Eating Disorder Treatment in St. Louis, MO | Alsana®

Eating Disorder Treatment in St. Louis, Missouri

When an individual receives early, adaptive, and developmentally appropriate care, their recovery from disordered eating is not only possible, it’s probable!

Residential eating disorder treatment
St. Louis - Ballwin Area

Alsana St. Louis rests on a serene 55-acre campus, where our clients can enjoy peaceful walks and group activities during their stay.

Alsana’s Ballwin-Area RTC is led by...

a team of dedicated and compassionate, eating disorder professionals who are committed to each unique client’s road to recovery. For greater ease and convenience for clients transitioning out of residential treatment, our PHP/IOP offerings are located in Fenton, Missouri, providing holistic programming seven days a week.

Alsana St. Louis, Missouri also offers treatment for ED-DMT1 (“Diabulimia”) clients.

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Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

A continuum of care options to meet you where you are on your eating recovery journey.

Alsana Juneberry RTC:
NOW OPEN

Juneberry common area

Missouri is now home to a second Alsana residential treatment center, expanding much-needed care access throughout the greater St. Louis community. Juneberry’s team of eating disorder treatment professionals welcomes adult clients of all genders, offering holistic residential treatment and industry-leading eating recovery programs.

Alsana Junberry RTC, located in Pacific, MO, is now open and serving higher-acuity clients out of our beautiful new facility.

Our St. Louis, MO Staff

Our most valuable asset as a company is our people. Compassionate and collaborative ...

professionals, our Alsana staff work together to serve and help you on your path to recovery.

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Carla Roeper, MSN, BSN, BOL, RN

Regional Director of Nursing | she/her/hers

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Carla Roeper, MSN, BSN, BOL, RN

Carla is a registered nurse with an MS in Nursing Leadership and Management and a BS in Organizational Leadership and also in nursing. Before joining the Alsana team, Carla worked in the ICU, urgent care, business, and clinical review nursing settings.

Carla’s values include treating everyone with kindness, fairness, and respect. Carla feels that she is currently living her life goal in nursing leadership and management, and hopes to continue to grow in her career. In her spare time, Carla likes to spend time with her family both boating and traveling, and is a new grandparent!

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Meredith Throop, MD

Psychiatrist | she/her/hers

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Meredith Throop, MD

Dr. Meredith Throop is a practicing psychiatrist treating the 15 and older population. She attended Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology. She continued on to Columbia University in New York to complete the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program. She completed medical school at Saint Louis University and her residency in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Saint Louis University Hospital. She is board certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Throop has extensive experience as the Vice President of Medical Services at Places for People, a community behavioral health organization, as well as in private practice. She has worked with the Department of Corrections and continues to work with the Probate Courts.

Dr. Throop’s approach is patient-centered/patient-focused. Patient-centered care is a concept that gives primacy to the voice and concerns of the person using the health care service. The goal is to enable and empower patients to better appreciate, and play an active role in their overall health. Dr. Throop aims to take a holistic approach to mental health. She has studied traditional healing systems and medical anthropology in India as well as several countries in Africa.

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Cheyenne Bauman, MA, PLPC

Lead Therapist

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Cheyenne Bauman, MA, PLPC

Cheyenne joined Alsana as a Primary Therapist in 2020 and has now moved into the Lead Therapist’s role at our St. Louis Honeybee RTC program. After completing her undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she went on to earn her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University in 2017.

Before joining Alsana, Cheyenne worked with acute-level clients in the inpatient setting. Cheyenne is currently working on completing EMDR level 1 training and is looking forward to pursuing more training opportunities in the near future.
Cheyenne was drawn to Alsana for its culture and growth opportunities. She loves getting to be a part of such a solid and collaborative team. She is passionate about working with individuals with eating disorders and helping them achieve a sense of healing. She loves watching her clients make life-changing shifts in their recovery journeys.

Cheyenne loves spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors with her pups, and traveling to new places. She is a two with a three wing on the Enneagram. Cheyenne prides herself on being calm, positive, and not easily rattled by chaos.

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Stephanie Neitz

Honeybee Program Director | she/her/hers

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Stephanie Neitz

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Rebecca Baker, M.Ed., LPC, SEP, CEDS-S

Regional Executive Director

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Rebecca Baker, M.Ed., LPC, SEP, CEDS-S

Rebecca has been helping clients in recovery heal from their eating disorders since 2008.

As regional executive director, Rebecca is enthusiastic about collaborating with other professionals to ensure comprehensive care for clients and families. She has been a teaching assistant for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute since 2019 and has presented and written multiple times to raise awareness for this important topic.

Rebecca is the Founder and President of iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals), St. Louis Chapter. She is extremely passionate about empowering women in leadership roles and is actively involved with the University of Missouri- St. Louis’s Women’s Leadership Institute.

Before joining Alsana, Rebecca worked with eating disorder clients at a community treatment program where she saw clients for individual therapy and led various support groups. She has years of experience leading group therapy sessions for all levels of care in body image, processing, and guided imagery. Rebecca is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Internal Family Systems, trained by Dick Schwartz.

Rebecca earned her bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her master of education counseling and family therapy from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

In her spare time, Rebecca is an adventure seeker. She enjoys traveling and finds reprieve in submerging herself in other cultures—leaving her humbled, refreshed, and enlightened. She also enjoys hiking, yoga, animals (including her two cats), gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

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Rebecca Wolfslau, LPC, NCC

Associate Regional Director

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Rebecca Wolfslau, LPC, NCC

Rebecca has been working with eating disorders since 2014 and joined Alsana upon completion of her undergraduate studies. She has held multiple roles at Alsana, including direct care staff, IOP coordinator, Senior Program Director of Outpatient Services,  Director of Clinical Services for RTC, and Associate Regional Director. She is inspired by the program’s passion behind the scenes of focusing on reaching each client and leading them toward a life they want to live.

Rebecca wants to continue to break the stigma surrounding mental health and eating disorder issues and create a safe space where people can heal.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and obtained her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Webster University. Rebecca simultaneously completed her master’s degree program and an internship working with adolescents, couples, and families. She is currently trained in sand tray therapy, EMDR, Embodied Recovery, and training to be a certified somatic experiencing counselor.

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Rachael Mintz, RD, LD, CEDRD-S

Director of Clinical ServicesS at RTC

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Rachael Mintz, RD, LD, CEDRD-S

As a Director of Clinical Services with Alsana, Rachael loves building relationships with clients and team members. She believes Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model makes the company unique, while the team’s compassion and dedication make Alsana memorable. Rachael’s passion for people and eating disorder recovery is evident in her positive energy, authenticity, and commitment to her clients.

Rachael is passionate about helping clients with all eating disorders develop and maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships with food, exercise, and bodies. As Director of Clinical Services, Rachael oversees all dimensions of Alsana’s adaptive care model. Previously, as the lead dietitian of Alsana’s outpatient services, Rachael focused diligently on the nutrition and movement dimensions and the culinary department.
Rachael joined Alsana in 2014. Since then, Rachael says Alsana has played a significant role in her personal and professional growth.

Previously, Rachael worked for a medical company specializing in the home care and education of enteral (tube-fed) patients. She is a registered and licensed dietitian (RD, LD) in Missouri and a certified eating disorder registered dietitian and approved supervisor (CEDRD-S) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Rachael is passionate about helping clinicians build the skills necessary to treat clients with all eating disorder diagnoses.

Rachael graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at Missouri State University. Rachael currently serves as the St. Louis Ambassador for the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians and the event chair for Behavioral Health Nutrition through The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Stacy Sisson, RN

Charge Nurse

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Stacy Sisson, RN

Stacy has focused her career path around psychiatric nursing and mental wellness since graduating with her nursing degree in 1996. Loyalty, reliability, and her passion to put her patients first has been the cornerstone of her 18+ years with Alsana.

As the charge nurse, Stacy enjoys collaborating with her team in the development of individualized recovery plans based on each client’s specific needs. The combination of education and extensive experience has provided Stacy with a valuable perspective on a holistic approach to healing. Stacy has been a “constant” at our St Louis program, offering comforting support and a friendly face to our clients and families alike.

Stacy is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation (iaedp) and has supported the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). Stacy has been married for over 20 years and has four children. She loves interior modern design, decorating, and traveling.

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Samantha Wideman, BA

Director of Clinical Services - HW RTC

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Samantha Wideman, BA

Sam has been working with eating disorders since 2014 and joined Alsana upon completion of her undergraduate studies. She has held multiple roles at Alsana, including direct care staff, Lead Direct Care, Program Director, and Senior Program Director. She is inspired by the program’s adaptive care model and how Alsana really focuses on the client’s individual needs.

Sam wants to continue ensuring that Alsana is a safe and welcoming space for all clients, to create a place of healing for all. In Sam’s current position, she focuses on day-to-day operations and provides support across all dimensions. Sam graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology and is trained in motivational interviewing. She is working on becoming IAEDP certified.

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Anastasia Theisen, MS, LMFT

Lead Therapist

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Anastasia Theisen, MS, LMFT

Anastasia Theisen, MS, LMFT, is an lead therapist at our St. Louis RTC program. After completing her undergraduate studies in psychology, she when on to earn her master’s degree in applied family and child studies with a specialization in marriage and family therapy from Northern Illinois University in 2016.

As a graduate intern, Anastasia worked with children, adolescents, and adults who had experienced abuse in a domestic violence/sexual assault shelter. Prior to joining Alsana, she worked at Ben Gordon Center, a community mental health agency, where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of mental health diagnoses and relational dynamics.

Anastasia has completed EMDR Level 1 training and is Gottman Level 2 certified. She is a certified clinical trauma professional and certified family trauma professional.

Anastasia is passionate about working with individuals who have been diagnosed with eating disorders as well as their families/partners to assist with the healing process and promote lasting change. She is especially excited about Alsana’s servant leadership philosophy and adaptive care model approach in working with individuals and their families.

She loves helping people grow and seeing all the beautiful ways in which people make changes. She enjoys witnessing clients learn to love all aspects and versions of themselves as they make their respective journeys through life.

Anastasia has always loved the performing arts. She used to be in theater, dance, choir, and show choir. She also has many hobbies, including photography, rock climbing, running, reading, animals, and spending time with her cat, Juno.

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Ali Beckman, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD

Lead Dietitian

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Ali Beckman, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD

Ali is the Lead Dietitian for Alsana St. Louis Residential Programming, overseeing the nutrition and movement dimensions of Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model. She is a certified eating disorder dietitian and sits on the board for the Missouri Eating Disorders Association. Ali is trained in embodied recovery, trauma-informed care for dietitians, and avoidant and restrictive food intake disorders (ARFID). Ali initiated the Body Liberation committee in Alsana’s St. Louis region, focused on adapting the physical space to meet the needs of clients in bodies of all shapes and sizes.

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Scott Weydeck

Facilities Manager

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Scott Weydeck

As a facilities manager with Alsana, Scott enjoys working on special projects that give him a sense of accomplishment.

Scott earned a Maintenance Certification from the Basic Institute of Technology and was working in residential construction management for 25 years prior to joining Alsana.

Scott is married to his wife Lisa for 28 years and has three sons. He enjoys anything sports-related including playing golf and mountain biking.

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In their own words

Let Alsana help you write your own story of hope and healing. We 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!
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    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.
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    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,
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    Kate
    Kate

Our locations

Alsana is proud to serve clients across the the United States at Residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care. We also offer Virtual Treatment options.

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

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