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Reflections Patients & Visitors

When someone has an eating disorder, the whole family feels the impact. Families play a crucial role in the clinical treatment process, especially at Reflections. We strongly recommend family participation in group therapy sessions, visits during designated hours and your involvement in nutrition education. Adolescents particularly benefit when families take part in their recovery.

What Sets Reflections Apart

Personalized attention in a comfortable setting and a rewards-based approach that promotes healing and recovery—treatment for eating disorders is all we do. Since we limit our space to 15 participants (eight as inpatients), you’re assured of having continuous contact with all members of our team. That lets us get to know you, develop your individual treatment plan and deliver the best care possible.

You’ll appreciate our attention to detail. From our tranquil and nurturing environment, contemporary facility décor and comfortable furnishings that feel just like home to our effective program structure, ongoing support services and our knowledgeable care team—everything is carefully selected and everyone is completely committed to working with you on your journey.

As family members and friends, you’re highly encouraged to visit during regular hours and participate in family group therapy and other suggested therapy sessions. Your loved one may also use the Reflections phone and computer every day to stay in touch with you.

Mon, Wed, Fri: No visiting hours

Tues, Thurs: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sat, Sun: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Includes 15-minute snack break at 3:45pm

We believe you can’t put a number on the length of time it takes someone to recover from an eating disorder. Many insurance companies authorize several days at a time. Our Utilization Management team works with your insurance carrier to advocate for the length of time you need.

Space at Reflections is limited, and we’re focused on your safety and well-being. Luggage is not allowed in your room. You’re assigned a cubby behind our nursing station where you can store the following items you’re permitted to bring:

  • Makeup
  • Electric razor—battery-operated only; you may not share with others
  • Dental floss—must be thrown away at the nursing station
  • Nail files
  • Perfume or cologne
  • Tweezers and nail clippers
  • Nail polish and polish remover
  • Q-Tips—must be thrown away at the nursing station
  • Jewelry—rings, bracelets, earrings
  • One comfort item, such as a stuffed animal

DO NOT BRING

  • Glass items, mirrors
  • Metal items, cans, metal lids, metal hair clips or barrettes, bobby pins, paper clips
  • Razors or razor blades
  • Gum or candy
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Strings, shoelaces, cords, bags with long straps; strings from sweatpants or hoodies must be removed before you’re admitted
  • Shoes with a heel
  • Knives or weapons of any kind
  • iPods/MP3 players, CD players, earphones, computers/laptops, camera, video games, other personal electronics
  • Electrical devices that plug into an outlet
  • Hairdryer—you may use only the Reflections hairdryer
  • Belts, necklaces, scarves
  • Loofas/shower sponges
  • Thumbtacks, safety pins
  • Sewing/knitting/crochet needles
  • Lighters or matches
  • Toxic materials such as spray paint, markers or art supplies other than those labeled non-toxic
  • Alcohol, street drugs and/or drug paraphernalia
  • Pornography
  • R-rated movies/DVDs
  • Fashion magazines
  • Pets
  • Pens and pencils not provided by Reflections
  • Bedding/linens—pillows, sheets, blankets, towels
  • Medications, including over-the-counter items; our medication nurse must administer every medication you take; all medications given require a doctor’s order
  • Any item determined by the clinical manager to be unsafe or hazardous

Each of our guest rooms contains two beds. Depending on the number of inpatients at a given time, you may share a room or you may have a room to yourself. In addition to two beds and dressers, our large rooms include a sitting area and a private bathroom. Decorated in a comfortable, contemporary style with rich colors and plush linens, our Center also offers a welcoming lounge for movie nights and group therapy sessions.

Take a tour of Reflections.

First, you’ll meet briefly with a member of our admissions team to complete required paperwork. We’ll help you with your personal belongings and escort you to our secure space for orientation with our nursing staff. Restricted items must be sent home with a family member or secured behind our nursing station. If you’re staying for inpatient treatment, you can take a few minutes to settle into your room before joining your peers in the lounge for group activities essential to building your support network.

We start each day by taking your vital signs before breakfast, followed by a community meeting after the morning meal. Then, you’ll plan your menu with our Reflections registered dietitian. A support group follows each meal.

Next, you’ll participate in a thought-processing group and expressive therapy. You’ll also have an opportunity for personal focus, as well as time to complete your schoolwork if you’re continuing your studies while you’re with us.

After lunch, you’ll be able to journal and join an information/education session, nutrition group or a social work group and enjoy some free time.

With a physician’s approval, you may take part in yoga, stretching or other light exercise in the afternoon.

After dinner, you’ll participate in a closer group meeting. You’ll also have time for recreational activities, visits with friends and family and personal interests.

In the evening, you’ll have a chance to use the phone or computer.

Our goal is your health and well-being, and we offer our support in many ways.

Laundry

Reflections has its own washer and dryer for you to do your laundry when needed.

Cellphones

We want you to spend most of your time focused on your recovery, so cellphone use is not permitted. You can use our Reflections phones at specific times and make your calls then.

Computer

You’ll have access to our onsite, monitored computer at specific times each day.

While we can accommodate vegetarian meal preferences, we’re unable to accommodate vegan preferences. We’ll ask you about allergies during the intake process.

If you’re continuing in school while you stay at Reflections, you’ll receive direct instruction from our teaching staff for an hour each day in onsite classrooms. Our curriculum meets Virginia State Standards of Learning (SOL) and graduation requirements. Participants in our Partial (day) Program use materials from their own schools, and we help facilitate transitions between your days at Reflections and your days at school. Our approach is to work with you in the least restrictive environment possible, and our goal is to make the proper assessment that puts you on the best path for successful discharge and aftercare.

Our eating disorder treatment program is covered by most major insurance carriers. Review your policy and/or contact your insurance provider for information and details about your specific coverage.

If your insurance carrier does not list Reflections or Dominion Hospital as in-network, we can assist you and your insurance carrier in obtaining the coverage needed for treatment.

For more information, call the Reflections Intake Coordinator at (703) 538-2886.

Our Participants Say…

“The staff and community at Reflections exceeded my expectations. My entire experience has been life-changing. I feel like I have the tools to live an ED-free life going forward. I would recommend Reflections to anyone struggling from an eating disorder.”

“I can’t get over how I feel now. I am so grateful … You were all amazing. There have been times since I left that I could have binged, but I didn’t. I used the coping skills that I learned from you. I have my life back. I tell everyone I know that if they have someone with an eating disorder that they should come to Reflections. You saved my life.”

Learn more about our program to address self-injurious behavior and additional mental health services available at Dominion Hospital.

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