Eating Recovery Center Denver - Franklin St

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Eating Recovery Center Denver - Franklin St

One of ERC’s original and most prominent locations for the treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents, Pathlight-ERC Juniper in Denver, Colorado provides 36-beds for Residential and Inpatient Programs, as well as a 16-patient Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program.

Housed in a beautiful, state-of-the art center, we like to call this our newly updated “patient-picked” center. Everything from the hanging art to the color of paint on the walls was voted and chosen on from current and former patients to better provide a calming atmosphere. For spaces that are hardest for patients, such as bathroom and dining spaces, we renovated to provide quieter flooring in the hallways and noise-reducers in dining rooms, as well as outdoor-themed and sensory-nurturing natural lighting in the bathrooms.

Founded by a team of leading experts whose goal is to fuse evidence-based findings and innovation to create a comprehensive center of healing, we also have on staff two full time teachers, two education specialists, and a parent classroom to better serve our residential and inpatient children and adolescents.

Location Details

Who we treat
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
Inpatient
Partial Hospitalization
Residential
Conditions We Treat
Anorexia Nervosa
ARFID
Bulimia Nervosa
Diabulimia
OSFED

Life at Eating Recovery Center Denver - Franklin St

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, Frankin St. offers the full spectrum of eating disorders treatment services for adolescents and children of all genders, including Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Virtual 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 four beautiful, state-of-the art centers in the Denver Metro area.

  • Nutrition Services

    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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    Child and Adolescent Treatment

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

  • Travel

    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

  • Partial Hospitalization

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

  • 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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  • Michael Spaulding-Barclay, MS, MD, CEDS
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    Michael Spaulding-Barclay, MS, MD, CEDS

    Medical Director, Psychiatrist
    Dr. Michael Spaulding-Barclay obtained his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He then ...
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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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  • 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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  • Keely Flack
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    Keely Flack

    Associate Director of Nursing
    Keely has been a registered nurse for 10 years. She received my BSN from Allen College of Nursing and a BA in Biology from ...
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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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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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