Fairhaven News & Updates

Fairhaven Treatment Center announces internship program with University of Memphis

Fairhaven Treatment Center has an internship program with the University of Memphis Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research (CEPR). “Fairhaven is honored to host and help train the CEPR doctoral students from the University of Memphis,” said Teri McCann, Ph.D., CEDS, founder and executive clinical director at Fairhaven. “There is an acute need for […]

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Dr. Teri McCann appointed to MAPA Board of Directors

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 26, 2019 – Fairhaven Treatment Center, a facility that offers comprehensive clinical treatment for adolescent girls and adult women struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), today announced its founder and executive clinical director, Teri McCann, Ph.D., CEDS, was appointed to the […]

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A Parallel Issue: The Relationship Between Mental Health and Eating Disorders

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Mental illness is a serious condition and has underlying impact on individuals and the greater community. We are all impacted by it in one way or another, and knowing how to identify and talk through this issue is crucial to understanding how to navigate it in our lives and relationships. This often begins with an […]

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Addressing the Root of Eating Disorders

In the United States, at least 30 million people of various ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder – that means roughly one of every 10 Americans will have symptoms of the disease. The prevalence is even greater in certain high-risk populations, including younger women, the LGBTQ community and members of the Armed Forces. […]

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A Day in the Life of a Fairhaven Treatment Center Chef

A Day in the Life of a Fairhaven Treatment Center Chef

A Day in the Life of a Fairhaven Treatment Center Chef  Chef Leslie Rowland joined Fairhaven in January 2016 as our first full-time culinary trained chef. Along with being a generally wonderful person, Leslie is also an Air Force veteran, serving from 1999-2010. Leslie Rowland served in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Thank […]

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Q&A with Whitney Trotter, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Director

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Q&A with Whitney Trotter Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Director at Fairhaven Treatment Center for Eating Disorders We sat down with Whitney Trotter, MS, RD, LDN, RN, BSN, to learn a bit more about her thoughts and philosophy on her role at Fairhaven Treatment Center. Read on to get to know her. What is your passion? […]

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Reclaim Your Confidence

Reclaim Your Confidence

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Where does confidence come from? Are we born with it? Can we create it or is it already in us? If we have it sometimes, but not all the time, why is that so? Babies are not born with confidence, although they seem to be born with the blueprint […]

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Make a New Year Resolution: Embrace Self-Energy

Make a New Year Resolution: Embrace Self-Energy

Self-Compassion is a Necessary Component By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS With the holidays over, many are breathing a sigh of relief as they put the hustle and bustle, preparations and stress of the season behind them. However, for those with an eating disorder or those recovering from an eating disorder the journey towards recovery […]

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Identifying Orthorexia: A Sneaky Eating Disorder that Healthcare Professionals Should Know About

Identifying Orthorexia: A Sneaky Eating Disorder that Healthcare Professionals Should Know About

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS All healthcare providers should encourage their clients to eat healthy. But what happens when that ideal becomes an obsession? We know that an eating disorder is more than just a dietary issue. It is also a mental condition that must be addressed with awareness and compassion. Certain eating disorders […]

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How to Ask the Right Questions: Practical Steps for Healthcare Professionals

How to Ask the Right Questions: Practical Steps for Healthcare Professionals

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS As a healthcare professional, it can be difficult to know how to ask the right questions when you suspect that your patient may have an eating disorder. As with most health-related concerns, it is important to remember that patients are often sensitive or resistant toward any sort of illness […]

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