Woes continue at Alsana aka Castlewood Treatment Center. Apropos of Alsana's initiative, patient abuse continues into summer 2018.

Castlewood Treatment Center, is now named Alsana. Same Castlewood Therapists, same Castlewood locations, different name. Don't be fooled. Censured therapist, Nicole Siegfried, named Clinical Director. Unbelievable!

Mark Schwartz who was sued by four women for brainwashing them at Castlewood Treatment Center for eating disorders is no longer leading the Casltewood Treatment Center and has moved onto a much smaller store-front facility called Harmony Place, Monterey.

Mark Schwartz, who founded the west St. Louis County inpatient center about 16 years ago, was listed as a staff member on the websites of Castlewood and Monarch Cove facility in northern California. The references have since been r...

Everything they talk about in the news articles is true. The women screaming whilst having "flashbacks" apparently reliving rape, torture, abuse, is a daily occurrence. But then there are also grown women giggling and rolling on the floor screaming for cookies (embracing their "child parts") a behavior which they learn in IFS therapy.

The bizarre nature of the lawsuits created a minor, short-lived sensation among the national press at the times of their filings. The first, dated November 21, 2011 — Lisa Nasseff vs. Castlewood Treatment Center, LLC. — alleged to gross malpractice suffered while undergoing “treatment” at the St. Louis eating disorders clinic. To quote directly from the suit:

“defendant carelessly and negligently hypnotized plaintiff at a time when she was under the influence of various p...

In the lush hills overlooking Castlewood State Park, a secluded clinic attracts people from across the country who have tried and failed to overcome an eating disorder.

Pictures of Castlewood Treatment Center in west St. Louis County show a homelike sanctuary where residents practice yoga, sit around a fireplace and sleep under down comforters.

That idyllic image was shattered last month when a Minnesota woman filed suit against Castlewood and its director, psychologist Mark Schwartz, al...

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