Eating Recovery Center Denver

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Eating Recovery Center Denver

Founded in 2019 in response to the increasing need for high-quality, intensive eating disorder treatment, this treatment center is our remarkable, state-of-the-art, 62,000 square-foot, 72-bed behavioral health hospital in Denver, Colorado that offers both Inpatient and Residential programs.

Marking our seventh center in Denver, this behavioral health hospital is one of our largest centers and focuses on adults needing higher levels of eating disorder treatment. Adorned with natural light that displays trees and outdoor scenery, as well as tranquil, noise-reducing spaces, the center includes an Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU), which supports patients with more complex behavioral and medical comorbidities, and resides across the street from our Partial Hospitalization program at Pathlight-ERC Conifer.

 

Location Details

Who we treat
Adult
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
Inpatient
Residential
Conditions We Treat
Anorexia Nervosa
ARFID
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
Compulsive Overeating
Diabulimia
Eating Disorders
OSFED

Life at Eating Recovery Center Denver

Eating Recovery Center of Denver was founded by a team of leading experts whose goal was to fuse evidence-based findings and innovation to create a center of excellence for the treatment of eating disorders. Eating Recovery Center of Denver offers the full spectrum of eating disorders treatment services for female and male adults, adolescents and children, including Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient eating disorder treatment programs.
 
Multidisciplinary treatment teams understand the challenges of eating disorders recovery and are deeply committed to guiding you or your loved one to a lasting recovery. Each eating disorder treatment team consists of a psychiatrist, psychoclinician, family clinician, dietitian, nurse, case manager, alumni coordinator and other related patient support staff. A full-time internal medicine physician is also available to all patients.

Eating Recovery Center’s comprehensive eating disorders treatment programs are housed in seven beautiful, state-of-the art centers in the Denver Metro area.

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    Nutrition Services

    The nutrition philosophy at Eating Recovery Center of Denver emphasizes helping patients overcome their fear of food and eating by providing support and structure during meals, education on a balanced pattern of nutrition and collaborative care to achieve a healthy weight for optimal recovery. More specifically, the nutrition philosophy communicates that there are no good and bad foods and emphasizes balance, moderation and variety.

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    Dining

    To help patients develop a healthy relationship with food and embrace meal times as opportunities for nourishment and social connection, it is critical to provide them with fresh, attractive and tasty fare during meal times. To that end, Eating Recovery Center of Denver has adopted a proprietary food service model to provide delicious cuisine that is prepared daily in the state-of-the-art kitchen.

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    Travel

    Eating Recovery Center of Denver is conveniently located in a vibrant area conducive to the social aspects of eating disorder recovery and easily accessible to important resources. Denver is the capital of Colorado and the most populated city in the state. It is a progressive city known for its location 12 miles east of the foothills of Rocky Mountains. Downtown Denver boasts 3 major sports stadiums, a variety of art and history museums, white water rafting, and much more within 1 mile walking distance.

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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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

All Savers

Anthem

Beacon Health Options

Bright Health Plans

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Cigna

Cofinity

ComPsych

EBMS

Friday Health Plans

Golden Rule

Humana

Kaiser

Magellan

Medica

Meritain

Moda

PHCS/Multiplan

Rocky Mountain Health Plan

Tricare West

True Health

UMR

United/Optum

Levels of Care

  • Inpatient

    For patients who require medical stabilization

  • Residential

    24-hour support for medically-stabilized patients

  • Virtual Care

    Effective treatment in the comfort of your home

Explore Our Denver Locations

ERC has multiple locations in Denver, Colorado to meet your eating disorders treatment needs.

Meet Our Team

  • Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS
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    Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS-S

    Regional Medical Director
    Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar comes to Pathlight following her role as Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center (ERC), Denver. Prior ...
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  • Alyssa Aakre
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    Alyssa Aakre

    Director of Operational Excellence
    Alyssa Aakre is Director of Operational Excellence at ERC and Pathlight. Alyssa has been with Eating Recovery Center and ...
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    Lisa Constantino, LPC, CEDS-S Link

    Lisa Constantino, LPC, CEDS-S

    Executive Director
    Lisa is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and has been treating patients with eating disorders for 9 years. As Clinical ...
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  • Kristine Walsh, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CEDS
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    Kristine Walsh, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CEDS

    Associate Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
    Dr. Kristine Walsh, a Los Angeles native, is a board certified family medicine physician and a Fellow of the American Academy of ...
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  • Jennifer McBride, MD
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    Jennifer McBride, MD

    Associate Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
    Dr. Jennifer McBride is a board certified internal medical physician and a Fellow of American College of Physicians. Prior to ...
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  • Jessica Barth Nesbitt, MA, RD, LD, CEDRD
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    Jessica Barth Nesbitt, MA, RD, LD, CEDRD

    Nutrition Director
    Jessica is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD). Jessica has experience in working with individuals with ...
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  • Teresa Hicks
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    Teresa Hicks

    Regional Nursing Director
    Teresa has been a nurse for 22 years, with the last 7 years being in leadership at medical and behavioral health facilities ...
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  • Sharon Harrison
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    Sharon Harrison

    Director of Nursing
    Sharon has worked as a registered nurse at ERC since 2016. During this time, she has worked across all the facilities as a floor ...
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Eating Recovery Center is 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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