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Eating Recovery Center of California prepared for those with eating disorders

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The holiday season is upon us and many Americans enjoy the festivities which include shopping, decorating, family gatherings and eating. But for millions of Americans who suffer from eating disorders, the holidays only lead to a web of depressed days.

Eating Recovery Center of California, formerly known as Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program to Eating Recovery Center of California, seeks to “more effectively communicate the medical and clinical excellence of its programs and services, as well as its intimate connection to Eating Recovery Center.” This international treatment center provides all level of care to women, men, and children with the full range of eating disorder diagnoses.

Jennifer Lombardi, MFT, Executive Director of Eating Recovery Center of California, knows well the growing regional demand for specialized eating disorders treatment. It is important that patients families and referring professionals understand the benefit that results from our close collaboration and best practice sharing with Eating Recovery Center, says Ms. Lombardi.

Ms. Lombardi continues, “The program name Eating Recovery Center of California clearly acknowledges our strong connection to a leading international treatment provider, and communicates that the California-based program and services match the treatment philosophy, medical and clinical interventions and eating disorders expertise of Eating Recovery Center’s Denver area programming.”

“Acknowledging the growing demand for specialize eating disorders treatment and in an effort to meet the treatment needs of patients and families in the region, Eating Recovery Center of California has expanded its programs and services for eating disordered adults and adolescents.”

“A 2013 renovation, slated for completion this coming January will nearly double the size of the Sacramento treatment center. Improvements include upgraded and expanded spaces for Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs for adults, creation of dedicated therapeutic space for adolescent and family programming, and the addition of a spacious, state-of-the-art teaching kitchen supporting hand-on culinary education and cooking groups.”

The purpose of the name change is to better communicate the medical and clinical excellence of the California programs and services and the connection to Eating Recovery Center. But several aspects of Eating Recovery Center of California’s treatment philosophy and leadership will not change. The program will continue to be comprehensive and medically-supervised, leverage evidenced-based therapeutic interventions, acknowledge and address co-occurring illnesses, engage families in the recovery process and support program alumni at all stages of the recovery journey.

The program leaders, Jennifer Lombardi, MFT, Executive Director, Lisa Peterson, PhD, Clinical Director, and Anna Vinter, MD, Medical Director, will continue to lead Eating Recovery Center of California to ensure clinical and medical excellence of care and provide guidance and direction to the multidisciplinary staff.

The leadership will continue to work closely with Drs. Ken Weiner, Craig Johnson, Ovidio Bermudez, and Emmett Bishop, the medical and clinical leadership who develop and implement innovative, evidence based treatment strategies.

For more information about Eating Recovery Center of California and its comprehensive outpatients eating disorder treatment programs and services, call (916) 574-1000, email, or visit to chat confidentially with a Master’s-level eating disorder therapist from the Clinical Assessment team.

If you are one of the millions of American’s who suffer with an eating disorder and dispression, contact Eating Recovery Center and learn more about their program.



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