California Eating Disorder Treatment Center Announces New Executive Director

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Castlewood at Monarch Cove, a premier, residential eating disorder treatment center based in Pacific Grove, California, has announced the appointment of Valerie J. Piacitelli, MSW, LMSW, LMT, to Executive Director.

Monarch Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Monterey, California

Castlewood at Monarch Cove

My years of experience and creativity will bring new and exciting energy to the team. As a leader, I have a strong vision for staff and patient success and look forward to making that vision a reality.

Castlewood at Monarch Cove, a premier eating disorder treatment center based in Pacific Grove, California, has announced the appointment of Valerie J. Piacitelli, MSW, LMSW, LMT, to Executive Director. Piacitelli brings over 20 years of social work, leadership and instructional experience to the position and will be responsible for the operational management of the facility.

Piacitelli has worked in both treatment and academic environments. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of Montecatini, a residential treatment and outpatient program for eating disorders in Carlsbad, CA. In this position, she provided operational oversight, staffing supervision, and regulatory compliance for the facility. Concurrently, she served as an Academic Advisor, for Boston University’s social work program. Previously, Ms. Piacitelli was the Clinical Director for Community Connections, a state based eating disorder treatment center in Phoenix, Arizona, also she acted as the Director of Residential Operations of a licensed therapeutic behavioral health residential treatment center for teens, Program Coordinator for a SMI treatment program, and a therapist providing individual and family counseling for patients with eating and co-occurring disorders.

Piacitelli earned her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State University where she graduated Cum Laude. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as certified in non-violent crisis intervention, aroma therapy, and yoga/Pilates training.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the team at Castlewood at Monarch Cove. I have long admired and respected the program and level of quality treatment offered at Castlewood. I am honored to become a part of the highly professional team at Castlewood. My years of experience and creativity will bring new and exciting energy to the team. As a leader, I have a strong vision for staff and patient success and look forward to making that vision a reality. I am a strong believer that every patient can recover from an eating disorder with the inspiration and individual support needed. It is my goal to incorporate that into the program and promote eating disorder prevention and education in the community, as well as continue to provide the excellent client care Castlewood is known for," said Piacitelli.

About Castlewood at Monarch Cove:

Monarch Cove, one of three Castlewood eating disorder treatment centers nationwide, serves clients suffering with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety, substance abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Through Residential, Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Programs, the highly trained staff work closely with clients and family members to design the best possible individualized plan for each client. Residential treatment takes place in a home-like environment in a beautiful coastal location. Aftercare support provides life skills training and ongoing group processing to help decrease relapse. Monarch Cove is accredited by the Joint Commission, which assures quality compassionate care that meets the highest standards of professionalism. Therapists are masters and doctoral level professionals who have developed expertise in various specialties.

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