Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

Category Archives: Announcements

Moreen Rubin joins Castlewood Staff as Senior Director of Clinical Services

The news just keeps coming! As shared last week, Castlewood has acquired five new eating disorder programs in Santa Barbara, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, California. To support these new locations, we are excited to announce a new addition to the leadership team. Joining Castlewood in the role of Senior Director of Clinical Services is Moreen Rubin, MA, LMFT, PsyD.  Moreen will partner with Regional Executive Director for Southern California, Jeannette Rojas Rivero, LASAC, CEDS, CADC II, in creating preeminent clinical quality in our new Residential, PHP and IOP locations. Dr. Moreen Rubin brings a wealth of experience to Castlewood.…

Read More

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…

Read More

Andy Williams joins Castlewood Staff as Regional Executive Director – Northern and Central California

Castlewood Treatment Centers is creating an eating disorder care model focused passionately on caring for clients, inspiring employees and collaborating with partners.  The company is growing thoughtfully and investing in the right things to create a preeminent eating disorder program.  To support these efforts, Jennifer Crute Steiner, Chief Executive Officer at Castlewood, is pleased to announce an addition to the leadership team. Joining Castlewood in the new role of Regional Executive Director – Northern and Central California is Andy Williams, LMFT, MBA.  Andy will join Jeannette Rojas Rivero, LASAC, CEDS, CADC II, who was announced prior and now assumes the…

Read More

Happy Registered Dietitian Day!

During a rotation of my dietetic internship, a preceptor asked me, “What is your nutritional philosophy? Before you start to practice, you should know where you are coming from.” Her words have stayed with me as I have pursued my career path into Eating Disorder treatment. I believe in helping a client navigate his or her individual path to embrace the idea that all foods fit and to seek balance, nourishment, and eventually joy from the foods they eat. What about Castlewood’s Nutritional Philosophy? So often with my clients, I see a struggle to find balance among the rigidity and…

Read More

Clinical Leadership Announcement: Brian Cook, PhD Joins Staff

Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS, Chief Clinical Officer of Castlewood Treatment Centers, is pleased to announce a new addition to the clinical leadership team. Joining Castlewood is Brian Cook, PhD. In his new role as National Director of Movement and Exercise, Dr. Cook will work closely with Dr. Siegfried and Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD, LD, VP of Clinical Nutritional Services, in development and execution of an innovative approach that will look at changing the functional relationship of exercise from a compensatory behavior to one that functions equally with other components of complete health. Stated Dr. Cook, “This program will not…

Read More

Castlewood gains new Regional Executive Director of California

Jennifer Crute Steiner, CEO of Castlewood Treatment Centers, is pleased to announce the newest addition to the leadership team. Joining Castlewood is Jeannette Rojas Rivero, LASAC, CEDS, CADC II.  In her new role as Regional Executive Director of California, Jeannette will be leading operations, expansion and new sites in California and surrounding areas.  She joins Annalee Plumb, Regional Executive Director of Missouri and Ronda Cannon, Regional Executive Director of Alabama, in ensuring that all programs are operating at the highest levels. As a leader in Eating Disorder treatment, Jeannette brings over 20 years of experience to Castlewood.  Prior to joining…

Read More

Much More than Food: Chef Mary’s Holiday Favorite

Chef Mary Russo at Castlewood’s Monarch Cove location was recently promoted to National Director, Culinary Services. She uses her expertise in crafting delicious and nutritionally balanced meals to help our clients restore healthy relationships with food. The holidays are finally here! For me, as for many people, holiday traditions and memories are tightly intertwined with special meals and exceptional foods. In fact, my love for cooking developed over years of preparing meals for holidays, parties and other family gatherings. It’s not only the food, but also the movement of hearts and minds at dinner tables that makes cooking such a…

Read More

Introducing Our New CEO, Jennifer Crute Steiner

Castlewood Treatment Centers has announced the appointment of Jennifer Crute Steiner as its new Chief Executive Officer. In this new role, she will build upon the excellent clinical quality of Castlewood’s treatment programs, while also expanding the organization’s reach and profile as an industry leader. During the last decade, Jennifer has been actively creating positive change in mental health on a national scale. She is driven to improve the standard of care in mental health and eating disorder treatment through impeccable clinical quality, accountability, and innovative care delivery models. “I am thrilled to begin this leadership journey at Castlewood Treatment…

Read More

Castlewood Cooking Experiences:  Balancing Nourishment and Pleasure with Chef Mary

Introducing Chef Mary at Castlewood Treatment Center at Monarch Cove   What do you love most about working at Monarch Cove? Being able to utilize the creativity and artistry of cooking to develop my craft on an ongoing basis is something that I’m grateful for every day. What I love most about working at Monarch Cove is that I’m able to use that daily inspiration to nourish our clients and be instrumental in developing or restoring their relationship with food. What made you decide to become a Chef? I’ve always been someone who wanted to cook. I spent many years…

Read More

Summer Refocus Program: Instill Hope & Initiate Healing

Castlewood’s Summer Refocus Program was developed for motivated clients whose time is precious during the summer months and who wish to focus on the underlying causes of their eating disorder and recovery. Our team works to understand the role of the eating disorder and replace those behaviors with new ones, to build your self-esteem by reconnecting to you at your core, and to free you of the negative self-talk and replace it with self-care. We have a variety of exclusive treatment options to help you recover from an eating disorder.  Whether you have been in eating disorder recovery for a…

Read More