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Flexible Program Hours for Back to School

While the new school year brings new experiences, the transition can also be a trigger for mental health concerns and eating disorders.

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Specialized Eating Disorder Treatment

The Highlands makes it a priority to provide the physical and emotional care each client needs in order to begin a total recovery.

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A Trusted Castlewood Affiliate

The Highlands and Castlewood are committed to bringing you better care and lasting recovery.

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Compassion, Understanding & Care

Ready to answer any questions you have, and treat you with respect from the beginning.

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Show yourself to the world with #nofilter. Show everyone around you that you don't need to edit yourself. Self-acceptance is powerful.

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Understanding Mood Disorders

Castlewood understands Mood & Anxiety Disorders like Depression, PTSD, and OCD.

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Free Transitional Living

The Highlands offers free transitional living during PHP, enabling clients to stay in secure housing where they receive peer support and are surrounded by the recovery community.

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What Our Alumni Say

I felt very understood even when I didn't understand myself. Everyone was very compassionate. I would recommend it to many people.

J, Highlands Alumni

Angela was the best therapist I could ever ask for. I appreciated the way everyone worked together as a team it made me feel very cared for a safe. I appreciate ya'll so much.

J, Highlands Alumni

There are no words to express the Gratitude and Love that I have for all of the staff, other than; Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me my life back.

J, Highlands Alumni

I wouldn't want to be in treatment anywhere else. The most amazing staff I know! Thank you!

J, Highlands Alumni

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The Highlands Difference


  • 4 Weekly Therapy Sessions
  • Free Transitional Living
  • Experienced Staff

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Understanding Mood Disorders

The Highlands understands the emotional and psychological issues that are often seen with many eating disorders. Our dedicated intake staff are ready to answer your questions and help you get treatment. Please contact us today!

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Meet Our Clinical Director

Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS is a licensed clinical psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Dr. Siegfried has more than 15 years of experience working with patients with eating disorders and helping to transform their lives.

Eating Disorder Treatment Center & Integrated Therapy for Mood Disorders Birmingham, Alabama

The Highlands Treatment Center for eating disorders provides clients and their families with professional and compassionate treatment that integrates expert therapy for related mood disorders.  Located in Birmingham, Alabama in the beautiful rolling hills of the southern Appalachian Mountains, our highly experienced team collaborates closely in order to create an effective individualized care plan that is unmatched in the Southeast. We are exceptionally experienced, and compassionate, in working with clients who have a wide variety of challenging mood disorders. Mood disorders are often an underlying reason for eating issues, and both are very challenging to treat.

Treatment for eating disorders requires an expert team. The Highlands Treatment Center physician, licensed therapists, and licensed dietitians are diligent in identifying and treating the underlying and associated symptoms of the eating disorder. Understanding each client as whole and complex person allows our eating disorder treatment center team to provide the best combination of therapy approaches.

Treatment Center for Eating Disorders

The Highlands Treatment Center philosophy reflects the importance of customized medical, therapeutic, and nutritional care for each of our clients and their families. We utilize evidence-based treatment, utilizing techniques and approaches that have been shown to work. We do not use fad approaches, but only those that have been tested and shown to have a measured effect and demonstrated results. Our clients deserve no less.

The Highlands Treatment Center offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). We accept clients ages 16 and above, and provide eating disorder treatment for men and women. The Highlands is one of most highly respected programs in the Southeast when it comes to treatment of complex mood disorders combined with eating disorders. Our clinicians are trained across many mood disorder specialties, so that clients receive the correct treatment modalities for both the mood disorder and the eating behaviors. This is important, because the underlying emotions and experiences are closely interconnected to the eating issues. Treatment of all issues simultaneously enhances the recovery process for the client.

We treatment many eating disorder issues and mood disorders, including:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorders
  • EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified)
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Selective Eating Disorders
  • Trauma Related Eating Disorders
  • OCD and Anxiety-Related Eating Disorders
  • Self-Harm and Suicide
  • Substance Abuse

The Highlands collaborates with clients to provide a unique balance of individual and group therapy experiences within our treatment facility, as well as in real-world settings. Graduated treatment for eating disorders is important, and our therapists are skilled at adjusting the care plan to meet changing needs. Our facility is comfortable and serene, and designed to maximize treatment activities. Case management, intake services, and family programs also take place at our center, which is tucked away in the lovely Greystone area of Birmingham.

Our policy is to provide extended aftercare monitoring for each client. We also interface with personal physicians and outpatient treatment teams so that the care we provide is part of a true, seamless continuum of care.

Comfort and Caring at The Highlands Treatment Center

The Highland Eating Disorder Treatment Center’s nearby peer-supported, recovery-oriented apartments are a beautiful and relaxing home away from home for those who live distant to our facility, or prefer time to fully dedicate themselves to their treatment for eating disorders. Living with others during treatment helps clients practice their new skills, and share a support system. Accommodation fees are included in our daily rate for those taking part in our PHP treatment. Clients in our IOP program have the option to live, or continue to live, in our peer-supported apartments for an additional fee.

Families are an important part of eating disorder treatment. Our intake specialists can help families navigate the intake process, and our family therapist provides a special focus of care. Our Family Week programming adds another important level of care for families dealing with an eating disorder.

We are passionate about the work that we do at The Highlands. We want to help stop eating disorders from having power over our clients and their families. Working as a team, recovery is possible.