If you are reading this, you may be the very concerned parent, friend, spouse or sibling of someone struggling with an eating disorder and all of it’s complicating conditions and challenges. You are trying to make sense of this confounding and terrible disease but aren’t sure what the next steps should be, and what to expect along the way. Most families find themselves in crisis having to make sudden and difficult decisions about their loved one’s care. You may have received excellent recommendations from your loved one’s treatment professionals, however, it can be overwhelming to sort through different program information to determine the relative merits of suggested options.
After more than a decade of working with families, clients and professionals to help patients gain admission not just to the treatment facilities I represented, but to programs across the country best suited to their needs, I became convinced families, patients, professionals and programs need more guidance and support to navigate the treatment and recovery process. They need TLC, resources, creative ideas and a plan to pull it all together. They need someone to hold their hands and help find a path to strength and wellness.
Were I in your shoes, this is what I would want and need. This is what I want you to have.
Whether you need a few referrals or a full plan that maps out the entire arc of treatment, I can draw on my vast network of relationships to connect you with the best resources.
From the first, Ibbits was a fierce advocate for families, patients and their outpatient teams, ensuring communication and collaboration with treatment program staff.
After a decade of helping patients access programs across the country, I realized families, patients, professionals and programs need guidance and support to navigate treatment and recovery.