At the University of Michigan Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, we provide nationally recognized, evidence-based treatment of eating disorders. Our treatment services are offered by highly skilled professionals who have more than 125 years of combined experience in the treatment of these challenging conditions.
Your treatment team includes:
Erika Feldpausch, Lead Social Worker and Clinic Coordinator
Erika Feldpausch, LMSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan and her Bachelor of Social Work degree at Central Michigan University. Her clinical focus is on mental health conditions in children and youth. Erika's training includes Family Based Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Erika is experienced in conducting family and group therapy and has worked in outpatient, partial, inpatient, and emergency room hospital settings.
Kelsey LaLonde, Program Social Worker
Kelsey LaLonde, LMSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and graduate degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan. She began at UMHS as an intern on the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and completed a postgraduate fellowship in the Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Psychiatry clinic. Kelsey's area of clinical focus is the treatment of children and youth with a variety of psychiatric conditions. Her training includes experience conducting individual, family, and group therapy, as well as working with numerous evidence-based treatment modalities. Kelsey also has experience working as a School Social Worker in an elementary school setting.
Kate Fawcett, Program Social Worker
Kate Fawcett, LMSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program team after working at the University of Michigan's Counseling & Psychological Services, where she provided individual, group, and crisis counseling to U-M students with mental health concerns. Additionally, Kate has worked in Community Mental Health settings facilitating DBT and CBT skills groups, art therapy, and providing case management. Kate completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Michigan. She combines warmth and compassion with various treatment modalities and the most up-to-date research in helpin patients identify and work toward their treatment goals. Kate firmly believes that recovery from an eating disorder is possible and strives to inspire this hope in patients and families as they work to restore their bodies and their lives.
Carrie Rider, Program Social Worker
Carrie Rider, BSW, received a Bachelor of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and will complete her training as a Registered Yoga Teacher in May 2013. Carrie comes to this program with several years of experience working with at risk youth in a residential program in Grand Rapids, MI. It was through this experience Carrie began to recognize the value of introducing youth to yoga and was inspired to further share her passion for yoga in a therapeutic setting.
Laurie Fortlage, Lead Dietitian
Laurie Fortlage, MS, RD, is a Registered Dietitian whose clinical specialty is nutrition counseling for patients with eating disorders. Her passion is in helping individuals and families not only to have nutrition knowledge, but to also have the skills to apply nutrition knowledge. Laurie has extensive experience working with individuals both on an outpatient basis, and within inpatient and partial hospitalization programs at University Medical Centers in Massachusetts and Michigan.
Brenda J. Henne, Certified Teacher and Learning Specialist
Brenda Henne joins our program bringing with her extensive experience as a classroom teacher and educational administrator within a variety of settings. Brenda has most recently been the chair for special services at a large comprehensive high school developing and directing programs and services that enabled students to meet rigorous educational standards. Her skills as an instructor, and as a strong advocate for the needs of students, will greatly benefit patients and families in our program.
Cali Broermann, Patient Care Associate
Cali Broermann, M.S., received a Bachelor of Arts from Austin College and a Master’s of Science in General Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. As a Behavioral Health Technician at the Remuda Ranch LIFE Program in Chandler, AZ, she provided a positive and safe milieu for female adolescents and adults with eating disorders and anxiety disorders. Cali broadened her knowledge of eating behaviors through her practicum at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, Michigan. Her clinical and research interests include the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and emotional eating.
Take the Next Step
Schedule an evaluation or learn more about the University of Michigan Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, call 877-475-MOTT (877-475-6688).