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Posts Tagged “Washington”

May 29, 2024

Staff Spotlight, Monique DesChane

Tell us about yourself! 

My name is Monique DesChane (she/her), MA, LMHC, and I am an Intake Therapist at The Emily Program’s outpatient treatment center in Seattle, WA

October 31, 2023

Staff Spotlight, Marissa Angeletti

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Hi, I’m Marissa (she/her)! I started with The Emily Program in 2022 after moving to Spokane, Washington, with my family. I am the Clinical Manager and an Outpatient Therapist at our Spokane Outpatient & Day Treatment Center for Adolescents and Adults.

March 2, 2023

Staff Spotlight, Chad Upshaw

Tell us about yourself!

I’m Chad Upshaw, Yoga Instructor with our South Sound and Seattle treatment centers in Washington. All of my yoga groups are online. I have been with The Emily Program for a little over two years. I am a certified yoga instructor and have a Master’s in Counseling. Previously, I had worked in different capacities in HIV social services.

February 3, 2023

Staff Spotlight, Hannah Halbur

Tell us about yourself!

Hi! My name is Hannah, and I’m a Behavioral Health Specialist at The Emily Program’s South Sound outpatient treatment center in Lacey, Washington. Currently, I am working virtually, assisting the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). I have a BA from the University of Montana, where I double majored in Psychology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In the nearly four years I have worked at The Emily Program, I’ve worked in-person, virtually, and with clients in various levels of care.

July 27, 2022

Staff Spotlight, Tamara Peters

Tell us about yourself!

Hi! My name is Tamara Peters (she/her), BSN, RN, and I am the Lead RN at The Emily Program’s Seattle Residential treatment center. I have worked with the Seattle Residential team as a nurse for over four years, and I hope to remain here for many years to come.

Describe the career path that led you to The Emily Program.

I have been a nurse for ten years. I started my nursing career as an LPN in 2012 and then earned my ADN in 2014. During the pandemic, I returned to university and earned my BSN in 2021. I love being a nurse. It has allowed me to help others and meet many wonderful patients and clients over the years. I have worked in various specialty settings, including adolescent behavioral health, medical-surgical, oncology, and at present, eating disorder treatment. 

February 24, 2022

Introducing CARE IOP, Intensive Treatment for Binge Eating

Most people don’t realize that binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder. In fact, BED is three times more prevalent in the U.S. than anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa combined. And in addition to the millions of Americans diagnosed with BED, many more are living with a pattern of binge eating or compulsive overeating, conditions often diagnosed as Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED).

Despite the prevalence of binge eating disorder and OSFED with a pattern of binge eating, few treatment options are specifically designed to address the unique needs of those affected. Treatment has traditionally been offered in mixed-diagnosis settings that serve people with all types of eating disorders. While these programs do provide an opportunity for intervention and growth, individuals with BED or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating often report feeling unseen, unheard, or misunderstood.

To address this reality, The Emily Program has introduced CARE IOP, a virtual intensive outpatient program specifically for people with binge eating disorder or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating. This stand-alone program is designed to address the unique needs of those struggling with these conditions and honor their diverse and intersectional experiences.

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