Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Staff Spotlight, Tamara Peters

Tamara Peters

Tell us about yourself!

Hi! My name is Tamara Peters (she/her), BSN, RN, and I am the Lead RN at The Emily Program’s Seattle Residential site. I have worked with the Seattle Residential team as a nurse for over four years, and I hope to remain here for many years to come.

Describe the career path that led you to The Emily Program.

I have been a nurse for ten years. I started my nursing career as an LPN in 2012 and then earned my ADN in 2014. During the pandemic, I returned to university and earned my BSN in 2021. I love being a nurse. It has allowed me to help others and meet many wonderful patients and clients over the years. I have worked in various specialty settings, including adolescent behavioral health, medical-surgical, oncology, and at present, eating disorder treatment. 

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Introducing CARE IOP, Intensive Treatment for Binge Eating

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Most people don’t realize that binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder. In fact, BED is three times more prevalent in the U.S. than anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa combined. And in addition to the millions of Americans diagnosed with BED, many more are living with a pattern of binge eating or compulsive overeating, conditions often diagnosed as Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED).

Despite the prevalence of binge eating disorder and OSFED with a pattern of binge eating, few treatment options are specifically designed to address the unique needs of those affected. Treatment has traditionally been offered in mixed-diagnosis settings that serve people with all types of eating disorders. While these programs do provide an opportunity for intervention and growth, individuals with BED or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating often report feeling unseen, unheard, or misunderstood.

To address this reality, The Emily Program has introduced CARE IOP, a virtual intensive outpatient program specifically for people with binge eating disorder or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating. This stand-alone program is designed to address the unique needs of those struggling with these conditions and honor their diverse and intersectional experiences.

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Staff Spotlight, Sarah Fincham

TEP Staff Spotlight, Sarah Finchman

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Sarah Fincham, DNP, APRN, NP-C. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner/Medical Provider based in Spokane, Washington. I’ve been with The Emily Program since November 2018—so just over three years.

I actually have sort of a dual career. Besides my clinical practice here at The Emily Program, I am a Clinical Associate Professor at Washington State University (WSU). I teach in the Family Nurse Practitioner – Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

What motivates you to show up for work each day?

I love working with our clients and supporting them in their journey toward recovery.

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Staff Spotlight, Chloé Southcote-Want

Chloé Southcote-Want

Tell us about yourself!

Hi! I’m Chloé Southcote-Want, Office Manager (OM) at the Seattle Outpatient location of The Emily Program. I’ve been in the OM role for about three years, but I’ve been with The Emily Program for six years this December in various other admin roles, both at Seattle Outpatient and Seattle Residential. Outside of work, I’m a proud dog mom of two very stubborn Plott Hounds.

Describe the career path that led you to The Emily Program.

My background is in public health, with a focus on community health. Prior to coming to TEP, I had worked at a few non-profits doing everything from fundraising for housing and community projects to larger health campaign marketing. After having a lot of experience in more broad public health, I wanted to get more specific experience on the clinical aspects of public health. TEP was the right fit for that, as eating disorders are such an all-encompassing disorder. There are so many factors and things that I learned in my training that I see every day at work, be that social determinants and barriers to treatment, or systems of insurance. Mental health clinics are a really important part of community health systems and the wider public health system.

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Staff Spotlight, Courtney Saylors

Courtney Saylors

Tell us about yourself!

Hiyee! I’m Courtney. I’m the Site Director for our Seattle residential location. I started this role in December 2020, but have been with The Emily Program at our Seattle outpatient site since June 2016. I was the Clinical Manager for the Seattle outpatient nutrition team and the majority of my client experience was as a dietitian, primarily with our DBT PHP/IOP program. Prior to that, I worked at another ED residential program in multiple roles (milieu therapist/EDT, diet tech, individual therapist, dietitian). I’m both a therapist and dietitian, and it has been really fun to bring both of those lenses to my new role as Site Director.

What do you like most about your job?

I selfishly love this work because it’s forced me to take a good hard look at myself and my life and really ensure that I’m walking the walk and talking the talk. You cannot pour from an empty cup. To do this work, YOU have to be your top priority. Knowing your limits, holding boundaries, doing your own therapeutic work, doing what you need to do so you can be your very best you – that is how to have a positive impact and how to have a sustainable career. I’ve been incredibly lucky at The Emily Program to be surrounded by both clinical and executive teams who wholeheartedly support this and hold me to following my own advice.

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Staff Spotlight, Lindsey Waite

Lindsey Waite

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Lindsey Waite and I’ve worn a few hats during my time at The Emily Program. I started as a Program Coordinator, and I currently hold the position of Outpatient Therapist and Director of Trauma Services. I live in Olympia, Washington, and work from the South Sound site. I have been with TEP for just over four years.

Why did you choose to work for The Emily Program?

I’ve joked that my path to TEP was nothing more than destiny! After several years in private practice, I was seeking something new and team-oriented. I had already established relationships with TEP staff and received positive feedback from our community. The fateful day arrived while I was feeling especially exhausted by insurance contracts and billing issues. I called up South Sound’s site director, Stacy Schilter-Pisano, and asked if there might be a place for me at TEP (thank goodness there was). After a day of shadowing South Sound’s team, I knew it was where I belonged. I’m so grateful to be a member of this incredible team and know that it was the best career decision I could have made.

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