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Eating Recovery Center | Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Northbrook

A renowned program, ERC and Pathlight Northbrook offers full Residential and Partial Hospital treatment for adolescents and children with either serious eating disorders or serious mood and anxiety disorders.

Providing 36-beds on two floors, 18 for eating disorder patients of ALL genders, and 18 specifically for mood and anxiety patients, also of ALL genders, this center is overseen by a renowned team of highly experienced eating disorder experts, and focuses on evidence-based psychotherapy treatment and age-appropriate groups with emphasis on practicing newly learned skills.

Informed, inclusive, and with the expertise to treat any condition no matter how complex, our therapeutic and nature-themed environment hosts large windows to overlook the outdoor trees, and helps 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
Adult
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
Partial Hospitalization
Residential
Conditions We Treat
Anorexia Nervosa
Anxiety Disorders
ARFID
Bulimia Nervosa
Depressive Disorders
Diabulimia
Eating Disorders
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
OSFED
Trauma-Related Disorders

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

Accredited by the Joint Commission, ERC Illinois and Insight Behavioral Health Centers operate numerous treatment centers in the Chicago area including downtown Chicago, Northbrook, Evanston, Oak Park and Oak Brook.

They are also a teaching affiliate of Northwestern University Medical School and Rush University Medical School. Additionally, ERC, Illinois and the University of Chicago’s Eating Disorder Program, led by Daniel LeGrange, have teamed up to study new options for adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa who do not respond to current treatment protocols.

The mental health crisis among our nation’s youth is no secret. The number of children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008.1 And, young people ages 15-24 with anorexia have 10 times the risk of dying compared to their same age peers.2,3  
 
Our treatment center in Northbrook, Illinois, provides comprehensive child and adolescent treatment to meet this growing need and help prevent the cycle of crisis intervention at hospitals and emergency rooms.

  • Travel

    Travel

    For our out-of-town patients and families, we offer free Travel Concierge Services. Our Eating Recovery Center 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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    Mood and Anxiety Disorders Treatment

    In an effort to increase 24-hour treatment to patients and families in the Midwest, Insight Behavioral Health Centers offers a robust offers robust Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mood and anxiety disorders.

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    Treatment Tailored to Children & Teens

    • Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels of care allow for seamless transition to different levels with  the same care team

    • 36 residential beds: 18 for mood, anxiety and trauma and 18 for eating disorder treatment, with flex beds

    • Individualized treatment for highly complex cases with multiple diagnoses and co-occurring conditions

    • Evidence-based psychotherapy treatment and age-appropriate groups with emphasis on practicing newly learned skills

    • Colorful, nature-themed décor provides inviting, healing environment

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.

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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

Humana LifeSynch

United Behavioral Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Land of Lincoln

University of Chicago student insurance

Cigna

MultiPlan National

University of Illinois student health insurance

Compsych

Northwestern University student insurance

Value Options

Levels of Care

  • Residential

    24-hour support for medically-stabilized patients.

  • 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, Illinois to meet your eating disorders and mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders treatment needs.

Meet Our Team

  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Cindy Brom, MBA
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    Cindy Brom, MBA

    Regional Managing Director of Operations
    Cindy joined in ERC Pathlight in 2008. At Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center, she served in various roles involving operations ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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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