In early 2014, ERC and Pathlight filled a treatment gap in Illinois by opening the first Downtown Chicago residential 24-hour center to treat adults with mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders.
With 30 beds available in our Residential program, we are located in the heart of the city. Our renowned treatment team is very involved from the moment of treatment until time of discharge, and beyond.
Our treatment program provides a comfortable and inclusive residential treatment environment for mood and anxiety patients, integrating evidence-based strategies to guide our patients on a path toward long-lasting mental wellness.
Paying for Treatment
Insurances accepted change frequently. If you do not see your insurance carrier here, please ask us. Pathlight’s insurance and financial specialists will provide a free benefits check. Our team will work tirelessly on your behalf to make treatment possible.
We comply with ADA standards for service animals. Please speak with our assessment team for further details.
United Behavioral Health
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Land of Lincoln
University of Chicago student insurance
University of Illinois student health insurance
Northwestern University student insurance
Explore Our Illinois Locations
Pathlight has multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois to meet your mood, anxiety and trauma-related disorders treatment needs.
Meet Our Team
Kim Effertz Link
Kim EffertzRegional Vice PresidentKim Effertz joined Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center in September 2021 as an Operating Vice President ...READ MORE
Lara Kenik Link
Lara KenikRegional Nursing DirectorLara Kenik joined Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center (ERCPL) in August 2016 as a full-time overnight nurse ...READ MORE
Theodore Weltzin Link
Theodore WeltzinMedical Director, PsychiatristTheodore Weltzin, MD, FAED, FAPA, joined Eating Recovery Center in 2021. Dr. Weltzin has been involved in treatment and research ...READ MORE
Colleen Pipia Link
Colleen PipiaClinical DirectorColleen graduated with her M.A in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Colleen ...READ MORE
Steven F. Crawford Link
Steven F. CrawfordRegional Medical DirectorDr. Steven Crawford is the Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center and Assistant Chief of Psychiatry at University of ...READ MORE
Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher Link
Ellen Astrachan-FletcherRegional Clinical DirectorEllen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S, is the Regional Clinical Director, Midwest for Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight ...READ MORE
Zach Marselle Link
Zach MarselleDirector of Operational ExcellenceZach joined ERC and Pathlight in 2020, bringing a combined 15 years of experience between healthcare administration and public ...READ MORE
Stephanie Stewart Link
Stephanie StewartExecutive DirectorStephanie Stewart has a background in Social Work having received her Master’s from Washington University in St Louis. She also ...READ MORE
Heather VanHooser Link
Heather VanHooserChief Nursing OfficerHeather joined ERC Pathlight as Chief Nursing Officer in 2023. She holds three bachelor’s degrees, a MBA, and a Master’s in ...READ MORE