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Recently one of our dedicated primary therapists, Steve Buchheit, M.Ed, LPC, reflected on his time as a therapist at Alsana Treatment Center for Eating Disorders.

“I wanted to write about my experience as a therapist and as a primary therapist at Alsana.  Since completing graduate school 10 years ago,  I have worked in several other treatment centers,  each of which was for chemical dependency treatment.  I learned a lot in those years especially about the importance of working through the deeper issues in order to see long term remission of symptoms.  I feel good about the depth of the work I was doing at the other places I have worked.  However, since I started working at Alsana in May 2013,  I have seen the depth and quality of the work I have been doing with clients improve dramatically.  By seeing clients four times each week, pulling the work from individual sessions into groups, continual collaboration with the team, and the emphasis on training,  the quality of care far exceeds the work I was able to provide previously.  The staff at Alsana provide an environment where clients can feel safe and amazing progress can be made in a relatively short amount of time.  Alsana really understands what it takes for a client to heal and is committed to excellence at all levels in the organization.”

Thank you Steve, for your kind words about Alsana and our commitment to excellence. Alsana continues to strive to be a national center of excellence in the treatment of eating disorders and help transform the lives of the clients who walk through our doors.  

Learn More About Steve: 

Steve completed his Master of Education in Community Counseling from Loyola University-Chicago in 2004.  He is a licensed professional counsellor (LPC). Steven  has also gone on to receive specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is an evidence based trauma therapy that is based on the Adaptive Information Processing model(AIP). Since completing basic training in EMDR he has gone on to complete additional training and he now a certified EMDR therapist. Steven is a member of the EMDR International Association and has attended numerous advanced workshops on utilizing this approach with Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Attachment Disorders.