Dr. Kayla Gertsema Joins Eating Recovery Center, Austin

Leading child and adolescent psychiatrist brings steadfast commitment to add comprehensive care to the Austin-based eating disorder treatment center.


Eating Recovery Center, Austin (ERC Austin), a trusted provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, announced today the addition of Dr. Kayla Gertsema to its clinical leadership team. Dr. Gertsema will join the collaborative, team-based environment of ERC Austin, providing the highest level of comprehensive care to patients, as well as their families. In her role at ERC Austin, Dr. Gertsema will work with children, adolescents, as well as adults in the partial hospitalization program. Dr. Gertsema will take part in discussions around goals, challenges, and successes for patients based on seeing them in individual sessions, as well as during team rounds with the dietitian and therapist. “Dr. Gertsema’s commitment, passion, and dedication of psychiatry will be a great addition to our services at ERC Austin” says Dr. Allison Chase, Executive Director of ERC Austin. “As many do not realize the extent to which eating disorders are actually a mental illness, the importance of therapy is vital in the treatment process. Dr. Gertsema will serve a key role as a member of our clinical team to help our patients, as well as their families, change their lives, and start their journeys towards the path of recovery.” Dr. Gertsema’s background is in child and adolescent psychiatry. She completed her residency and fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School. While in her fellowship, she served as Chief Resident of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida where she studied biology, chemistry, and psychology. After college, she received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she received the “Most Likely to Succeed in Psychiatry” award from the medical school. Passionate about international travel, she completed rotations in Quito, Ecuador and Auckland, New Zealand while in medical school. For additional information about ERC Austin, call (512) 537-0353 or email to speak with a Masters-level clinician.

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