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Education & Help for Loved Ones of Patients

In addition to our comprehensive, personalized treatment programs designed to restore your loved one’s physical, emotional and spiritual health, we offer therapy and programming to help educate, support and care for families of patients in treatment at every stage of the recovery process.

“Don’t let your loved one’s eating disorder isolate you—educate yourself, talk to experts and identify your support system. Don’t lose hope, and don’t dwell on the past—look forward to how you can support your loved one’s recovery moving forward.”

Elizabeth Easton, PsyD, Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Services

Treatment for Children and Adolescents

When your child is struggling with an eating disorder or mood and anxiety disorder, their pain is your pain. Maybe you’ve reached out for help, but nothing has seemed to work. We can help guide you and your child on a path to long-lasting change and healing. 

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    Family Days gives me knowledge that serves as a tool to not only help us as parents, but to help us better support our loved ones.

    Beverly K., Parent

    Friends & Family Days

    We know that when someone you love is in recovery, you might feel lost, alone or powerless. At ERC Pathlight, we want to offer you the tools you need to be a strong support for your loved on in recovery. That's why we have developed a suite a hand-picked resources, recorded presentations and events that can help you learn more about your loved one's illness, and how to be a effective part of their recovery. 

    Our live friends and Family Days events are hosted by our clinical leaders, and you'll leave with practical, hands-on knowledge of what you can do during and after treatment to support the person you care about. 

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    I am indebted to her treatment team who brought insight, wisdom and genuine interest to her treatment.

    Beth Ayn S., Parent

    Treatment Teams

    Behavioral health disorders like eating disorders and mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders are complex illnesses that require a multidisciplinary treatment team. Our treatment teams consist of a psychiatrist, family clinician, dietitian (for eating disorders programs), nurse, case manager, alumni coordinator and other related patient support staff. A full-time internal medicine physician is also available to all our patients.

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    "Families are an integral part of eating disorders treatment, not only in helping an individual respond well to treatment, but also go onto lasting recovery."

    Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Services

    Involving Families

    We believe that families and support people are an important part of each patient's recovery process. From family therapy and support groups, to multi family groups and Friends & Family Days, we offer many opportunities for you to participate in and support your loved one in recovery.

    You'll be able to become a resource for your loved one, and gain an understanding of how they are progressing in treatment as you become an active member of the process.