Recovery and Life. Integrated.

BRIGHT ROAD RECOVERY 
EATING  DISORDER TREATMENT CENTER 
PROGRAMS

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our 3-hour Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) program provides clients with group therapy and a supported meal or snack for each program day they attend. Groups are led by our licensed therapists or registered dietitians, helping clients process feelings, build skills, and focus on integrating recovery into their lives.

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Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Flexible Partial Programs are designed to ensure continued success in improving health. Both programs provide 6 hours per day of eating disorder treatment.  Flexible PHP at Bright Road is specifically designed to help clients participate in school or work while getting the additional help they need in terms of medical supervision, therapy, group and meal support. 

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Nutrition Counseling with Registered Dietitians

Whether you are stepping down from a higher level of care, exploring recovery for the first time, or just want to make changes to your diet to improve your health and performance, your Registered Dietitian will develop a plan just for you.

One-on-one sessions with your dietitian will allow you to assess and address any nutritional issues you may have, while collaborating with your individual therapist and medical doctor will help you stay on track.

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Therapy Services: Eating Disorder Specialty

We know how important it is to find the right therapist. We also know how hard it is to find someone to help you explore issues around food and feelings. Our Clinical Therapists understand eating disorders and are skilled at helping clients work through these issues as well as the personal, relationship and family issues that can also arise. And with the resources available through Bright Road Recovery, your therapist can help you build the team you need to support you as you challenge your eating disorder.

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Staff

Special Events


  • Get Started

    CALL US: 800-948-0342 OR 909-994-1436

    One of our friendly and professional staff will set a time for a phone appointment with a therapist who can answer your detailed questions about eating disorder recovery and gather some initial information to make certain that Bright Road Recovery provides the appropriate level of care for your eating disorder treatment needs.

    COME FOR AN IN-PERSON ASSESSMENT

    If our phone conversation indicates that Bright Road Recovery provides the right level of eating disorder care, we will schedule an in-person assessment. This meeting will help us determine how we will move forward in helping you start your own eating disorder recovery process.

    We will take and discuss your history, answer questions, deal with the dreaded paperwork and help coordinate any medical appointments that may need to take place.

    SCHEDULE A DAY AND TIME TO BEGIN

    At Bright Road, we work with you to tailor an eating disorder treatment plan and schedule that works best for your needs. Together, and with your treatment team, we’ll design an initial schedule to get you started on your own Bright Road of Recovery!

  • Clients

    HOW DO I PAY FOR MY TREATMENT?

    At Bright Road Recovery, we work with each client individually to make “single-case-agreements” with their insurance carriers and/or discuss with the client how we may make eating disorder treatment services available on a basis that will work for them.

    HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THE PROGRAM AT BRIGHT ROAD RECOVERY?

    Each client’s eating disorder recovery needs are highly individual, and each client has their specific treatment needs. Your own recovery and your own progress, in conjunction with treatment recommendations from your team, determine the length of your work with Bright Road. We understand that where you are now is not where you want to be. We focus on helping you to determine what your recovery will look like…for you.

    YOU MENTION COLLABORATION WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS AND WITH FAMILIES. WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?

    In addition to your recovery, your privacy is our primary concern. So we will only share the information you specifically give us permission to share. With the exception of information we are required to share by law (e.g.danger to self or others), your information and your treatment is confidential.

    WILL MY FAMILY BE INVOLVED IN MY TREATMENT?

    We have family groups and we support family sessions for your program of recovery. As with all other aspects of your treatment plan, this will be individualized to your specific needs.

    IS BRIGHT ROAD RECOVERY A FAITH-BASED PROGRAM?

    We design each client’s eating disorder treatment plan to their specific needs, including their religious and spiritual faith. In order to be welcoming and inclusive to everyone, we are a proudly non-denominational program. We encourage each client to bring and explore their own personal spiritual values, incorporating them into their recovery process as it works best for them.

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I COMPLETE MY PROGRAM AT BRIGHT ROAD?

    What happens when I complete my program at Bright Road? Our goal, as your team, is to work with you to address the root cause of your eating disorder and help you to build a life that no longer includes the disorder.

    In order to help our clients fully integrate and maintain recovery into their life, it is often recommended that our clients continue with an individual therapist and dietitian who specialize in treating eating disorders when they leave our Intensive Outpatient Program. At Bright Road Recovery, we are committed to ensuring the continuity of care as you leave our program. We will assist you every step of the way in locating a carefully screened eating disorder therapist who can continue the road of recovery with you upon your discharge.

    If you have an established therapist and were referred to us for a higher level of care, we will coordinate with your established therapist prior to your discharge from Bright Road. It is our intention that if you choose to continue seeing your current provider(s) while in our program, we will coordinate care with your established team and openly invite them to be a part of your treatment plan.

  • Families

    I AM WORRIED THAT A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND HAS AN EATING DISORDER. HOW CAN I TELL IF THEY NEED HELP?

    Sometimes it’s hard to know whether a loved one has an eating disorder and whether they need eating disorder treatment. Because of the complexity of bulimia or anorexia, it can be difficult to even know what questions to ask your loved one. When someone is suffering with an eating disorder, they may be defensive, isolated, irritable, or may appear unaffected by the concern around them. If your loved one understood why they were struggling with food, they would be the first to say, but most eating disorder patients struggle with the identification and labeling of emotions, and therefore are just as confused by their disorder as you are. However, there are some common warning signs that may indicate an eating disorder (i.e. hiding food, refusing to eat with others, rigid rules about food, over-exercise that is disproportionate to calorie intake are just a few of the many possible warning signs. Educating yourself on eating disorders is the first step to figuring out how to help your loved one. because part of the disorder is the secrecy and hiding that can accompany the problems. If you believe someone you know has an eating disorder, direct and nonjudgmental conversation is often the best approach. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has an excellent and in-depth booklet written especially for parents, friends and families. We highly recommend this as further reading for understanding and talking to a loved one about your concerns for their health: Parents Toolkit.

    HOW IS TREATMENT FOR MY LOVED ONE PAID?

    At Bright Road Recovery, we work with each client or their family individually to make “single-case-agreements” with their insurance carriers, and/or discuss with the client how we may make eating disorder treatment services available on a basis that will work for them.

    HOW LONG WILL MY FAMILY MEMBER BE IN THE PROGRAM AT BRIGHT ROAD RECOVERY?

    Each client’s needs are highly individual, and each client has their specific treatment needs. Your loved one’s eating disorder recovery and eating disorder treatment progress determines the length of their work with Bright Road.

    YOU TALK A LOT ABOUT COLLABORATION AND FAMILIES. WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?

    In addition to your loved one’s recovery, their privacy is our primary concern. So we will only share the information we are specifically given permission to share. With the exception of information we are required to share by law (e.g. danger to self or others), your loved one’s information and treatment is confidential.

    WILL FAMILY BE INVOLVED IN MY LOVED ONE’S TREATMENT?

    We have family groups and we support family sessions for your loved one’s program of recovery. As with all other aspects of the treatment plan, this will be individualized to your family member’s specific needs.

    IS BRIGHT ROAD RECOVERY A FAITH-BASED PROGRAM?

    We design each client’s treatment plan to their specific needs, including their religious and spiritual faith. In order to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone, we are a proudly non-denominational program. We encourage each client to bring and explore their own personal spiritual values, incorporating them into their recovery process as it works best for them.

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY LOVED ONE COMPLETES THEIR PROGRAM AT BRIGHT ROAD?

    Our goal, as your team, is to work with your loved one to address the root cause of their eating disorder and help them to build a life that no longer includes the disorder.

    In order to help our clients fully integrate and maintain recovery into their life, it is often recommended that our clients continue with an individual therapist and dietitian who specialize in treating eating disorders when they leave Intensive Outpatient Program. At Bright Road Recovery, we are committed to ensuring the continuity of care as your loved one prepares to leave our program. We will assist your loved one every step of the way in locating a carefully screened eating disorder therapist who can continue the road of recovery with them upon their discharge.

    If your loved one has an established therapist who referred them to us for a higher level of care, we will coordinate with the established therapist prior to their discharge from Bright Road. It is our intention that if your loved one chooses to continue seeing their current provider(s) while in our program, we will coordinate care with their established team and openly invite them to be a part of their treatment plan.

  • Professionals

    COLLABORATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING

    Thank you for considering our eating disorder treatment program to provide a higher level of eating disorder care for your valued client. Bright Road's highly collaborative professional approach is a distinctive feature of our program that supports our strong belief in continuity of care.

    We respect the existing therapeutic alliance you have with your client. As your client transitions into our care for eating disorder recovery, we value your input in order to develop a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan that will best support holistic recovery for your client. An essential portion of the discharge or step-down process from PHP/IOP/Meal Support includes a collaborative approach as well, as your client returns to your primary care. At Bright Road Recovery, treatment planning is a foremost concern for your client's eating disorder treatment, including coordination with their individual therapist. We encourage you, the referring therapist, to stay engaged with our highly trained clinical staff in a manner that best benefits your client at this higher level of care.

    Please give us a call to learn more about how our treatment team process works and how we might best work with you and your clients.

  • For Reference

    FOR FURTHER READING:

    International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals http://www.iaedp.com/

    National Eating Disorder Association http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

    Eating Disorder Foundation http://http://eatingdisorderfoundation.org/learn-more/faq/

    EatingDisorders.Today

  • Our Facility

    Bright Road Recovery is located in the historic Colonial Building in The Claremont Village. We are just minutes from the freeways, and within walking distance to the Claremont Colleges and the train station. There is also plenty of parking behind the building for our clients.

Our Staff

Tamson Overholtzer, LMFT, CEDS - Executive Director / CEO

Bright Road Recovery Clinical Therapist Taryn Kaminski, LMFT

Taryn Kaminski, LMFT - Clinical Therapist

Michelle Garza-Rodriguez, LCSW - Clinical Therapist

Erica Castellanos, MFT Intern - Clinical Therapist

Ayesha Aziz, MFT Intern - Clinical Therapist

Kristia Oney, BA, RYT - Director of Mindfulness and Movement Therapies

Aileen Hernandez, RYT - Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher

Claire St John, MPH, RD - Director of Dietetics and Medical Nutrition

Alyssa Davis, MS, RD - Clinical Dietitian

Tessa Komine, MS, RD - Clinical Dietitian

Amy Ngo, BS - Program Nutrition Manager

Clarissa Santestiban - Nutrition Assistant

Nycole Graciano - Nutrition Assistant

Vana Budilo - Clinical Case Coordinator

Jasmine Sims, BA - Mental Health Counselor

Vanessa Engelbert, MA - Mental Health Counselor

Employment Opportunities

Contact Us

  • 428 Harrison Avenue, Suite 101
    Claremont, CA 91711

    Phone: 909-994-1436
    Toll Free: 800 -948-0342