Eating Disorder Treatment Center St. Louis, Missouri | Alsana

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!

Welcome to our St. Louis location

A serene and beautiful 55-acre campus is home to our residential locations, where our clients can ...

enjoy the peaceful grounds during their stay.

Our St. Louis, Missouri Alsana location has a team of dedicated and compassionate, eating disorder professionals who are committed to your unique road to recovery. The day treatment and intensive outpatient program is located in Fenton, Missouri. Our beautiful outpatient offices also provide programming seven days a week.

Alsana St. Louis is now proud to offer treatment for ED-DMT1 (“Diabulimia”) clients.

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Treatment programs

We want you to succeed and we know the first step is often the hardest. At Alsana in St. Louis, we offer three levels of care, plus virtual options for IOP. The ability to step up or down throughout treatment is always an open option.

Our St. Louis 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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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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Dr. Francine Jacob, CDCES

Diabulimia Care Team

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Dr. Francine Jacob, CDCES

Dr. Jacob has a Masters in Science and has been a Registered Dietitian for more than 20 years, (licensed in MO and IL) and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) for 16 years. Dr. Jabob also cares for Alsana diabulimia clients.

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Dr. Michael Schachter

Internal Medicine | ED-DMT1 Care Team | he/him

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Dr. Michael Schachter

I am board certified in Family Medicine with a special interest in preventative medicine and eating disorders.   I graduated from medical school at Tel Aviv University and trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 

I’ve been working with diabetes for four years. Helping manage diabetes is a team effort.  I feel privileged every time a patient and their family allow me to participate in the treatment.  Because diabetes can affect so many different aspects of our life and at every stage of our life, in the process of treatment, I gradually form relationships with both the patient and their family that grow to be deep and meaningful.  With any chronic disease, there are ups and downs.  I am available when they may be struggling, but I can also share in their successes. 

Our knowledge and understanding of this disease have grown enormously, even compared to how we managed it just a few decades ago.  Persons with diabetes now can do remarkably well.  Helping contribute to that success is one of the most rewarding parts of being a doctor.

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Amy Hanneke, RD

Lead RD | she/her/hers

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Amy Hanneke, RD

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Michelle A. Wilson, RD

Dietitian | she/they

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Michelle A. Wilson, RD

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Stephanie Neitz

Honeybee Program Director | she/her/hers

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Stephanie Neitz

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Leslie Applebaum

Primary Therapist | she/her/hers

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Leslie Applebaum

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Christina A. Indriolo

Primary Therapist | she/her/hers

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Christina A. Indriolo

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Joy Ciskowski

Primary Therapist | she/her/hers

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Joy Ciskowski

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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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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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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.