Eating Recovery Center San Antonio

Location Details

Who we treat
Adult
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
On-site Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
Conditions We Treat
Eating Disorders
Orthorexia
Anorexia Nervosa
ARFID
Atypical Anorexia
Bulimia Nervosa
Compulsive Overeating
Diabulimia
OSFED

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Highly Effective Eating Disorder Treatment in San Antonio, TX

ERC San Antonio is conveniently located in the Alamo Quarry Market neighborhood of San Antonio, providing a peaceful recovery environment for patients and families. Offering a dedicated therapeutic space for programming and a spacious, state-of-the-art teaching kitchen that supports hands-on culinary education and cooking groups, our San Antonio location provides a serene recovery environment, overlooking beautiful golf course views for adolescents and adults on the journey toward 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
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Lighting your way to recover from eating disorders

Develop a toolbox of effective coping skills

We'll show you how to create a values-rich life, interrupt maladaptive thought patterns, tolerate difficult emotions and more.

Explore new, therapeutic healing approaches

Experience self-growth with individual and group therapy, nutrition counseling, and hands-on art, music and yoga therapies.

Find freedom from stigma and judgment

A key priority of all staff is our commitment to cultural diversity and the destigmatization of eating disorders.

Experience different therapeutic approaches

ERC San Antonio is accredited by the Joint Commission, the gold standard in healthcare. Our clinical team places a strong focus on offering a multitude of therapies to ensure patients walk away with the unique skills and techniques they need to succeed in their recovery. At every point of treatment, we use an evidence-based perspective drawing on behavioral interventions to address eating disorder symptoms while seeking to understand the underlying meaning and function of the behaviors. Through group and individual work, the team uses experiential therapies to support:

  • Emotional processing
  • Reduced avoidance
  • Creative expression
  • Situational resolution

“What makes this center so unique is it really does feel like a family here. There’s a huge emphasis on family: not solely with patients, but with our clinical team. Because we are a family, we know how to treat patients and families with a lot of dignity, respect, and care.”

Kris Ramos, LCSW, CEDS, Clinical Director

Who We Treat

Conditions We Treat

  • Eating Disorders

    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

    Anorexia nervosa is characterized by an obsessive fear of weight gain and a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Atypical Anorexia

    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

    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

    Bulimia is characterized by patterns of bingeing and purging.

  • Compulsive Overeating

    Compulsive overeating can involve binge eating and weight gain, but it can also involve other behaviors.

  • Diabulimia

    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.

  • OSFED

    Some eating disorders do not meet all of the diagnostic criteria for specific diagnoses like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

  • Orthorexia

    Some people go to extremes to “eat clean” at all times. This may lead to a disordered eating pattern known as orthorexia.

Levels of Care Offered

  • Inpatient

    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.

  • Residential

    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.

  • Partial Hospitalization

    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. 

Benefit From Expert Eating Disorder Care

At ERC San Antonio, our patients and families work with the same multidisciplinary team throughout treatment. These individuals will be by your side until you step down to either our intensive outpatient program or outpatient care. All team members at ERC San Antonio are highly trained, understand the challenges of eating disorders recovery and actively engage you in the treatment process. Clinicians are well-versed in the full spectrum of eating disorders and understand the nuances and complexities of treatment. Our treatment team includes the following:

  • Primary therapist
  • Registered dietitian
  • Primary care physician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nursing staff
  • Alumni support

Find Recovery With Our 7-Day PHP

Research shows that eating disorder patients in 5-day, weekday-only programming struggle with eating disorder behaviors over the weekend. Since eating disorders don’t take the weekend off, neither do we. We provide programming 7 days a week for individuals in our partial hospitalization level of care, offering you the best chance of recovery.

Nutrition Services

Nutritional Counseling & Education

ERC San Antonio focuses on helping patients achieve a peaceful relationship with food, body and mind. Part of our nutrition approach includes weight-inclusive eating disorder treatment: understanding that everything should be individualized per patient and recognizing the inherent diversity in human bodies. Our center offers the following:

  • A spacious, state-of-the-art teaching kitchen that supports hands-on culinary education, cooking groups and exposure therapies
  • Nutrition counseling and education groups that provide professional and peer support on a variety of topics, including meal and menu planning
  • A garden for patients that allows them to work on growing their own ingredients, learning how to put a meal together and eating what they cook with others
  • Grocery store visits, cooking classes and other food-related activities: all of which are supported by a registered dietitian and integrative interventions

Get Help with Travel and Housing

To help patients and their loved ones focus on treatment rather than travel logistics, ERC San Antonio offers apartments near the treatment center. These spaces are fully furnished to create a comfortable, home-like atmosphere in which patients can relax, unwind and practice recovery skills following the structured treatment day. Apartments are available for:

  • Female and male adults who would need to travel long distances for treatment
  • Patients that prefer a peer-supported living environment near the center

We will do everything we can to remove barriers to help you get access to treatment. For our out-of-town patients and families, we offer free nationwide travel concierge services. Our concierge services representative is available to assist you with a wide variety of needs before and during treatment. Please reach out if you need assistance.

Helping Young Patients Each Step of the Way

Providing families guidance and care

We work to provide a brighter future for children, teens and families by offering expert treatment in a healing environment. ERC San Antonio offers:

  • Safe, inclusive and comfortable spaces tailored to children and teens
  • Evidence-based treatment modalities, age-appropriate groups and medication management
  • Ongoing support post-discharge with continued follow-up and alumni events

Find ongoing family support

Our center is committed to supporting caregivers, families and friends throughout the treatment process. We encourage caregivers to always let us know if they need help from our team.

ERC San Antonio offers the following resources for caregivers, family and friends:

Academic support for students

ERC San Antonio has a specific Education Specialist during the school year for adolescent patients. This certified professional:

  • Works with patients and families on academic obligations
  • Serves as a liaison with schools to ensure patients do not fall behind
  • Helps patients continue schoolwork while prioritizing their recovery

Our Education Specialist is also available to help families understand and navigate 504 plans for patients who require additional support and helping facilitate a smooth transition back to school.

Just one phone call to get started

Reaching out for help is an important and brave first step – and it’s rarely easy. Give us a call and our compassionate admissions team will walk you through the entire process with care and support. While we know the admissions process can feel overwhelming, we’re committed to being advocates for you and your loved ones. From your first call to your first day, you have a team by your side.

Let us help you with insurance

When facing a life-threatening eating disorder, you shouldn’t have to worry about paying for treatment. Our experienced benefits team and Patient Access Coordinators will serve as liaisons between you and your insurance company – answering your questions, providing continued updates and explaining costs and coverage throughout the entire process.

Get matched with the exact support you need.

With one conversation, our mental health professionals will help you better understand what you’re going through and what you need.

We will meet you where you are, listen to your story in a therapeutic setting, and match you with the level of support that meets your struggle.

Covered by Most Commercial Insurance Plans

  • cofinity
  • compsych
  • magellan health
  • moda
  • multiplan
  • phcs
  • rocky mountain health plans
  • ascension seton
  • value options

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do most of your patients come from?

    While many patients are from San Antonio or outlying areas, it is not atypical for patients to sometimes travel from other states. Patients often travel from Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, which often lack these types of resources and levels of care.

  • What does the treatment team look like in IOP?

    While IOP is a much less intensive level of care, one of the main differentiators is that the treatment team does not offer psychiatry. However, these groups and individual sessions will still include a primary therapist, registered dietitian, and a network of alumni and community support.

  • Do you work with other providers or community organizations?

    ERC San Antonio works very closely with outpatient providers and outpatient community organizations. The clinical team is consistently presenting and co-hosting events with other providers, including NAMI and IAEDP. The doors are always open for other providers that offer different and similar services to promote increased accessibility to care and comprehensive education.

  • What 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; pre-arranged appointments set with an outpatient team experienced in the treatment of eating disorders.

Expert Care for Eating Disorders in San Antonio, TX

Meet the leadership team at Eating Recovery Center, San Antonio, TX.

  • Stephanie Setliff, MD, CEDS-S
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    Stephanie Setliff

    Regional Medical Director
    Dr. Stephanie Setliff is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist living in Dallas, Texas. She is certified by the American ...
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  • Landry Weatherston-Yarborough
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    Landry Weatherston-Yarborough

    Executive Director
    Landry Weatherston-Yarborough, LPC, CEDS-S, NCC is an Executive Director at Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety ...
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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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  • Jennifer Lewis
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    Jennifer Vittitow

    Regional Nutrition Director
    Jennifer Lewis received her degree in nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and completed a dietetic ...
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    Ramona Weatherford

    Regional Vice President
    Ramona Weatherford holds a master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University and has over 30 years of clinical ...
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  • Tyler Wooten, MD
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    Tyler Wooten

    Medical Director, Psychiatrist
    Dr. Tyler A. Wooten is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and ...
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  • Jamie Phillips
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    Jamie Phillips

    Regional Nursing Director
    Jamie Phillips is the Regional Nursing Director. Jamie has been with Eating Recovery Center since 2016. As Director of Nursing ...
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    Leslee Marcom

    Regional Clinical Director
    Leslee Marcom grew up in the Dallas area and attended Texas State University for her undergraduate degree. After obtaining her ...
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  • Kris Ramos
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    Kris Ramos

    Clinical Director
    Kris Ramos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, and identifies as a proud ...
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  • Heather VanHooser
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    Heather VanHooser

    Chief Nursing Officer
    Heather joined ERC Pathlight as Chief Nursing Officer in 2023. She holds three bachelor’s degrees, a MBA, and a Master’s in ...
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Find Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment in Texas

We offer virtual eating disorder treatment for individuals in Texas through our Eating Recovery At Home program. From the comfort and convenience of your home, apartment or dorm room, experience proven, effective treatment and experience the healing power of community. This program is designed for busy students, parents and professionals – and individuals in all cities and towns across Texas, including the cities listed below, are eligible to participate.

  • Austin
  • Plano
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • San Antonio
  • The Woodlands
  • Arlington
  • Fort Worth
  • El Paso
  • Corpus Christi
  • Lubbock
  • Laredo
  • Irving
  • Garland
  • Amarillo

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