Eating Recovery Center San Antonio
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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
Find Recovery with Evidence-Based Therapies
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Family-Based Treatment-informed care (FBT – for children and adolescents)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
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.
Remove stigma and judgment from your condition
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.”
Who We Treat
Children & Adolescents
We can help guide you and your child on a path to long-lasting change and healing.
We provide eating disorder treatment and mood and anxiety disorder treatment for all genders ages 18 and older.
Conditions We Treat
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 nervosa is characterized by an obsessive fear of weight gain and a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight.
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 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 is characterized by patterns of bingeing and purging.
Compulsive overeating can involve binge eating and weight gain, but it can also involve other behaviors.
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.
Some eating disorders do not meet all of the diagnostic criteria for specific diagnoses like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Levels of Care Offered
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.
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.
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.
Work with a Specialized Team
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
- Nursing staff
- Alumni support
PHP Eating Disorder Treatment — Backed by Research
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.
Our Comprehensive Approach to Nutrition and Meals
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.
Supporting Young Patients and Their Families
Family-Based Treatment That Works
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
Robust Family Programming
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:
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.
Get Started with Treatment
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.
Paying for Treatment
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.
Covered by Most Commercial Insurance Plans
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.
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?
Expert Care for Eating Disorders in San Antonio, TX
Meet the leadership team at Eating Recovery Center, San Antonio, TX.
Stephanie Setliff Link
Stephanie SetliffRegional Medical DirectorDr. Stephanie Setliff is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist living in Dallas, Texas. She is certified by the American ...READ MORE
Landry Weatherston-Yarborough Link
Landry Weatherston-YarboroughExecutive DirectorLandry Weatherston-Yarborough, LPC, CEDS-S, NCC is an Executive Director at Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety ...READ MORE
Alyssa Aakre Link
Alyssa AakreDirector of Operational ExcellenceAlyssa Aakre is Director of Operational Excellence at ERC and Pathlight. Alyssa has been with Eating Recovery Center and ...READ MORE
Jennifer Vittitow Link
Jennifer VittitowRegional Nutrition DirectorJennifer Lewis received her degree in nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and completed a dietetic ...READ MORE
Ramona Weatherford Link
Ramona WeatherfordRegional Vice PresidentRamona Weatherford holds a master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University and has over 30 years of clinical ...READ MORE
Tyler Wooten Link
Tyler WootenMedical Director, PsychiatristDr. Tyler A. Wooten is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and ...READ MORE
Jamie Phillips Link
Jamie PhillipsRegional Nursing DirectorJamie Phillips is the Regional Nursing Director. Jamie has been with Eating Recovery Center since 2016. As Director of Nursing ...READ MORE
Leslee Marcom Link
Leslee MarcomRegional Clinical DirectorLeslee Marcom grew up in the Dallas area. She attended Texas State University for her undergraduate degree and then entered a ...READ MORE
Kris Ramos Link
Kris RamosClinical ManagerKris Ramos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and serves as the Clinical Manager at Eating Recovery Center and ...READ MORE
Heather VanHooser Link
Heather VanHooserChief Nursing OfficerHeather joined ERC Pathlight as Chief Nursing Officer in 2023. She holds three bachelor’s degrees, a MBA, and a Master’s in ...READ MORE
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.
- San Antonio
- The Woodlands
- Fort Worth
- El Paso
- Corpus Christi
Explore Our Other Locations in Texas
4708 Alliance Blvd #300
Plano, TX 75093
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