Letter From TLC Founder Dr. Elizabeth Esalen Welcome to The Lotus Collaborative! I’d like to personally thank you for considering TLC in assisting you in your recovery journey. The Lotus Collaborative has been a dream of mine for some time. Many years ago, I was called to open a healing center in a beautiful place that provided those seeking recovery a soft place to land. When I first came to Santa Cruz sixteen years ago, I felt the magic of the redwoods and the mist of the ocean and knew this is a perfect place to find healing. After working for other people and running their treatment programs, I knew it was time to pursue my dream of creating my own health and recovery center. I've created a treatment center with heart and soul, top-notch treatment, and caring staff. I know profound healing can happen when guided by kind, competent staff that have a passion for helping clients obtain health and happiness. The community response to The Lotus Collaborative in Santa Cruz, CA has been humbling and exciting! We knew we were onto something right when clients from across the country were wanting to come to our treatment center. There was an unmet need in the city for good ED treatment. TLC now provides San Francisco with the options of a Day Program and Intensive Outpatient eating disorder treatment in the city limits. The were so many clients that couldn't make the commute to other programs and wanted the "Lotus holistic TLC approach." So with a power-team of amazing women, many of whom have personally recovered from an eating disorder, we came together and opened TLC in San Francisco. It's a healing respite filled with big heart and lots of love. Come and see how TLC is different from other treatment programs and how powerful the journey toward recovery can be. We look forward to meeting you and helping you begin your journey.