Alta Bates-Herrick Campus

Alta Bates-Herrick Campus

2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94611
(510) 204-4405
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

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.


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.