Eating Disorder Treatment with a Holistic* Approach

We’re so glad you found us. We will support you in finding your balance, purpose, and possibilities.

We would like to be your eating recovery community.

Alsana is an eating recovery community for adults of all genders. Our multidisciplinary team of caring eating disorder treatment professionals is eager to walk alongside and support you on your brave recovery journey.

Levels of Eating Disorder Care

A continuum of care for lasting eating disorder recovery.

In-Person Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

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Alsana Connect - Flexible, Online Eating Disorder Treatment (PHP/IOP)

Virtual PHP/IOP provide whole-person, evidence-based care and help clients hone their eating disorder recovery skills with peer support and minimal disruption to their daily lives.

  • Multidisciplinary virtual care team.
  • All-Inclusive Nutrition Philosophy
  • Guided, recovery-compatible movement and exercise.
  • Compassion-focused approach to therapy.
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Meet Our Leadership Team

Gayle Devin

CEO | she/her/hers

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Gayle Devin

Gayle joined Alsana in 2021, after accepting the role of Chief Executive Officer. She is an accomplished executive with an exemplary record of leading companies and teams within the healthcare services field. Most recently, she served as the CEO of ActivStyle, a national direct-to-consumer medical supply company.

Gayle attended the University of Illinois, where she received a B.S. in Communication and minored in Biology. She then earned a degree in Nutrition from the University of Illinois Medical Center, and went on to work as a registered dietitian, specializing in nutritional support.

Early in her career, she shifted from direct patient care to education and research.  As an accomplished author, Gayle has published more than 50 articles and contributed to books while working at the Midwest Nutrition Education and Research Foundation. Blending the best of her experiences, Gayle moved into leadership roles for regional and national healthcare service companies.

Gayle is skilled in improving patient care/outcomes and inspiring trust with partners. Her experience, and her passion for improving access to quality health care, make her an effective, results-driven servant leader.

Gayle and her husband are very involved in giving back to the community through various advocacy/support groups with the goal of making a positive difference in people’s lives-  particularly the underserved.  They also invest in bringing the “magic of live theatre and the arts” to young people.

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Nicole Garber, MD

Chief Medical Officer | she/her/hers

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Nicole Garber, MD

As Chief Medical Officer for Alsana, Dr. Nicole Garber is responsible for maintaining consistency and quality of all medical programming. She has valuable experience working with individuals of all ages, eating disorder clients struggling with co-occurring diabetes, and clients with co-occurring mental health conditions, including personality disorders. She is also passionate about eradicating medical weight stigma.

Dr. Garber has cared for those in recovery from eating disorders for more than a decade. She most recently served as Chief of Psychiatry and medical director at The Meadows Ranch, an eating disorder program for women and girls in Arizona, and vice president of Psychiatric Services for parent organization Meadows Behavioral Health. Dr. Garber also served as medical director for Arizona Children’s Association, a mental and behavioral health non-profit focused on children and adolescents that qualify for Medicaid.

Dr. Garber received her medical degree from the Saint Louis School of Medicine. She then joined the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry as a child and adolescent fellow and was named Chief Resident in 2012. She has also held Child and Adolescent Psychiatry professorships at the University of Texas Houston and the Baylor College of Medicine.

  • APA Fellow status achieved in 2015
  • Journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development editorial board member
  • Lectures at events for various organizations, including the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, the National Eating Disorder Organization, and the Obesity Medicine Association, among others.
  • Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Trained in Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT),
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Jessica Harris, LMFT, CEDS

Chief Operating Officer | she/her/hers

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Jessica Harris, LMFT, CEDS

As the Regional Executive Director Jessica Harris joined Alsana because of their guiding principles and reputation for providing quality clinical care. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. She obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Over the past 11 years, she has experience working with adolescents and adults of all genders and their loved ones at all levels of care including (inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient.) Previous to joining the Alsana team, Jessica opened residential and outpatient eating disorder programs across the nation and oversaw the operations of 11 programs in Washington, Oregon, and California.

Jessica loves to cook and try new restaurants, in her spare time she also loves to be outdoors exploring new hikes in the Los Angeles region and reading!

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Julia Cassidy, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

Vice President, Clinical Nutrition Services | she/her/hers

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Julia Cassidy, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

Julia Cassidy, MS, RD, CEDRD-S,  joined Alsana in 2022, serving as Vice President of Clinical Nutrition Services. She guides the Nutrition Dimension of Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model® and ensures the quality and consistency of care provided by Alsana’s Nutrition and Culinary staff.

Before that, she worked in the Behavioral Health and Eating Disorders field for 19 years, serving as Dietary Supervisor, National Director of Dietary, and National Senior Director of Nutrition and Wellness. Julia is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor and a Licensed Body Positive facilitator.

Throughout her work, Julia has presented on topics ranging from eating disorders, mental health nutrition, food flexibility, dietary application of exposure and response prevention in the treatment of eating disorders, and intuitive eating both nationally and internationally.

Julia is passionate about helping individuals heal relationships between food and their bodies. She teaches self-compassion and nutrition healing, which embraces the practice of eating for personal wellbeing.

Julia feels strongly about meeting clients’ needs through flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and senses satisfaction. She firmly believes in weight inclusivity and advocates for a world that accepts, respects, and celebrates body diversity.

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Chris Gorciak

Vice President of Marketing

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Chris Gorciak

As Vice President of Marketing and part of Alsana’s Growth team, Chris leads the Alsana marketing team bringing more than ten years of data-driven healthcare marketing and leadership experience.

Chris’ background is characterized as a builder of marketing strategies with a track record of cultivating collaborative, high-performance teams that respond effectively to environmental, competitive, and marketplace challenges. His responsibilities and oversight include digital marketing, content strategy, web development, public relations, reputation management, social media, field marketing and events, and brand value creation.

He and his team are fully aligned with Alsana’s mission to deliver an inspired and compassionate healing experience to as many people as possible. Chris is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, and enjoys a good Angels baseball game, a relaxing day on Balboa Island, or a hearty backyard barbecue with his wife and family.

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Our team is growing! Explore job opportunities. →

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Conditions Treated

Alsana provides individualized, whole-person care for adults of all genders struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. With treatment and support, we believe full recovery is possible.

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Adaptive Care Model®

Adaptive Care Model

We know eating disorder treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model® reflects our integrative approach to eating disorder treatment. We focus on each client’s total health and well-being by empowering these areas: medical, therapeutic, nutrition, movement, and relational practices.

Our leadership and treatment teams work collaboratively to develop, train, and create consistency within all of our clinics. Within this framework, we put the client first, offering essential tools, compassion, and support as they work towards full eating disorder recovery.


Medical Treatment

We heal bodies and minds.

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We believe in and practice all-inclusive nutrition.

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We support movement for every body.

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We cultivate compassion.

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We are accepting of all lived experiences.

We're So Glad You Found Us

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Treatment Outcomes and Perception of Care

90 percent of 2022 Perception of Care Survey responses received said clients would recommend Alsana to others in need of eating disorder treatment.

What Clients Say About Their Care Experiences

Find out what some of our alumni have to say about Alsana’s eating recovery community.

  • The staff at Alsana proved to be extremely talented in the art and the skill of not colluding with my eating disorder while...

    also not treating me as if  I was an eating disorder. They treated me like the real, whole person that I had lost sight of. They have an ability to hold nuance gently and they aren’t afraid to wade into the hardest waters, which is so much more helpful than receiving treatment that is guided by a rigid manual. There is an unbelievable amount of safety at Alsana because of this and my gratitude is crazy high!
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  • As I began to apply the knowledge I gained from Alsana into my daily life, I found that my anxiety, guilt, shame ...

    and self-criticism steadily faded like a candle flickering on its last legs. I found authentic joy in things I used to reprimand myself for doing. I took, and continue to take pride in the progress I made and continue to make. Most importantly, I am now capable of self-acceptance and self-love whether I succeed, fail or anything in between.
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  • Before coming to Alsana, I had never had a treatment experience in which the "how" and "why" of the eating ...

    disorder were addressed. This has proven to be essential in my treatment at Alsana and also in my daily life as a member of society. Alsana providers led me through so much illuminating self-reflection about topics that I had never before considered relevant to my treatment, recovery, or self in general. Alsana staff appreciate and treat the individual, and I felt this in and outside of therapy sessions. They always humored my random geography facts and propensity to trail glitter wherever I went. 🙂 Ultimately, my treatment experience at Alsana taught me how to be a shamelessly authentic individual, and it gave me a sense of safety to explore what it means to be myself. With so much love,
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Your fully recovered life is waiting.
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Alsana is a preferred in-network provider for all major insurance companies.

Alsana Webinars - Free Continuing Education for Providers

Alsana’s thought leaders are pleased to offer free educational webinars to enrich and support our community of referral partners.

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All-Inclusive Nutrition Philosophy

With our “All-Inclusive Nutrition” approach, we believe in flexibility and enjoyment of foods without shame or judgment. Alsana’s All-Inclusive Nutrition approach embraces the usefulness of all foods, including those that are compact, innovative, and nutrient-rich, to aid in restoring and healing the brain, body, and gut microbiome. This approach broadens nutrition healing for our clients from all cultural and diverse backgrounds. Alsana’s nutrition program also accommodates vegan clients. Our goal is to create food neutrality by taking out the moral judgment of food and focusing on nourishment, flexibility, and pleasure in the nutritional healing process.

A Compassion-Focused Approach to Therapeutic Care

Compassion-Focused Therapy, is at the heart of Alsana’s evidence-based approach to therapeutic care and woven into every aspect of clients’ treatment experience. This method is highly effective and uniquely well-suited to support individuals struggling with shame and self-criticism.  

Therapeutic care includes individual and group therapy sessions, both of which aim to help clients better understand and live in alignment with their own personal values, and nurture healthy relationships with themselves, others, and a larger purpose.


Alsana is accredited through the Joint Commission, an organization that seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards.

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Find out if eating disorder treatment may be right for you.

*Alsana takes an individualized, whole-person approach to eating disorder treatment, however it is not considered a form of holistic medicine.

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