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Remuda Ranch, a comprehensive treatment center specializing in eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls, is pleased to announce that Libby Neal, MA, LPC, has joined Remuda Ranch as Director of Clinical Services.

 

Neal is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive clinical training, project development and executive leadership skills. Her clinical specializations include eating disorders, addictions, trauma, brain mechanics, attachment disorders, and severe co-morbid pathology. Neal’s graduate training included Transpersonal Psychology with a specialization in Art Therapy. Her post-graduate training focused on Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and evidence- based practices, including EMDR, DBT, ACT and CBT.

Neal has served most recently as Director of Treatment Services at the Carolina Children’s Home in Columbia, S.C. and as Executive Clinical Director of Education and Training and Director of Treatment Services at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders in Wickenburg, Ariz.

"Libby has dedicated much of her career to the treatment of eating disorders and brings a wealth of experience integrating best practices, trauma work and experiential learning to her work with eating disorders," said Chris Diamond, Remuda Ranch Executive Director. "Remuda Ranch is very fortunate to have Libby Neal join our organization and the Wickenburg community."

"I am honored to be a part of such a landmark event as the blending of Remuda Ranch with The Meadows Model pioneered by The Meadows, a world class Trauma and Addiction Treatment Facility," said Libby Neal, Remuda Ranch Director of Clinical Services. "This cutting-edge treatment program for eating and co-occurring disorders will combine best practices with invaluable experientials to comprehensively treat the full continuum of eating disorders, addictions and trauma related issues for adolescents and adults."

According to Neal, The Meadows Model of Core Issue, or the developmental model of immaturity, is a therapeutic model that comprehensively addresses trauma resolution. "As such, the model describes and normalizes the underlying causes for explosive behaviors, poor communication, self-harming choices, codependency, carried feelings and shame," Neal explained. "And when a person understands what drives their need to self-harm through addiction or the eating disorder, they can let go of their mal-adaptive behaviors to create a life worth living."

Remuda Ranch is an industry leader in treating eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls through its inpatient, residential and partial-care programs. To learn more about Remuda Ranch's work, contact an intake coordinator at 866-390-5100 or visit www.remudaranch.com.

Since 1990, Remuda Ranch has been a leading eating and co-occurring treatment center. In that time, over 10,000 women and girls have trusted their care to Remuda Ranch. Through Remuda Ranch's treatment approach and clinical excellence at its two state-of-the art locations in Wickenburg and Chandler Arizona, individualized treatment is offered by a multidiscipline team of psychiatrists, primary care providers, registered dietitians, therapists, psychologists and registered nurses that provided assistance and support 24 hours a day. Along with treating eating disorders, Remuda Ranch addresses co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma. Remuda Ranch was acquired by The Meadows in 2012 and is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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Remuda Ranch is pleased to announce that Chris Diamond has joined Remuda Ranch as Executive Director. An extensive search was conducted to find a leader that would honor the treatment work that is done at Remuda Ranch.

For more than 20 years, Diamond has dedicated his career to the behavioral health industry. He has served as CEO and COO since 2007 for four treatment programs located in Arizona, California, Texas, and Kentucky. Diamond most recently served as CEO for Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, a comprehensive behavioral health facility located in Tucson serving adolescents and adults, and CEO of Heritage Oaks Hospital, the largest behavioral health provider in the greater Sacramento region. From 1991 through 2006, he held numerous clinical service and leadership positions.

"Chris is a proven veteran with significant success in behavioral health care," said Jim Dredge CEO for Remuda Ranch and The Meadows. "Chris's industry experience and passion for the field make him uniquely qualified to assume the leadership of Remuda Ranch."

"It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to join an organization with such a long history of quality and great outcomes," said Chris Diamond, Remuda Ranch Executive Director. "I look forward to continuing the tradition of success at Remuda Ranch."

Remuda Ranch is an industry leader in treating eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls through its inpatient, residential and partial-care programs. To learn more about Remuda Ranch's work, contact an intake coordinator at 866-390-5100 or visit www.remudaranch.com.

Since 1990, Remuda Ranch has been a leading eating and co-occurring treatment center. In that time, over 10,000 women and girls have trusted their care to Remuda Ranch. Through Remuda Ranch's treatment approach and clinical excellence at its two state-of-the art locations in Wickenburg and Chandler Arizona, individualized treatment is offered by a multidiscipline team of psychiatrists, primary care providers, registered dietitians, therapists, psychologists and registered nurses that provided assistance and support 24 hours a day. Along with treating eating disorders, Remuda Ranch addresses co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma. Remuda Ranch was acquired by The Meadows in 2012 and is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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