Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

Castlewood acquires five new locations in California

Castlewood Treatment Centers, a leading provider of eating disorder treatment, currently operating in three states in the U.S., has today announced the acquisition of the eating disorder assets of La Ventana Treatment Programs.  La Ventana’s five California eating disorder treatment programs, including two residential treatment centers in Thousand Oaks, one outpatient facility in Westlake Village and one residential and one outpatient program in Santa Barbara, have been acquired by Castlewood Treatment Centers effective June 8, 2018.

“We are energized by this strategic and thoughtful growth opportunity,” said Jennifer Crute Steiner, Chief Executive Officer of Castlewood Treatment Centers.  “We are developing a rich, innovative and client-focused care model with an intense focus on quality.  This acquisition provides us with the opportunity to broaden our reach to support more clients on their healing journey.”

This transaction:
  • Extends Castlewood’s ability to help clients seeking recovery from eating disorders
  • Adds five new locations to Castlewood’s family of programs
  • Establishes Castlewood as one of the largest providers of eating disorder treatment in California

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Diahann Klein, MA, LMFT and Chief Executive Officer of La Ventana stated, “The transition of our eating disorder programs to Castlewood is a win-win for both organizations.  For the past decade, La Ventana has demonstrated its deep commitment to reducing human suffering via an individualized and holistic approach to the healing of mind, body and spirit. As we move forward into the future, we are eager to have the opportunity to dedicate all of our energies to providing unparalleled clinical care through our mental health and substance abuse programs. We know that this is where we can make a significant difference. Mental health and addiction issues do not discriminate by race, class, or gender. The dedicated and passionate staff for which La Ventana is so well known are committed to reducing the various stigmas associated with these disorders that prevent so many people from accessing help and from embarking on the road to healing.”

Through this divestiture, La Ventana will now focus and grow its mental health and substance abuse treatment programs across California.  La Ventana will continue to provide comprehensive and innovative mental health and substance abuse treatment that focuses not only on the symptoms but also on the whole person and the underlying issues that led to the harmful and debilitating behaviors. La Ventana’s programs include medically-managed residential Sub-Acute Detoxification Services, Residential Treatment (RTC), Full Day Treatment Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (afternoon and evening IOP), highly structured Transitional Living Environments (TLE), and Sober Living Environments (SLE).


Steve Zamarripa, Chairman of the Board of La Ventana added, “My passion lies in the substance abuse and mental health divisions of the company and continuing the service provided to individuals and families who suffer from addiction and psychological diagnoses.”  Ms. Klein will remain CEO of La Ventana as they continue their focus in these areas.

Castlewood places its highest priority on clinical care and embracing its client and partner relationships, and looks forward to embracing new clients, welcoming new partnerships and sharing the vision of its innovative, adaptive treatment model.

Said Jennifer Crute Steiner, “There are exciting changes on the horizon for all Castlewood programs, including these newest program additions.  Soon, we will provide many more details about our evolving care model, as well as a timeline for open houses and educational events. In the meantime, I am grateful for this opportunity to bring hope and healing to our eating disorder community.”