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.

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. Professionals may provide just a few hours of services each week, but they complement and supplement the expertise of Esperanza’s full-time 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)

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)

April 6, 2020
Online nutrition services with Esperanza’s Dietary Team. (pdf)

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

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)