Stacie McEntyre | LCSW CEDS | Founder, Veritas Collaborative
“Where were you when I was 13 years old? I could have kicked this illness then.”
Those are the words that inspired the founding of Veritas Collaborative. They were spoken to Veritas founder Stacie McEntyre more than a decade ago by a brilliant 26-year-old graduate student undergoing eating disorder treatment at an adult residential facility.
A year after leaving treatment, that student had passed away, taken by a disorder she was never able to overcome.
That tragic death, one of far too many caused by eating disorders, drove home for Stacie the tremendous gap in eating disorder care that existed for children and adolescents. She, along with her founding partner, Chase Bannister, resolved to create a new treatment model that would tackle eating disorders closer to the age of onset, and with a full continuum of care that included inpatient treatment.
That new model has come to life in Veritas Collaborative, a comprehensive healthcare system dedicated to giving all people with eating disorders—of any age and any gender—access to best-practice care and the tools they need for lasting recovery.
Why are we called Veritas Collaborative? Because “veritas” means “truth,” and it reflects our uncompromising commitment to see and treat eating disorders as the serious illnesses they truly are. “Collaborative” speaks to our core belief that together we can be so much more effective against these disorders than any one of us alone.
We welcome you to Veritas Collaborative. We’re proud of the work we’re doing here, and we’re committed to providing exceptional care, and endless support, at every step of your recovery journey.
Your Partners in Recovery
Who is Veritas Collaborative? We are humans, individuals, family members, direct care workers, doctors, nurses, psychiatric and medical providers, dietitians, social workers, culinary specialists, therapists, advocates, and administrative professionals, all working in collaboration toward a common goal: to change the way eating disorders are treated, for the better.
Lifelong advocates and pioneers in the eating disorder field, our senior leaders bring to Veritas the experience and passion needed to take eating disorder treatment to the next level.
Delivering effective eating disorder care at the inpatient level requires a rare combination of clinical expertise and eating disorder experience—which is what you’ll find in our Hospital Teams.
It’s unusual for outpatient facilities to offer true multidisciplinary care—medical, nutritional, and behavioral—but we believe it’s essential for lasting recovery. To that end, we have staffed our Centers with some of the most accomplished eating disorder specialists in the field.
Intake & Admissions Team
Our Master’s-Level Intake & Admissions Team has the training and experience to answer all of your eating disorder questions and to guide you to the care you need—even if it’s not with Veritas.
Professional Relations Team
We know referring providers bring an invaluable level of knowledge, experience, and trust to a patient’s care, and their ongoing support in recovery is critical. Our Professional Relations Team helps ensure a provider can stay as involved in a patient’s care as they wish, at every stage of treatment.