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Monarch Cove Staff Featured on Mental Health Matters

Marybeth Weinstock, Ph.D, BC-DMT was recently hired as a primary therapist and dance/movement therapist at Monarch Cove Treatment Center, an affiliate of Castlewood Treatment Centers located in Pacific Grove, CA. She brings a wealth of experience to the team in California and we look forward to working with her. Dr. Marybeth Weinstock has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a Masters Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) from Hunter College in New York, and an undergraduate degree in Dance and Psychology from Goucher College in Baltimore.  Dr. Weinstock combines the disciplines of Clinical Psychology and…

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Comparision, Competition and Social Media

For many of those that suffer with eating disorders comparing and competition can be very ingrained traits. Comparing with others and yourself, is in an integral part of the disorder.  In the recovery process you begin to work towards not constantly comparing your body, your accomplishments or your problems to those around you. Finding peace with your current status, current body and current life is a journey which involves a lot of cognitive reprocessing and positive self talk. I believe to truly recovery you have to learn that happiness is not achieved by measuring up to some perceived expectation, its about defining yourself by…

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Announcing Monarch Cove Treatment Center for Eating Disorders

Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is proud to announce our expansion to Monterey, California. Castlewood plans to open its third residential treatment center devoted to the comprehensive treatment of those who suffer with eating disorders. The new residential center, Monarch Cove Treatment Center, will be located in historic Pacific Grove, California. Set between Pebble Beach, Carmel, Monterey and close to the Big Sur coast, the area is renowned for its natural beauty, seasonal Monarch butterflies, and grazing deer. It’s also known for fine beaches, world class golf courses, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This latest venture for…

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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Jim Gerber

For over ten years, Dr. Jim Gerber has been an essential part of the Castlewood Treatment Center family by providing compassionate and professional services to his clients. In respect of his 20 years of extensive therapeutic experience and his successful career at Castlewood, we are pleased to congratulate him on his newest position as Clinical Director.  Nancy Albus, CEO of Castlewood Treatment Centers, shared that “We are excited about the clinical leadership and knowledge that Jim brings to the talented and skilled therapeutic staff.” As clinical director, Dr. Gerber stated that he “plans to maintain the quality of the clinical work…

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Year in Review-2012

2012 was a year of continued growth and success for Castlewood Treatment Centers.  We have maintained the excellence in services we provide while at the same time expanding our properties. Opened a Day Treatment House on the campus of Castlewood II that sleeps 8 clients at no charge. Moved into a brand new, larger building for our Intensive Outpatient Program – the Eating Disorder Center of Missouri Established a comprehensive monitoring program for clients after discharge for up to six months with our new alumni coordinator, Nancy Finefield, MA. New exclusive alumni website to cater to our alumni community by…

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Maintaining Recovery During the Holidays

Written by Alyssa Salz, MS, RD, LD When most people think of the holiday season, they think of joy, celebrating, gathering with friends and family, and of course, enjoying holiday meals. But for individuals suffering with eating disorders or trying to maintain recovery, the holidays can bring a lot of challenges: worry over the food, what family and friends might say, and much more. This can make the season filled with stress, anxiety, and fear. Trying to imagine a holiday filled with peace and free from worry about what to eat or what not to eat is difficult to do,…

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Nosh and Network- Kansas City- Great Turnout

On Friday November 2, 2012 Castlewood Treatment Center together with the American Counseling Association of Missouri- Kansas City Chapter hosted a Nosh and Network Conference. The workshop was held at the Overland Park Convention Center and was attended by over 60 professionals including therapists, social workers, counselors, and psychologists. Castlewood provided the featured speakers Ms. Katie Thompson, LPC, NCC and Ms. Erin McGinty, MS, LPC. The conference presenters discussed the comprehensive treatment of Binge Eating Disorder and Anxiety Disorders, with a focus on practical application and interventions. The workshop was a huge success with attendees receiving 3.5 CEU’s and a delicious…

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Eating Disorder NOS- ABC News Feature

Last night, ABC aired a segment on EDNOS- Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. The general population is not as familiar with this eating disorder as they may be with diagnosis such as Anorexia or Bulimia. However,  EDNOS is a very serious illness with an estimated mortality rate of 5.2%.  EDNOS is one of the most common eating disorder diagnosis, as it encompasses all eating disorder behaviors that do not fit into the criteria for anorexia or bulimia. Those that suffer with EDNOS exhibit almost all of the same symptoms as those that are diagnoses with anorexia, bulimia and/or BED.  These individuals are at risk…

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NEDA/ OPTUM Survey Warning

Castlewood received this important notice from Kantor and Kantor law firm today and we thought it was important enough to share. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEDA SURVEY Some of you may have received an email from NEDA asking you/your loved ones to complete a survey about treatment. Because we are committed to advocating for those whose insurance company has denied benefits for treatment, we want to share with you our concerns about this survey. We feel it is important for you to understand that this survey was created by Optum, which is more than just a “leading information technology-enabled health…

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Response From Castlewood

November 12, 2012 The following statement was today issued by Castlewood Treatment Center in response to media and other inquiries regarding a recent court filing: Response From Castlewood The allegations in this and the other cookie cutter-style lawsuits filed by the plaintiff’s attorney in this case against Castlewood are categorically false. Like the other complaints, this one aims to generate publicity with bizarre, lurid allegations that are the stuff of Hollywood. Castlewood’s dedicated professionals deserve better than to be maligned in this manner.   Countless individuals who, along with their loved ones, once feared all options had run out have sought…

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