Eating Disorder Support Groups & Treatment Programs
Updated 1/12
 
Below is a listing of free or low-fee eating disorder support groups and treatment programs that are located near College of the Canyons or are available online. For a more complete listing of all eating disorder treatment programs and providers throughout the country, please visit www.edreferral.com and/or www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.

DISCLAIMER: The providers on this list have not been screened in any kind of way by COC’s Student Health & Wellness Center. As such, we cannot take responsibility for these providers or the quality of services they provide. 
 
 
Santa Clarita Valley
 
Nourishing Journey Eating Disorder Support Group (OPEN to EVERYONE - people struggling, as well as family/friends)
Cost:  FREE
Day/Time:  Every other Tuesday (beginning July 8, 2014), 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Kateri Church, 22508 Copper Hill Dr., Santa Clarita, 91350
Contact: Nina Gasow, RD (661) 388-8708 and Jessica Lidner, PhD, LMFT njnourish@gmail.com 
 
 
Eating Disorder Support Groups (for teens, adult women, and parents)  
Body Image/Self Esteem Groups (for teens and adult women).  
Weight Loss Surgery Groups for adults
Cost: call for info
Location:  25350 Magic Mountain Pkwy #170, Valencia, CA  91355  
Contact
: Thia Spezialy, MA, LMFT, ATR (661) 430-0917 
www.SolutionsforEatingDisorders.com 
 
 
Disordered Eating and Body Image Groups (for anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating)
Adults (18 yrs.+)  Mondays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Adolescents (12-17 yrs.)  Saturdays TBA
Phone intake required.  
Cost:  $20/group
Location: 25129 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, CA
Contact:  Lindsay Roth, MA, LMFT (661) 964-7601
 
 
Disordered Eating "First Aid" Groups (for anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating)
Ages 12-14 yrs. Wed. 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Ages 15-17 yrs. Wed. 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Ages 18-22 yrs. Wed. 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Ages 23+ TBA
Cost: $199/month
Location: Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita, CA
Contact: Antonia Bouyer, LMFT (661) 254-9355
 
 
A Safe Harbor
NonProfit 12 Step-Based Peer Group Support System for Eating Disorders, Depression, Addictions, Drugs, & Alcohol
Location:  21618 Golden Triangle Rd. #207 * Santa Clarita, CA
For more info www.asafeharbor.usa.org 
Contact: 661-259-2206 or heal@asafeharbor.usa.org 
 
 
Overeaters Anonymous 12 Step Recovery Program for Compulsive Overeaters
Several OA meeting times/places throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. 
For more info & to search for a location near you: www.overeatersanonymous.org 
 
 
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Support Group
Day/Time:  Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Location:  Kaiser 27107 Tourney Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Contactwww.FoodAddicts.org or Linda M. 661-255-7966
 
 
San Fernando Valley
 
Eating Disorder Support Group
Meets every other Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 p.m. 
Cost:  Free, but donations accepted.
Location: 10 Universal City Plaza, Ste. 2000 * Universal City, CA
Contact: Abbe Goodman, MA, LMFT (818) 766-5663
 
 
Group Therapy for Women with Anorexia & Bulimia 
Meets Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 
Intake required.
Cost:  $30 per group.

Location: Encino, CA
Contact: Chris Loeb, LMFT, RD (818) 501-0730 or cloeblmftrd@aol.com
 
 
Overeaters Anonymous 12 Step Recovery Program for Compulsive Overeaters
Several OA meeting times/places throughout the San Fernando Valley. 
For more info & to search for a location near you: www.overeatersanonymous.org
 
 
New Directions Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Program
15-week program for adults and adolescents. Groups meet 3 times per week.
Intake required. Covered by most insurance plans (fees vary depending on plan).
Location: 14542 Ventura Blvd. Ste. 211 * Sherman Oaks, CA
For more info: www.newdirectionseatingdisorders.com 
For a free assessment: Brooke Hailey, LMFT (818) 377-4442
 
 
 
West Los Angeles & Santa Monica
 
ANAD Group (Anorexia Nervosa And related Disorders)
Meets Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m. 
Cost:  Free 
Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Sydnie Ridley, LMFT (310) 463-5106
 
 
Compulsive Overeating Women's Group (ages 40-70 yrs.)
Meets Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m. 
Fee-based group
Location: Brentwood, CA
Contact: Jack Nelson Soll, LMFT (310) 471-2210 or JNSoll@aol.com
 
 
Overeaters Anonymous 12 Step Recovery Program for Compulsive Overeaters
Several OA meeting times/places throughout Los Angeles. 
For more info & to search for a location near you: www.overeatersanonymous.org
 
 
The Eating Disorder Center of California Day Treatment & Outpatient Program
Full-day and half-day treatment groups offered Monday-Saturday.
Intake required. Covered by some insurance plans (fees vary depending on plan).
Location: Brentwood, CA
For more info: www.edcca.com  
For a free assessment: 310-457-9958
 
 
A New Journey Eating Disorder Center
Intensive Outpatient Program
Intake required.  Covered by most insurance plans.
Location:  2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Ste. 200 * Santa Monica, CA
For more info: www.anewjourney.net   
Contact: 1-800-634-1733


 
Thousand Oaks & Ventura

La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs
Intensive Day Treatment, Evening and After-School Outpatient, and Client Housing
Intake required.  Covered by most insurance plans.
Location:  275 E. Hillcrest Dr., Ste. 120 * Thousand Oaks, CA
For more info www.laventanaeatingdisorder.com
Contact:  (Office) 805-777-3873  (Intake) 888-528-3682
 
 
Free Support Groups at La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs
Calabasas Facility 4505 Las Virgenes Rd. #211 
1st & 3rd Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Thousand Oaks Facility 275 E. Hillcrest Dr., Ste. 120
1st & 3rd Saturday of every month, 9 - 10 a.m.
For more info:  
805-444-8072 or lisette@laventanatreatment.com

Rader Eating Disorder Programs
Acute and Daycare Programs
Intake required.  Covered by most insurance plans.
Location: 
Pacific Shores Hospital * 2130 N. Ventura Road * Oxnard, CA

For more info www.raderprograms.com
Contact:  1-800-841-1515
 
 
 
Self-Help Resources
 
Eating Disorder Resource Catalogue
This catalogue specializes in information about eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, plus related topics such as body image and obesity. It offers numerous self-help books at discounted prices, many free articles about eating disorders, newsletters, links to treatment facilities, organizations, other websites, and much more.