Eating Disorder Treatment in Pacific, MO | Alsana®

Eating Disorder Treatment
Pacific, MO

Juneberry is NOW OPEN, providing greater care access for clients throughout the greater St. Louis area.

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Holistic Eating Disorder Treatment in Pacific, MO

Juneberry offers a full spectrum of eating disorder recovery programs and is proud to support clients throughout our greater St. Louis community.

Located southwest of St. Louis in Pacific, MO, Juneberry rests on a serene 14+acre campus, surrounded by trees and fresh air. Clients are welcome to enjoy peaceful walks on our grounds during their free time and can look forward to engaging group sessions and mindful movement, led by our highly credentialed treatment professionals, in the spacious outdoors....



This 12-bed facility offers an ideal environment for healing and community. 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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Rebecca Baker

Alsana in St. Louis, MO

Missouri is home to two Alsana residential treatment centers, with PHP/IOP program offerings in Fenton, MO. They are led by Senior Regional Executive Director Rebecca Baker, M.Ed., LPC, SEP, CEDS-S.

Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

Alsana Juneberry offers three levels of in-person care. Clients may transition to another program during treatment and have the option of including  Virtual PHP/IOP as part of their treatment plan progression.

Meet the Juneberry Team

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

Regional Executive Director | she/her/hers

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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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Rachael Mintz, RD, LD, CEDRD-S

Director of Clinical Services | she/her/hers

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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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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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Sierra Knirlberger, BSW

Program Director | she/her/hers/

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Sierra Knirlberger, BSW

Sierra has been working with Alsana for two years and has had grown from Direct Care to Program Director. She has a dual undergraduate degree in social work and theology. Sierra is currently working on her last two practicum credits to obtain her MSW at Washington University in St. Louis. Throughout working at Alsana, she has been impressed with Alsana’s commitment to client care and the continued care for staff.

Sierra is passionate in continuing to make Alsana a safe space for all sized bodies in any eating disorder. Also, providing a treatment space that can be fun and lighthearted with doing hard work.

Before Alsana, Sierra was working as a restaurant manager for 5 years while completing her undergraduate degree. During this time, she was able to work on and connect with her leadership style. Sierra believes in walking with her team rather than driving her team.

Sierra values honesty, vulnerability, and accountability throughout her everyday life. Outside of Alsana, Sierra values self-care in walking her dog Milo and spending time outside.
Sierra is proud and very happy to call Alsana her lifelong dream job that marries her leadership calling and therapeutic calling.

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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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Martina Myer, RN-BSN

Nurse Manager | she/her/hers

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Martina Myer, RN-BSN

Martina is a registered nurse with experience working in acute psychiatric settings. Before joining Alsana, Martina specialized in working with clients who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Martina believes that challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming challenges is what makes life meaningful. In her spare time, Martina enjoys crocheting, roller-skating with her family, and sewing.

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Rachel Sappington, FNP

Nurse Practitioner | she/her/hers

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Rachel Sappington, FNP

Rachel is a family nurse practitioner who works in private family practice, in addition to working with Alsana. She attended the University of Missouri, St. Louis for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, and has a diverse nursing background which includes working with trauma/ortho, labor & delivery, and urgent care.

Rachel found her passion for working with eating disorders while working in family practice when a colleague spoke about the need for the treatment of medical conditions related to eating disorders. Rachel’s goal is to establish relationships with clients that will help to restore their confidence and trust in the medical treatment of their symptoms that relate to the eating disorder.

Rachel is married with 3 children, and also has a Doberman and a Siamese. She enjoys reading, boating and spending time being active with her family.

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Courtney Watring, LD, RDN

Lead Dietitian | she/her/hers

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Courtney Watring, LD, RDN

Courtney began her career at Alsana as Registered Dietitian and quickly transitioned into a Lead role. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Fontbonne University, when she held the Secretary and President positions for the Student Association.

She was accepted into Southeast Missouri State University’s Dietetic Internship and passed the registered dietitian exam. Her past work experiences include being a diet clerk at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Diabetes Education and Accreditation Program Board Member for Washington University Clinical Associates, and Nutrition Assistant for Nutrition Exchange of St. Louis.

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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

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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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