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In the Community
Spokane Opens
St. Paul Garden
Recovery Night 

June 11, 2013  


At this month's Recovery Night, The Emily Program will host Christine Hanwick and Rhonda Guertin. 


Christine Hanwick remembers having issues with her body from the time she was a little girl. In college, her anorexia turned into bulimia which triggered binge drinking. The combination of eating disorders and alcoholism quickly consumed her life. 15 years later, Christine is healthy, sober, and grateful daily to be in recovery. She will share her story of recovery and how eating disorders and alcoholism have impacted her life journey in a positive way.


Rhonda will share her ongoing journey to recovery from her eating disorder and drug addiction.  Rhonda once lived in a world of complete darkness and hopelessness, never believing that she would find her way out.  After putting her career and life on the line, Rhonda got serious about her recovery. With the support of her family, friends, and professionals along with a propensity toward stubbornness, persistence, and hard work, Rhonda found light in the darkness.  She learned there is a much better way to live life, a life free of self-destruction, a life with superb quality, a life embracing her vision of ROCK RECOVERY, ROCK LIFE. 


Date: June 11

Time: 6:30-8:00PM 
2265 Como Ave, lower level, St. Paul, MN 55108

Recovery Night is a night of inspiration and hope, and occurs the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This is a free event that is open to the community.  
TEP in the Community
St. Paul

Cindy Solberg, a therapist at The Emily Program will present at The Recovery Church to speak about exploring eating disorder and addiction recovery. This event is open to the public. More details below: 


What: Exploring Eating Disorder and Addiction Recovery

When: Thursday, June 20th at 7 PM

Where: The Recovery Church, 253 State St.,         St. Paul, MN 55107


Discussion Overview: Most people are usually very surprised to learn that eating disorders and addiction often come hand in hand. This session will provide a basic level of understanding of the multidimensional nature of eating disorder and addiction recovery.  

Sponsored by The Emily Program, The Recovery Church, and Minnesota Recovery Connection


Now Open in Spokane, WA
The Emily Program is excited to announce that our new Spokane office is officially open. 
We are currently taking referrals and new clients in need of eating disorder treatment. Call us at (509) 252-1366. 


We believe that with the right treatment, recovery is possible. Our Spokane providers are well-trained, knowledgeable eating disorder professionals. They offer personalized, compassionate care to individuals who are on their journey toward recovery. 


Services offered include: 

  • Eating Disorder Assessments 
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Nutritional Evaluation and Counseling
  • Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Psychiatric and Medical Services
Meet some of our staff:  

Krista Kubiak Crotty, C.E.D.S., L.M.F.T., Psy.D.Site Manager & Therapist

Krista is the site manager for Spokane. In her role as clinician, Krista works with clients of all ages and diagnoses and loves working with clients around body image issues. She draws from a variety of methods including narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and often incorporates the use of the creative process in conjunction with the therapeutic process. She earned her Master's of Science from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in family and pediatrics from Azusa Pacific University. She trained at Harbor UCLA medical center and Loma Linda Children's Hospital. She is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Away from work, Krista loves being a mom to her three boys, playing outside, going on adventures with her family, skiing, hiking, biking, and camping. 


Monique DesChane, M.A., C.R.C., L.M.H.C.Therapist

Monique works with adolescents and adults. She is trained in ACT, DBT, CBT, and MI. She uses a humanistic approach to help clients address disordered eating. Monique earned her undergraduate degree from Washington State University, and her Master's degree in Counseling, Community Agency from Whitworth University. Living in the great Northwest, she enjoys boating, camping, snowmobiling, and riding her ATV.


Vivienne Dutzar, M.S., R.D., C.D.Registered Dietitian

Vivienne enjoys working with clients of all ages; helping them to learn the art of self-care and experience the joy of mindful health. She earned a Master's in Nutrition at Washington State University and recently became a certified presence-based coach. Vivienne is a wildly enthusiastic grandma; she loves gardening, dogs, western riding, cooking, and reading.


Michelle Weinbender, R.D., C.D.Registered Dietitian

Michelle works with people of all ages to find a comfortable relationship with food that enhances their overall health and quality of life through individual and group nutrition counseling. She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Food and Nutrition and a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Central Washington University. Michelle loves spending time with her family, renovating their old house, learning to fly fish, and is an avid college basketball fan. 


Solina Bressler, Administrative Assistant

As administrative support for the Spokane office, Solina loves being the first positive impression for clients and providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Solina has a degree in marketing from the University of Idaho and studied abroad at the University of Oslo.  She enjoys time with family and friends, journaling, photography, and traveling.  She loves performing with her mother and brother in a musical singing trio, which has produced a full-length CD of Norwegian folk tunes entitled Reflections of Norway.


Eve BirdOffice Coordinator 

Dee MyersTherapist

Amy Norene, Therapist


To set up a personalized eating disorder evaluation with one of our caring staff or get more information, contact us or call (509) 252-1366 -- choose option #3 and then select "Spokane."

Our St. Paul Garden is Growing

Stop by our 2265 Como Avenue, St. Paul location to lend a hand or see what's growing!

So far we have planted an aromatherapy/herb garden & a patch of spectacular sweet corn. One fun fact of doing a garden is that you don't have to be a "gardener." You just have to not mind a little dirt. A small price to pay for beautiful green beans, beets, basil, succulent squash, swiss chard & spinach.  Of course, there will be cucumbers & cabbage, potatoes, a spectrum of peppers, including the really hot ones, onions, tantalizing tomatoes & great greens -- just to name a  few things that will be sprouting soon.       

The gardening group meets at 2 PM on Wednesdays to poke around in the garden. Please join us -- whether you're into weeding, watering or just wandering through we'd be happy to see you.  
For more information about the garden, check out the new white board on the lower level near the kitchen.  
So, join us soon and join us often -- come get lost in the tranquility of watching over the garden or find your self in the dirt.  
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