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Elouise Cram

Elouise Cram

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LCSWA

Lead Therapist

Child, Adolescent & Adult Center – Charlotte, NC

Elouise Cram (she/her) is the Lead Therapist at Veritas Collaborative’s Child, Adolescent & Adult Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She obtained her undergraduate degree in public health from Clemson University (go tigers!) and her MSW from the University of South Carolina (go cocks!). She has worked in several eating disorder treatment settings across various levels of care.

Elouise appreciates bringing the values of curiosity, collaboration, and willingness into her therapeutic approach. She enjoys working with individuals to find peace with their food, their bodies, and themselves. While her practice is primarily acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)-informed, she also incorporates principles and tools from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and emotion-focused therapy (EFT). Elouise is excited to hold warm, validating, and often humor-filled space (when appropriate!) to work alongside individuals of all ages.

When not at work, Elouise can be found smashing pickleballs, listening to Maggie Rogers, or chasing her rescue doodle, Poppy.

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Lauren Tinkey

Lauren Tinkey

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MS, RDN, LDN

OP Nutrition & Culinary Lead

Child, Adolescent & Adult Center – Charlotte, NC

Lauren Tinkey (she/her) is the Outpatient Nutrition & Culinary Lead at Veritas Collaborative’s Child, Adolescent & Adult Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lauren is responsible for the nutrition department’s effectiveness and efficiency, overseeing all of the site’s nutrition services within her role. As Outpatient Nutrition & Culinary Lead, she manages nutrition department personnel (including registered dietitians and dietetic technicians), conducts and coordinates clinical care for partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient levels of care, and directs operational functions of the site’s culinary and food service needs.

Lauren attended the University of Georgia (UGA) and completed her Bachelor of Science in dietetics. During her undergrad, she co-founded the Sports Nutrition Association for Pre-Professionals, and worked under the sports dietitians with UGA’s Division I athletes. Lauren completed the Coordinated Dietetics Program to earn her Master of Science in health sciences with a nutrition focus. Prior to joining Veritas, Lauren built up her clinical experience as a Registered Dietitian (RDN) and advanced her creativity and management skills working for start-ups.

Lauren embodies a balance of work-hard and play-hard. When not at work, you’re likely to find Lauren tackling a jigsaw puzzle, scheming a book swap, playing a round of golf, or seeking her adrenaline fix as an adventure sports enthusiast.

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Dani Field

Dani Field

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MSW

Office Manager

Child, Adolescent & Adult Center – Charlotte, NC

Dani Field (she/her) is the Office Manager at Veritas Collaborative’s Child, Adolescent & Adult Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dani manages the day-to-day administrative operations at the site, providing meaningful connections as the point of contact for patients and families. She coordinates communication between departments, ensuring patients are matched with care teams as soon as possible.

Dani earned a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from Green Mountain College and a Master of Social Work (MSW) with a focus in clinical practice from Hunter College. Dani has nearly a decade of office management experience, primarily in mental health.

When Dani is not in the office, you can find her spending time with her dog or exploring the city on her bicycle.

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Charlotte, NC – Child, Adolescent & Adult Center

North Carolina

Charlotte, NC

Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Child • Adolescent • Adult

Ages 8 and up

Individualized care for children, adolescents, and adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. Located just south of downtown, our Charlotte, North Carolina eating disorder treatment center offers in-person and virtual treatment at various levels of care, including PHP, IOP, and OP.

Individual, family, and group outpatient services are available through Gather Behavioral Health, a partner of Veritas Collaborative under the Accanto Health umbrella of treatment services.

Call 855-875-5812 to get help with an eating disorder.

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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

Individual, family, and group outpatient services through Gather

Contact

Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center

1900 Scott Avenue, Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28203

Parking & Public Transportation

Parking: Ample parking is available onsite for no fee.

Public Transportation: The #6 Bus is the fastest route to access the Charlotte Center via public transportation. Take the #6 outbound to the East Blvd and Scott Avenue stop and proceed toward Scott Avenue. Our Center is in a brick building shared with Atrium Health, which will be on your right in 0.1 miles.

Alternatively, take the #19 Bus from the Charlotte Transportation Center to the Park Road and Ideal Way stop. Proceed toward the intersection and turn left onto Ideal Way. Go 0.5 miles (about 10 minutes), until you reach Kenilworth Avenue. Cross Kenilworth Avenue and take a left, turning right onto the road between the last residential house and the brick apartment building. Follow this sidewalk around the apartment complex to the left and use the crosswalk to take the sidewalk, passing the bushes, and enter Veritas’ parking lot. Proceed toward Scott Avenue, and the front of our building will be on your right.

Virtual Tour: Charlotte Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

This video tour provides a look at Veritas Collaborative’s eating disorder treatment center for children, adolescents, and adults in Charlotte, as well as an overview of the multidisciplinary care offered at the site.

Our programs include individual therapy and nutrition sessions, skills-based group therapy, therapeutic supported meals, and psychiatry and medical services, all delivered within a safe and nurturing environment.

If you have any questions or are interested in treatment for yourself or a loved one, please call us at 855-875-5812.

If you’re a healthcare provider, you can schedule an in-person tour or contact marybeth.sullivan@accanto.com for additional information.


Eating Disorder Treatment FAQs with Sara Hofmeier

Executive Director of our Charlotte Outpatient Center Sara Hofmeier, MS, LCMHCS, CED-S, answers some common questions about eating disorders, including who is affected, how to screen for signs, and why it’s important that patients receive the level of care that’s right for them.

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    – Erika

    “Veritas Charlotte is amazing. My son was a part of their treatment programs. Nothing but positive things to say about the facility and staff.”

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    – Anonymous Quote

    – Anonymous

    “Our daughter was in Veritas’ program for seven months. She was in very poor health from her eating disorder when she arrived, and when she graduated from the program she was much healthier and more confident. She learned DBT skills and has come a long way in overcoming her eating disorder. The staff were kind and professional.”

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    – Diane Quote

    – Diane

    “If you want treatment that lasts, from an understanding, compassionate, and knowledgeable team, then this is who you need on your side.”

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    – Anonymous Quote

    – Anonymous

    “My wife and I have been at war with our daughter’s ED for years. She was admitted to Veritas Charlotte’s PHP program.  Fast forward six weeks, and our daughter is a different person. She no longer stares vacantly at her plate, refusing to eat. She’s properly nourished and eats without prompting. The shine has returned to her eyes. It hasn’t been an easy road and we’ve had our setbacks. Thank you Veritas for helping us get our girl back! ”

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    – Kasey

    “Couldn’t say a bad thing about the Charlotte Center’s amazing team!”

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    – Jacki Quote

    – Jacki

    “Very caring and trustworthy staff!”

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  • Sara Hofmeier

    Sara Hofmeier

    MS, LCMHCS, CEDS-S

    Executive Director

    Child, Adolescent, & Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Center – Charlotte, NC

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  • Elouise Cram

    Elouise Cram

    LCSWA

    Lead Therapist

    Child, Adolescent, & Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Center – Charlotte, NC

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  • Lauren Tinkey

    Lauren Tinkey

    MS, RDN, LDN

    OP Nutrition & Culinary Lead

    Child, Adolescent, & Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Center – Charlotte, NC

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  • Dani Field

    Dani Field

    MSW

    Office Manager

    Child, Adolescent, & Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Center – Charlotte, NC

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  • Joseph Crozier

    Joseph Crozier

    MD, PhD

    Medical Director

    Child, Adolescent, & Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Center – Charlotte, NC

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  • Parkavi Chellappa

    Parkavi Chellappa

    MD

    Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services

    Child, Adolescent, & Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Center – Charlotte, NC

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  • Rebecca Eckstein

    Becca Eckstein

    LCSW, CEDS-S

    Senior Regional Director, Southeast

    Child, Adolescent, & Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Center – Charlotte, NC

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  • Mark Warren

    Mark Warren

    MD, MPH, FAED

    Chief Medical Officer

    Child, Adolescent, & Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Center – Charlotte, NC

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Eating Disorders Treated by Veritas Collaborative

Our eating disorder treatment centers offer a comprehensive range of personalized eating disorder treatment options designed to address various eating disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. With options for virtual and on-site eating disorder recovery programs, we strive to provide care that fits into your life.

For those struggling with anorexia nervosa, a condition marked by an extreme fear of weight gain and a distorted body image, Veritas Collaborative provides in-depth treatment plans to guide you on the path to recovery.

We also offer specialized treatment for bulimia nervosa, a disorder characterized by cycles of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors like self-induced vomiting, commonly known as purging, or excessive exercise to offset weight gain.

Veritas Collaborative also offers support to individuals dealing with binge eating disorder, which involves episodes of excessive food consumption often triggered by negative emotional stimuli and a lack of control over eating.

You can also get help for OSFED (Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder) at our eating disorder treatment centers. People who experience eating disorder symptoms that impair their life but do not fit the diagnostic criteria of other eating disorders may be struggling with OSFED.

ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) is a condition for which you can receive care at Veritas Collaborative eating disorder treatment centers. ARFID is commonly experienced as a continual failure to meet appropriate nutritional and/or energy needs. This is often because of an apparent lack of interest in food, avoidance due to the sensory qualities of food, and/or concern over adverse consequences of eating food.

Eating disorders sometimes occur alongside a range of other psychiatric and developmental disorders. Such co-occurring disorders are another aspect of eating disorder treatment that we attend to at Veritas Collaborative. Intensive residential eating disorder support may be advisable for certain cases of co-occurring disorders.

If you have specific questions or concerns about your condition, we encourage you to contact us for more information. Learn about our eating disorder live-In treatment facilities.

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