Eating disorder care that actually fits into your life.

Time off from work? Missing out on classes and friends? Taking time away from your kids? No one has time for that. Arise brings inclusive, effective care right to you.

All the support you need,  right from home.

Arise is a virtual eating disorder program that focuses on total mind and body care. This isn’t your typical kind of treatment. We take time to get to know you, listen to you, and build a personalized care plan, together.

From virtual sessions with therapists and dietitians, to texting or meeting live with your Care Advocate as day-to-day challenges come up, we got you. Because no one should have to go through this alone.

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COVERING YOUR CARE

We're covered by insurance.

We know one of the biggest barriers to getting care is how much it costs — which is why we’re going in-network with health plans from the beginning. We currently accept the above plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare.
Don’t see your plan or don’t have insurance? We also offer self-pay.

SO, HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK?

It's easy to get started with us.

Create your free account

It takes just a few minutes to sign up online and set up your Arise account where you can schedule appointments and meet your team.

Meet your
Care Advocate

Choose a Care Advocate who you want with you on your healing journey, and book your free welcome call to get to know each other and see if Arise is a good fit for your needs.

Meet with
a therapist

After your consultation, you'll meet with one of our therapists to understand your needs and goals for your care.

Start your personalized care

If Arise is the right fit for your current needs and goals, we'll start your care plan. This can include weekly sessions with a therapist, registered dietitian, and group support to support you on your healing journey!

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH US

Community + care that works for you.

Our comprehensive program includes therapy, nutrition support, check-ins with a doctor, and peer and group support — right from home, in just a few hours a week.

Peer and group support

You'll choose a Care Advocate to navigate the tough moments and heal your relationship with food, body image, and your mental health. With Arise Community Groups, you'll connect with others who get what you're going through.

Therapy that works for you

Therapy should be about what works best for you. Our therapists are here to listen to you and understand who you are and what you've been through — so we can work together on the type of care that's going to be best for you.

Personalized nutrition plans

Our Registered Dietitians will work with you to navigate tough thoughts and behaviors around food and build realistic meal plans that work for your life — making sure foods you like and those that are important in your culture or community are included.

Arise is different.
No BS. Just healing.

Typical care
“One-size-fits-all” care
Care designed specifically for you
Doesn’t address trauma and underlying factors that can trigger eating disorders
Holistic care that looks at what’s really going on and supports your needs
Weight stigma and lack of representative care
Diverse care teams trained in weight-inclusive, culturally sensitive care
Expensive and limited options near you
Covered by insurance and fully virtual
Long wait lists
Fast access to the right care
Taking time away from school, work, life
Flexible and designed to fit into your real life

What our members are saying

“I love the connection I've built with my Care Advocate. I trust her and feel trusted by her, I think our exchanges and conversations are all so full of compassion and respect...I feel like I'm being heard and listened to and my concerns and limits are being taken into account.”

Arise Member

“It has really helped me build a sense of community and belonging that made me less lonely and isolated in my struggle with an eating disorder...I used to think I would never want to make it out of it and be scared of every other program I had encountered, but Arise has changed that for me.”

Arise Member

Meet our awesome care team

We've brought together providers who bring their own identities, experiences, and backgrounds to this work. Because who you are, and where you come from, matters to us.

Aims Babich

Care Advocate

they/them

6 years experience of direct service work in mental and alternative healthcare, 10 years in recovery "I meet folx where they’re at in creating attainable and realistic goals. I take a strengths based and harm reduction approach by celebrating successes, navigating barriers together, and creating a solid foundation for community care and healing." Areas of focus: Anxiety, depression, PTSD or complex trauma, gender affirming support, neurodivergence, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, culturally humble and intentional care, personality disorders

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Christyna Johnson, MS, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian

she/her

Christyna Johnson (she/her) is a registered dietitian based out of Dallas, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, followed by a master’s degree in nutrition from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She practices from a weight inclusive, trauma informed, person-centered approach. Christyna has experience working residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care for eating disorders. Christyna loves making nutrition simple, and helping her clients build nutrition skills to take care of themselves. She loves reading, gardening, and spending time outdoors

Identifies as a Black, large body, cisgender woman

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Erikka Daniene Taylor, MD, MPH, DFAACAP

Chief Medical Officer

(she/her)

Erikka Dzirasa, MD, MPH, DFAACAP is a double-board certified Child and Adult Psychiatrist who brings more than 10 years of deep expertise in eating disorders and mental health since first seeking out specialized training while in Duke University's residency and fellowship programs. She previously served as the Medical Director of an Eating Disorders specialty hospital system, leading policy and program development to deliver high-quality, effective care in their intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP), residential and inpatient units for people living with eating disorders. Erikka is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Project HEAL, a leading eating disorder nonprofit breaking down systemic barriers and providing education and supportive resources to people of all identities and background experiencing eating disorders. She is a partner in Catalyst Therapeutic Services, a private practice in Durham, NC and a Consulting Associate at Duke University Medical Center. As a mental health advocate, she also serves on the Race, Ethnicity and Equity committee for the North Carolina Psychiatric Association, and is the immediate Past President of the North Carolina Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Dzirasa earned her Bachelor of Science at Spelman College, Master of Public Health in Health Care and Leadership at UNC Chapel Hill, and her Doctor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

Identifies as a Black Cisgender woman

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Giva Wilkerson

Head of Community Care

she/her

Giva Wilkerson, MA, MPA is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University, currently residing in New York. After living with an eating disorder most of her teens and early adulthood, she experienced healing through a combination of therapy, activism and support from family and friends. Giva began her work in the field of eating disorder support with Project HEAL in 2018 managing the Communities of HEALing network of peer support services, later growing and expanding the program after its transition to ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders).Upon leaving ANAD, she completed her training with the Carolyn Costin Institute (CCI), as an Eating Disorder Coach, combining her passion for connecting with others, with her dedication to providing healing to all in need.

Identifies as a Black Cisgender woman

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Jennifer Quagliariello, LCSW, LISW-CP

Therapist

she / her / hers

Jen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience as a therapist. In her practice, she fosters a warm and non-judgmental environment, recognizing the inherent strength within each person. She believes in the transformative power of therapy, providing a space where these strengths can shine, ultimately helping individuals overcome barriers to lead the life they aspire to. Jen's collaborative approach involves working hand-in-hand with her clients to identify the most effective therapeutic strategies. Drawing from a diverse toolkit, she tailors her methods to suit individual needs, incorporating modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. At the heart of Jen's practice is the commitment to building authentic and trusting relationships. She values openness and safety, ensuring that individuals feel heard and supported throughout their therapeutic journey. Jen's dedication lies in empowering individuals to navigate challenges, discover their resilience, and achieve the fulfilling lives they desire.

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Lillian Holloway, MD, FAAFP

Physician

she/her

Dr. Lillian Holloway is a board-certified family physician that has dedicated her career to studying and addressing health inequities. She is a graduate of Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina in Havana, Cuba and completed residency at The University of Illinois Chicago, where she was honored with the distinctions of Health Disparities Scholar, Global Community Medicine Scholar and Chief Resident. Following residency, she worked for The Department of Justice and Cook County Health in Chicago, where she was awarded for her work and research on improving access to reproductive healthcare. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has a special interest in chronic disease management, reproductive healthcare and mental health. Dr. Holloway started working in telehealth because she is intrigued by its potential to increase access to care and the implications this could have for overall public health.

Identifies as a Black, large body, cisgender woman

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Mia Donley, MPH, RDN, CDN

Registered Dietitian

she/her

Mia is a registered dietitian based out of Denver, Colorado. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Auburn University and her master’s degree in public health from University of Minnesota. Mia pursued a career in nutrition to bring culturally relevant nutrition education to the field and ensure all felt represented in nutrition. She has worked as a nutrition educator in schools and universities, managed food access programs, and counseled clients in outpatient settings. When working with clients on their relationship with food and body, she brings warmth, gentle curiosity, practical tools, and a weight inclusive approach to create a non judgemental space. Outside of counseling, she enjoys roller skating, cozy video games, and drawing.

Identifies as Black and Korean, midsize body, cisgender queer woman

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Sehrish Ali, PhD, LPC, CEDS

Therapist

She/Her

Dr. Sehrish Ali is a licensed professional counselor and a certified eating disorders specialist (CEDS). Dr. Ali has worked in a multitude of eating disorder treatment centers and has been privileged to work at all levels of care where she was able to utilize various approaches and modalities. While pursuing her doctorate her experience centered around gaining a better understanding of the complexities involved in various eating disorders and their effects on multicultural populations. She has worked extensively with both adults and adolescents and their families, to treat eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma at higher levels of care in individual and group settings. In her practice Dr. Ali centers around the idea that “normal” is subjective and no two journeys are the same. She believes that one’s unique experiences differ greatly and are a big part of who we are and how we show up in the world, which is why she greatly emphasizes the importance of integrating several approaches to best fit one’s individual needs.

Identifies as South Asian,Cisgender Woman

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Frequently asked questions

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Whether you're wondering if your day-to-day issues with food and body image are actually a problem, have been in treatment before, or have never been diagnosed with an eating disorder, we're here for you. If thoughts about food and your body are taking over, you feel out of control around food, and your mental health and life is being impacted by it all — you're in the right place.

Arise was designed by and for people of many different backgrounds who have lived with eating disorders and mental health conditions. We all came together to build a program that includes community support and clinical care (think therapy, meeting with a dietitian, checking in a nonjudgmental and supportive medical team). Because we believe everyone deserves the chance to heal.

Yes, you can join without a formal diagnosis! We know that there are many barriers to accessing care for eating disorders, and that it can often be difficult to get an assessment and reach a diagnosis. If you think that you are living with an eating disorder, whether it's self-reported or has been previously diagnosed, this program may be a good fit for you.

Arise Care Advocates have various backgrounds and experiences working with folks through programs like peer recovery coaching and in community-based settings. They are here to be your go-to person throughout the program — starting with listening and seeking to understand your experiences, supporting you in reaching your goals for healing, and supporting you at every step of the journey. They'll be available for one-on-one sessions, leading your community group, and supporting you between sessions, too over text message or email.

We're committed to making care more accessible and affordable. That's why we're accepting insurance from the start and are in-network with most insurance plans including Cigna/Evernorth, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Superior HealthPlan, Texas Medicaid, and much more.

So here's how pricing works with us:
1. Your monthly Arise membership provides direct access to a comprehensive care team including your Care Advocate, Therapist, Registered Dietitian, and as needed, a Psychiatrist and Primary Care Doctor. You'll also have access to peer support groups, meal support, nutrition education, and personalized digital tools.
2. If you're covered by one of the health plans we're in-network with, clinical services (therapy, dietitian sessions, psychiatric and medical services) will be covered by your health plan.
3. In that case, your usual co-pays and deductibles will apply. We'll work with you to understand your coverage and what you can expect your co-pays to be.
4. Depending on where you go for labs, some may accept your insurance, but others may require you submit for out-of-network reimbursement — we'll help you to navigate this, too!

We also offer self pay options and aim to keep those costs reasonable for you.

Questions? Send us an email at members@wearise.com

These groups will be bringing together folks who have some shared identities, experiences, and/or backgrounds to surround each other with support. They will be led by Care Advocates and include 5-10 people. You will get to choose which groups feel right for you. Topics will vary week-to-week and also be open to what feels helpful for the group to discuss, which you'll decide together.

We know that healing from an eating disorder can feel so hard — many of our team members have been there, too, and we want you to know we're all here for you. Healing is a process, and the time that it takes will look different for everyone. We're here to support you at every step and build skills that you can take forward in your healing longer-term.