The Lotus Collaborative Eating Disorder Recovery Centers
Serving women, men, and transgender individuals ages 14 & up, of any sexual orientation.
We understand the fear and anxiety that can build around seeking treatment, which is why we offer free assessments so that we may gently guide you through this process and address any question or concerns you may have. We look forward to meeting you and helping you begin your journey.
We believe you in and your recovery!
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Professional & Client Testimonials:
Howard Joel Schechter, Ph.D., Rekindling the Spirit, Organization and Individual Development-
Eating Disorder Treatment Services
The Lotus Collaborative offers a Partial Hospitalization Program, also referred to as Day Treatment or PHP and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). In addition, we offer a range of outpatient services including individual therapy, nutrition counseling, psychiatric services and an outpatient recovery skills group. As an adjunct to our treatment programs we offer a supportive living home called the Mermaid House. We are happy to guide you through all our services in person or over the phone. We offer courtesy insurance assistance to help you obtain health insurance coverage for TLC's treatment programs. Benefits depend on individual's insurance plan. If you do not have health insurance, we offer clients private pay, private loan options, sliding scale, and scholarship options. Learn more about The Lotus Collaborative's eating disorder treatment programs below. Ready to begin your recovery journey? Check out our "Start Recovery" page.
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Rachel Farber, MS, LAc and author of the upcoming book, Nourished Heart: A Holistic Guide for Making Peace with Food.
"From the moment I first walked into The Lotus Collaborative, I knew it was a place where I would be happy to send my clients. Ensconced in a cozy, nurturing environment are expert therapists and clinicians. The attitude at TLC is one of celebration of beauty and life; no white coats, no fluorescent lights. This a place where deep transformation can occur and where women are supported in finding the true beauty and joy in their own lives."
Former Client JM-
Good eating disorder treatment is hard to come by. I've learned over the years that therapists will say they work with eating disorders but they don't really know what they're doing. A lot of therapists just let you talk but don't really help you understand why you keep doing the things you do or how to stop. Unfortunately, I've been to two other treatment centers and they can't compare to Lotus. They were in weird business buildings and the staff felt like were just punching a time card and didn't really know what they were doing.
Lotus is completely different. The place, the staff, even the day to day program feels vibrant but really peaceful. I immediately loved the feeling I got when I walked in the door. It felt like home but just a really well decorated spa-home.
The staff at Lotus are really caring and feel like real people. My therapist had her own eating disorder and recovered from it. She immediately got me and I started to feel hope. I learned so much about myself that for so long I didn't understand. I had tried so many diets and still couldn't give up my eating disorder. I finally began to understand and make small changes that grew into bigger changes. In the end, I stopped my eating disorder and actually liked myself. The groups made me work and grow and several of the people I went to treatment with are still help keep me strong.
I used to have to out of the area to get support but now that Lotus is in Santa Cruz, I have a local team. I still stop by to say hi to the staff even though I've graduated. I'm doing really well and am proud of my recovery. Most people don't feel comfortable writing a review and revealing they've done recovery. But I'm really proud of the work I've done and I couldn't have done it without Lotus. They saved my life