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Justice Department Settlement

February 7, 2013 Castlewood statement on the recent Justice Department settlement: Castlewood’s sole intent in this matter was to assure optimal patient care. After evaluating all pertinent factors Castlewood’s professional staff concluded that the prospective patient would receive more appropriate care at an in-patient facility. Castlewood has always and continues to put the interests of those seeking treatment above everything else and does not discriminate in patient care.

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Monarch Cove Treatment Center Opens for Business

Contact Name: Theresa Chesnut, LCSW Telephone: 831-718-9595 Email: info@monarchcovetreatment.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONARCH COVE TREATMENT CENTER OPENS FOR BUSINESS Castlewood Treatment Center is proud to announce the grand opening of our affiliate, Monarch Cove Treatment Center for Eating Disorders in Pacific Grove, California. The new residential center is devoted to the comprehensive treatment of those who suffer with eating disorders. 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…

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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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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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Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Recommit

Thursday’s theme for Weight Stigma Awareness Week is Recommit. BEDA is encouraging each of us to recommit to taking care of ourselves and our bodies, recommit to ending fat talk, and to challenge weight stigma. One of the most difficult things in life to do is make time for self-care. We all get so busy with our lives, with taking care of our jobs, families, friends, and responsibilities that we forget about self-care. This can cause us to feel exhausted, frustrated, and even make us resent those responsibilities. I know that in my life when I make self-care a priority…

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Reclaim

The theme of day 3 of Weight Stigma Awareness Week is RECLAIM. The idea for today is to RECLAIM your body image as your own. How do you CHOOSE to see yourself, if not through the lens of societies standards, what is your self-image? What do you truly value about yourself, others and the world around you? Lets all reclaim our bodies and our lives from the values and expectations placed upon us by others. I invite all of you to do some writing about the above questions! Below are my thoughts! So what do I value? I value in myself…

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Express

The theme of the second day of Weight Stigma Awareness week  is Express. BEDA is encouraging each of us to express ourselves through creative means. The goal is to combat the negative stigma with positive affirmation, self compassion, and healing words! Here are some of our favorite quotes about health and body image: A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience. ~ Naomi Wolf You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. ~ Amy Bloom We don’t know who is healthy and who is not just by looking…

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