Eating Recovery Center Baltimore - 101 Schilling
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Located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, just north of Baltimore, ERC Baltimore serves medically-stable adults, adolescents, and children with eating disorders.
Our eating disorders program provides evidence-based treatment for all types of eating disorders, including ARFID and Binge Eating Disorder. This center offers a seven-day-a-week Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), a four-day-a-week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and comprehensive outpatient services. These programs are led by a multidisciplinary treatment team of compassionate professionals with an emphasis on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), family-based treatment (FBT) and exposure therapy. Specialized care and treatment for elite athletes, males, and individuals with dual diagnosis and substance use is available.
With convenient access to nearby communities, attractions, entertainment, business and healthcare, our center supports a social and therapeutic environment to help light the way for patients to find lasting wellness.
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
Find Recovery with Evidence-Based Therapies
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Family-Based Treatment-informed care (FBT – for children and adolescents)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
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: 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.
Specialized Medical Care for Eating Disorders
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.”
Who We Treat
Children & Adolescents
We can help guide you and your child on a path to long-lasting change and healing.
We provide eating disorder treatment and mood and anxiety disorder treatment for all genders ages 18 and older.
Conditions We Treat
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 nervosa is characterized by an obsessive fear of weight gain and a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight.
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 is characterized by patterns of bingeing and purging.
Compulsive overeating can involve binge eating and weight gain, but it can also involve other behaviors.
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.
Levels of Care Offered
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.
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.
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.
Work with the Experts
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
Day Treatment Program (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.
24-Hour Residential Program
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.
Our Nutrition Approach
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:
- 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.
Supporting Young Patients and Their Families
Evidence-Based & Experiential Treatment
Our evidence-based treatment modalities include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT), family-based treatment (FBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and other experiential therapies.
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.
Robust Family Programming
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.
Support for Students
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.
How to Get Started with Treatment
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.
See How to Pay for Treatment
Paying for Eating Disorder Treatment
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.
Covered by Most Commercial Insurance Plans
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is ERC Baltimore located?
ERC Baltimore is in Hunt Valley, Maryland, part of Baltimore County and the Baltimore metropolitan area. The center is just north of the city of Baltimore, around 20 minutes away, in conveniently located suburbs.
What if my loved one requires a higher level of care?
One of the highlights of ERC Baltimore is that we offer residential treatment directly across the street at 55 Schilling, located in the same campus as our partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient programs. Our clinical team will work with you to seamlessly ensure a smooth and easy transition if your loved one needs to step up to a higher level of care.
What type of eating disorder support do you offer once treatment ends?
Extensive aftercare planning conducted by an Aftercare Coordinator helps ensure you have a “plan of action” for continuity of care and maintaining recovery progress. We can also help you pre-arrange appointments with an outpatient team experienced in the treatment of eating disorders.
What type of eating disorder support is offered for caregivers, family members and friends?
Family members, caregivers and friends are often critical to helping a loved one recover from an eating disorder. Each week, family members take part in family therapy sessions. Visits with family members are easy and convenient since the treatment center is housed in the same building as a hotel. Along with family therapy, family members and caregivers are invited to take part in:
Expert Care for Eating Disorders in Baltimore, MD
Meet the leadership team at Eating Recovery Center Baltimore.
Kim Effertz Link
Kim EffertzRegional Vice PresidentKim Effertz joined Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center in September 2021 as an Operating Vice President ...READ MORE
Steven F. Crawford Link
Steven F. CrawfordRegional Medical DirectorDr. Steven Crawford is the Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center and Assistant Chief of Psychiatry at University of ...READ MORE
Kim Anderson Link
Kim AndersonExecutive DirectorDr. Kim Anderson is the Executive Director at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center. She currently oversees clinical programming at ...READ MORE
Caitlin Royster Link
Caitlin RoysterNutrition DirectorCAITLIN ROYSTER is the Nutrition Director at Eating Recovery Center Hunt Valley and Bethesda locations. She earned her BS in ...READ MORE
Ramona Weatherford Link
Ramona WeatherfordRegional Vice PresidentRamona Weatherford holds a master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University and has over 30 years of clinical ...READ MORE
Lara Kenik Link
Lara KenikRegional Nursing DirectorLara Kenik joined Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center (ERCPL) in August 2016 as a full-time overnight nurse ...READ MORE
Zach Marselle Link
Zach MarselleDirector of Operational ExcellenceZach joined ERC and Pathlight in 2020, bringing a combined 15 years of experience between healthcare administration and public ...READ MORE
Irene Rovira Link
Irene RoviraClinical DirectorDr. Rovira is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based individual, group, and family treatment for eating ...READ MORE
Heather VanHooser Link
Heather VanHooserChief Nursing OfficerHeather joined ERC Pathlight as Chief Nursing Officer in 2023. She holds three bachelor’s degrees, a MBA, and a Master’s in ...READ MORE
Kathryn Johnson Link
Kathryn JohnsonNutrition DirectorKathryn Johnson grew up in the Dallas area and earned her degree in food and nutrition from The University of Alabama and her ...READ MORE
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.
- Falls Church
- Great Falls
- Washington, D.C.
- Potomac Falls
- Ellicott City
- Montgomery County
- Howard County
- Harford County
- Anne Arundel County
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