Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders Clinic

Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders Clinic

Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders Clinic
3195 California Street, Ste #E
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 931-6090
Cell (Director of clinic): (415) 608-6307

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Sliding scale clinic, staffed by licensed therapists, and trainees, as well as nutritionists, RDs, licensed acupuncturist. Treats entire range of eating disorders in outpatient setting. APTED also offers free referral information to higher levels of care, as well as to other providers. Bay-Area wide services, although clinic in San Francisco.

Board Certified: No

Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

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

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE:Staff varies in amount of training, from quite experienced to interns and trainees. Supervisors are all quite experienced, from 10 to 30 years. (I checked 2-5 years in question number 7, because it required that a box be checked; staff experience varies from 0 to 1 year to over 30 years.)


Team approach, multi-modality treatment center. Psychodynamic psychotherapy, mixed where pertinent with CBT, DBT. Also group therapy available at clinic. Other modalities (nutritional, etc.) available as well.

Yes, I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as: Coming to feel comfortable living and thriving in one’s body, in one’s relationships and in one’s life. Developing the coping skills and resiliency to deal with life’s challenges on their own, without turning to eating disorder symptoms.

LANGUAGES: English, some staff may have other languages available.

POPULATIONS SERVED:Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, and 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, Overeater, and Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups, and Other (please specify) – acupuncture.


FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale; if “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, reimbursement depends upon provider and type of insurance plan.