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I will be forever grateful for the compassion they showed me

Lolly is an absolutely phenomenal therapist. I cannot begin to describe how much she was able to help me. She definitely pushed me to places that were hard and felt uncomfortable and while she is very blunt she pushed me in a compassionate way where I truly felt she cared and was doing everything with my best interest at heart. I would recommend her to anyone, ESPECIALLY clients with a lot of Trauma….Castlewood has some absolutely amazing DC’s who are very kind and compassionate, who treat you like an adult, and are able to push you to challenge yourself without…

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Giving Back in Eating Disorder Recovery

Guest Post by Alumna L.Y. When you have an eating disorder, it becomes your entire world.  Every thought is consumed with food and numbers and calories.  From the moment my eyes opened in the morning until the moment they finally closed at night, I was obsessed.  I felt I had no other purpose in life.  I didn’t believe that there was a life without my eating disorder, but I also knew that I couldn’t have a life with my eating disorder.  So, I – a Floridian who thinks that 60 degrees is cold – went off to Missouri in the…

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Forever grateful for my time at Castlewood IOP

I will be forever grateful for my time at Castlewood IOP. It was absolutely essential to my process, and I cannot say enough good things about the staff and their willingness to do whatever it takes to help a person in the recovery process. Alex is also an extremely important gift to the IOP community. She was always ready to tend to anyone who was severely struggling to get through the day. Courtney was extremely valuable in speaking with my insurance weekly (or several times per week) to allow me the necessary days at IOP for my recovery success. Krista…

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My Time At Castlewood

I will be forever grateful for my time at Castlewood IOP. It was absolutely essential to my process, and I cannot say enough good things about the staff and their willingness to do whatever it takes to help a person in the recovery process. Alex is also an extremely important gift to the IOP community. She was always ready to tend to anyone who was severely struggling to get through the day. Courtney was extremely valuable in speaking with my insurance weekly (or several times per week) to allow me the necessary days at IOP for my recovery success. Krista…

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Life-changing

My time at Castlewood was life-changing. Krista and Deborah are the best therapist and dietician I’ve ever had. ED Group, Core and Expressive were the most effective groups. I really appreciated the care and compassion of the staff. :) A.W. 7/15

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Discovering Me: Alumni Guest Post

Guest Post by Alumna Lauren S. Something I’ve heard a lot in eating disorder recovery is to consider my values and who I am as a person, and then live in a way that upholds my true self.  Sounds so simple. But especially in the early days of my recovery, it seemed like the most unhelpful thing I could imagine. Problem 1: I really had no clue who I was. I had no clue what I valued, other than watching the number on the scale change. In my earliest stages of recovery, I wouldn’t have even been able to tell…

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In the Transitions: Scars of Recovery

Guest post by Alumnus: Shaun A year ago I was in Castlewood’s step-down program working day in and out challenging the old stories, being vulnerable, and connecting with my peers. One year ago I felt so connected, so new, so optimistic. Today it’s hard to remember the work that was done and how strong, connected, and accepted I felt…I was my’Self’. Today, I slipped; I acted on behaviors. It got to be too much.  “Behaviors” can look different from person to person, and the details of the behavior(s) aren’t necessarily important because the act takes on a similar meaning: its…

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