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Eating Disorder Center of Missouri (EDCMO)

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1855 Bowles Ave. Suite 210
Fenton, Missouri 63026

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing


  • Wilderness

Facility Highlights

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Trauma Resolution Treatment

Co-Occuring Disorders Treatment


EDCMO specializes in the treatment of all types of eating disorders; including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive over eating. EDCMO also assists in the treatment of anxiety disorders, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder, as well as Complex PTSD, unresolved trauma, and Dissociative Disorders.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only


  • CARF
  • ADP


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Meet The Staff

Heidi Strickler, Ph.D.
Administrative Director & Therapist

Dr. Strickler obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree from the Millersville University in Psychology. She went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Social Work and Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington. Dr. Strickler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, and Certified Trauma and Loss Specialist. She has worked at Castlewood Treatment Center since 2011 at various levels of care including residential treatment, day treatment, stepdown, and intensive outpatient. Currently, Dr. Strickler is the Administrative Director and a primary therapist for the Eating Disorder Center of Missouri. She incorporates experiential therapies, family work, internal family systems therapy and cognitive behavioral therapies in her approach to therapeutic healing. Dr. Strickler specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma based disorders and family dynamic issues. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She has been a therapist for over 12 years. Dr. Strickler is on Castlewood’s Research and education committee and her current areas of interest in research are eating disorders and trauma.

Cara Faries- M.A., LPC.
Clinical Director & Therapist

Cara has been on staff at Castlewood since 2004 and has held various positions: Primary Therapist, Senior Primary therapist of IOP, and currently Clinical Director of the Intensive Outpatient Program. Cara is trained in the Internal Family Systems Model. She has 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. Ms. Faries has specialized training in body image and body movement, and has worked extensively with a variety of mental health issues including: trauma, eating disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety, and sexual dysfunction. Ms. Faries holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Webster University in Missouri.


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