Eating Recovery Center Partners with The Woodlands Eating Disorders Center in The Woodlands, Texas

Eating Recovery Center, the only national, vertically integrated, health care system dedicated to the treatment of serious eating disorders is pleased to announce that it has partnered with The Woodlands Eating Disorders Center in The Woodlands, Texas. Founded and led by eating disorders expert Deborah Michel, PhD, CEDS, this program is recognized as a leading provider of outpatient eating disorder care for adults, adolescents and children.

“We think very highly of Dr. Michel and The Woodlands Eating Disorders Center—they are a trusted treatment resource for patients, families, and professionals touched by eating disorders in The Woodlands,” explains Ken Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Eating Recovery Center. “Together, we can do much more to deliver and expand access to excellent eating disorder treatment in the Houston area and Texas as a whole.”

This transition from The Woodlands Eating Disorders Center to Eating Recovery Center, The Woodlands seeks to more effectively communicate the medical and clinical excellence of the Woodlands-based Intensive Outpatient Program, as well as its close connection to Eating Recovery Center. In addition to collaborating with Denver-based medical and clinical leadership, Dr. Michel and her team will work closely with Eating Recovery Center of Houston, led by regional eating disorder treatment expert Theresa Fassihi, PhD.

“We want patients, families, and referring professionals to understand the significant benefits that result from our close collaboration and best practice sharing with Eating Recovery Center,” explains Deborah Michel, PhD, CEDS, Founder and Director of The Woodlands Eating Disorders Center. “Changing our name to Eating Recovery Center, The Woodlands clearly acknowledges this connection and communicates that our programs and services mirror the treatment philosophy, evidence-based interventions, and eating disorder expertise within the Eating Recovery Center family of programs.”

This exciting development complements Eating Recovery Center’s efforts to expand access to excellent eating disorder care in Texas. In addition to opening new treatment centers, Eating Recovery Center has partnered with the best experts and treatment providers in Texas’ major metropolitan areas to develop a comprehensive network delivering specialized eating disorder care:


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