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.

October 13, 2021
Esperanza Staff Spotlight: Noel Ales, DO
Eating disorders have a profound impact on every system in the body. Because of this, eating disorder treatment is mandated to be multidisciplinary, including a physician as a key component of the team. Noel Ales, DO, is Staff Physician for Esperanza. She meets with all partial hospitalization patients on a weekly basis to monitor medical progress. (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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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)