Eating Disorder Treatment in Monterey, California

Compassion-focused, evidence-based residential eating disorder treatment for adults of all genders.

Alsana Monterey
is here for you

213 17 Mile Dr
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

(855)915-0213

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment in Monterey

A recovery journey requires the right starting place. Alsana in Monterey, California offers a relaxed, tranquil environment to start your eating disorder healing process off on the right foot.

Nestled between Pebble Beach, Carmel, and Monterey, this California eating disorder treatment facility is close to the Big Sur coast; an area renowned for its natural beauty, seasonal monarch butterflies, and grazing deer.

We’ve brought in an exceptional team of experienced, eating disorder professionals to this historic, residential treatment location who are committed to providing compassion-focused support for individuals recovering from the following eating disorders:

Residential Program Features

  • Home environment
  • 24 hour care, including on-site nursing
  • 1 hour per week with Registered Dietitian
  • 2 individual sessions/week with Primary Therapist
  • 1 supportive other session/week
  • 1 nursing assessment/week
  • 1 psychiatry session/week
  • Up to 6 group sessions/day
  • Medical touchpoints as needed
  • Weekly virtual family and supportive other support groups

Residential Program Features

  • Home environment
  • 24 hour care, including on-site nursing
  • 1 hour per week with Registered Dietitian
  • 2 individual sessions/week with Primary Therapist
  • 1 supportive other session/week
  • 1 nursing assessment/week
  • 1 psychiatry session/week
  • Up to 6 group sessions/day
  • Medical touchpoints as needed
  • Weekly virtual family and supportive other support groups

Monterey Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

We want you to succeed and we know the first step is often the hardest. At Alsana Monterey’s eating disorder treatments facility, we offer three levels of care, plus virtual options for IOP and PHP. The ability to step up or down throughout treatment is always an open option.

Meet Our Alsana Monterey Care Team

Our clients come first and are the center of our universe. We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive, affirming treatment environment where you can focus on healing.

Linda Gorostieta, MSN, RN

Regional Director of Nursing | she/her/hers

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Linda Gorostieta, MSN, RN

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.

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Oscar Venini, BA

Sr. Program Director | he/him/his

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Oscar Venini, BA

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

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Lisa McGlothlin, MS, RD

Lead Dietitian | she/her/hers

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Lisa McGlothlin, MS, RD

Lisa is the Lead Registered Dietitian for Alsana in Monterey, California. Lisa grew up on the Central Coast near Pismo Beach, before moving to Sacramento for her undergraduate degree. Lisa completed her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and minor in Biology from California State University, Sacramento, and her Masters of Science in Dietetics from New Mexico State University, where she also completed her dietetic internship. Prior to attending New Mexico State University, Lisa worked as a Dietetic Assistant in the field of eating disorders, leading to her discovering her passion for helping individuals heal their relationships with food and their bodies. Due to this growing passion, Lisa chose to dedicate her graduate experience to practicing from a body inclusive and all foods fit philosophy.

Lisa enjoys spending time with friends and has a good sense of humor. Lisa loves engaging in joyful movement, and exploring new places and foods, she appreciates cuddling with her cat Kimmy, watching Netflix, and listening to a good podcast just as much.

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Carissa Surace, AMFT, LMFT

Director of Clinical Services | she/her/hers

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Carissa Surace, AMFT, LMFT

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.

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Kathy Burrola, MA, LMFT

Director of Clinical Services

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Kathy Burrola, MA, LMFT

As the Director of Clinical Services and Clinical Supervisor at Alsana Libertas Residential, Kathy is inspired by her team’s passion and loves the adaptive care model and collaborative environment that is offered at the beautiful location. The healing that happens in this amazing location is magical and amazing for the clients and staff alike.

Previously Kathy worked for over 10 years as a Clinical Director and Clinical Supervisor and oversaw 10 programs in a non-profit organization focusing on comprehensive Behavioral Health Programs (Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Programs) that provided an array of services across Monterey County that included adults, children, and families.

Prior to that, Kathy worked at other non-profits as a therapist working with at-risk probation and foster youth. Kathy helped create a school-based mental health program for the local middle and high schools. Kathy has been an Associate Professor at Cal State East Bay, and has had a private practice for several years.

Kathy graduated from John F. Kennedy University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology.

In her free time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family. She has two adult sons and two twin grandsons that are two years old. She also enjoys water sports and spending time at the lake and vacationing with family. Kathy’s passion is also Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which she is certified in and assists in trainings and will be starting her pursuit to be a consultant and trainer.

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In Their Own Words

Let Alsana help you write your own story of hope and healing. Alsana Monterey 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…There is an unbelievable amount of safety at Alsana because of this and my gratitude is crazy high!

    Sydney
    Sydney
  • 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.

    Paul
    Paul
  • 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.

    Kate
    Kate

PHP/IOP Treatment
Program

Monterey, CA

Our Alsana Monterey 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.

Our Alsana Monterey 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.

Adaptive Care
Model®

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.

Alsana's Adaptive Care Model for eating disorder recovery
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Medical Treatment

We heal bodies and minds.

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Nutrition

We believe in and practice all-inclusive nutrition.

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Movement

We support movement for every body.

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Therapeutic

We cultivate compassion.

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We are accepting of all lived experiences.

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Residential Treatment Programs

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

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Alsana Residential Programming Is Also
Available At These Locations

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Santa Barbara, CA

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St. Louis, MO

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Thousand Oaks, CA

Located in Ventura County, Alsana in Thousand Oaks is our newest residential eating disorder treatment program, welcoming adult clients of all genders.

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Westlake Village, CA

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We will support you in finding your balance, purpose and possibilities. Welcome to Alsana Monterey. We are so glad you found us.

Call Us Today. (855)915-0213

PHP/IOP Treatment

Birmingham, AL

The location has been renovated and updated to fully provide for your healing journey and comfort. We’ve brought together a welcoming team of experienced eating disorder professionals who are committed to your care.

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