Connections 2023 Archived Collection

March 22, 2023
Esperanza’s Response to the AAP Recommendations for Weight Loss for Children.  (pdf)

June 14, 2023
Mother Earth – Providing Holistic Healing for Esperanza’s Patients (pdf)

Connections 2021 Archived Collection

December 15, 2021
Self Care for Mental Health Professionals:
If you want to continue providing valuable services for others, it’s important to remember to practice self-care on a regular basis.(pdf)

December 7, 2021
Staff Spotlight:
Ali Deem, LPC, NCC has been promoted to Director of Adult Programs for Esperanza. (pdf)

November 24, 2021
Holidays Are Challenging For Those With Eating Disorders (pdf)

October 18, 2021
Esperanza Staff Spotlight: Noel Ales, DO 
Noel Ales, DO, has joined Esperanza Eating Disorders Center as Staff Physician. We look forward to having Dr. Ales collaborate with mental health and medical professionals in the community. (pdf)

September 28, 2021
Esperanza Staff Spotlight: Pam Curtis, MeD, LPC, CEDS 
Pam Curtis, MEd, LPC is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist who leads Mind/Body Healing for Trauma groups for adults at Esperanza. (pdf)

September 7, 2021
Catherine Valadez, MS, RD, LD has joined Esperanza’s Team as a staff dietitian.
Click the link to read all about her.(pdf)

August 28, 2021
Recovery by Doing: Personal Mastery with Andrea Meador (pdf)

July 28, 2021
One of the cornerstone philosophies at Esperanza Eating Disorders Center is Recovery by Doing. (pdf)

July 13, 2021
There are 30 million Americans are living with some form of eating disorder. (pdf)

March 16, 2021
Esperanza Staff Spotlight: Cristina Guerra and Jan Braun bring therapeutic movement to Esperanza (pdf)

March 23, 2021
Esperanza Staff Spotlight: Marina Rivera-Ridens, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD (pdf)

February 16, 2021
Esperanza Staff Spotlight: Sharon Bolin, LCSW. At Esperanza, one of the keys to success for patients is access to highly trained staff. (pdf)

February 2, 2021
IS IT AN EATING DISORDER? Eating disorders are mental illnesses that also have a critical impact on the physical wellbeing of the patient.(pdf)

January 13, 2021
Esperanza offers community-focused and personalized eating disorder treatment.(pdf)

Connections 2022 Archived Collection

September 6, 2022
Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment: Eating disorders often develop in the teen years, with common age of onset between the ages of 12 and 25. (pdf)

August 23, 2022
Patient Satisfaction High For All Esperanza Programs. (pdf)

June 28, 2022
COVID-19 Impact on Eating Disorder Treatment for the Emerging Adult. (pdf)

June 21, 2022
Binge Eating Disorder impacts three times more people than Anorexia and Bulimia combined. (pdf)

April 12, 2022
Susan C. Mengden, PhD, CEDS-s Serving as SA iaedp Chapter President (pdf)

February 23, 2022
Eating Disorder Awareness Week: The prevalence of all types of eating disorders has skyrocketed during the pandemic. (pdf)

Connections 2020 Archived Collection

December 28, 2020
Non-traditional New Year Resolutions with no focus on weight or dieting. (pdf)

December 15, 2020
Guided Imagery Meditation helps patients find a calm mind and body. (pdf)

November 17, 2020
Our Pre-Thanksgiving Luncheon and Celebration is another example of how “Recovery by Doing” is practiced. (pdf)

November 3, 2020
Holidays bring different joys and challenges for eating disorder patients in 2020. (pdf)

October 14, 2020
Emotional overeating problematic during the Covid pandemic. (pdf)

September 30, 2020
Hallie Smith Nikotich shares the message of HOPE for recovery. (pdf)

August 18, 2020 
Staff Spotlight on our Family Therapist, Paul Campbell. (pdf)

August 4, 2020
Our Education Liaison, Susan Heinemeyer is dedicated to supporting our adolescents’ academic needs during treatment. (pdf)

July 28, 2020
Staff Spotlight on our office manager, Cindie Carrasco. (pdf)

July 14, 2020
Dessimber Daniels, LVN, has spent her career in mental health nursing. (pdf)

June 24, 2020
Olinka Tristan, MA, LPC has joined our team as Program Director for the Emotional Overeating Program. (pdf)

June 16, 2020
Staff Spotlight on our Sarah Snavely, RD, LD, our Family and Adolescent Dietitian. (pdf)

June 2, 2020
Esperanza re-opens for modified onsite eating disorder treatment June 1st. (pdf)

May 21, 2020
Esperanza is now an in-network provider. (pdf)

March 25, 2020
Tele-health eating disorder treatment programs. (pdf)

Connection Special Editions Archived: Recovery & Resiliency

2021 Recovery & Resiliency Testimony
Adolescent Girl Recovered from Anorexia (pdf)
Adolescent Boy Recovered from Anorexia (pdf)
Woman Recovered from Eating Disorders after 40 year Struggle (pdf)
Adult Gay Non-binary Person Recovered from Eating Disorders & Woman Recovered after 15 year Battle with Bulimia (pdf)

2022 Recovery & Resiliency Testimony
Three Professionals Share Eating Disorder Testimony (pdf)