1260 St. Paul Rd., Ballwin, Missouri, 63021
Set 25 minutes outside of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Castlewood offers state-of-the-art addiction treatment for eating disorders. Rather than simply focus on the symptoms, the residential rehab works on treating the underlying issues of the illness, offering individualized care that’s tailored to each client. The facility also addresses co-occurring disorders such as OCD, social anxiety disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety, substance abuse and PTSD. In a non-judgmental and highly supportive setting, clients learn to come to terms with their illness and develop coping skills for a healthy and fulfilling life in recovery.
- Stabilization Program
- Residential Treatment
Co-Occurring DisordersMany clients with an Eating Disorder also have other psychiatric disorders, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, or Major Depression and once they give up eating disorder symptoms, the other psychiatric symptoms become more acute. It is important that such diagnoses are made early in treatment and treated simultaneously with the eating disorder. The same is true for trauma-based disorders such as sexual abuse or Attachment Disorder of childhood.
Male Eating Disorder TreatmentCastlewood treats men with all types of eating disorders age 16 and above. Our approach is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Men are housed in the same residence as women with single bedrooms. Men participate in groups and meals with women. Treatment for men is both similar and different than for women. While some men have very comparable developmental pathways or “causes” to their eating disorder as women, others do not. Each client must explore the issues which gave rise to the development of their eating disorder. Most clients have issues with gender identity and sexuality. Gender and sexuality issues for men can be quite different than for women and must be explored in a safe environment. Family dynamics, stigma and body image concerns for men with eating disorders often are very different than for females.
Meet the Staff
- Dr. Dawn M. Holemon, M.D.PsychiatristDr. Holemon graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and has been in private practice of psychiatry since 1986. Dr. Holemon began working at Castlewood Treatment Center with the opening of the St. Paul Road location in June 2010. Her experience has been in the areas of adolescent psychiatry, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders; with an interest in medication as an adjunct to a strong therapy-based treatment plan. She has enjoyed becoming a part of the Castlewood treatment team for this reason.
- Erin McGinty, MS, LPC, NCCProgram Director, Anxiety Services Coordinator, TherapistMs. McGinty earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana. She also obtained her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ms. McGinty has been with Castlewood Treatment Center since 2010, and currently holds the positions of Castlewood I Program Director, Anxiety Services Coordinator, and Primary Therapist. Ms. McGinty specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders; Ms. McGinty previously worked for several years at Rogers Memorial Hospital, on a unit specializing in co-morbid eating and anxiety disorders. Ms. McGinty also frequently lectures on eating disorders and anxiety disorders, having done so on a regional and national level. Ms. McGinty holds training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, schema therapy, and completed her Level I training in Internal Family Systems. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders.