Eating Recovery Center Baltimore - 101 Schilling

Location Details

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

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Highly Effective Eating Disorder Treatment in Baltimore, MD

Located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, just north of Baltimore in beautiful suburban surroundings, ERC Baltimore serves medically stable adults, adolescents and children with eating disorders. This center offers:

  • A seven-day-a-week partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • A four-day-a-week intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Comprehensive outpatient services

Only 20 minutes from Baltimore City and next to the Light Rail for public transportation, our center includes convenient access to nearby attractions, entertainment, businesses and healthcare facilities. ERC Baltimore supports a social and therapeutic environment to help light the way for patients to find lasting wellness.

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

Lighting Your Way to Recover from Eating Disorders

When you or a loved one need help for an eating disorder, we are here for you. Our compassionate team will do all we can to help you get through this time of crisis. Whether you are looking for residential, partial hospitalization (PHP) or intensive outpatient (IOP) care, we can help.

Come as you are and be your authentic self.

Learn how to interrupt eating disorder thoughts and behaviors to create a life based on your values.

Get the right support at the right time.

Embrace a compassionate care team who knows your story and is there every step of the way.

Stay connected with your recovery community.

Healing doesn’t end when you leave our program; it’s just the beginning. Stay connected through extensive supportive resources.

Benefit From Expert Eating Disorder Care

Accredited by the Joint Commission, our medical and clinical leadership team includes the world’s leading eating disorders treatment experts, many of whom have actively led research supporting effective, evidence-based eating disorders treatment. Located in the middle of a vibrant healthcare ecosystem, ERC Baltimore often coordinates care with other hospitals and health systems including Johns Hopkins, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), Sheppard Pratt and University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

Hear From Our Clinical Director: “We provide the leading empirically supported treatments for all eating disorders while attending to the individual needs of our patients, families, and supports. Our clinicians receive intensive training and are led by a team of experts with decades of experience in the field.”

Kim Anderson, PhD, CEDS

Take a Look Inside ERC Baltimore

Meet our expert care team and find out what your day-to-day will look like at ERC Baltimore. Take a look at the welcoming space, see our teaching kitchen in action, and learn more about how you’ll be able to practice the skills you are learning in real time.

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. 

Evidence-based therapies that work

At ERC Baltimore, we can address complex co-occurring eating disorders and mental health concerns, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using exposure and response prevention (ERP), and trauma using cognitive processing therapy (CPT). All ERC therapists are trained in a nationally validated, trauma-informed psychotherapy model on the most up-to-date and evidence-based therapies. Having our clinical team on-site provides seamless coordination of care. In treatment, you'll work with:

  • Psychiatrists and internal medicine physicians
  • Licensed therapists and family clinicians
  • Registered dietitians
  • Nursing support

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

Our 7-day PHP provides the maximum clinical standard of care, offering you or your loved one the best chance at lasting recovery. Programming at eight hours per day is designed to prevent relapse, offering consistency and stability. Eating disorders don’t take weekends off – and neither do we. Research indicates that unstructured weekends without meal planning and accountability create unnecessary setbacks during treatment. 

A path to healing as unique as you are

Our continuum of care model means that we provide patients with the specific level of support they need at the time they need it. Our residential program is located directly across the street at 55 Schilling, enabling patients to step up or step down from various levels of care. The clinical team can also move between buildings as patients step up or down from levels of care. Given that all our buildings are on the same campus-like environment, we offer a safer, more supportive atmosphere that promotes collaboration and closeness.

Outpatient eating disorder therapy in Baltimore

ERC Baltimore offers outpatient eating disorder treatment led by a team of expert therapists. Outpatient therapy typically includes one individual therapy session per week and is an ideal fit for patients seeking a lower level of care, including patients transitioning from PHP. Outpatient therapy serves as an important step in the full continuum of eating disorders care, providing accountability, processing and skill-building.

Call today to learn more about our outpatient program, or to find a therapist.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Counseling & Education

Through education, support and structure, we offer patients a comprehensive and personalized nutrition approach and plan: providing nutritional rehabilitation that safely helps them achieve optimal physical and mental health. At ERC Baltimore, we have a full teaching kitchen where all patients participate in cooking classes and food exposures, and an on-campus garden. We additionally host multifamily-based group therapies in the kitchen that include:

  • Therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Patients, families and caregivers

In order to help patients take skills learned in treatment and practice them in everyday life, we have weekly “innings” (bringing food into the facility) and “outings” (attending a nearby restaurant). For those interested in specific programming for binge eating disorder (BED), we also offer virtual groups for adults in the state of Maryland.

Traveling for care? We can help.

Through our travel concierge services, out-of-town patients and their families can receive support with travel arrangements and housing during their stay. ERC Baltimore has an arrangement with the hotel Residence Inn located right across the street: a place where families can stay while loved ones are in treatment, or for out-of-town PHP patients in order to stay on the same campus. The area also includes various other hotels, and we have an arrangement with Ronald McDonald house for additional housing when needed.

Providing Families Daily Guidance and Care

Programming for all ages

Our experienced clinicians provide multiple evidence-based therapies for children and teens including:

ERC Baltimore’s programming includes a yoga instructor that focuses on low-intensity exercises combined with mindfulness. We also offer art and music-based therapy groups to support experiential learning and supplement clinical process groups.

Find support for all members of the family.

At ERC Baltimore, we acknowledge the importance of helping parents, caregivers and families understand how to best support their young loved ones. We offer an array of resources for families and caregivers rooted in EFFT and FBT, including an education series, family therapy sessions and more. Patients and loved ones are also connected with a community outreach liaison for ongoing support after treatment. We invite you to join us in one of our upcoming interactive sessions to learn more:

Stay up to date with school.

Keeping up with schoolwork is an understandable concern for young patients and their caregivers. Our primary focus will be on eating disorder recovery, and we do everything we can to help young patients stay on top of school assignments while in treatment. With designated time for schoolwork in our residential and PHP levels of care, ERC Bellevue has two education specialists on staff: one certified teacher and one tutor. These professionals communicate regularly with schools and can support 504 and IEP plans. Our compassionate team members continuously work together to prevent disruption to your child’s education.

Take a Look Inside ERC Baltimore

Meet our expert care team and find out what your child’s day-to-day will look like at ERC Baltimore. Learn more about our education specialist, see art therapy in action and hear how we support families every step of the way.

Just One Phone Call to Get Started

Reaching out for help is an important and brave first step. Give us a call and our compassionate admissions team is here to walk you through the entire process with care and support. Got a question?

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

Let us help you with insurance.

When facing a life-threatening eating disorder, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to pay for treatment. Our experienced team does everything we can to simplify and streamline the insurance and payment process for you.

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

Expert Care for Eating Disorders in Baltimore, MD

Meet the leadership team at Eating Recovery Center Baltimore.

  • Steven Crawford, MD
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    Steven F. Crawford

    Regional Medical Director
    Dr. Steven Crawford is the Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center and Assistant Chief of Psychiatry at University of ...
  • Kim Anderson, PhD
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    Kim Anderson

    Executive Director
    Dr. Kim Anderson is the Executive Director at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center. She currently oversees clinical programming at ...
  • Caitlin Royster
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    Caitlin Royster

    Nutrition Director
    CAITLIN ROYSTER is the Nutrition Director at Eating Recovery Center Hunt Valley and Bethesda locations. She earned her BS in ...
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    Ramona Weatherford

    Regional Vice President
    Ramona Weatherford holds a master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University and has over 30 years of clinical ...
  • Lara Kenik MS, RN
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    Lara Kenik

    Regional Nursing Director
    Lara Kenik joined Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center (ERCPL) in August 2016 as a full-time overnight nurse ...
  • Zach Marselle
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    Zach Marselle

    Director of Operational Excellence
    Zach joined ERC and Pathlight in 2020, bringing a combined 15 years of experience between healthcare administration and public ...
  • Irene Rovira, PhD
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    Irene Rovira

    Clinical Director
    Dr. Rovira is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based individual, group, and family treatment for eating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kathryn Johnson
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    Kathryn Johnson

    Nutrition Director
    Kathryn Johnson grew up in the Dallas area and earned her degree in food and nutrition from The University of Alabama and her ...

Find Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment in Maryland

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

  • Annapolis
  • Falls Church
  • Frederick
  • McClean
  • Great Falls
  • Tysons
  • Arlington
  • Fairfax
  • Columbia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Potomac Falls
  • Rockville
  • Alexandria
  • Ellicott City
  • Montgomery County
  • Howard County
  • Harford County
  • Anne Arundel County

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