Embark Behavioral Health Opens 3 New Clinics; Monte Nido Opens Residential Program In Arizona

Embark Behavioral Health Opens Trio of New Outpatient Clinics 

Chandler, Arizona-based Embark Behavioral Health opened three new outpatient clinics in Southern California to provide accessible mental health services to youths, young adults, and their families.

Located in Woodland Hills, West Los Angeles and Newport Beach, the new programs will offer comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, substance use disorder and other mental health disorders.

All three facilities provide care through an IOP and a PHP program.


“We’re reaffirming our commitment to providing accessible and evidence-based mental health services to those in need,” Jeremy Behling, group president of Embark’s outpatient clinics, said in a press release. “Through partnerships like Anthem Blue Cross California, we aim to ensure that quality care is affordable for our clients, underscoring our dedication to breaking down barriers to mental health care, fostering a nurturing environment for healing and growth.”

In July, the youth behavioral health provider hired a new CFO and two segment leaders.

Eating Disorder Provider Monte Nido & Affiliates Opens Residential Treatment Center For Teens

Monte Nido & Affiliates opened a new residential eating disorder center in Scottsdale, Arizona that caters to adolescents.


The teen-focused therapies include equine therapy and evidence-based care designed to restore nutritional and physiological balance. Specialized care is also offered for co-occurring addictions, mood disorders, psychiatric conditions and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“Because PTSD is a common co-occurring condition in eating disorder patients, we are proud that Rosewood Scottsdale will offer evidence-based trauma treatment concurrently with eating disorder treatment for those who need it,” Molly Perlman, Chief Medical Officer of Monte Nido & Affiliates, said in a press release.

Monte Nido claims the center will be among the first to integrate cognitive processing therapy (CPT) with its evidence-based trauma treatments.

EDCare Opens Eating Disorder Treatment Program For Teens and Their Families 

Eating disorder treatment provider EDCare announced the opening of its new Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program on Sept. 19.

The new program is open to teenagers aged 13 to 17 and their families and “significantly” expands EDCare’s offerings for young people. Clinicians will provide emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT) through the new program.

“The increasing prevalence of eating disorders among adolescents underscores the importance of our new treatment program,” Erik Akhund, Chairman and CEO of EDCare, said in a press release. “As we introduce this needed program, we are driven by the goal of fostering healing and resilience in the face of these challenges and are dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our younger generation.”

EDCare’s Denver location will continue caring for adults through its partial hospitalization program, transitional, intensive outpatient program, outpatient services, and specialized Athlete EDGE program. Its Kansas center serves adults and adolescents and its Nebraska center provides care exclusively to adults.

Burrell Behavioral Health Breaks Ground On New 24/7 Youth Crisis Center

Burrell Behavioral Health began work on a new youth crisis center to improve “unacceptable” delays in care for young people in Springfield, Missouri and across the state.

The new center will offer round-the-clock access to crisis-level support through various intensive outpatient programs, a partial hospitalization program and a long-term youth residential facility.

“Suicide rates, depression, and anxiety are on the rise. And together, we have an opportunity as a community to make a difference addressing each of those concerns,” C.J. Davis, CEO of Brightli, Burrell’s parent company, said in a press release.

The organization said the first phase of the new center will be completed in approximately 18-24 months.

The build was made possible through a $5.3 million American Recovery Plan Act allocation from Greene County in Missouri, $1 million from the Missouri Department of Mental Health and $5 million from this year’s Missouri state budget.

Nystrom & Associates Cuts Ribbon On New Mental Health Clinic in Wisconsin 

Outpatient mental health provider Nystrom & Associates opened a new clinic in Greenfield, Wisconsin, on Sept. 14.

The clinic will offer individual outpatient therapy, couples and family therapy and psychiatric services through in-person and telehealth modalities.

“Our team of therapists and psychiatric providers are committed to delivering the highest quality care for Greenfield and the surrounding areas,” Amber Wentzel, Vice President of Operations for Wisconsin of Nystrom & Associates, said in a release. “We’re committed to increasing access to care and helping individuals across the state be the best versions of themselves.”

The company operates 50 locations in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin and announced plans to expand into North Dakota in January.

Mental Health Provider SunCloud Opens Outpatient Center in Maryland

SunCloud, a provider of mental health services for individuals with co-occurring disorders, opened a facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland, its third in the nation.

The new center offers PHP, IOP and outpatient therapy to adults with co-occurring mood disorders, eating disorders, addiction and trauma.

“We are delighted to give more people access to our unique, fully integrated clinical model,” Kim Dennis, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of SunCloud Health, said in a release. “As a trauma-informed treatment center, we value the healing power of connection and community in supporting folks from all walks of life in healing together.”

SunCloud also operates programs in Illinois in Northbrook and in Naperville, Chicago.

Veritas Collaborative Expands Durham Offerings With Outpatient Center

Eating disorder treatment provider Veritas Collaborative now accepts patients to its new outpatient center in Durham, North Carolina.

The new facility, dubbed the Veritas Collaborative Triangle Outpatient Center, offers partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient (OP) care.

It is situated in the same building as Veritas’s inpatient and residential programs for children and adolescents, creating a full continuum of care.

“The opening of the Triangle Outpatient Center will allow us to care for a greater number of patients who are affected by eating disorders,” Sara Hofmeier, Veritas’s executive director, said in a statement. “Veritas Collaborative is dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients, and expanding our services helps us create a safe and supportive environment to provide real healing for children, adolescents, and adults.”

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