May 14, 2012 by Deanna James, LPC, CEDS in Announcements, Eating Disorder Relapse
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new IOP office and support group center. As of July 2012, The Eating Disorder Center of Missouri will now be located at 1859 Intertech Drive in Fenton, Missouri. This new 6,000 square foot facility will feature four large group meeting rooms, a state-of –the art kitchen and dining room and multiple offices for therapists, dieticians and staff.
The expanding IOP program will include two separate options for clients; one track for Castlewood Treatment Center clients and the other for outpatient clients located in the St. Louis area. The IOP program is also extending its existing services and hours to include Wednesdays from 10am to 2:30pm. In addition to the existing dinner option for clients, a lunch option will be added on Wednesday. A free clinical assessment is available and conducted by a licensed therapist for either outpatient services or for participation in our Intensive Outpatient Program.
The Clinical Co-Directors are Heidi Strickler, PhD, LCSW, CEDS, CART, CTLS and Jennifer Edwards, LPC, R-DMT. The staff includes dietitian, Alyssa Salz, MS, RD, LD and 5 therapists. Optional Psychiatric services will be provided as well. The group topics will include eating disorder behaviors, femininity and healthy sexuality, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, emotional regulation skills, meditation, journaling, art therapy, meal exposure and response prevention, nutritional education, expressive therapies, relapse prevention, relationship skills, and social anxiety.
The new support group center will offer support groups for those who struggle with any type of eating disorder and a separate support group for those in recovery from an eating disorder. Support groups for family members and friends will be added based upon interest. All support groups are led by a licensed therapist and offered free of charge. Please check out the website www.edcmo.com or call 636-779-1430 for a schedule of days and times.