Eating Recovery Center, Austin’s eating disorder treatment facility has been developed and is overseen by a compassionate team of experts across many behavioral health disciplines, including psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, mental health counselors, dietitians and other patient support staff. Together with Eating Recovery Center’s internationally renowned leadership team, Eating Recovery Center, Austin experts deliver evidence-based care to meet each patient and family’s unique recovery and disorder treatment needs.
Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS
Regional Managing Clinical Director
Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS, has been working in the field of eating disorder treatment for over 20 years. Prior to joining Eating Recovery Center, Austin, Dr. Chase was the Principal and Founder of AK Chase & Associates, which she established in Austin in 2003. Dr. Chase’s areas of specialization include child and adolescent mental health issues, the treatment of eating disorders, parental training and education, and family- or team-based therapy.
In addition to serving her patients, Dr. Chase enjoys helping others on a mass scale through presentations and media interviews. She offers training and ongoing education for other professionals across the U.S., as well as workshops for schools and community organizations. Dr. Chase has also taught undergraduate psychology courses at The University of Texas at Austin since 2001.
Dr. Chase earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California at San Diego. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and completed residency training in Chicago at Rush University Medical Center, in both the departments of psychology and pediatrics. Dr. Chase completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Austin Child Guidance Center as well.
Michelle Cross, LCSW, RD, LD
Michelle Cross, LCSW, RD, LD has over 30 years of experience as a dietitian and has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for 20 years. She completed her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2001 and completed the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training in 2009. Michelle’s approach to nutrition therapy is rooted in empowering her clients to be mindful about their bodies by listening to internal clues of hunger and fullness. Utilizing social work principles to treat eating disorders behaviors, she helps clients become aware of their relationship with food and how it affects their current life situations.
Courtney Morton, LCSW, CEDS
Courtney Morton, LCSW, CEDS obtained her MSSW from the University of Texas and has worked for several years in the field of eating disorders treatment, including in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospital settings. She began her career at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) doing both DBT and multifamily group work before co-founding a group practice in Denver specializing in eating disorders treatment with families, adolescents and adults. Courtney worked in Austin at Hill Country Recovery Center with adolescents and families doing DBT for eating disorders treatment. In addition, she has worked for Seton Southwest as an ER social worker as well as with youth emancipating from the foster care system and with family reunifications from foster care at the Denver Family Crisis Center. Courtney has completed a variety of trainings in DBT, eating disorders, and family work, and she is certified in Adoption Competent Practice through the Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver and is also a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. Courtney currently works as a Clinical Manager at Eating Recovery Center, Austin.
Kristin Miselis, MD, MPH
Dr. Kristin Miselis was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Marlboro College in southern Vermont where she spent a semester in Ecuador and a year in Colombia. It was through her experiences abroad that that she became interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Prior to attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, she was a behavioral health counselor at an inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and also worked with children diagnosed with autism. During medical school, she took a year out to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University in New York City where she focused on child, adolescent and reproductive health. After medical school, Dr. Miselis completed a four-year residency in adult psychiatry through the New York University School of Medicine. During that time, she designed and implemented a group therapy substance abuse treatment intervention for adolescents hospitalized on the inpatient psychiatric unit. Dr. Miselis completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital where she was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and worked with both inpatient and outpatient recovery from different types of eating disorders. After completing her fellowship, she worked for a community-based mental health clinic where she practiced outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry with a specialization in treating both substance use disorders and eating disorders. Dr. Miselis moved to Austin, Texas where she continued her work in outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry. She joined Eating Recovery Center, Austin in July 2017 as the Medical Director.