Eating Recovery Center Austin

Location Details

Who we treat
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
On-site Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
Conditions We Treat
Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
Compulsive Overeating

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Centrally located in Austin, Texas, ERC Austin provides a seven-day-per-week Partial Hospitalization Program as well as a three-day-a-week Intensive Outpatient Programs for medically-stable adults, adolescents, and children struggling with eating disorders and adolescents and children who battle mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders.

Giving comprehensive, mindfulness-based treatment approaches from compassionate professionals, we offer a treatment environment with full time psychiatrists on staff, and a leadership team with extensive years of experience. With a local hospital across the street, we are positioned in the heart of a medical complex to give peace of mind to patients and families and help light the path for patients towards interrupting maladaptive thoughts and behaviors to live a better and more fruitful life.

Highly Effective Eating Disorder Treatment in Austin, TX

Centrally located in Austin, Texas, ERC Austin provides a seven-day-per-week partial hospitalization program (PHP) and a three-day-a-week intensive outpatient program (IOP) for medically stable adults, adolescents and children of all genders who struggle with eating disorders. Our center is a family-based program that uses comprehensive, mindfulness-based treatment approaches. With a sole focus on treating various eating disorders, patients learn how to make peace with food and gain insight from peers with similar lived experiences.

  • Trusted by over 20,000 patients and their families
  • 91% of parents of former patients would recommend ERC to others in need of services
  • 87% of former patients agreed that their experience at ERC was helpful
  • Specialized treatment designed by a team of experienced clinicians
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Lighting Your Way Toward Eating Disorder Recovery

Evidence-Based, Proven Modalities

Our treatment philosophy acknowledges the importance of assessment, intervention and discharge planning to develop effective treatment plans and successfully address behavioral health concerns.

Support for Co-Occurring Conditions

Our team has expertise in addressing and treating eating disorders and co-occurring disorders, including trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and substance use disorder with evidence-based therapies like ERP and CPT.

Move Forward With Experiential Therapies

ERC Austin offers weekly yoga and art therapy for both adult and adolescent patients in PHP; move towards recovery rooted in connection and understanding.

State-of-the-Art Medical Care

Located in one of Austin’s biggest medical districts – and across the street from St. David’s, one of the largest hospital systems – ERC Austin is well-positioned to support patients with co-occurring conditions and other healthcare needs. Should you need it, we can provide referrals and connections to outside specialists. Working from a trauma-informed care approach, your treatment team includes the following:

  • Primary therapist
  • Registered dietitian
  • Primary care physician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nursing staff
  • Alumni support

"We provide comprehensive eating disorder treatment in Austin using a collaborative approach that involves the patient, their support system and a highly trained, compassionate team. Spanning multiple disciplines, the team is specifically trained in supporting recovery from eating disorders.”

Robert Dominguez, LCP-S, Clinical Director

Who We Treat

Conditions We Treat

  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a treatable mental illness that includes a number of different symptoms, including extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.

  • Anorexia

    Anorexia nervosa is characterized by an obsessive fear of weight gain and a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Atypical Anorexia

    You can’t tell if someone has an eating disorder just by looking at them. See how atypical anorexia affects people in a variety of body shapes and sizes.


    ARFID is a lesser known eating disorder that frequently begins as early as infancy or childhood, but adults can also suffer.

  • Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge eating disorder is characterized by frequent overeating – at least once a week for three months – combined with a lack of control, intense feelings of distress and several other characteristic behaviors.

  • Bulimia

    Bulimia is characterized by patterns of bingeing and purging.

  • Compulsive Overeating

    Compulsive overeating can involve binge eating and weight gain, but it can also involve other behaviors.

  • Diabulimia

    The term diabulimia is used to describe the diagnosis of an eating disorder in an individual with type 1 diabetes. These patients intentionally misuse insulin for weight control.


    Some eating disorders do not meet all of the diagnostic criteria for specific diagnoses like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

  • Orthorexia

    Some people go to extremes to “eat clean” at all times. This may lead to a disordered eating pattern known as orthorexia.

Levels of Care Offered

  • Inpatient

    Our Inpatient programming is designed to support adults, children and adolescents of all genders who are acutely ill and are experiencing medical and mood instability as a result of their eating disorder.

  • Residential

    Within ERC Pathlight's step-down model of care, the Residential eating disorder treatment program as well as the Residential mood & anxiety treatment program offer medically stable patients a highly-structured and supportive 24-hour treatment environment.

  • Partial Hospitalization

    Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers some of the same intensity and structure of Residential mood, anxiety, and eating disorder treatment while providing additional opportunities to practice recovery outside of the controlled eating disorder treatment environment during evenings at home or in peer-supported apartment communities.

  • On-Site Intensive Outpatient Treatment

    Our Intensive Outpatient program is a flexible mood, anxiety, and eating disorder treatment program that allows patients to work, go to school, or care for children during the day and sleep at home at night.

  • Virtual Intensive Outpatient - Eating Recovery At Home

    ERC is removing the barriers that can keep patients with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders from receiving treatment. Through telebehavioral health programming, Eating Recovery At Home (our virtual Intensive Outpatient Program) offers the same proven care as our in-person treatment centers. 

Find long-lasting recovery with our 7-day PHP.

Eating disorders don’t take days off, and we don’t either. Research confirms that patients in 5-day (weekday-only) partial hospitalization programming struggle with eating disorder behaviors over the weekend. We provide programming 7 days a week for individuals in the PHP level of care, offering you or your loved one the best chance for long-term, lasting recovery.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Counseling & Education

Part of ERC Austin’s nutrition and meal support includes “innings” and “outings.” Innings (meal support on site) and outings (meal support off site) provide food exposures in real-life situations, supporting patients as they choose and create their own food preferences. Patients may have opportunities to participate in grocery store outings or have meal exposure activities at nearby restaurants at different points in treatment. All outings are supported by staff members to gradually introduce patients to these phases of recovery. Goals in treatment include:

  • Supporting clients as they make progress in recovery
  • Encouraging patients to select meals, choose specific snacks and pick food from outside restaurants
  • Helping patients feel empowered in their decision-making

Travel, Housing & Employment Assistance Provided

Looking for a place to stay or other accommodations? For patients in PHP, ERC Austin has apartments nearby for patients who need local housing. The team can also support lodging and transportation to and from nearby hotels. For patients who have other medical appointments, the ERC team will accommodate those transportation needs. The clinical team is also well-versed in accommodating varying employment needs, with the ability to meet patients exactly where they are in other aspects of life as they embark upon the challenging work of recovery.

Providing Families With Guidance and Care

Get the right support at the right time.

Our Austin center is well-equipped to support children and adolescents ages 12 and above. From educational support to family programming, we provide a safe, nurturing environment for recovery.

  • 98% of parents agree that their treatment experience was helpful
  • 97% recommend children & adolescent programs for those in need of treatment

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View our robust family programs.

Family sessions and support represent a critical component of programming, with the belief that families, friends and caregivers should be involved at every step of the process. Programs include:

Find school support for your child.

Child and adolescent patients at ERC Austin work with an education specialist during the calendar school year. While recovery remains the primary focus, education specialists work closely with patients and their families to support academic aspects of life and serve as a liaison with schools and outside counselors. The education specialist provides:

  • Support for all academic needs with children and adolescent patients
  • Customized treatment and accommodations for varying academic needs
  • Close communication and coordination with schools to ensure students are on track with schoolwork 

Just One Phone Call to Get Started

Making the decision to begin treatment is not easy. Our experienced, compassionate Clinical Assessment Team is here to ensure the process is as seamless and easy as possible. Got a question? Let us know. We can help set up a virtual or on-site tour for prospective patients and caregivers.

No referral is ever needed for you to access the treatment you need and deserve.

Let us help you with insurance.

Recovery comes with inevitable challenges and stressors. Concerns about payment can make life feel even more stressful. To ensure you can pursue treatment, our dedicated team will work on your behalf by:

  1. Acting as a liaison with your insurance provider
  2. Answering your questions and concerns
  3. Providing support every step of the way

If you do not see your insurance carrier listed here, please call us. Our insurance and financial specialists will provide a free benefits check and do all they can to make treatment possible.

Get matched with the exact support you need.

With one conversation, our mental health professionals will help you better understand what you’re going through and what you need.

We will meet you where you are, listen to your story in a therapeutic setting, and match you with the level of support that meets your struggle.

Covered by Most Commercial Insurance Plans

  • cofinity
  • compsych
  • magellan health
  • moda
  • multiplan
  • phcs
  • rocky mountain health plans
  • ascension seton
  • value options

Our patient access team is here to advocate for you. We can help you address financial challenges and work with you to get you the maximum coverage offered by your plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions About ERC Austin

Expert Care for Eating Disorders in Austin, TX

Meet the leadership team at Eating Recovery Center, Austin, TX.

  • Stephanie Setliff, MD, CEDS-S
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    Stephanie Setliff

    Regional Medical Director
    Dr. Stephanie Setliff is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist living in Dallas, Texas. She is certified by the American ...
  • Landry Weatherston-Yarborough
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    Landry Weatherston-Yarborough

    Executive Director
    Landry Weatherston-Yarborough, LPC, CEDS-S, NCC is an Executive Director at Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety ...
  • Alyssa Aakre
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    Alyssa Aakre

    Director of Operational Excellence
    Alyssa Aakre is Director of Operational Excellence at ERC and Pathlight. Alyssa has been with Eating Recovery Center and ...
  • professionals
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    Leslee Marcom

    Regional Clinical Director
    Leslee Marcom grew up in the Dallas area and attended Texas State University for her undergraduate degree. After obtaining her ...
  • Jennifer Lewis
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    Jennifer Vittitow

    Regional Nutrition Director
    Jennifer Vittitow received her degree in nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and completed a dietetic ...
  • Robert Dominguez, LPC-S
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    Robert Dominguez

    Clinical Director
    Robert Dominguez, LPC-S, brings over 14 years of practical experience working in community health centers developing ...
  • Jamie Phillips
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    Jamie Phillips

    Regional Nursing Director
    Jamie Phillips is the Regional Nursing Director. Jamie has been with Eating Recovery Center since 2016. As Director of Nursing ...
  • Tyler Wooten, MD
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    Tyler Wooten

    Medical Director, Psychiatrist
    Dr. Tyler A. Wooten is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and ...
  • Kim Effertz, MSW
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    Kim Effertz

    Regional Vice President
    Kim Effertz joined Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center in September 2021 as an Operating Vice President ...
  • Ellen Astrachan Fletcher
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    Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher

    Regional Clinical Director
    Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-C, is Regional Clinical Director, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and ...
  • Kelsey Estry, MS, RD, LDN
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    Kelsey Estry

    Regional Nutrition Director
    Kelsey Estry, MS, RD, LDN, is a graduate of Michigan State University. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Loyola ...
  • Heather VanHooser
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    Heather VanHooser

    Chief Nursing Officer
    Heather joined ERC Pathlight as Chief Nursing Officer in 2023. She holds three bachelor’s degrees, a MBA, and a Master’s in ...
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Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment in Texas

For additional flexibility and convenience, we also offer virtual eating disorder treatment for individuals in Texas through our Eating Recovery At Home program. Individuals in all cities and towns across Texas, including the cities listed below, are eligible to participate in Eating Recovery At Home.

  • Austin
  • Plano
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • San Antonio
  • The Woodlands
  • Arlington
  • Fort Worth
  • El Paso
  • Corpus Christi
  • Lubbock
  • Laredo
  • Irving
  • Garland
  • Amarillo

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