Dr. Erin Knopf, MD, FAAP, DABPN, CEDS

Dr. Erin Knopf, MD, FAAP, DABPN, CEDS

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Dr. Knopf is dedicated to treating patients with eating disorders holistically. As a triple-boarded physician and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, she uses her combined training with intentionality...

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Dr. Erin Knopf, MD, FAAP, DABPN, CEDS

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Dr. Knopf is dedicated to treating patients with eating disorders holistically. As a triple-boarded physician and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, she uses her combined training with intentionality to assess disease severity and devise comprehensive plans to address the eating disorder behaviors as well as comorbid symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD and more.

Education: Dr. Erin Knopf is a board-certified pediatrician, adult psychiatrist and child/adolescent psychiatrist as well as an iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in biology and a minor in human services. She received her medical degree from The American University of the Caribbean and completed clinical training in The United Kingdom, Miami and New York. Her interest in eating disorders developed in 2008 while working at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX. This interest continued throughout her training, and she took an active role on medical and psychiatric teams for a wide array of cases. She completed residency training at The University of Kentucky in a combined residency program, the Triple Board program, in pediatric medicine, adult psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry. She was awarded honors in Adolescent Medicine, Behavior and Development Medicine, and Clinical Teaching in Psychiatry. As Chief Resident, she supervised adolescent girls in a weekly eating disorder outpatient therapy group. She is a member of IAEDP, AED, AACAP, APA and AAP.

Clinical Experience: Dr. Knopf worked as an attending psychiatrist at The Eating Recovery Center in Denver, CO in 2018 to 2022, treating adult and youth patients in a vertically integrated model with inpatient/residential and partial hospitalization programs. At the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, she served as unit psychiatrist for ten months at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, the only ED-dedicated ICU in the country.

Treatment Philosophy: I completed my Triple Board residency to best treat ED patients holistically, mind and body. Given the intertwined nature of the psychological and the physical outcomes of EDs, my background in pediatric medicine and psychiatry allows me to assess disease severity and create comprehensive treatment approaches. I try to limit polypharmacy and use psychotropics with intentionality to mitigate comorbid symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD and improve dysfunctional neurobiological pathways resulting from eating disorder behaviors. I also describe myself as the “mechanic of the body” and prioritize psychoeducation and biological education for patients and families to foster insight and achieve treatment alignment.

Heather A. Dlugosz, MD, FAPA, CEDS

Heather A. Dlugosz, MD, FAPA, CEDS

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Dr. Dlugosz is excited to be a part of Very Health and has over a decade of experience with the treatment of eating disorders and their psychiatric co-morbidities in adolescents and adults. She is board...

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Heather A. Dlugosz, MD, FAPA, CEDS

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Dr. Dlugosz is excited to be a part of Very Health and has over a decade of experience with the treatment of eating disorders and their psychiatric co-morbidities in adolescents and adults. She is board certified in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). She is licensed to practice medicine in Ohio & South Carolina.

Dr. Dlugosz grew up in Northeast Ohio and received her Bachelor’s degree from Albion College. She earned her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed her adult psychiatric residency at University Hospital in Cincinnati, now the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Dlugosz has vast experience in a variety of treatment settings, in multiple levels of care, including tele-health. She values partnering with patients and their support in building an inclusive, compassionate and collaborative relationship throughout the assessment and treatment process as they build a values-driven life outside of their eating disorder.

Danielle Bono, MS, LPC

Danielle Bono, MS, LPC

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Danielle specializes in working with individuals experiencing eating disorders as well as empowering healing across couples and child-parent dynamics. Danielle has centered work around identity and utilizing...

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Danielle Bono, MS, LPC

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Danielle specializes in working with individuals experiencing eating disorders as well as empowering healing across couples and child-parent dynamics. Danielle has centered work around identity and utilizing narrative therapy to rebuild a life in recovery. Danielle also has experience in working within the LGBTQ+ population, and is passionate about dismantling systems of oppression.

Danielle’s Education:

Danielle received her master degree from Murray State University in Clinical Psychology. Danielle went on to complete certification in Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), as well as completing trauma informed care practices to support individuals in recovery from eating disorders. Danielle also co-authored publications centered around the experiences of religious trauma among LGBTQ+ adults, as well as sport psychology discussing impact among team identification. Danielle has presented at both local and national conferences to assist in trauma informed care practices and gender affirming care.

Danielle’s Clinical Experience:

Danielle has worked for a decade in the behavioral health field across all levels of care including residential programs, primary care settings, and outpatient practice. Danielle specializations include Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Family Based Treatment (FBT). Danielle has additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and narrative therapy. Danielle utilizes evidence-based treatment to interrupt the patterns in which the eating disorder has established, and work to enhance awareness over creating an environment in which recovery is possible. Danielle has worked across all eating disorder types including, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder; additionally, within the last two years acquiring specific training to assist individuals experiencing ARFID.

Bobbie Arthur, LCSW, CEDS

Bobbie Arthur, LCSW, CEDS

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Bobbie has been working with eating disorders at all levels of care for 25 years and is an IAEDP-certified eating disorder specialist. Bobbie works to help patients create connections and values as cornerstones...

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Bobbie Arthur, LCSW, CEDS

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Bobbie has been working with eating disorders at all levels of care for 25 years and is an IAEDP-certified eating disorder specialist. Bobbie works to help patients create connections and values as cornerstones in their lives and recovery. She has supervised clinicians created curriculum and supported inpatient, residential and PHP staff and patients. Bobbie attended Tufts University as an undergraduate and Smith college school for social work for her MSW.

Jill Heaton, MS, RD

Jill Heaton, MS, RD

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Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and/or your loved one as you begin this journey in recovery! I have a passion for working with adolescents, adults, and families as they work to explore a...

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Jill Heaton, MS, RD

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Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and/or your loved one as you begin this journey in recovery! I have a passion for working with adolescents, adults, and families as they work to explore a changed mindset and relationship with food. I received a bachelor of science degree in Dietetics from Oregon State University and completed my dietetics internship in addition to earning my Master’s degree in Dietetics at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I first gained experience in the treatment of eating disorders during my dietetic internship, and after years of working in other areas of dietetics, knew that working in eating disorder treatment was my dream job. Prior to working at Very Health, I worked for 7 years as a dietitian for patients at the inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization level of care. I enjoy providing nutrition education to my patients and am often heard saying that all foods are “legal” and can be incorporated into your life using balance and variety. I have spent the vast majority of my ED treatment experience in child and adolescent care, providing education to patients on nutrition science, and with parents/caregivers on Family Based Treatment (FBT) and how to best support their child in recovery. I enjoy providing nutrition education to patients and families, to help them to know the difference between facts and eating disorder messaging.

In my leisure time, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, reading (mostly historical fiction), and exploring Colorado! I am looking forward to working alongside you!

Kelly Hartig, RD

Kelly Hartig, RD

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Kelly is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with licensure to practice in the states of Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, and Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science degree...

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Kelly Hartig, RD

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Kelly is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with licensure to practice in the states of Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, and Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and performed her supervised internship at The University of Northern Colorado. Since becoming licensed as a Dietitian, Kelly has found her passion in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with eating disorders. She is also a former collegiate athlete, having played basketball at the Division I level, which gives her a unique skill set and perspective in working with athletes struggling with eating disorders.

Kelly’s clinical experience encompasses working with individuals with eating disorders at all levels of care. She has worked at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, a dedicated ICU for eating disorder patients, at the Eating Recovery Center at their inpatient, residential, and PHP levels of care, and in the outpatient setting at a small private practice.

Kelly believes there is no “one size fits all” approach to treating individuals with eating disorders. Each person’s struggle with this disease is unique and as such, they deserve a clinician who is willing to support them in a unique way. She has a kind yet direct approach to her nutrition counseling style, providing guidance and support while also helping patients continue to move toward recovery by providing a gentle nudge when needed. She practices an “all foods fit” mentality and truly believes having a more neutral, balanced, and flexible relationship with food is possible for anyone and everyone.

Lisa Rostek, RD

Lisa Rostek, RD

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Education: Lisa knew she wanted to work in healthcare from a young age. She started working as a certified nursing assistant in high school. The natural progression was to attend nursing...

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Lisa Rostek, RD

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Education:
Lisa knew she wanted to work in healthcare from a young age. She started working as a certified nursing assistant in high school. The natural progression was to attend nursing school. However, after her first clinical rotation she realized that was not the right discipline. Lisa then became a massage therapist and worked in chiropractic clinics and spas for 11 years. While taking an introductory course to nutrition, Lisa knew she had found her calling in the healthcare industry. Lisa initially had interest in working with eating disorders during graduate school while she was shadowing a private practice eating disorder dietitian. Upon receiving credentials as a registered dietitian, she started working at Eating Recovery Center. She has continued to pursue work with this preferred population.

Rocio Avila, LCSW

Rocio Avila, LCSW

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Rocio is a bilingual and multicultural therapist who has dedicated the last 13 years of her career to working with those struggling with mental health in the central Texas region. Rocio earned her Bachelor’s...

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Rocio Avila, LCSW

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Rocio is a bilingual and multicultural therapist who has dedicated the last 13 years of her career to working with those struggling with mental health in the central Texas region. Rocio earned her
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas State University San Marcos, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Rocio’s experience includes managing clinical operations at multiple levels of care, including acute inpatient psychiatric, and outpatient clinics. She has also served on various hospital and company committees including bioethics, diversity inclusion, and belonging, and speciality therapy committees. Rocio has extensive experience in working with individuals with severe mental illness, complex trauma, eating disorders and disordered eating, and acute crisis intervention. Rocio is passionate about working with Latina/o/x individuals and family systems and strives to educate, support, and empower others to promote healing.