oaks


CARF International, National Eating Disorders Association, Academy of Eating Disorders, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders, Binge Eating Disorder Association


766 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles