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PRESS RELEASE: Alsana Announces New Advisory Board Member

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Compassion-Focused Therapy expert, Stan Steindl, Ph.D., joins the Alsana® Advisory Board.


ST. LOUIS, August 9, 2022 – Stan Steindl, Ph.D., an international expert, professor and published author on Compassion Focused Therapy, has joined the Advisory Board of Alsana, an eating recovery community and treatment provider.

Alsana’s Advisory Board provides new insights and advice to the leadership team and explores new opportunities by stimulating robust, high-quality conversations.

“I am honored to take on this role at Alsana because our values are very aligned,” said Dr. Steindl. “I’ve spent my career researching, teaching and practicing Compassion Focused Therapy – I welcome the opportunity to integrate it into Alsana’s programming to enhance the success of eating disorder treatment.”

Dr. Steindl is a clinical psychologist in private practice at Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd, and an adjunct associate professor at School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is also co-director of the UQ Compassionate Mind Research Group, and convenor of the annual UQ Compassion Symposium. He is the author of three books and several research publications. His books include Compassion in a T-Shirt: The First 35 Scripts (2020), The Gifts of Compassion: How to Understand and Overcome Suffering (2020), and The Gifts of Compassion: Personal Practice Workbook (2021).

“Stan’s advisory role will provide our team with current knowledge, critical thinking, and analysis to advance new and innovative ideas for treating eating disorders,” said Heather Russo, chief clinical officer with Alsana. “He shares our passion for motivating behavior change through compassion – we’re excited to welcome Stan to Alsana.”


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About Alsana®

Alsana is an eating recovery community and treatment provider with in-person Residential and PHP/IOP programs in Alabama (Birmingham and Huntsville), California (Monterey, Santa Barbara, Westlake Village, and Thousand Oaks), and Missouri (St. Louis), and Virtual PHP/IOP offerings across the United States. Their approach to eating disorder treatment is compassionate, evidence-based, and designed in alignment with the Adaptive Care Model®. This holistic method seeks to address healing in all areas of clients’ lives by integrating medical, nutritional, and therapeutic care with movement and relational therapies. Alsana serves adult clients of all genders and sexual identities struggling with a broad spectrum of eating, feeding, and co-occurring disorders. Alsana’s programs accommodate the unique needs of vegan clients and clients struggling with ED-DMT1, also known as “diabulimia.” Learn more at or visit alsanareviews.comFollow on LinkedInTwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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