The Integration of Treatment for Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Sharon Zimbler ImageSharon Zimbler, LMFT is the Chief Executive Officer at Montecatini. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center for over 10 years. She started her career at Montecatini as a program therapist then took on an additional role as the Utilization Review Manager.

Sharon was promoted to the position of National Utilization Review Director for CRC’s eating disorder division in 2014 before advancing to the role of Executive Director. Sharon has extensive knowledge of the medical, nutritional and psychological aspects of eating disorders.

After receiving her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, Sharon began working on her Doctorate of Psychology degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. During her doctoral studies, she focused her research on the co-occurrence of Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse.

Sharon has been an integral part of designing a one of a kind integrated substance abuse program for Acadia Healthcare’s Eating Disorder Division. Sharon has presented nationally and been invited to speak as an expert on eating disorders throughout the country.

About Baxter Ekern

Baxter is the Vice President of Ekern Enterprises, Inc. He is responsible for the operations of Eating Disorder Hope and ensuring that the website is functioning smoothly.