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.

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

young woman in black tank top smiling while working on laptop

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.
Woman smiling at a camera while working on her laptop

Meet Our Leadership Team

Jessica Harris, LMFT, CEDS

Chief Operating Officer | she/her/hers

Read bio
icon

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!

Read more

Dr. Jay Joglekar, MD

Chief Medical Officer | he/him

Read bio
icon

Dr. Jay Joglekar, MD

As Chief Medical Officer for Alsana, Dr. Jay Joglekar oversees all aspects of Alsana’s medical dimension. He works closely with program leadership, contract psychiatrists and physicians, medical nurses, and Alsana’s admissions team and reviews each client’s pre-admission medical assessments.

Before joining the Alsana team, Dr. Joglekar was an internal medical physician and leader in the eating recovery industry, overseeing five treatment programs (RTC, PHP, IOP) in the Washington DC region.

Dr. Joglekar earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and began his graduate from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his residency at HCMC in Minneapolis, MN (University of Minnesota) and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine).

As a physician with more than 17 years of experience, Dr. Joglekar embraces individualized, client-centric, collaborative approaches to care.

After medical school, Dr. Joglekar developed an electronic medical record at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, while conducting a Phase II clinical trial on advanced head and neck cancers. He also completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Joglekar resides in the Washington D.C. area with his wife and 2 children, where he enjoys playing tennis during his free time.

Read more

Chris Gorciak

Vice President of Marketing

Read bio
icon

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.

Read more

Tyeler Viel

National Director of Outreach | she/her/hers

Read bio
icon

Tyeler Viel

Tyeler received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from San Diego State in 2005 and a Masters in Marital Family Therapy from The University of San Diego in 2007, getting licensed in 2009. Before joining Alsana Tyeler, spent ten years working in various therapeutic settings and private education.

Growing up in a small Northern California mountain town provided her with a unique perspective on food. Once a month, she and her sisters would pile into the car, with ice chests at their feet, to make the two-hour trip over the mountains to the “big city” to get groceries for the month. It was always worth the drive because they would find delicious cheeses, exotic fruits, and artisan bread along with other items that they didn’t have in their local grocery back home. Those memories remain vivid and play an integral part in how she now helps clients who are healing their relationship with food through supportive and holistic treatment they need.

Tyeler is often regarded as a people person. She loves meeting new people and bringing people together. Her loved ones would probably mention how much she enjoys planning fun gatherings through her unique perspective on creativity. She has a deep passion for the mountains and now lives in Texas, where she can admire the flat prairie lands from her living room window. She is an Enneagram 2w3, which means she loves vulnerable conversations, one on one, and helping others. The work she gets to do at Alsana is purpose-driven, it’s a company she credits with “letting her light shine,” which allows her to be herself and truly make a difference.

Read more

Blake Romanini, RN, MSN, MBA

National Nursing Director | he/him/his

Read bio
icon

Blake Romanini, RN, MSN, MBA

Blake received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Youngstown State University in 2018, a Masters in Business Administration & Masters in Nursing Leadership from Grand Canyon University in 2020. Before joining Alsana Blake, spent years working in pediatric emergency & an outpatient adolescent eating disorder clinic.

Read more

Our team is growing! Explore job opportunities. →

woman in gray dress sitting on a couch with a pencil and a journal

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.

woman in gray dress sitting on a couch with a pencil and a journal

Adaptive Care Model®

Alsana's Adaptive Care Model for eating disorder recovery

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 icon- 2 hands showing support

Medical Treatment

We heal bodies and minds.

Nutrition Icon for Alsana's Adaptive Care Model

Nutrition

We believe in and practice all-inclusive nutrition.

Yoga icon to represent movement in Alsana's Adaptive Care Model for Eating Disorders

Movement

We support movement for every body.

Theraputic Icon representing compassion in Alsana's Adaptive Care Model

Therapeutic

We cultivate compassion.

Relational icon for Alsana's Adaptive Care Model for Eating Disorder Recovery

Relational

We are accepting of all lived experiences.

We're So Glad You Found Us

2022 treatment outcomes report thumbnail
2022 treatment outcomes report thumbnail

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!
     Read more Read less

    Sydney
    Sydney
  • 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.
     Read more Read less

    Paul
    Paul
  • 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,
     Read more Read less

    Kate
    Kate

Your fully recovered life is waiting.
Contact us today.

Alsana is a preferred in-network provider for all major insurance companies.

aetna health insurance logo
Anthem Blue Cross logo - health insurance
Beacon health options logo
blue shield California logo
Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance Logo
Cigna health coverage logo
Humana health insurance logo
MHN Healthnet logo
Kaiser Permanente logo- eating disorder insurance coverage
Multiplan logo- eating disorder coverage
Optum logo- eating disorder coverage

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.

woman preparing food and using a cheese grater
Alsana chef cutting vegetables at Alsana Westlake Village

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.

The Joint Commission National Quality Approval seal

Accreditation

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.

The Joint Commission National Quality Approval seal

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.

Alsana Logo Hello !
Go to the top