Alta Bates-Herrick Campus

Alta Bates-Herrick Campus

2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94611
(510) 204-4405
www.altabatessummit.org/eatingdisorders
Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Day Treatment
Contact: Joe Tangorra, Ph.D (510) 204-4405 (Inpatient)
Contact: Christina Cohen (510) 204-4569 (Outpatient)

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Our goal is to help our patients to a full and sustained recovery and minimize risk of relapse. We have been successful treating individuals who have failed multiple specialty treatment centers.

Board Certified: Psychiatry

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE:Herrick offers a full-spectrum, psychiatric eating disorder program for adolescents and adults. We provide treatment by some of California’s most qualified professionals, experienced in treating thousands of patients with eating disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Eating Disorders’ effects on the brain and body impair the ability to utilize traditional psychotherapies and hamper recovery from these serious illnesses. Comprehensive evaluation is necessary in order to develop a proper treatment plan.

I feel you can recover from an eating disorder. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are complex “Bio-Psycho-Social” diseases that require a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Among the factors that contribute to their development are a biologic pre-disposition, physiologic consequences of semi-starvation, aberrant nutritional patterns, cultural pressures, family dysfunction, psychological stressor as well as psychological make-up. Recovery is best achieved when each of these issues is addressed via individualized treatment plans.

LANGUAGES: All languages accommodated via interpreter services.

POPULATIONS SERVED:Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Females, GLBT Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Nutritional Counseling, Psychopharmacology, Support Groups.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Day Treatment. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Payment Plans, Medi-Cal, Medicare, Insurance – Contracted with most insurance providers. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO – Will bill on behalf of patient.