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1260 St. Paul Rd., Ballwin, Missouri, 63021
Set 25 minutes outside of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Castlewood offers state-of-the-art addiction treatment for eating disorders. Rather than simply focus on the symptoms, the residential rehab works on treating the underlying issues of the illness, offering individualized care that’s tailored to each client. The facility also addresses co-occurring disorders such as OCD, social anxiety disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety, substance abuse and PTSD. In a non-judgmental and highly supportive setting, clients learn to come to terms with their illness and develop coping skills for a healthy and fulfilling life in recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Stabilization Program
  • Residential Treatment


  • Co-Occurring Disorders

    Many clients with an Eating Disorder also have other psychiatric disorders, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, or Major Depression and once they give up eating disorder symptoms, the other psychiatric symptoms become more acute. It is important that such diagnoses are made early in treatment and treated simultaneously with the eating disorder. The same is true for trauma-based disorders such as sexual abuse or Attachment Disorder of childhood.
  • Male Eating Disorder Treatment

    Castlewood treats men with all types of eating disorders age 16 and above. Our approach is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Men are housed in the same residence as women with single bedrooms. Men participate in groups and meals with women. Treatment for men is both similar and different than for women. While some men have very comparable developmental pathways or “causes” to their eating disorder as women, others do not. Each client must explore the issues which gave rise to the development of their eating disorder. Most clients have issues with gender identity and sexuality. Gender and sexuality issues for men can be quite different than for women and must be explored in a safe environment. Family dynamics, stigma and body image concerns for men with eating disorders often are very different than for females.

Facility Settings

  • Ultra-Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Dawn M. Holemon, M.D.
    Dr. Dawn M. Holemon, M.D.Psychiatrist
    Dr. Holemon graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and has been in private practice of psychiatry since 1986. Dr. Holemon began working at Castlewood Treatment Center with the opening of the St. Paul Road location in June 2010. Her experience has been in the areas of adolescent psychiatry, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders; with an interest in medication as an adjunct to a strong therapy-based treatment plan. She has enjoyed becoming a part of the Castlewood treatment team for this reason.
  • Erin McGinty, MS, LPC, NCC
    Erin McGinty, MS, LPC, NCCProgram Director, Anxiety Services Coordinator, Therapist
    Ms. McGinty earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana. She also obtained her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ms. McGinty has been with Castlewood Treatment Center since 2010, and currently holds the positions of Castlewood I Program Director, Anxiety Services Coordinator, and Primary Therapist. Ms. McGinty specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders; Ms. McGinty previously worked for several years at Rogers Memorial Hospital, on a unit specializing in co-morbid eating and anxiety disorders. Ms. McGinty also frequently lectures on eating disorders and anxiety disorders, having done so on a regional and national level. Ms. McGinty holds training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, schema therapy, and completed her Level I training in Internal Family Systems. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

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One of Castlewood’s two residential facilities in the St. Louis area, Castlewood II treats men and women 16 years and older with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. The program also offers treatment for co-occurring substance abuse disorders and/or mental health disorders, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and PTSD. A transitional living program for clients participating in outpatient treatment is also located on campus.


According to the facility's website, Castlewood’s clinical team philosophy is to treat clients’ symptoms and then work on underlying issues in therapy. Typical treatment plans last two to four months, but can be extended if necessary.

Care is intensive, individualized, and catered toward clients with eating disorders. Nurses are available 24/7 to provide medical care and support, and clients attend four individual therapy sessions a week, six hours of group therapy every day, and meet with both a dietician and a physician once a week.

Treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), expressive and creative therapies, attachment-based therapy, and relapse prevention. **Staff-supported meals, after-meal processing, and daily weight and vital sign monitoring are also provided. Castlewood’s *co-occurring chemical dependency group meets once a week* and is designed to introduce clients to the 12-step program of recovery. A three-day long family program is offered every six weeks and includes psychoeducational groups for loved ones, along with multi-family group therapy sessions.

Castlewood also offers eating disorder treatment for males and LGBT individuals. Gender neutral language is used throughout programming, and issues of gender and sexual identity are considered during treatment.


The center's website notes the multidisciplinary treatment team includes registered nurses, dietitians, and a medical director. In addition, there are psychiatrists, social workers, and doctoral level therapists on staff.


The facility's website indicates the campus is set on 55 wooded acres near Castlewood State Park. Castlewood II Treatment Center offers a peaceful campus for recovery and reflection. The intimate facility, which admits no more than 16 residents at a time, offers two-bed rooms with king-sized beds, comfortable furnishings, and flat-screen TVs.


The four alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback. They all gave four- or five- out of five stars respectively for treatment effectiveness.

They also indicated they would recommend the Castlewood II Treatment Center, and rated the center's treatment of co-occurring disorders highly. One alum noted they needed better counseling options and another indicated the center needed a better 12-step program. However, overall, alumni praised the center.

The two individuals who left Yelp reviews for the center at the time of this writing provided positive feedback, and five out of five star reviews. "Castlewood II Treatment Center helped me gain my life back from my eating disorder. I don't know what I would have done without the patient and hardworking staff at C2," an alum wrote in a representative review on Yelp. [1]


According to the facility’s website, Castlewood accepts several private insurance plans, including Blue Cross, Cigna, and Aetna among 12 in total. The facility encourages clients to call their insurance providers prior to admissions.

  1. https://www.yelp.com/biz/castlewood-ii-treatment-center-ballwin
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