SOURCE: The Victorian

The Victorian

October 06, 2009 14:28 ET

Michele Lob, Psy.D., MFT, Named New Clinical Director for The Victorian, Southern California's Premier Eating Disorder Treatment Program

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - The Victorian, a premier residential eating disorder treatment center for women, is pleased to announce Michele Lob, Psy.D., MFT, as the new Clinical Director. Lob is the center's former Program Director.

"I am very excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Michele Lob as Clinical Director of The Victorian," said Kathy Sylvia, Executive Director. "She is well-recognized as an expert in the field of eating disorder treatment. Her clinical skills and knowledge will help take this great program to a level of national recognition as a center of excellence."

Lob is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, alcohol and chemical dependency, and other self-harm behaviors. Previously, she held the position of clinical director for the first substance abuse treatment center for women and children in Orange County, California.

Lob has a certificate in Life Coaching and is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and an Orange County Board Member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).

"Eating disorder behavior is widely misunderstood and can be a lonely and shameful disease," says Lob. "It is my objective to help our clients learn how to value and love themselves as they embrace and sustain new healthy behaviors in a nurturing, warm, supportive environment."

Dr. Lob integrates several therapeutic styles and techniques, including sandtray therapy, to work collaboratively with clients to develop individualized goals and determine the best possible treatment outcomes. She believes that each client is unique and understands that the nature of addictive behaviors takes emotional and physical tolls on the sufferer and their loved ones as well.

"Because an entire family is usually affected, we've designed a new family program that incorporates family dinners, education, and offers intensive family therapy to further support our clients in their recovery and healing process," she says.

Michele articulates her passion as offering women genuine love, hope and caring on their journey to self-empowerment and successful recovery from eating disorders.

For over 20 years, The Victorian of Newport Beach has provided individualized, nurturing treatment for women suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and compulsive overeating. In addition, The Victorian is one of the few eating disorder treatment programs to offer concurrent substance abuse treatment. An exclusive Victorian-style facility located blocks from the Pacific Ocean, The Victorian has achieved an excellent reputation in the field of eating disorder treatment by creating an active and highly supervised treatment program tailored just for women. Workshop and treatment processes include art, recreational and cognitive group therapy, guided imagery relaxation, body image workshops, relapse prevention, nutritional education, stress management and other evidence-based techniques. Treatment for related issues, dual diagnoses and co-occurring disorders is also available. For more information, visit

The Victorian is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit

Contact Information

    Ryan Franke
    Marketing Director
    The Victorian / Sober Living by the Sea
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    (949) 673-6696