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Through advocacy work, community and professional events, and media outreach, Veritas is helping to bring cutting-edge research, best-practice care, and scientifically backed information into the national eating disorder conversation. Here in our blog you can learn about the work we and others are doing to advance the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. You’ll also find interesting articles and helpful insights that can support you or a loved one on the journey to lasting recovery. We want to hear your story. Email us (blog@veritascollaborative.com) and ask how you can become a contributor!

Ro’Shannon Wilcoxson

Ro'Shannon Wilcoxson

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Ro’Shannon Wilcoxson

Practice Manager 

Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Hospital – Atlanta, GA


My name is Ro’Shannon Wilcoxson and I joined the Veritas team over three years ago. My primary function is as the Practice Manager for the Atlanta Outpatient Center, along with overseeing the Atlanta hospital’s front desk administrative staff. My second role is as the Therapeutic Assistant for our IOP patients, assisting the treatment team with various recovery techniques for our patients. Nurturing our youth has always been my passion, and helping families obtain mental health treatment, specifically with eating disorders, brings me happiness. Driven by empathy, I take pride in connecting and understanding those struggling with mental health issues. When I am not keeping busy studying while pursuing my master’s degree in clinical psychology, I can be found at any of Georgia’s beautiful parks, reading books and people-watching.


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Eliza Russ

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Eliza Russ

MBA, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S

Executive Director

Adult Hospital – Durham, NC


Eliza Russ, MBA, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S, earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has experience providing individual, family, and group therapy for patients with eating disorders across multiple levels of care, most recently serving the outpatient population in a private practice. During that time, she also obtained her master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In addition to her training as a psychotherapist, Eliza has experience providing clinical supervision to therapists and interns and is passionate about supporting the professional growth of emerging colleagues. She earned her Clinical Supervision Certification through NASW-NC and is an approved supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Eliza strongly believes in providing evidence-based care that is individualized to meet the needs of the patient and family. She strives to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can flourish. She approaches therapy with a sense of curiosity to help clients explore behavior patterns, gain insight, and develop potential solutions to facilitate changes that lead to a more peaceful “meaning-filled” life.


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Marlo Sell

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Marlo Sell

MS, LCMHC

Patient Navigation Manager

Child & Adolescent Hospital – Durham, NC


Marlo is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. She is an intensively training DBT therapist through The Linehan Institute. She started her career with Veritas in 2018 in the Intake and Admissions Department and moved into the Patient Navigation Manager role in 2020. Marlo has experience providing individual and group therapy for patients of all backgrounds in outpatient settings.

Marlo enjoys seeing the transformation that occurs in patients from the beginning of their journey to completion. She takes a holistic approach to treatment and believes that everyone deserves their recovery to be in a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment.


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The Emily Program Locations

The Emily Program, Veritas Collaborative’s sibling brand, has 16 treatment locations across Minnesota, Washington, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Combining evidence-based treatment with personalized integrative interventions, The Emily Program offers a continuum of care for children, adolescents, and adults of all genders with eating disorders of all types.

Locations

Adult • Adolescent
Duluth, MN

Duluth, MN

Outpatient & Intensive Treatment for Adults
Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents

Adult • Adolescent

26 East Superior St., Suite 315, Duluth, MN 55802

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Adult • Adolescent
St. Louis Park, MN

St. Louis Park, MN

Outpatient & Day Treatment for Adults and Adolescents

Adult • Adolescent

5354 Parkdale Drive, 2nd Floor, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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Adult
St. Paul - Como, MN

St. Paul, MN – Como

Outpatient & Day Treatment for Adults

Adult

2265 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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Adolescent • Young Adult
St. Paul - Toogood, MN

St. Paul, MN – Toogood

Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescent • Young Adult

2230 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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Adult
St. Paul - Anna Westin House for Adults

St. Paul, MN – Anna Westin House for Adults

24/7 Residential Treatment

Adult

1449 Cleveland Ave. N, St Paul, MN 55108

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Adolescent
St. Paul - Anna Westin House for Adolescents

St. Paul, MN – Anna Westin House for Adolescents

24/7 Residential Treatment

Adolescent

2230 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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Adolescent • Young Adult
Minneapolis - Anna Westin House West

Minneapolis, MN – Anna Westin House West

24/7 Residential Treatment

Adolescent • Young Adult

2230 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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Adolescent • Young Adult
Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH

Outpatient & Day Treatment for Adolescents and Adults

Adolescent • Young Adult

3401 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 250, Beachwood, OH 44122

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Adult
Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH

Outpatient & Day Treatment for Adolescents and Adults

Adult

8001 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, OH 43235

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Adult
Cleveland, OH Residential

Cleveland, OH

24/7 Residential Treatment

Adult

2141 Overlook Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

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Adolescent
Columbus, OH Residential

Columbus, OH

24/7 Residential Treatment

Adolescent

8001 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, OH 43235

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Adults • Adolescents
Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Outpatient Treatment for Adults and Adolescents

Adult • Adolescent

4001 Stonewood Drive, Suite 200, Wexford, PA 15090

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Adult • Adolescent
Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

Outpatient & Day Treatment for Adults and Adolescents

Adult • Adolescent

1700 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98109

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Adult • Adolescent
Spokane, WA

Spokane, WA

Outpatient & Day Treatment for Adults and Adolescents

Adult • Adolescent

2020 East 29th Avenue, Suite 200, Spokane, WA 99203

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Adult • Adolescent
South Sound (Lacey), WA

South Sound (Lacey), WA

Outpatient Treatment for Adults and Adolescents

Adult • Adolescent

673 Woodland Square Loop SE, Suite 330, Lacey, WA 98503

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Adult
Seattle Residential

Seattle, WA

24/7 Residential Treatment

Adult

4 Nickerson Street, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98109

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Adult
CARE IOP

Virtual CARE IOP – MN & WA

Intensive Treatment for Binge Eating

Adult 

Telehealth program currently available in MN and WA

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Amy Gerberry

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Amy Gerberry

MA, LPC

Executive Director

Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Hospital – Atlanta, GA


Amy brings an abundance of heart and experience to the Veritas Collaborative team. She celebrates having been in the mental health field for nearly 30 years and over 20 years specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.

Eating disorder treatment is a passion for Amy as she has dedicated her career—including 18 years of it in leadership and training positions—to working with all levels of care. Given the privilege and opportunity to work in various treatment programs and hospitals across the country, building relationships with clinical professionals, patients, and families has been the most rewarding.

Amy enjoys training and leading teams in providing excellence in treatment to instill lasting recovery. She appreciates the experience and reputation that Veritas Collaborative has built and is excited to be part of this incredible organization. 

The journey to recovery can be complex and challenging, but full recovery is possible. Amy is proud to be a part of an organization with the skills and reputation to facilitate that successful recovery path for patients and their families.

“The best view comes from the hardest climb!”


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Georgia

Georgia

Veritas locations in Georgia

At Veritas Collaborative, we provide compassionate eating disorder treatment around best practices and evidence-based care. Our multidisciplinary treatment teams are committed to providing individualized treatment for children, adolescents, and adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

To determine whether it’s time to seek help for yourself or a loved one, take our self-assessment quiz or call 855-875-5812 to schedule an assessment today.

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Atlanta, GA Hospital - Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Atlanta, GA

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

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Charlotte, NC – Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Center

North Carolina

Charlotte, NC
Center

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

PHP and IOP: Ages 10-19

Providing individualized care for children, adolescents, and young adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

Available Programs

We offer both individualized care and group treatment—all with the goal of equipping individuals and their communities of support with the skills necessary to continue recovery and thrive in their personal and professional environments.

Child & Adolescent Treatment Program

Adult Treatment Program

Contact

1900 Scott Avenue, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203

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Preeti Matkins

Preeti Matkins

MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Executive Director


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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Emerald Smith

Emerald Smith

LPC, ATR

Clinical Director


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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Emilee Rojas

Emilee Rojas

Practice Manager


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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Courtney Schauder

Courtney Schauder

RD, LDN, CEDRD

Lead Dietitian


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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Kate Hamilton

Kate Hamilton

RN

Nurse Supervisor


Child & Adolescent Center - Charlotte, NC

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    Many locations. One destination.

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Richmond, VA – Child, Adolescent & Adult Center

Virginia

Richmond, VA
Center

Child • Adolescent • Adult

Ages 10 and up

Providing individualized care for children, adolescents, and adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

Available Programs

We offer both individualized care and group treatment—all with the goal of equipping individuals and their communities of support with the skills necessary to continue recovery and thrive in their personal and professional environments.

Child & Adolescent Treatment Program

Adult Treatment Program

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6627 West Broad Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA

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Lauren Magruder

Lauren Magruder

PhD, LPC-S, NCC

Executive Director


Child, Adolescent & Adult Center – Richmond, VA

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Larry J. Colby

Larry J. Colby

MS, LPC

Clinical Director


Child, Adolescent & Adult Center – Richmond, VA

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Anne Ganje

Anne Ganje

RD, LD

Lead Dietitian


Child, Adolescent & Adult Center – Richmond, VA

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Anne Ganje

RD, LD

Lead Dietitian

Child, Adolescent & Adult Center – Richmond, VA


Anne Ganje, RD, LD is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. She attended the State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College in Latham, New York with a course emphasis on mind-body wellness, nutrition and weight-management. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors in Nutrition Science from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. Anne earned her graduate certificate and completed her dietetic internship at Iowa State University where she focused her rotations on eating disorders and integrative health. She is passionate about helping others improve their quality of life through creating new patterns of eating and lifestyle. Anne understands the importance of individualized nutrition counseling.  She works closely with members of the treatment team to ensure high quality of care for each of her patients.


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Courtney Schauder

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Courtney Schauder

RD, LDN, CEDRD

Dietitian

Child & Adolescent Center – Charlotte, NC


Courtney Schauder is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) who has been treating adults and adolescents with eating disorders since 2008 after completing her undergraduate education in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise and Dietetics at Virginia Tech, and her Dietetic Internship at The University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Courtney has worked with patients in inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. Courtney enjoys working alongside patients as they progress through their recovery and being a consistent source of support to challenge eating disorder thoughts related to food. Courtney enjoys living in Charlotte with her family and taking her Certified Therapy Dog, Ernie, to various spots around town.


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Lauren Magruder

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Lauren Magruder

PhD, LPC-S, NCC

Executive Director

Child, Adolescent & Adult Center – Richmond, VA


Lauren Magruder is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. She obtained her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2021 from Walden University. She received her Educational Specialist and Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University. She has experience in various settings, including residential group homes, therapeutic day treatment, and outpatient settings. She was the clinical director at Veritas’ Richmond Center from 2019-2021. Her passion is working with multidisciplinary teams to provide excellent care to patients. Lauren is married and has one daughter, Logan. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and sports.  


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Larry J. Colby

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Larry J. Colby

MS, LPC

Clinical Director

Child, Adolescent & Adult Center – Richmond, VA


Larry J. Colby is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Secondary Education Teacher. Larry completed his bachelor’s in Secondary Education with a dual major in Speech Communication and Psychology at Eastern Michigan University in 2003. He completed his master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Walden University in 2013.

Larry has eight years of experience working in residential settings, five years of experience with intensive in-home counseling, and three years of experience with outpatient counseling. He is trained in ABA therapy, Clinical Trauma Therapy (CCTPI), TF-CBT, DBT, EMDR, Sandtray, Child-Centered Play, Theraplay, and Co-Parenting Training.

Larry believes in using interpersonal connections to allow others to build a base for discovering health, empowerment, love, and prosperity in their lives. He believes that healing requires us to set aside blame and focus on relationship building and problem-solving.


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Jenn Zambo

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Jenn Zambo

MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS, CHES

Manager of Nutrition Services

Child & Adolescent Hospital – Durham, NC


Jenn Zambo, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDS, CHES, attended the University of Connecticut where she completed the Coordinated Dietetics Program to earn her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. Jenn then went on to complete her Master of Science in Health Promotion, with a focus on health education. Jenn started her eating disorder career at the University of Connecticut Student Health Services, where she counseled students with eating disorders and advised a peer education group promoting eating disorder awareness. Prior to her transition to Veritas, Jenn worked as an eating disorder dietitian for an inpatient program affiliated with Walden Behavioral Care treating adults and adolescents. Jenn has since worked as a Registered Dietitian in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care.


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Kate Hamilton

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Kate Hamilton

RN

Nurse Supervisor 

Child & Adolescent Center – Charlotte, NC


Kate Hamilton is a Registered Nurse who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in 2020. She has worked most recently as a cardiac telemetry RN, but has been working with mental health patients for over a year. Kate has experience with adults, children, and adolescents in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She has held roles in leadership nursing positions in order to make a difference behind the scenes to promote patient wellbeing. Kate is passionate about helping children and adolescents who are battling eating disorders and enjoys working alongside her teammates in Charlotte to achieve quality patient care. In her free time, you can find Kate cheering on her Clemson Tigers in football or spending time with her fiancé and dog.


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Virginia

Virginia

Veritas locations in Virginia

At Veritas Collaborative, we provide compassionate eating disorder treatment around best practices and evidence-based care. Our multidisciplinary treatment teams are committed to providing individualized treatment for children, adolescents, and adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

To determine whether it’s time to seek help for yourself or a loved one, take our self-assessment quiz or call 855-875-5812 to schedule an assessment today.

Child • Adolescent • Adult
Richmond, VA Center - Child • Adolescent • Adult

Richmond, VA

Center

PHP, IOP

Child • Adolescent • Adult

Ages 10 and up

6627 West Broad Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA

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North Carolina

North Carolina

Veritas locations in North Carolina 

At Veritas Collaborative, we provide compassionate eating disorder treatment around best practices and evidence-based care. Our multidisciplinary treatment teams are committed to providing individualized treatment for children, adolescents, and adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

To determine whether it’s time to seek help for yourself or a loved one, take our self-assessment quiz or call 855-875-5812 to schedule an assessment today.

Child • Adolescent
Durham, NC Hospital - Child • Adolescent

Durham, NC

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP

Child • Adolescent

Ages 17 and under

4024 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

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Adult
Durham, NC Hospital - Adult

Durham, NC

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP

Adult

Ages 18 and up

615 Douglas Street, Suite 500, Durham, NC 27705

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Charlotte, NC Center - Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Charlotte, NC

Center

PHP, IOP, OP

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

PHP and IOP: Ages 18 and under

1900 Scott Avenue, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203

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Atlanta, GA – Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Hospital

Georgia

Atlanta, GA
Hospital and Center

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

Providing individualized care for children, adolescents, and young adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

Available Programs

We offer both individualized care and group treatment—all with the goal of equipping individuals and their communities of support with the skills necessary to continue recovery and thrive in their personal and professional environments.

Child & Adolescent Treatment Program

Adult Treatment Program

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41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

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Amy Gerberry

Amy Gerberry

MS, LPC

Executive Director


Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Hospital – Atlanta, GA

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Jonathan Levy

Jonathan Levy

MD, CEDS-S

Medical Director


Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Hospital – Atlanta, GA

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Taylor Rae Homesley

Taylor Rae Homesley

LPC, CPCS, CEDS-S

Clinical Director


Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Hospital – Atlanta, GA

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Ro'Shannon Wilcoxson

Ro'Shannon Wilcoxson

Practice Manager


Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Hospital – Atlanta, GA

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Holly Pudwill

Holly Pudwill

MS, RD, LD/N, CEDRD-S

Manager of Nutrition Services


Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Hospital – Atlanta, GA

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    Many locations. One destination.

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Durham, NC – Adult Hospital

North Carolina

Durham, NC
Hospital and Center

Adult

Ages 18 and up

Providing individualized care for adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

Available Programs

We offer both individualized care and group treatment—all with the goal of equipping individuals and their communities of support with the skills necessary to continue recovery and thrive in their personal and professional environments.

Adult Treatment Program

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615 Douglas Street, Suite 500, Durham, NC 27705

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Eliza Russ

Eliza Russ

MBA, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S

Executive Director


Adult Hospital - Durham, NC

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Joseph Crozier

Joseph Crozier

MD, PhD

Medical Director


Adult Hospital - Durham, NC

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Mem Wood

Mem Wood

MS, LCMHC

Clinical Director


Adult Hospital - Durham, NC

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Elysse Miller

Elysse Miller

MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD

Manager, Nutrition Services


Adult Hospital - Durham, NC

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Emilee Rojas

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Emilee Rojas

Practice Manager

Child & Adolescent Center – Charlotte, NC


Emilee Rojas currently serves as the Practice Manager for the Charlotte Clinic at Veritas Collaborative. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from Appalachian State University in 2014. Prior to joining Veritas Collaborative in March 2018, she worked as a Physician Practice Coordinator for Carolinas Healthcare System, and before that as an Assistant Office Manager for Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Emilee is excited to make a meaningful impact in patient lives and further her leadership skills.


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Emerald Smith

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Emerald Smith

LPC, ATR

Clinical Director

Child & Adolescent Center – Charlotte, NC


Emerald Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist with over 15 years of Mental Health experience.  She attended Earlham College, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Studio Art. Emerald earned her Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has focused the past 6 years of her work on exclusively working with families and individuals living with an eating disorder in Inpatient, Residential and Partial Hospitalization levels of care. She has additional training in both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Emerald believes in the power of creativity and enjoys witnessing the strength and resiliency of patients as they navigate recovery.


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