Residential Eating Disorder Treatment | St. Louis | Alsana®

Residential Eating Disorder
Treatment Programs Expansion

New 12-bed facility
NOW OPEN serving clients in our
greater St. Louis community.

Eating Disorder Recovery should not be delayed.

If you or a loved one is struggling, contact our caring team today.
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Alsana RTC

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Located southwest of St. Louis in Pacific, MO, Alsana’s newest RTC ...

location rests on a serene 14+acre campus, surrounded by trees and fresh air. Clients will be able to enjoy peaceful walks on the grounds during their free time and have the opportunity to participate in various group sessions and mindful movement experientials in the spacious outdoors. 

This 12-bed facility offers an ideal environment for healing and full recovery. Clients can have peace of mind knowing their care experience will be guided by industry-leading, compassionate, and highly credentialed ED treatment professionals.

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We would like to be your eating recovery community.

We look forward to having the privilege of serving our growing eating recovery community from our newest RTC facility, which is currently being renovated with care to fully provide for our future clients’ healing, safety, and comfort. 

Adaptive Care Model

Industry-leading eating disorder care

When an individual receives early, adaptive, and developmentally appropriate care, their  ED recovery is not only possible, it’s probable.  All of Alsana’s in-person and virtual programs are led by masters-level clinicians and designed in alignment with Alsana’s Adaptive Care Model®, which outperforms traditional treatment models in reducing eating disorders symptoms.

Our clients are at the center of our universe

At Alsana, we take a clients-first approach to treatment. Our care reflects our belief that recovery happens in community and relationships.

Our care teams administer Perception of Care Surveys for all clients when they step down to a new level of care or discharge from Alsana, regardless of discharge type.

93% of clients and 99% of their family members/supportive others surveyed in 2019-2020 said they would recommend Alsana to someone in need of ED treatment services.

99 percent and 93 percent

A Continuum of Care

 The ability to step up or down throughout treatment is always an open option for clients.

Our Eating Disorder Evaluator Assessment is fast, easy, and completely confidential.

With all the misinformation and Diet Culture influence out there, it’s easy to understand why many individuals and their loved ones dismiss, ignore, or misinterpret eating disorder signs and symptoms-often for so long that they actually seem healthy or “normal.”...



Even habits that may have started as part of an honest attempt to achieve a sense of wellness can spiral out of control for years before someone realizes they need help.

This confusion poses a huge barrier to receiving life-saving care. That’s why we’re happy to offer this free resource. Complete your assessment today and find out if eating disorder care is right for you.

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Our Santa Barbara 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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Andy Williams, LMFT, MBA

Senior Regional Executive Director

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Andy Williams, LMFT, MBA

As the regional executive director of central and northern California with Alsana, Andy was inspired by the company’s mission to be the leader in quality clinical services, and for the opportunity to join a team that he respects and wants to learn from.

Andy appreciates that no day is exactly the same in his line of work, and that he gets to join in on groups, budget conversations, recruiting and more. Andy believes being part of a growing company is an opportunity to take part in growth initiatives and to jump in and help wherever it’s needed.

Andy earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from California State University Hayward, his Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller School of Psychology, and his MBA from Jack Welch Management Institute.

Andy is a big sports fan who grew up in Texas and follows the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys very passionately. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the trails of central California with his trusty Labrador, Hank, and sampling the local coffees and pastries with his wife.

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Corinne Elliott, BSN, CED-RN, NC-BC

Director of Nursing: CA | she/her/hers

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Corinne Elliott, BSN, CED-RN, NC-BC

As Director of Nursing for Alsana, Corinne is responsible for overseeing residential and outpatient nursing programs in California. Corinne earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Corinne is also a Board Certified Nurse Coach through the American Holistic Nurses Association and is a Certified Eating Disorder RN through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Corinne is currently working on her Master of Science in Nursing degree, specializing in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Before joining Alsana, Corinne worked as the Director of Operations and Director of Nursing for inpatient and residential eating disorder programs in Southern California. Her background also includes work in marketing and photography.

Corinne was born and raised in Japan and feels most inspired when exploring the world and meeting new people. Corinne loves going out to restaurants, watching movies at home, and spending time with people who make her laugh.

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Juliana McLaughlin

Licensed Vocational Nurse, Charge Nurse | she/her/hers

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Juliana McLaughlin

As Charge Nurse for Alsana’s Santa Barbara programs, Juliana is responsible for educating and supporting clients through the physical healing process and working hand in hand with the multidisciplinary treatment team to provide holistic care. Juliana earned her vocational nursing degree from Career Care Institute.

Before coming to Alsana, Juliana worked in behavioral health, addictions, and case management. In her free time, Juliana enjoys listening to music, petting a fur baby, and spending time in nature.

Juliana is most passionate about spreading kindness and positively contributing to the planet and finds fulfillment in supporting fellow humans through the roller coaster of life and having meaningful moments during the process. Their background also includes working as a mental health case manager, addictions health and wellness nurse and medication clinic supervisor.

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Brad Zehring, DO

National Psychiatry Director | he/his

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Brad Zehring, DO

Brad Zehring, DO is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona – Phoenix Campus. He is the National Psychiatry Director at Alsana and serves as the psychiatrist for the Santa Barbara and virtual programs. His desire to treat eating disorders was born out of a personal connection which fueled his passion for learning all he could to help deliver the best psychiatric care. This passion led to him starting his private practice in Arizona, where he delivers expert outpatient psychiatric care in the treatment of eating disorders throughout the United States.

“It has been the thrill of my career to come to Alsana and work with other professionals that are like-minded and hearted doing really good work for our clients,” Brad shared. “The passion for knowledge, communication, and high-quality care shine through brightly.”

 

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Justin Littleton

Program Director for RTC, PHP and IOP | he/him/his

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Justin Littleton

As Program Director for Alsana, Justin is responsible for the operations of Santa Barbara’s Residential, Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient programs, including staffing, program adherence to policy and procedure, milieu management, and scheduling. Justin earned their bachelor’s in science in biopsychological science from the University of California: Santa Barbara.

Before coming to Alsana, Justin worked in a variety of mental health settings, including the counseling center at his college, with folks on the spectrum working on ways to improve social capabilities, in outpatient adolescent settings, and as a crisis worker for LGBTQ+ populations.

In their free time, Justin enjoys exploring the beautiful outdoors of Santa Barbara with his loved ones, traveling reading and writing, being silly, and finding joyful ways to move with his supportive others. Justin is most passionate about working with our LGBTQ+ clients and clients working to restore their relationship with movement.

As our regional partner in pride and movement liaison, Justin works passionately with our clients to restore their relationship with movement. Similarly, Justin helps our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning clients find empowerment in their gender and sexual identities and how they can use them to inform recovery rather than prolonged engagement in their eating disorder.

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Christina Kelley, ACSW, MBA

Director of Clinical Services | she/her/hers

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Christina Kelley, ACSW, MBA

Christina earned her MSW from the University of Southern California concentrating in macro social work, and she earned her MBA from Antioch University Santa Barbara with a focus on social business. Before coming to Alsana, Christina worked on leadership teams in outpatient treatment settings, and as business services director in a women’s residential addiction treatment program.

In her free time, Christina enjoys writing and recording rock music and inspiring her two children who love to do the same.

Christina is most passionate about innovations to address homeless youth problems and finds fulfillment in participating in street outreach activities with those young people. Her background also includes being an associate clinical social worker, a licensed addictions treatment counselor, and a trained EMDR therapist.

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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.

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