approvalstampSometimes you need more than a support group but finding providers can be difficult. REDO can help. With over three decades of networking in the community we can connect you with psychotherapists, physicians, nutritionists and any other provider you may need. Unlike the list of providers you may get from insurance companies we’ve met these people in real life. We’ve talked with them and gotten to know their treatment philosophy. We’ve received positive feedback from group members who have visited these providers. Our list of providers is updated frequently to make sure information, such as if they are accepting new clients, what insurances they take and what their average fees are is as accurate as possible. While we can’t ultimately guarantee provider matches will be successful we can make it just a little bit easier to start your search.


psychotherapists – private practice

Sarah Beren, LCAT

As a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Sarah offers a unique experiential therapy experience that includes art-making, CBT and DBT principles, mindfulness practice, and a focus on finding personal purpose and meaning in life. Art Therapy can be especially effective for individuals who have a history of trauma and/or abuse as language often seems ineffective at expressing such experiences. Sarah specializes in working with adults suffering from a combination of disordered eating, severe mental illness, and/or trauma. Additionally, Sarah has a special interest in working with clients who have chronic medical issues.
Learn more at Spotted Rabbit Creative Arts Therapy or calling (585) 430-9877.
Sarah is currently accepting new clients with daytime, evening and weekend availability. Average rate is $65/hour with sliding scale rates for those with limited resources. May be considered an “out-of-network” provider depending on your insurance benefits.


Hope Quallo, MS, RN, CGP

Hope Quallo MS RN CGP has a BS in Nursing from Simmons College and an MS in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Rochester, 1981. She has been working as a therapist since then, both in Private Practice and full-time at the University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry until 2006. Hope is a certified Group Therapist, and was the leader of a REDO group for 13 years, subsequently taking leadership of the organization from 1995-2012. Currently she serves as the Intake Coordinator for REDO and leads a monthly women’s group. Hope was trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, but uses a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and dynamic principles in her treatment with an objective of using what works in each individual situation. She specializes in eating disorders, women’s issues, depression, grief work, and trauma.
Learn more by calling Hope at (585) 615-7597.
Hope is currently accepting new clients with morning and afternoon availability. Hope does not accept insurance, so takes private pay on a sliding scale. Average cost is $30-40/hour.


Nutritionists – private practice

Elissa Strassman, RDN, CDN

Elissa has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since 2007 and currently holds a position in corporate wellness. Prior to moving to Rochester Elissa spent several years at the State university of New York at Oswego where she worked closely with the counseling department to support students with diagnosed eating disorders. When it comes to nutrition, Elissa has an all foods fit approach. Her mission is to clarify confusing nutrition information, provide the tools, education and support to people so they can make informed decisions, and provide realistic recommendations that are unique, individual, and suitable for any lifestyle. Her specialties include weight management, disordered eating, sports nutrition, food allergies, and menu development.
Learn more by calling Elissa at (585) 752-3182.
Elissa is currently accepting new clients with evening and weekend availability. Average rate is $80-100/hour, however sliding scale rates are offered.


Eating Disorder Treatment Facilities


Mental Health Clinics

Although local mental health clinics do not treat eating disorders specifically they can be a good option for those with limited financial resources. This is especially true for those that invest in a combination of individual therapy and group support. We have many group members who see therapists who do not specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, however they find that REDO’s support groups provide the right amount of supplemental care. The following clinics accept most insurances, including medicaid. If you do not have insurance and/or still cannot afford the co-pay please inquire about financial assistance when you call. In most situations individuals earning less than $20,000 per year (give or take) can get 100% financial assistance, even with insurance. Likewise, individuals who earn a bit more can still receive a pro-rated percentage of financial assistance.

Rochester Regional Health

Outpatient Services Website | Financial Assistance Website

Strong Behavioral Health

Ambulatory Services Website | Financial Assistance Website