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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!

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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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.

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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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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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Anne Ganje

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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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