The news just keeps coming! As shared last week, Castlewood has acquired five new eating disorder programs in Santa Barbara, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, California. To support these new locations, we are excited to announce a new addition to the leadership team.
Joining Castlewood in the role of Senior Director of Clinical Services is Moreen Rubin, MA, LMFT, PsyD. Moreen will partner with Regional Executive Director for Southern California, Jeannette Rojas Rivero, LASAC, CEDS, CADC II, in creating preeminent clinical quality in our new Residential, PHP and IOP locations.
Dr. Moreen Rubin brings a wealth of experience to Castlewood. Prior to joining our team, she served as Clinical Director of Monte Nido and Affiliates. She is a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT), specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and other psychological issues. She also works with adults struggling with grief, chemical dependency, anxiety disorders, trauma, mood disorders, and other mental health issues and has experience at various levels of care, including residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment, and in private practice. Moreen holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Psychology and uses her skill set to build excellent teams that work together providing the highest quality care to clients.
We are delighted to have Moreen as the newest member of our Castlewood family. Under her leadership, we will continue to evaluate potential long-term changes at our new Southern California locations, including clinical philosophy, eating disorder program design, clinical team and facility renovations. Our goal at Castlewood is to provide the highest quality eating disorder treatment. We look forward to sharing more updates with all of you soon!
Castlewood Treatment Centers, a leading provider of eating disorder treatment, currently operating in three states in the U.S., has today announced the acquisition of the eating disorder assets of La Ventana Treatment Programs. La Ventana’s five California eating disorder treatment programs, including two residential treatment centers in Thousand Oaks, one outpatient facility in Westlake Village and one residential and one outpatient program in Santa Barbara, have been acquired by Castlewood Treatment Centers effective June 8, 2018.
“We are energized by this strategic and thoughtful growth opportunity,” said Jennifer Crute Steiner, Chief Executive Officer of Castlewood Treatment Centers. “We are developing a rich, innovative and client-focused care model with an intense focus on quality. This acquisition provides us with the opportunity to broaden our reach to support more clients on their healing journey.”
Extends Castlewood’s ability to help clients seeking recovery from eating disorders
Adds five new locations to Castlewood’s family of programs
Establishes Castlewood as one of the largest providers of eating disorder treatment in California
Diahann Klein, MA, LMFT and Chief Executive Officer of La Ventana stated, “The transition of our eating disorder programs to Castlewood is a win-win for both organizations. For the past decade, La Ventana has demonstrated its deep commitment to reducing human suffering via an individualized and holistic approach to the healing of mind, body and spirit. As we move forward into the future, we are eager to have the opportunity to dedicate all of our energies to providing unparalleled clinical care through our mental health and substance abuse programs. We know that this is where we can make a significant difference. Mental health and addiction issues do not discriminate by race, class, or gender. The dedicated and passionate staff for which La Ventana is so well known are committed to reducing the various stigmas associated with these disorders that prevent so many people from accessing help and from embarking on the road to healing.”
Through this divestiture, La Ventana will now focus and grow its mental health and substance abuse treatment programs across California. La Ventana will continue to provide comprehensive and innovative mental health and substance abuse treatment that focuses not only on the symptoms but also on the whole person and the underlying issues that led to the harmful and debilitating behaviors. La Ventana’s programs include medically-managed residential Sub-Acute Detoxification Services, Residential Treatment (RTC), Full Day Treatment Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (afternoon and evening IOP), highly structured Transitional Living Environments (TLE), and Sober Living Environments (SLE).
Steve Zamarripa, Chairman of the Board of La Ventana added, “My passion lies in the substance abuse and mental health divisions of the company and continuing the service provided to individuals and families who suffer from addiction and psychological diagnoses.” Ms. Klein will remain CEO of La Ventana as they continue their focus in these areas.
Castlewood places its highest priority on clinical care and embracing its client and partner relationships, and looks forward to embracing new clients, welcoming new partnerships and sharing the vision of its innovative, adaptive treatment model.
Said Jennifer Crute Steiner, “There are exciting changes on the horizon for all Castlewood programs, including these newest program additions. Soon, we will provide many more details about our evolving care model, as well as a timeline for open houses and educational events. In the meantime, I am grateful for this opportunity to bring hope and healing to our eating disorder community.”