Eating Recovery Center Baltimore - O'Dea

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Eating Recovery Center Baltimore - O'Dea

Located in the beautiful suburbs just north of the city, ERC Baltimore serves medically-stable adults, adolescents, and children. Our eating disorder programs provide evidence-based treatment for individuals of all ages and genders with a variety of eating disorders and co-occurring illnesses.  

At our O’Dea Facility we offer 7-day/week Child & Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) led by a multidisciplinary treatment team of professionals including board-certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, licensed therapists and registered dietitians.  The opening of the O’Dea facility in March 2021 allowed for a much needed expansion of PHP services at Eating Recovery Center Baltimore and addressed the growing need for more high-quality services for kids and teens with eating disorders throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The Partial Hospitalization Program actively engages families in the recovery process and is rooted in evidence-based approaches to treating eating disorders. This includes using key tenets of Family-Based Treatment (FBT), weekly multi-family meals/groups and monthly Family Day Q&A events.

Conveniently located on the campus of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, our O’Dea facility sits in the heart of Towson, Maryland, close to medical resources, key community locations, and recreational highlights including popular restaurants and shopping districts. Local options for housing during PHP and IOP are also available very close to all of our ERC Baltimore locations.

Location Details

Who we treat
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
Partial Hospitalization
Virtual Treatment
Conditions We Treat
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
Eating Disorders

Life at Eating Recovery Center Baltimore

Patients and Families at ERC Baltimore will work closely with a compassionate team of providers including board certified physicians/psychiatrists, registered nurses, licensed therapists, registered dietitians and additional experts in eating disorders.   

Individualized eating disorder treatment plans, evidence-based interventions, medical support, family involvement and discharge planning are fundamental to the ERC treatment approach in an effort to help patients and families experience the freedom of healing and recovery.

  • Eating Recovery Center Baltimore is a welcoming, affirming facility and we serve patients of all gender identities
  • A multidisciplinary eating disorder treatment team of professionals oversees all levels of care, including Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs 
  • Every individual at all levels of care has access to Psychiatry Consultation and Medical Management, Individual Therapy, Group Therapies, Family Therapy and Nutritional Counseling. Specific types of treatment are determined by individual needs and the treatment planning process.
  • Collaboration with family and supports will be emphasized for all patients. In addition to family therapy, there is a monthly family day that affords family education and skills development for supports.
  • Our Maryland teammates works closely with Denver-based Eating Recovery Center, an international center to provide a seamless transition to a higher level of care (Inpatient and Residential programs), if needed.

Eating Disorders Programs:

  • ERC Baltimore treats adolescents and children (ages 10 and older) with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID and other unspecified eating disorders and general body image disturbances.
  • PHP and virtual Intensive Outpatient levels of care are available locally to support each individual at whatever stage of recovery they may be in and whatever their individual treatment needs may be. Frequent communication and coordination with local outpatient community providers as well as our colleagues in ERC inpatient and residential programs nationwide ensures continuity of care and positive outcomes.


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    Child and Adolescent Treatment

    Eating Recovery Center's specialized programming for children and adolescents of all genders allows even younger patients receive the eating disorder care they need in a comfortable, safe and compassionate environment.

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    Family and Alumni Support

    Our support for patients and families does not end at the time of discharge—rather, the treatment team carefully develops a personalized discharge plan, and offers several aftercare services and alumni support programs for patients that do not have an established eating disorder treatment team.

  • Towson, Maryland

    Towson, Maryland

    Towson is a commuter community 10 miles north of Baltimore, MD. It functions as a convenient and vibrant home for professionals and students, with quick access to both Maryland's natural resources and metropolitan amenities in Baltimore.   Baltimore/Washington International Airport is about 25 miles south of Towson.

Paying for Treatment

Insurances accepted change frequently. If you do not see your insurance carrier here, please ask us. The Eating Recovery Center’s insurance and financial specialists will provide a free benefits check. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to make treatment possible.

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In-Network Providers


Blue Cross/Blue Shield







Moda Health Plan


PHCS Multiplan

Seton Health Plan

United Behavioral Health/Optum

Value Options

Levels of Care at ERC Baltimore - O'Dea

  • Partial Hospitalization

    Daytime, onsite care with evenings offsite or at patient's home.

  • Virtual Care

    Effective intensive outpatient treatment in the comfort of your home.

Explore Our Other Locations

ERC has multiple locations in Maryland and across the country to meet your eating disorder treatment needs. 

Meet Our Team

  • Harry A. Brandt, MD
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    Harry A. Brandt, MD

    Regional Medical Director, MidAtlantic
    Dr. Harry Brandt led the eating disorders programs at Mercy Medical Center, St. Joseph Medical Center and Sheppard Pratt ...
  • Steven Crawford, MD
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    Steven F. Crawford, MD

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

    Regional Clinical Director, East
    Dr. Kim Anderson is the Regional Clinical Director of the East Region at Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood and Anxiety ...
  • Irene Rovira, PhD
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    Irene Rovira, PhD

    Practice Manager, Baltimore
    Dr. Rovira is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based individual, group, and family treatment for eating ...
  • Tracy Kuniega-Pietrzak, MD
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    Tracy Kuniega-Pietrzak, MD

    Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, Baltimore
    Dr. Tracy Kuniega-Pietrzak is a board-certified psychiatrist in both Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has ...
  • Kaitlin Slaven, MD
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    Kaitlin Slaven, MD

    PHP Psychiatrist, Baltimore
    Dr. Slaven is a board-certified psychiatrist at Eating Recovery Center, Baltimore. She attended Iowa State University for ...
  • Michael Cannon, MD
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    Michael Cannon, MD

    Attending Psychiatrist, Baltimore
    Dr. Michael Cannon is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. Dr. Cannon graduated from the University of Virginia where he earned ...

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