Eating Recovery Center Expands Mood, Anxiety and Trauma Treatment

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Treatment Centers in Texas, California and Ohio to Add Insight Behavioral Health Programming

Eating Recovery Center (ERC) announces today the expansion of its mood, anxiety, and trauma treatment programming to network centers in Houston and San Antonio, TX, as well as in Sacramento, CA, and Cincinnati, OH. This expansion, provided by ERC’s subsidiary Insight Behavioral Health (ERC Insight), reflects the growing need to not only successfully address mood, anxiety, and trauma co-morbidities for eating disorder patients, but to also provide this treatment on a stand-alone basis.

ERC Insight provides vertically integrated and comprehensive treatment for a multitude of mental health disorders, including mood (depression, bipolar), anxiety (GAD, panic, phobias), PTSD, personality disorders, symptoms of OCD, and emerging symptoms of psychosis. It also supports comorbid, co-occurring, and dual diagnoses, including substance use and eating disorders. ERC Insight uses mindfulness and evidenced based behavioral programs using various exposure therapy techniques, including DBT, ACT, and CBT, to help patients make lasting changes.

ERC Insight is led by a team of national clinical experts: Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS, ERC Insight Founder and Chief Clinical Officer, Eating Recovery Center; Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, CEDS, Child & Adolescent Director; Lara Schuster Effland, LCSW, Executive Clinical Director, Eating Recovery Center; Linda Lewaniak, Regional Clinical Managing Director, ERC Insight, and Anne O’Melia, Chief Medical Officer, Eating Recovery Center. This multidisciplinary female-led team is trained in Trauma Informed Practice and gender neutrality, creating a safe and empowering environment for patients.

The treatment program is also expanding its service line offerings to include Written Exposure Therapy (WET), an innovative posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) protocol that helps patients manage intense emotions related to stress and trauma. WET will be introduced to all lines of service at ERC Insight, including its eating disorder treatment, such as ERC’s Binge Eating Treatment and Recovery (BETR) program.

The expansion of the ERC Insight programming comes at a time when more patients are being admitted for trauma-related disorders, as nearly 75 percent of its patients have a history of an event or complex trauma. It also comes on the heels of a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about one of the most fatal consequences of mental health disorders – suicide. According to the CDC’s latest Vital Signs report, suicide rates have increased in nearly every state, with 25 states seeing an increase of more than 30 percent. 54 percent of those who died by suicide didn’t know they had a mental health condition (1).

“To say that our country is facing a mental health crisis is an understatement and the more services we can offer those affected by trauma and mental health disorders, the more we can derail serious consequences, including chronic medical conditions and suicide,” says Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS, President and Founder of ERC Insight. “By growing our network and adding innovative therapies to our service line offerings, we continue to expand our best-in-class treatment and help more people live healthy, happy lives.”

The ERC Insight program currently provides treatment in Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Houston, TX; Round Rock, TX; Sacramento, CA; San Antonio, TX; Seattle, WA and The Woodlands, TX. The program offers multiple levels of care, including Residential, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and outpatient care.


About Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Centers.
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. Partnering with ERC, Insight Behavioral Health Centers offers best-in-class mood and anxiety recovery programs in Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Houston, TX; Round Rock, TX; Sacramento, CA; San Antonio, TX; Seattle, WA and The Woodlands, TX.

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