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Sylvania, Ohio
Michael Anderson, MD, PhD
President and Clinical Director

Founded in 1996 under the original name the Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, River Centre Clinic provides treatment for children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 as well as adults who suffer from eating disorders of all types. Youth in the program can opt to participate in the residential program or commute from nearby.

The President and Clinical Director of River Centre Clinic, Michael Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., has previously been part of the medical faculty at University of Minnesota and has attended and performed emergency psychiatry research at multiple prestigious institutions. He has over 50 publications in the field of neuroscience. Director of the Adolescent Program, Melody Vaitkus, Ph.D., has significant experience with treating mood disorders and substance abuse. She worked in community mental health prior to her employment at River Centre Clinic. River Centre Clinic is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

River Centre Clinic uses a highly specialized treatment plan for each client in order to fit the needs and issues of the individual. This plan is formulated through a comprehensive clinical assessment following admission to the program. The treatment plans used by the program follow the Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Model and are specific to eating disorder issues. The plan can be modified or re-structured as the patient progresses. There is an emphasis on family involvement in the treatment and recovery process as well as group and individual therapies. Children and adolescents who need to attend school while in the program are provided with an education plan that may include attendance in the Sylvania school district or correspondence courses.

The treatment facility is located in a suburb of Toledo, Ohio and is a short walk from shopping and entertainment venues. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to visit patients in the program.

[This information came from the River Centre Clinic website.]


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