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1295 Bandana Boulevard West
Suite 310 & 210
St. Paul, MN 55108
P: 651-645-5323
F: 651-621-8490
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Patient Stories

Treatment Testimonials:
Real Stories of Hope & Healing

At Veritas Collaborative, we understand the complexities of eating disorders and their profound impact on individuals and their loved ones. Our comprehensive treatment approach isn’t just recognized by leading professionals in the field; it’s also reflected in the powerful reviews we receive from patients and their families. These testimonials offer a glimpse into our supportive eating disorder treatment centers and the inspiring journeys of those who have found healing with us.

Let the experiences of others be a guiding light on your own path to recovery. Each testimonial is a testament to the transformation that is possible when compassion, expertise, and multidisciplinary support combine to form a truly holistic approach to care.

“First, I will say for anyone reading this review – I know why you’re reading it, and I’ve been there. I’m sending you my good vibes. What I am about to say is 100% from my heart and my absolute truth.

Making the choice to send our daughter to Veritas was legitimately the hardest decision we have made as a family and that I have made in my life. We hail from Ohio, and as if residential wasn’t enough, she was so, so far away.

I say this without reservation – Veritas saved my daughter’s life. Does that mean that treatment isn’t hard and that it doesn’t take a toll? No. It’s incredibly hard. There may be times that you ask yourself throughout the process if you did the right thing. It’s uncomfortable and it’s difficult. It’s creating change in a situation that seems hopeless and that’s crushing at times.

My kiddo spent five weeks in treatment here, starting in May 2023. She was angry with me. It was difficult. She also made friends there that she still considers family. The support of the staff here is beyond exceptional, and together, with my daughter, they altered the path that she was on in a way that I didn’t believe was possible. She has learned things about herself, and we learned things about our family that I believe we never would have known otherwise.

Additionally, the medical team was able to catch a heart defect that she has had since birth, and as a result, we are getting resolved in the coming weeks.

They understand that not every person is the same and they work to create plans that result in the best outcomes for each circumstance.

She’s getting ready to start school. She’s a different kid. She’s stepped down to intensive outpatient now – and I will just say, it’s so good to have her back. Her ED put a cloud over who she is, and she’s coming back.

Is it hard? Yes. Is it worth it? Also yes.

Love to you if you’re reading this. There is hope.”

– Karen, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

“This disease is incredibly isolating and makes you question everything as a caregiver and parent. Veritas makes me feel like I am never alone.”

– Will, Family Advocate

“Recovery is real. But it takes cooperation, hard work, and the support of a strong, professional team — and we got that at Veritas.”

– Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

“Thankful for this eating disorder resource in our area. They provide an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and treatment options. This mental health illness often requires a long journey to recovery, and the treatment teams have been key contributors to our knowledge and education about the illness… For any parent searching for help, this is a great place to start.”

– Jodie, Veritas Parent

“It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life to leave my loved one here. We were all scared, but we were more scared about what might happen if we didn’t. The Veritas team are experts in this field, and they were so kind and compassionate.”

– Jackie, Veritas Loved One, Atlanta, GA

“One of the things I value is the… sharing of information during the hand-off (of patients). My experience with Veritas in this area is super good.”

– Referring Provider, RD, LDN, Washington, DC

“Veritas is committed to helping our child and is. We have appreciated the excellent communication, as well as the extra help with things like school arrangements as we’ve needed it.”

– Kelly, Veritas Parent, Atlanta, GA

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

– Dianne, Charlotte, NC

“We’re so happy to be here after another treatment center failed to help our child. Veritas is very structured and they do a fabulous job with children! The therapy is amazing and families are very involved in treatment. We came from out of state to be here and it was totally worth it.”

– Kim, Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

I feel like the team of people working with my son at Veritas is going to help both him and us to be able to help us learn to overcome his eating disorder!

– Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

“What I really needed was structure and support—I needed a place like Veritas.”

– Veritas Patient, Durham, NC

“Front office staff were incredibly helpful in getting us situated. They were all well-versed and provided answers to all our questions about treatment.

While in residential care, my daughter’s support team has held to my expectations for communication. Having a support team so intricately involved for all levels of care has been such a relief as we deal with this tough time in our lives.”

– Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

“Overall, these trained professionals are the best. They do all they can for the residents and families as well—from nutrition education to proven therapy to compassion and strong and unwavering dedication to keep our kids safe in their battle with a misunderstood and deadly illness. While not everything was perfect, we learned the tools necessary for when we were able to leave Durham. I have so much respect for all the staff and standards in the facility and would recommend should you need care for a loved one to not accept anything less than Veritas.”

– Veritas Parent, Durham, NC

“The staff is first class. If you are looking for experts in the field, this is the place to go.”

– Kathy, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA

“I was at Veritas in Atlanta for about 10 weeks. The environment is scary when you’re just walking into it. I had struggled with my ED for almost 5 years. I’m out of treatment now. I feel fully recovered and I’m expecting my first child. I have Veritas to thank for my recovery and freedom. I highly recommend Veritas 100%.”

– Lauren, Veritas Patient, Atlanta, GA

“Everyone was so supportive of my recovery! Patients and staff alike welcomed me and did their best to help me (and each other) to improve and make progress in their recovery.”

– Veritas Patient, Durham, NC

This program has a very compassionate team of providers. They meet each patient where they are and gently but firmly encourage openness and participation. The registered dietitian team is very insightful and is able to explain the ‘why’s and reasons for specific treatment ideas. The RD team has got to be the most unliked provider at an eating disorder treatment facility, but they all provide a lot of care and compassion, always encouraging and never shaming.”

– Veritas Patient, Durham, NC

Eating disorders can feel isolating, but you are not alone. At Veritas Collaborative, we’ve seen countless stories of recovery unfold, stories of people just like you who have found their way back to themselves.

Explore our welcoming locations, the eating disorders we treat, and the personalized care options we offer. Dive into the details of our recovery programs, designed to empower your journey back to health. We’ll be your guide every step of the way.

Let’s take the first step together. We invite you to get started on the path to eating disorder treatment today. We’ll be at your side as you rediscover the joy of a balanced, empowered life.