Alumni Testimonials & Reviews of McCallum Place

Hear from our alumni and their family and friends who experienced what treatment is like at McCallum Place. Our hope is that you find these reviews and testimonials to be helpful in your search for finding the best fit for you or a loved one.

“After my daughter was misdiagnosed by her pediatrician and another mental healthcare professional, we were very lucky to find McCallum Place.  They provided specialized, comprehensive eating disorders treatment that I believe saved my daughter’s life.  Thanks to the many levels of treatment available my daughter was able to step down to lower levels of treatment in a supportive, positive way.  She’s now been recovered for five years and continues to grow stronger every year.  We are so grateful to McCallum Place’s commitment to eating disorders treatment and their well trained, compassionate team of eating disorders specialists for giving our daughter tools for recovery and for life.” – A.S, Parent 

“McCallum Place saved my life.” – H.L., Age 33

“McCallum Place addresses all areas of your eating disorder. It’s so important to visit all these areas (physical, mental, emotional, and habitual) to fully understand your eating disorder and how to maintain your personal recovery.”

“I really appreciate that the staff validates my thoughts and feelings before trying to work on them. They don’t just say ‘that’s irritational, just stop!’”

“I would recommend McCallum Place to anyone struggling with an eating disorder. The staff taught me life skills essential to my physical and emotional survival. The care I received and the groups provided were phenomenal. McCallum Place saved my life. I truly believe recovery is possible.”

“Come to McCallum! I’ve had such wonderful experiences here and it has helped me so much. An unbelievable place and staff that treats you like a human, not a patient.”

“Excellent facility that helps you find that true balance again.”

“McCallum Place is a great treatment facility.”

“During the hardest times of your life McCallum Place is very comforting and you feel like you’re at home and you’re truly cared for.”

“Come in with an open mind and remember your goals, the person you want to be. It’s a second chance at life!”

“McCallum Place is trustworthy and they know what they’re doing, and they’ll help you through all of your battles if you let them.”

“As painful as it is to be here and do what they’re asking, I don’t think I’d be able to do it without the McCallum Place support. You don’t have to know how to fix it, just be willing to listen and try their suggestions.”

“My therapist was absolutely wonderful! She was truly an angel in my life.”– KE, age 21

“I had not found a therapist who ‘got it’ until I came to McCallum place.” – ES, age 26

“I am living on my own again, and doing well.” – LC, age 24

“The weeks [I spent] in Residential and PHP were exactly what I needed to get my eating disorder (ED) under control. I’m finally starting to feel normal after years of battling with my ED…could not have done it without McCallum. Thank you!” – KT, age 38

Mccallum saved my life from anorexia. If it wasn’t for my amazing team there (therapist, dietitian, and psychiatrist) i wouldn’t be alive today. if you want to get rid of your eating disorder once and for all, this is the place to go; especially if you’re an athlete like myself. they have an amazing program just for athletes. please consider coming to McCallum. there is nothing i would say badly about this place.

– Alumni
Marks of Quality Care
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • RenewED, Eating Disorders Support
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  • Washington University in St. Louis