Eating Disorder PHP/IOP Programs in Monterey, California
Alsana’s Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Programs in Monterey, CA are designed to support adult clients ready to hone their recovery skills with more autonomy.
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PHP/IOP for Eating Disorder Recovery in Monterey, CA
Alsana Monterey’s PHP/IOP programs offer whole-person eating disorder care for adults who are ready to hone their recovery skills with more autonomy. Often utilized by clients transitioning from higher levels of inpatient care, PHP/IOP are also well-suited to support direct-admit clients in need of early intervention....
Alsana Monterey’s multidisciplinary PHP/IOP care team provides compassion-focused support for individuals recovering from anorexia, ARFID, bulimia, binge eating disorder, OSFED/EDNOS, and co-occurring mental health conditions. All programming is inclusive, affirming, and designed in alignment with our Adaptive Care Model®. This approach facilitates whole-person healing through medical, nutritional, and therapeutic care, as well as relational and movement modalities.
Alsana Monterey offers flexible scheduling options that fit seamlessly within clients’ busy lives so they can focus on healing sooner, while continuing to work, attending school, and spending time with loved ones.
Alsana Monterey PHP/IOP Program Features
Day Treatment (PHP)
- 8 hours of programming/day
- 4 group sessions/day
- 1 individual session/week with Primary Therapist
- 1 nutrition counseling session/week
- 1 supportive other session/week
- 1 psychiatry session/week
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
- 4 hours of programming/day
- 2 group sessions/day
- 1 individual session/week with Primary Therapist
- 2 supportive other sessions/month
- 1 nutrition counseling session/week
Meet Our Alsana Monterey Care Team
Our most valuable assets are our people. Compassionate and collaborative professionals, our Monterey care team collaborates to deliver multi-dimensional, whole-person treatment to support lasting recovery from eating disorders.
Linda Gorostieta, MSN, RN
Regional Director of Nursing | she/her/hersRead bio
As the Regional Director of Nursing for California, Linda is responsible for overseeing the nursing teams, as well as the delivery, and quality of nursing care at all California residential and outpatient facilities. Linda works collaboratively with the National Nursing Director, and the clinical multidisciplinary team to ensure the utmost quality of care is delivered to our clients.
Linda earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Nurse Leadership from The University of San Francisco. Before coming to Alsana, Linda has worked in acute care in the Bay Area in Labor and Delivery, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In her free time, Linda enjoys local Santa Barbara beaches, watching scary movies, scouring antique stores, and pizza.
Linda is most passionate about family, helping others, and all things mental health. Linda finds fulfillment in making others smile and helping solve problems.
Linda’s background also includes working as a legal assistant in San Francisco before deciding to become a nurse.
Oscar Venini, BA
Sr. Program Director | he/him/hisRead bio
As Program Director for Alsana, Oscar is responsible for overseeing the programmatic components of Monterey, CA RTC and PHP/IOP locations. Oscar earned his BA in Psychology from Sonoma State University with summa cum laude distinction. Before coming to Alsana, Oscar worked as an Assistant Program Director for a local non-profit working with the SMI population. Oscar values the collaborative nature of Alsana care, which provides client centered treatment and evidence-based interventions, coupled with an ‘all foods fit’ and ‘health at every size’ philosophy. In his free time, Oscar enjoys spending time outdoors, including hiking and playing tennis
Carissa Surace, AMFT, LMFT
Director of Clinical Services for ClaraRead bio
As the Director of Clinical Services at Alsana Clara, Carissa is inspired by her colleagues’ passion and enthusiasm and loves the collaborative environment. She believes healing happens in community and positive relationships for clients and staff alike.
Previously, Carissa was a residential counselor and a primary therapist at other eating disorder treatment centers and a former lead therapist at Alsana.
Carissa graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the University of Massachusetts-Boston with a Master of Science in Family Therapy.
In her free time, Carissa enjoys hiking, being outside, and watching The Office on repeat. She also loves spending time with her one-tooth, sassy cat named Wednesday.
PHP/IOP as Early Intervention
Treatment is more effective and tends to be less disruptive to an individual’s life when delivered early after symptoms have been detected. Accessing PHP/IOP as early intervention for eating disorders can mean less time spent in treatment, a reduced likelihood of relapse, and fewer physical and mental health risks.
Waiting until eating disorder symptoms worsen before getting help is common but not advised. Clients who seek early intervention are more likely to be receptive to their care team and often get more out of their time in treatment. In fact, early intervention makes it possible for some clients to avoid needing an in person treatment program altogether.
PHP/IOP as Relapse Prevention
Alsana offers Two-Week Intensives at PHP/IOP levels of care for individuals in need of relapse prevention support. Recovery maintenance takes vigilance, persistence and support. Alsana Santa Barbara wants you to know that no matter how long it’s been since leaving treatment, not only is it ok to ask for help when you’re struggling, it’s encouraged.
PHP/IOP relapse prevention programming is available virtually and in person. If you or someone you know needs help, contact us today.
A Continuum of Care For Every Stage of
Your Eating Disorder Recovery
For greater client convenience and a more seamless treatment experience, Alsana Monterey’s day treatment facility is here to support clients after they’ve received treatment through Alsana Monterey’s residential program. PHP/IOP programs are located nearby for greater client convenience and a more seamless treatment experience when leaving residential care.
Our Alsana Monterey PHP/IOP team is happy to assist clients in securing recovery-compatible living accommodations, conveniently located near our treatment facility.
Clients may choose to stay at local recovery-minded apartments in Pacific Grove. These beautiful living accommodations are only a 15-minute drive from the Day Treatment Center and walking distance to historic Downtown Monterey.
Amenities include in-home washer/dryer, private balcony, or patio, lush garden courtyard, fitness center, spa, and yoga relaxation suite.
Apartments are conveniently located in the peninsula near the Monarch Butterfly Sactuary, Monterey Aquarium , and the historic downtown area with shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Monterey offers an ideal environment for healing, with its biological richness, unique habitats, world-renowned attractions, wildlife, natural beauty, and nearby recovery services to support clients with co-occurring conditions
Our Adaptive Care Model® reflects our integrative approach to eating disorder treatment. We focus on the total health and well-being of each client by empowering these areas: medical, therapeutic, nutrition, movement, and relational practices.
Alsana 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 the client essential tools as well as support to achieve a fully-recovered life.
In Their Own Words
Let Alsana help you write your own story of hope and healing. Alsana Santa Barbara would like to be your 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
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
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
Alsana Monterey is a preferred in-network provider for all major insurance companies.
Alsana PHP/IOP Programs Are Also Available At
Our Alsana Birmingham day treatment facility is conveniently located to provide seamless care for clients transitioning out of our residential program. PHP/IOP levels of care are well-suited to support individuals ready to hone their recovery skills with more autonomy. Our team is happy to assist clients in securing recovery-minded housing nearby.
Santa Barbara, CA
Our Alsana Santa Barbara day treatment facility is conveniently located to provide seamless care for clients transitioning out of our residential program. PHP/IOP levels of care are well-suited to support individuals ready to hone their recovery skills with more autonomy. Our team is happy to assist clients in securing recovery-minded housing nearby.
St. Louis, MO
Our Alsana St. Louis day treatment facility is conveniently located to provide seamless care for clients transitioning out of our residential program. PHP/IOP levels of care are well-suited to support individuals ready to hone their recovery skills with more autonomy. Our team is happy to assist clients in securing recovery-minded housing nearby.
Westlake Village, CA
Our Alsana Westlake Village day treatment facility is conveniently located to provide seamless care for clients transitioning out of our residential program. PHP/IOP levels of care are well-suited to support individuals ready to hone their recovery skills with more autonomy. Our team is happy to assist clients in securing recovery-minded housing nearby.
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