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Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders

36075 S. Rincon Road, Wickenburg, Arizona, 85390
A fully accredited and licensed inpatient behavioral health facility located in the beautiful Arizona desert, Rosewood is one of the first and most experienced programs to provide comprehensive care for all stages of recovery from anorexia,bulimia, binge eating disorder and co-occurring addictions /disorders to men, women, and adolescent boys and girls.

Facility Highlights

  • Specializes in anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, co-occurring addictions and mood/psychiatric disorders
  • Uses a variety of treatment modalities to help individuals recover from eating disorders and co-occurring addictions.
  • Led by three of the nation's leading eating disorders experts, Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., Amelia Davis, M.D, and Nicole Garber, M.D.


  • Eating Disorder Treatment

    Rosewood provides a comprehensive continuum of care for eating disorder treatment, including a licensed inpatient facility with 24 hour medical supervision to stabilize and treat the most severe eating disorder cases. We accept individuals of all ages, genders and stages of eating disorders, treating them with respect, compassion and mutual trust. Our caring clinicians will get to know you as a person and develop an individualized eating disorder recovery plan based on your needs.
  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    A co-occurring disorder describes the presence of two or more disorders at the same time. For example, a person suffering from anorexia bulimia may also be suffering from substance abuse. By addressing both the eating disorder and the substance use disorder at the same time as well as applying a variety of other therapies, a patient can make significant improvements. At Rosewood, our staff has worked with many people suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and has discovered that the majority of these patients often suffer from more than one clinical disorder such as alcohol addiction, drug addiction, depression, anxiety, or PTSD.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital

Meet the Staff

  • Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS
    Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDSClinical Director
    Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, is the Clinical Director of the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Cabrera oversees all clinical aspects of patient care, leads program development and directs staff training and supervision throughout the Rosewood system. Prior to being appointed as Rosewoods’ Clinical Director, Dr. Cabrera served two years in the role of Clinical Director of Adolescent Services, and Director of The Rosewood Institute. Dr. Cabrera is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist with a wealth of diverse clinical experience including 19 years treating individuals, families and groups with a range of medical and psychiatric disorders. Her specialized training include neuropsychological and psychological assessment, dialectical behavior therapy, as well as the cognitive-behavioral treatment for patients with developmental disorders, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Dr. Cabrera is a nationally recognized eating disorders expert. She has authored numerous articles and publications and is honored by her academic and clinical peers for contributing vital resources to the field of eating disorders. She most recently co-authored, Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy (Rowman & Littlefield), a first resource of its kind that speaks to moms, and those who love them, through a personal and compassionate lens that assists in healing from body-image disturbances and eating disorders. Dr. Cabrera is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Eating Disorders and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She received her Master of Arts and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.
  • Amelia Davis, MD
    Amelia Davis, MDMedical Director
    Dr. Amelia Davis is the Medical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Davis is directly involved in the psychiatric, medical, and neurological evaluation of the patient with an eating disorder. Dr. Davis is an active member of the multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment team which coordinates patient care for a range of eating disorders and conditions. As the Medical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, she works to assure the evidence-base of the treatment programs, quality of medical care, leading Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders programs toward national recognition as center of excellence. Dr Amelia Davis helps provide the safe and effective Rosewood environment that promote person-centered care. Before joining Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, Dr. Amelia Davis served as the Medical Director of the Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit at the UF Health Psychiatric Hospital and the Adult Eating Disorder Recovery Center (ERC) at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Davis’ leadership and clinical skills helped UF’s ERC expand from inpatient to residential, partial and intensive outpatient levels of care. Dr Davis’ comprehensive program successfully worked with psychologists, student health, nurses, college and university eating disorders clinicians, Psychiatrists, and other providers throughout the State of Florida. As a full-time academic physician at the University of Florida and Director of the Eating Disorders program, Dr Davis was an assistant professor, involved in teaching undergraduate students, medical students, resident physicians, and fellows. Dr. Davis worked with student mental health, parents, and students to raise awareness and decrease the stigma associated with eating disorders. Throughout Dr Amelia Davis’ career she has worked tirelessly to prevent, help, evaluate and treat disordered eating. Dr. Davis earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency in psychiatry at University of Florida, where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Amelia Davis has presented in both regional and national conferences as well as published case reports in the area of eating disorders. Dr. Amelia Davis is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and licensed to practice medicine in the state of Arizona and Florida. Dr. Davis is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association. She is passionate about providing exceptional person-centered care and furthering the expansion of knowledge and treatment regarding eating disorders. Dr. Davis grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, classical and early music, and exploring outdoors.

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 4.2
    Avg. score from 27 reviews
  • 4.3
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  • 4
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  • 4.3
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Before I rip into them let me tell you the only saving grace is Shannon the after care coordinator. I was threatened by my therapist Brittany on my first day and she threatened me into compliance by telling me if I decided to leave my MOM would be charged 100% of the bill (I’m and adult my mom doesn’t pay for my care). Which we found out was not true from our insurance. They also told me if I chose to leave I was required to stay 72 hours. When I got there the very first piece of advice given to me (by EVERY patient) was to always check my meds because the nurses consistently give out the wrong meds. One patient told me she was given the wrong meds and had hallucinations for the entire day. Sue the nurse is EXTREMELY rude and will make you stand there and wait at the window as she sits there and scrolls through her phone and when she does finally acknowledge you she has an attitude the entire time and feels the need to let us know we are running on HER time. They told my insurance that they filled a 30 day supply of my medications but only let me leave with three and now I am not able to get it filled until June. My dietitian Melissa ignored that I was lactose intolerant and I was served three meals with cheese and two with milk and they just told me to take a lactose pill (that’s not how that works if I’m allergic I’m not supposed to have it at all). There are very few staff there who actually care about the patients, everyone else acts as if you are a burden or inconvenience to them. Please do NOT go here if you need help.
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In all honesty, I tried recovering on my own for a year before heading to this place, I struggled so badly and I was always known to have an amazing work ethic but my eating disorder took everything from me. Rosewood Ranch saved my life. Not only did they save me but they helped me create a new healthy life for myself. I no longer try and keep the number on the scale at my lowest. I have ate every single day since I left. Do I get scared to gain weight, of course. But I have learned to live a much much healthier lifestyle knowing I never want to take my life again. They helped me find peace within myself again. I left with a much healthier mindset than when I walked in. I can now leave my house and live once again. I am so so blessed by taking this opportunity. They truly seem to care about people and the longer you stay, you realize how much it\'s worth it in the end. They obviously get paid, but they aren\'t bsing, they\'re showing you the results. Also in the end you see the results once and for all. I am so proud of myself. I stayed 72 days inpatient and I would never ever regret it. Best therapy I\'ll probably ever get. So if you\'re thinking about recovery, go here! Start living your life again and happily.
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I was a patient at Rosewood Ranch for about two months, and it was quite the experience. How effective was the treatment? It was okay, but I\'d say it\'s all temporary. They do a good job in making sure you are stable enough to leave, and trust me, they drill relapse prevention to a max, but there was something missing. There were scheduled lectures in the week, such as body image, nutrition, and relapse prevention plans, but the only groups I remember doing were relapse prevention and nutrition. Most of the time, the body image group was canceled because some staff was unable to make it or had planned over us. Shouldn\'t a body image group be a priority? Now don\'t even get me started on therapy. \"1-hour session once a week\", I\'d say I got maybe 10-30 minutes if my therapist remembered that she had me as a patient. And in those sessions, nothing that my previous therapist had done for me was covered at all. The dietician did most of the work for the therapist in my experience. To add, they shoved more kids in there than the maximum capacity was several times during my stay, and it got awfully uncomfortable and cramped. There\'s only so much space. But it wasn\'t all negative, I must say. The nutrition lectures were very informative and useful. The therapists would also come in every day of the week and do a process group, which was a nice way to relate to your peers, although it caused a lot of drama in the group as well. For accommodations and amenities, I had a mixed experience. They had a lot of fun games, but most of the pieces were missing. They had a lot of decks of cards, but none of them were complete. They had Just Dance, which was by far the best thing ever. Once a week we would meet with the important people that controlled the rules and everything, and they did a good job at repairing things that we asked to repair, but they were terrible at giving us physical things that we wanted, such as markers and playing cards. For the rooms, most of them were great. They were decently roomy, and they were kept very clean. For the amenities, everything is kind of over-hyped on the website. There is no horseback riding, but there are horses. There is a pool, but it is not very clean and is barely used (in my experience). There is music therapy, which is actually very fun, but isn\'t really therapy as much as sitting around and singing. I think that\'s all I can say. The dietician was pretty excellent, although I know of other experiences where the patient and the dietician did not get along. She did a good job at re-introducing food into my diet. The foods that you don\'t like will be respected, and overall the meals are tasty. The temperature of the food could be improved, yes, but the taste was good. Some of the meals were so awfully prepared to the point where not even the staff members would eat it. The general quality was haywire. I can\'t say much about the whole food thing because... eating disorder... but it was pretty good. I liked the snacks. So my overall opinion is this: Rosewood Ranch is the most bittersweet destination on earth. I love the people I met there, and I\'m happy with how I left, but I could make a million complaints about how this place is run. When looking at it from a distance, it seems like a cute little solution to a big scary problem, but up close it is a dysfunctional waste of time. But hey, this is just my experience.
Sherry R
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We have only wonderful things to say about Rosewood Ranch in Wickenburg....we traveled from NJ to get our daughter the best possible help. She had been to Renfrew previously...bad experience as they have adolescents and adults together. The psychiatrist and counselors are terrific! The medical doc exceptional....she discovered issues with our daughter’s diabetes that our own doc here in NJ did not. Their 3-day family workshop was incredible...: I highly recommend Rosewood Ranch in Wickenburg if your loved one needs help..
    Rosewood Medical Center is by far the worst treatment Center I have ever been to. I have been there 2 times (the second time I pleaded to go somewhere else but was forced there)... First off, my nutritionist was a very young individual (will not name names) who was just out of college. He had no previous eating disorder treatment experience except that he HAD an eating disorder and was able to "cure" himself on his own. Second, My therapist continued to lie to me. She promised me that she would give me the threatening emails my parents were sending and then when I requested them she would not give them up. She also provided me with no help at all except to make me feel more alone and vulnerable. Third, the kitchen staff has no idea what they are doing. They have no knowledge of exchanges and continuously messed up. I was missing a protein on my plate on one meal and when I asked, the kitchen staff member replied that my protein was the asparagus. There were many other instances like this and portion sizes continued to change, Also, my first stay they allowed 3 dislikes and when I went this passed time you have none. Also, unlike other facilities, you have no choice whatsoever of your meals. Other places I have been to give you AT LEAST 2 options. Now with the "equine therapy," the horses were basically there just for show. We got no time with them whatsoever. The obstacle course never happened either and even if it did, you had to be at your goal weight to participate (many people get discharged once they get to there goal weight). The first time I was there you only had to be at a certain percentage at which was safe to participate. This allowed more than 1 or 2 people to do it. It was the same for the walks this most recent time. My first stay there, I was able to participate in walks all the time, and this last time my weight was higher and I still never once got to participate (only like 2 people were cleared, ridiculous). Now, there was one therapist there that actually cared about the patients. I doubt he is still there though but I remember every one of us would go to him for the honest truth because no one else told us anything. BE WARNED..... If you decide to go to Rosewood, the minute they take your things you lose ALL FREE WILL. Many people I was there with were lied to, told anything they wanted to hear over the phone, and then once you get there they do whatever they want to you. All they care about is keeping you there as long as possible. They allow you very little time to communicate with the outside world (3 phone calls, 3x/week). You are not allowed to go to your room from 8am until 9pm. You are constantly watched. The nurses treat you like crap. They don't give you any info on your treatment plan and give you no involvement in your recovery (even if you are over 18). I was in the Marine Corps. and I was treated better in bootcamp than how they treated me here. I have been to other facilities and this one id BY FAR THE WORST!