Dr. Lauren Kofod, M.D. Joins Eating Recovery Center, Illinois and Insight Behavioral Health Centers

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Leading psychiatrist brings extensive experience in the treatment of eating, mood and anxiety disorders to the Chicago-based treatment centers.

Eating Recovery Center

Eating Recovery Center, Illinois (ERC Illinois), a trusted provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, announced today the addition of Dr. Lauren Kofod to its clinical leadership team. Dr. Kofod will join the multi-disciplinary team as an Attending Psychiatrist working with adults at ERC Illinois’s Residential and Partial Hospitalization (PHP) programs, as well as Insight’s Residential and PHP Mood and Anxiety disorder treatment programs.

Board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, Lauren Kofod, M.D., has vast experience in treating eating disorder patients, and has unique expertise in treating co-occurring and co-morbid psychiatric disorders. Prior to ERC, Dr. Kofod served as a psychiatrist at two other eating disorder treatment facilities, Timberline Knolls and The Renfrew Center. She also worked in a private psychiatry practice, focusing on the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and adult ADHD. Previously, Dr. Kofod served as a psychiatrist on duty at Hall Mercer Crisis Response in PA, where she was responsible for patient care and teaching residents, and at Joan Karnell Cancer Center in PA, where she served as liaison and team leader for the palliative care team. She also provided psychiatric evaluation and management for patients of the cancer center and their families.

Dr. Kofod completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University where she graduated with a B.A. with distinction in Biological Sciences. She then graduated with a M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, and completed her Residency in Adult Psychiatry and Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry. In addition, she has had advanced psychotherapy training in the areas of hypnosis, prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, and exposure and response prevention for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder.

“We are pleased to have a renowned expert like Dr. Kofod in the service of our many patients with eating and related disorders,” says Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS, Chief Development Officer of ERC Illinois and President and Founder of Insight. “Dr. Kofod will be an instrumental member of our clinical team treating eating disorder patients, as well as patients struggling with mood and anxiety disorders.”

ERC Illinois also recently welcomed two other additions to their clinical team: Diana Chu, M.D., a psychiatrist for ERC Illinois’s binge eating treatment and recovery program, and Thomas Hartman, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in eating, mood and anxiety disorders.

For additional information about ERC Illinois and Insight Behavioral Health Centers, call (312) 487-2418, email inquiries(at)insightillinois(dot)com, visit http://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com or http://www.insightbhc.com to speak with a Masters-level clinician.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center (ERC) is the only national, vertically integrated, health care system dedicated to the treatment of serious eating and related disorders at any stage of the illness. ERC offers best-in-class treatment programs for all patients, no matter their age or gender, struggling from: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, eating and weight disorder, unspecified eating disorders, as well as comorbid, co-occurring and dual diagnoses. Led by the world’s leading experts in eating disorder treatment, ERC provides a full spectrum of eating disorder recovery services through an unmatched network of multiple locations across seven states.

About Insight Behavioral Health Centers
Insight Behavioral Health Centers provides specialized treatment for mood and anxiety disorders at five Chicago, Illinois treatment centers and one center near Austin, Texas. Accredited by the Joint Commission and led by a nationally recognized team of experts across multiple behavioral healthcare disciplines, Insight offers comprehensive, mindfulness-based treatment approaches to support adults, adolescents and families struggling with serious behavioral health concerns.

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