OCD and Anxiety
If you, or someone you love, is caught in the grasp of an eating disorder, residential care may be the most effective way to reclaim your freedom.
Rogers Behavioral Health has been a leader in residential care for eating disorders for more than three decades. We were among the first offering this most intensive level of care and pioneered separate programming for males back in 1997. Our ability to handle complex cases, particularly with co-existing eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety, is well recognized by referring providers.
At the Rogers Eating Disorder Center, you’ll find a physician-led, multidisciplinary team of professionals all focused on treating adolescents (age 12-17) and adults (18 and older) with:
If you have a child with disordered eating, Rogers Child Center provides residential care to kids age 6 to 12.
Our goal? To help you or your child become nutritionally and medically stable, provide the structure and skills needed to face your challenges, and overall, to help you or a loved one find the resilience to achieve and maintain recovery.
Contact us to request a free confidential screening and learn more.
Call 800-767-4411 or use our screening request form
You, or a son or daughter, will live on campus, typically for 30 to 60 days. With separate programming for adolescents and adults, you or your child will benefit from an individualized treatment plan designed to heal physical health, mental health and self-esteem. Through a variety of activities and therapies, in group and individual settings, you’ll build skills to create positive, lasting change in the way you think and behave when it comes to food, exercise and body image.
In addition to medical management, your or a loved one's personal care plan will include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with an emphasis on graduated exposure and response prevention (ERP), along with behavioral activation and dialectical behavior-informed skill development.
At Rogers, experiential therapy is an integral part of all of our residential programs. A special focus at the Eating Disorder Center is horticultural therapy, where you’ll use your CBT and ERP coping skills to address your anxieties and fears as you grow, maintain and eventually prepare meals for you and your family.
Learn more about specific therapies and the Rogers therapeutic approach.
We know it can be difficult to ask for help, and you may be unsure about what to expect if you do reach out. At the Eating Disorder Center, we’re here to guide you through the changes you’re motivated to make, and you’ll have around-the-clock support. The program provides the structure and encouragement you need to stick with your treatment guidelines, meet your goals and improve your quality of life. Here’s what a typical day at the Eating Disorder Center looks like:
Your caring and compassionate team of providers includes board-certified psychiatrists, a primary care provider, a clinical psychologist, social workers and counselors, behavioral specialists, registered nurses, registered dietitians, experiential therapists and more—all helping you work toward resilience and recovery.
Brad E. R. Smith, MD, is a full-time psychiatrist who is board-certified in adult psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and other complex or multiple mental health diagnoses. Dr. Smith has specialized in treating individuals with eating disorders since he joined Rogers in 2011, seeing patients in the inpatient, residential and partial hospital programs. As the hospital's medical director of Eating Disorder Services, Dr. Smith's goal is to help his patients learn evidence-based techniques for building resilience for recovery. He previously directed the adult inpatient eating disorders program in Oconomowoc.
Prior to joining Rogers, Dr. Smith served as assistant medical director and forensic clinical director at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison. He has also maintained an active forensic psychiatry consulting practice. His administrative experience includes the training and clinical direction of other behavioral health clinicians, as well as the development of clinical treatment programming for hospital systems.
In addition to his leadership role at Rogers, Dr. Smith serves as a voluntary assistant clinical professor in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s psychiatry and behavioral medicine department, where he teaches residents and fellows. He also assists in teaching residents and medical students in psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Smith received his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Smith completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, where he was chief resident during his final year, followed by a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, and the Wisconsin Medical Society. He has lectured to professional and community audiences around the nation on eating disorders and a wide range of mental health topics, including peer-selected presentations for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) annual meetings.
Jenifer Waite Wollenburg, MS-ATR, is the manager of the Eating Disorder Center. She is responsible for the oversight of its daily operation. She coordinates with the clinical staff to make sure that each resident receives quality care supported by evidence-based practices.
Jenifer has been a part of Rogers Behavioral Health's staff since 1999, and has experience with a range of eating disorder services in the Rogers system, including inpatient and partial hospitalization services. Jenifer takes pride in running a high-quality program and seeks to meet the individual clinical needs of everyone at the Eating Disorder Center.
Psychologist Nicholas R. Farrell, PhD provides clinical consultation and supervises the work of the behavioral specialists in Rogers’ Eating Disorder Center as well as in the inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. He received his master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY). He served as a graduate research assistant in the Anxiety Disorders Research Laboratory at the University of Wyoming from 2010 to 2015, and completed his predoctoral internship training as a psychology resident at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (Ontario, Canada).
Dr. Farrell specializes in the use of empirically supported treatments that have been developed based on psychological science. He has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles and has given presentations on topics related to the cognitive behavioral treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders. Dr. Farrell embraces an integrated care model that promotes collaboration between patients and the health professionals involved in their care. He is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
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Nestled on nine acres of prairie and woodlands, the setting for the Rogers Eating Disorder Center encourages a tranquil and healing experience. About two miles down the road from our main campus in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, adults and adolescents reside in separate houses on campus (16 beds for adults, and eight beds for adolescents). Comfortable treatment and living areas with semi-private bedrooms complement the home-like kitchen and dining areas.
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