February 22nd – 28th 2021
In observance of National Eating Disorder Week, we are sharing stories of  hope, joy and resiliency that can be found in recovery. #RecoveryMeans

Recovery & Resiliency Testimony
Adolescent Girl Recovered from Anorexia (pdf)

Recovery & Resiliency Testimony
Adolescent Boy Recovered from Anorexia (pdf)

Recovery & Resiliency Testimony – Woman Recovered from Eating Disorders after 40-Year Struggle (pdf)

Recovery & Resiliency Testimonies: Adult Gay Non-Binary Person Recovered from Eating Disorders and Woman Recovered after 15-year Battle with Bulimia (pdf)


Esperanza CONNECTION is for professionals and the community alike. Our purpose is to create shareable resources, information and conversations about eating disorders and our treatment center. We are passionate about staying connected to our patients, their families and the professional community.  We continue to share the message of hope for recovery through CONNECTION.

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

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)

Click here to access and download all 2020 Esperanza Connections

You can read more about our treatment programs, learn about our expert team in the staff spotlights and see how our Recovery by Doing philosophy provides supportive, empowering and individualized approaches for recovery.

Professional Resources

The following links to our center’s brochure, and detailed individual program information are provided for print and electronic distribution to patients, clients and loved ones.

Esperanza Eating Disorders Center Brochure (pdf)
Adult PHP and IOP Program (pdf)
Adolescent PHP and IOP Program (pdf)
Emotional Overeating Program (pdf)
Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders (pdf)