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Eating Recovery Center | Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Evanston

ERC and Pathlight Evanston location offers treatment to adults for eating disorders, Binge Eating Disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders.

Positioned in the heart of Evanston, our center is easily accessible to public transportation and offers comprehensive, mindfulness-based treatment approaches from compassionate professionals. A spacious, roomy environment, located on the 10th floor, we provide a peaceful therapeutic environment to light the path for patients towards interrupting maladaptive thoughts and behaviors to live a better and more fruitful life.

Location Details

Who we treat
Level of Care
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
Virtual Treatment
Conditions We Treat
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
Compulsive Overeating
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Trauma-Related Disorders

Life at Eating Recovery Center | Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Evanston

Accredited by the Joint Commission, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center operate numerous treatment centers in the Chicago area including downtown Chicago, Northbrook, Evanston, Oak Park and Oak Brook.

Accredited by the Joint Commission and led by a nationally recognized team of experts across multiple behavioral healthcare disciplines, we offer comprehensive, mindfulness-based treatment approaches to support children, adolescents, adults and their families struggling with serious behavioral health concerns.

We provide multiple levels of care to address anything preventing our clients from living the full and enriching life they deserve. Evidence-based interventions, including those based in mindfulness, help patients and families alike interrupt maladaptive thoughts and behaviors to live a values-rich life. Treatment is offered for stress management and other adjustment/life issues.

Our treatment philosophy acknowledges the importance of assessment, intervention and discharge planning in successfully addressing behavioral health and disordered eating concerns.  A fully comprehensive assessment is crucial in identifying co-occurring conditions and developing an individualized treatment plan.

  • Travel


    For our out-of-town patients and families, we offer free Travel Concierge Services. Our Concierge Services Representative is available to assist you with a wide variety of needs before and during treatment, including travel arrangements, booking accommodations and help locating local services, such as shopping, dining and much more.

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    Treatment Modalities

    ERC Pathlight's treatment approach is an evidence-based perspective that utilizes behavioral interventions to address behavioral health symptoms while simultaneously seeking to understand the underlying meaning and function of behaviors.

    Evidence-based interventions are congruent across our programming, creating a common language from which to approach treatment. 

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.

Located in the Chicago area, Eating Recovery Center, Illinois specializes in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient treatment for children, adolescents and adults struggling with an eating disorder or related conditions.

Also located in the Chicago area, Insight Behavioral Health Centers specializes in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient treatment for children, adolescents and adults dealing with mood and anxiety disorders.

We comply with ADA standards for service animals.  Please speak with our assessment team for further details. 

Insurance Accepted


Humana LifeSynch

United Behavioral Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Land of Lincoln

University of Chicago student insurance


MultiPlan National

University of Illinois student health insurance


Northwestern University student insurance

Value Options

Levels of Care

  • Partial Hospitalization

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

  • Intensive Outpatient

    Days spent at center and nights at patient’s home.

  • Virtual Care

    Effective treatment in the comfort of your home.

Explore our Chicago Locations

ERC Pathlight has multiple locations in Chicago, Illinoise to meet your eating disorders and mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders treatment needs.

Meet Our Team

  • Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS
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    Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS

    Chairman, ERC Pathlight Advisory Board | Founder of Insight Behavioral Health Centers
    Susan McClanahan, Ph.D., CEDS is the current Chairman of the ERC Pathlight Advisory Board and the Founder of Insight Behavioral ...
  • Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S
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    Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S

    Regional Clinical Director, Midwest
    Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S, has a wealth and breadth of experience treating adults and adolescents with mood ...
  • Steven Prinz, MD
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    Steven Prinz, MD

    Regional Medical Director, Midwest
    Steven Prinz, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist and the Regional Managing Medical Director, Midwest at Eating Recovery ...
  • Delia Aldridge, MD, CEDS-S
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    Delia Aldridge, MD, FAPA, CEDS-S

    Medical Director, Suburban Eating Disorder Services, Chicago
    Dr. Delia Aldridge is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with 17 years of experience in treating adults and adolescents with eating ...
  • Nancy Tyler, MD
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    Nancy Tyler, MD

    Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, Chicago
    Dr. Nancy Tyler has extensive experience in mood and anxiety disorders and treatment or eating disorders in adolescents and ...
  • Toya Roberson-Moore, MD
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    Toya Roberson-Moore, MD

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Chicago
    Toya Roberson-Moore, MD is a staff Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Insight. Board certified in General Psychiatry and ...
  • Heather Fritz, DO
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    Heather Fritz, DO

    Primary Care Physician, Chicago
    Dr. Heather Fritz is a Primary Care Physician for Insight Behavioral Health Center’s Adult Residential program. She earned her ...
  • Stacey M. Dipalma, MD
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    Stacey M. Dipalma, MD

    Adolescent Medicine Physician, Chicago
    Stacey Dipalma, MD is an Adolescent Medical Physician for Eating Recovery Center. She earned her Medical Degree at Brown ...
  • Thomas James Hartman, MD
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    Thomas James Hartman, MD

    Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, Chicago
    Dr. TJ Hartman is a staff Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center. Dr. Hartman received his ...
  • Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC
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    Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC

    Regional Clinical Director, Midwest
    Nationally recognized addiction treatment expert Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC joined Pathlight in March 2016. A widely respected ...
  • Elizabeth Curran, LCPC
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    Elizabeth Curran, LCPC

    Clinical Director of Child & Adolescent Services, Chicago
    Elizabeth Curran is the Clinical Director of Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder and Mood and Anxiety Residential and Partial ...

Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center are accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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