Eating Recovery Center Wisconsin - Virtual Programs

Location Details

Wisconsin (Virtual Programming)
Who we treat
Child and Adolescent
Level of Care
Virtual Intensive Outpatient
Conditions We Treat
Eating Disorders
Binge Eating Disorder

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Virtual Programming

Virtual eating disorder treatment in Wisconsin

Eating Recovery Center offers a comprehensive virtual intensive outpatient program (Virtual IOP) for patients living in Wisconsin. This program is an ideal choice for anyone who:

  • Is looking for more support than outpatient therapy can provide
  • Needs a more flexible and convenient treatment option
  • Is reluctant to receive treatment in-person
  • Is ready to step down from partial hospitalization program (PHP) treatment

With our virtual IOP offering, you receive the same trusted care available at our in-person centers of excellence. Designed to facilitate recovery from the comfort of your home, we’ve intentionally designed our virtual programs with a low therapist-to-patient ratio and consistent group because we know it leads to better outcomes and experience in treatment.

Our licensed multidisciplinary team members use a proven, evidence-based curriculum to treat eating disorders and mood and anxiety disorders. All ERC clinicians have had extensive training in telebehavioral health ethics and service delivery to provide effective, ethical treatment and group collaboration in a virtual setting.

If you have questions or need to speak to someone about virtual treatment in Wisconsin, or have questions about any of our other onsite treatment locations, please email [email protected].

What You Can Expect

  • Coverage by most major commercial insurers
  • Same proven treatment offered on-site from the comfort of home
  • Specialized experienced care team includes licensed therapist, registered dietitian, consulting physician and care coordinator
  • Group therapy sessions with the same small peer group and clinical team provides sense of belonging
  • Extensive family involvement, education and support
  • Robust alumni network and resources available post-treatment
  • HIPAA-secure technology in a safe, confidential environment

Our Virtual Treatment: As Effective as Face-to-Face

As with in-person treatment, our Virtual IOP patients work with specialized experts and renowned clinicians in the field of eating disorders, seeing the same treatment team throughout their program. We know our treatment works—and we’ve published peer-reviewed research that proves it.

Positive Self-Reported Outcomes*

  • 100% felt connected to facilitators and group members
  • 97% feel treatment has increased their chances of improving their health
  • 98% agreed that staff created a recovery focused environment

*2017-2018 Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Behavioral Health Centers Virtual Intensive Outpatient Research Outcomes Study.

Recovery From the Comfort and Convenience of Home

It’s never been so easy to connect with your care team online. When you join Eating Recovery At Home, you’ll meet with licensed clinicians and group members in several groups each week.

  • Create lasting connections with the support of a healing community that truly understands what you’re going through in our specially planned, cohesive groups.
  • Take part in virtual meals with your group as registered dietitians provide nutrition and wellness support.
  • Make use of the Recovery Record app to track your meals and moods — a convenient, easy way to monitor your well-being.
  • Build resilience and coping skills as you work with licensed therapists to navigate life’s many stressors and challenges.
  • Take part in expert eating disorder treatment including tailored programming to address binge eating and related eating disorders.
A female patient in a virtual treatment program

Paying for Telehealth Treatment

We work with insurance providers to secure coverage for virtual services and will not bill patients in the unlikely event that their insurer does not agree to pay for services.



In-Network Providers

  • Aetna: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Anthem Colorado / California: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Anthem Ohio: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield CBA South Carolina: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Beacon: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Carefirst Maryland: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Cigna: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Compsych Texas: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Humana: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Kaiser California: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Kaiser Washington: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Magellan: Covering Virtual IOP
  • MHN: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Moda Washington: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Optum: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Premera Washington: Covering Virtual IOP
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield Washington: Covering Virtual IOP
  • United Healthcare: Covering Virtual IOP

What to Expect with Eating Recovery At Home

Eating Recovery At Home is modeled after our in-person program, but with added features, convenience and flexibility.

  • Three, 3-hour weekly groups including:
    • Evidence-based skills focused groups
    • Process-oriented group therapy
    • Behavior modification group therapy (Exposures, Behavioral Activation)
    • Nutrition groups include mealtime support, cooking classes and group meals to provide structure and accountability
  • One weekly individual or family therapy session
  • One weekly session with a registered dietitian
  • Recovery Record mobile app tracks food intake, thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  • Remote patient monitoring with numberless scale
  • Weekly peer, alumni and caregiver support groups

We Are Your Partner in Care

Eating Recovery Center has been removing treatment barriers since 2016. As pioneers in telebehavioral health, we were the first in our field to offer virtual care. Today, we are the leading provider of virtual treatment at higher levels of care, offering the most comprehensive virtual programming across 21 states. We have seen over 6,000 virtual patients and counting.

Clinical Expertise in Telebehavioral Health

The Eating Recovery At Home care team is led by Dr. Deborah Michel, a clinical psychologist who has devoted her 30-year career to the treatment of behavioral health conditions. Dr. Michel has developed numerous clinical programs and is committed to best care practices with evidence-based treatment for patients, families and support systems. As Director of Collegiate and Telebehavioral Health Initiatives, Dr. Casey Tallent has pioneered and advocated for telehealth options in behavioral health across the nation: authoring, publishing and presenting on virtual treatment.

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    Casey Tallent

    Director of Telehealth Development
    Casey N. Tallent, PhD is the Director of Telehealth Development for ERC and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center. Dr. Tallent co ...
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    Deborah M. Michel

    National Clinical Director of Virtual Care
    Dr. Michel is a licensed clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders and related ...
  • Kristie Simmons, MS, RD, CEDRD-S
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    Kristie Simmons

    Nutrition Director of Virtual Services
    Kristie Simmons is the Nutrition Director of Virtual Services at Eating Recovery Center. She started her career with ERC in ...
  • Llyndsey Gregory, LCSW
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    Llyndsey Gregory

    Clinical Director of Virtual Adult Services
    Llyndsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been with Eating Recovery Center since 2010. In her decade long tenure ...
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    Kaila Peak-Rishel

    Clinical Director of At Home Programming for Child and Adolescents & BEDs At Home Programming
    Kaila Peak-Rishel is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and a Certified Eating Disorder ...
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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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    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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