Using an approach that includes more than treatment, Aloria Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, gives people the tools to become their best selves. Aloria provides care for individuals with food and body related issues as well as all eating disorder diagnoses including anorexia, binge eating disorder, body dysmorphia, bulimia, compulsive overeating, and orthorexia, as well as co-occurring issues. By valuing individuality and remaining comfortable with complexity, Aloria’s care integrates the social determinants of well being while addressing “how” a person is experiencing the present moment and what that information means to the context of that person’s life. Successful care results in an increased capacity to tolerate previously unbearable sensations within the present moment. Aloria Health is now accepting admissions for residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient care.
Kiersten Basilius, MSW, LSW, LICDC
Kiersten is the Associate Director at the River Centre Clinic and assists in overseeing treatment services and staff. In addition, she participates in outreach efforts and provides community and professional trainings on eating disorder signs, symptoms and treatments. She is a licensed social worker and chemical dependency counselor and earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo. If interested in setting up a training, please email Kiersten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Betros, LMSW
Emily is a licensed clinical social worker and certified health coach at Reclaiming Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Using a holistic approach, her goal in working with clients is to help them take back control over their lives and their health. She meets clients where they are at in their wellness journey in a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental environment. Emily has received extensive anti-bias/anti-racism training through ERACCE and specializes in working with client experiencing high stress levels related to compassion fatigue, burn-out, and secondary trauma. Emily received her BSW from Western Michigan University with a focus in gender studies and MSW from Michigan State University.
Abby Black, RDN, CDE, ACSM
Shannon works in Family Practice including treatment of adolescents and adults with eating disorders.
Office: Southwestern Medical Clinic, A Lakeland Health Affiliate, 5515 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, MI 49127.
Victoria Cane, Ph.D, LP
Victoria (Tory) is a licensed psychologist working in private practice with a focus on treatment of eating disorders and emotion-regulation disorders for over 10 years. Tory specializes in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and is certified as a DBT therapist through the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.
Office: 1011 W. Maple St. Ste 150 Kalamazoo, MI 49008.
Castlewood Treatment Center
Castlewood is a Treatment Center in St. Louis, Missouri; Pacific Grove, California and Birmingham, Alabama offering compassionate, empowering, and professional treatment for Eating Disorders and co-occurring diagnoses. With multiple levels of care (residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient) available, Castlewood works with gender diverse clients ages 16 and older. While the eating disorder is a distinct disease, we believe it is also a symptom of an attempt to cope with other struggles. Our treatment starts with a comprehensive conceptualization of how the eating disorder developed, among other related issues and conflicts that led the individual to rely on the eating disorder. Our mission at Castlewood is not to churn out weight-restored clients who merely look healthy to others, but to identify and address the internal wounds of those individuals and work toward a healthier person, overall. For more information, please contact us at 1-888-822-8938 or www.castlewoodtc.com.
Center for Change
Center for Change is committed to helping adolescent girls and adult women break free and fully recover from eating disorders. Our multi-disciplinary approach leads women to a healthier, more balanced routine, restoring a sense of control and peace in their life. The Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and AdvancED, and is proud to be TRICARE certified. Admissions: 888-224-8250.
Cathy Cook, TLLP, LLPC, RD
Cathy is a professional counselor with an interest in helping individuals with dysfunctional eating behaviors. In addition to counseling she also is a registered dietitian and brings this knowledge to each session. Cathy received her BS in Nutrition at University of Nebraska and most recently her MA in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University in 2014.
Office: Life Coach Psychology, 2775 W. Dickman Rd., Suite P1, Battle Creek, MI 49037 269-883-6560. email@example.com
Jen Emmerich, LMSW, ACSW
Jen is a medical social worker with a strong interest and experience in the treatment of eating disorders. She received a BSc in Psychology from the University of Toronto and a BA in Sociology and a MS in Clinical Social Work from the University of Indiana. She also teaches at Western Michigan University.
Office: 4341 S. Westnedge Ave., #2106 Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Kristin Fiore, E-RYT
Kristin is an experience Yoga Alliance Registered teacher and the owner of Down Dog Yoga Center in Downtown Kalamazoo. She provides Yoga and Mindfulness offerings for clients with eating disorders and promotes general health and well-being in our community. She feels Yoga is a great support to traditional therapy.
Office: 316 S. Kalamazoo, Suite 108, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. (269) 370-6310
Forest View Hospital
Forest View Hospital has been treating patients with eating disorders for more than 20 years. Forest View provides services for children, adolescents and adults struggling with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, as well as other related eating disorder struggles. (800) 949-8439
Deb Frisk, MS, RD
"My goal for nutrition therapy is to help clients develop a healthy relationship with food; so that any food may be enjoyed without guilt or anxiety. There is no perfect eating, but allowing a balanced intake to meet nutrition needs is extremely important to support recovery. It’s hard work, but so worth it!" Deb completed a B.S. in Dietetics from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Nutrition & Food Science from Wayne State University. She is a Registered Dietician from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Office: Bronson Methodist Hospital, 601 John St., Box 27, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. (269) 341-6860
Jim Gerber, MA, ATR, Ph.D., Clinical Director
Dr. Jim Gerber is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 20 years of experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of clinical areas. He has been at Castlewood since 2003 and is currently the Clinical Director for all St. Louis-based Castlewood Treatment Centers. As Clinical Director, he is responsible for maintaining and developing Castlewood’s high quality of clinical work, as well as supervising the nationally recognized treatment team. In addition, he provides individual and group therapy to clients and follows the progress of all clients undergoing treatment at the St. Louis facilities. Dr. Gerber received his Ph.D. in counseling and family therapy from St. Louis University, and completed his Master’s degree in art therapy and counseling at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Dr. Gerber understands the complexities of eating disorders and has lectured across the country on a variety of topics related to the disease. He is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Kristine Gibson, MD
Kristine is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine. She received her MD from Indiana University, and her residency training at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Office: 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. (269) 337-6464
Anna Lippisch, MSW, LSW
Anna is a licensed social worker at the River Centre Clinic and Director of the Childhood Eating Problems Program. As part of her education and training, Anna completed internships in settings providing experience in working with children, adolescents and families. She currently provides individual and family therapy to persons suffering from childhood eating problems as well as a range of other problems encountered during childhood, including but not limited to: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavioral problems, Conduct Disorders, depression and phobias. Anna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, and obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo.
Flori Mejeur, LMSW
Flori received her MSW degree from Western Michigan University. She is currently a counselor for Southwestern Medical Clinic (an affiliate of Lakeland Regional Heath System) and works with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues, including eating disorders. She was instrumental in opening Well of GRACE Ministries, which offers programming for young women who struggle with a variety of emotional, spiritual, and relational issues. Her experiences at The Well have created a passion, purpose and expertise for treating young women.
She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the National Association of Social Workers and the Southwest Michigan Eating Disorder Association.
Office: 5675 Fairview Ave. Stevensville, MI (269) 429-7727
Cortney Modelewski, MA, LLPC
Cortney is a professional counselor in Kalamazoo with a strong clinical interest in treating eating disorders, personality disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders with evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She received her Master of Arts in Counselor Education from Western Michigan University and has been in practice since 2015.
Office: Cognitive Behavior Solutions, 4029 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 (269) 389-0402
Jillane Moffit, LLMSW
Office: 4200 West Michigan Ave. Suite 202 Kalamazoo, MI 49006 (517) 388-3137
Laura Perino, MRC, PCC-S
Laura is a highly skilled professional clinical counselor who is primarily involved in providing outpatient therapy for those with eating disorders as well as individuals with other psychological disorders. In addition to treating eating disorders, she specializes in treating trauma and loss, anxiety, depression, post-partum depression, sexual abuse, addiction and substance abuse, problems of parenting, marital problems, stress management, and problems of adolescence. She also has expertise in trauma specific work around Dissociative Identity Disorder. She is experienced in individual, group and family approaches to treatment. In addition to outpatient counseling, Laura works in the Partial Hospitalization and Adolescent Residential Programs. Laura received a Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University.
River Centre Clinic
The River Centre Clinic (RCC) has been providing specialized and cost-effective treatment for individuals suffering from eating disorders for more than 20 years. We follow a well-established therapy model that integrates individual, group and family therapies. River Centre Clinic staff are pioneers in the development of an enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy specifically designed for treating eating disorders and co-occurring conditions. Our Adolescent Residential Program and Partial Hospitalization Program for adults provide female and male patients who have serious eating disorders with a higher level of structure and support than is possible during outpatient treatment. Our treatment programs are developed and customized for each patient as every patient’s eating disorder is unique. In addition, we offer outpatient treatment services including a Childhood Eating Problems Program for children with eating difficulties that are causing issues with proper nutrition and growth. We have agreements with major insurance companies and are often able to secure single case agreements with insurance companies that we are not currently contracted with. Complete the Initial Information Form on our website or call and speak to one of our Intake Specialists for more information.
Christine Schneider, Ph.D., LCSW, Lead Therapist
Dr. Schneider graduated with her Ph.D from St. Louis University in the field of Family Therapy. She previously obtained her Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Schneider is also adjunct faculty at St. Louis University, teaching in the Department of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her current areas of research and interest are the effects of trauma and chronic illness on parent-child attachment. She is a primary therapist at Castlewood, incorporating theories of attachment and interpersonal biology into her individual, family, and group work. Dr. Schneider has completed training in in Internal Family Systems Therapy and EMDR. Dr. Schneider speaks regionally, nationally and internationally on topics related to attachment, couples counseling and trauma. She is a member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Gary Snapper, LPC, LLP
Gary is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Limited License Psychologist who founded Cognitive Behavior Solutions in Kamamazoo. He specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. Gary has been integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other Cognitive Behavior Therapy approaches toward eating disorders for over 10 years. Gary uses these evidence-based treatments to target the co-occurrence of eating disorders with other diagnoses.
Gary received his BS degree from the University of Michigan and his Master's in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. Office: Cognitive Behavior Solutions, 4029 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 (269) 569-9568
Lindsay South, MA, LPC, RPT
Lindsay is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with eating disorders. She has a MA in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University.
Office: 1591 W Centre St. Portage, MI 49024
(269) 323-2553 Fax (269) 323 2558
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center designs individualized therapeutic programs for the treatment of eating disorders,alcoholism, drug addiction, mood disorders, trauma/PTSD, and co-occurring disorders.
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, 40 Timberline Dr., Lemont, IL 60439 (877) 415-6513
Trina Weber, MS, RD, LLC
Trina specializes in eating disorder awareness, prevention, and treatment. She provides nutrition counseling in a private practice setting and presents various workshops and seminars in the southwest Michigan area. Office: The Atriums 4341 S. Westnedge Avenue, Suite 2106 Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 873-9108Fax: (269) 544-2460