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...

Castlewood Treatment Center is doing it again. They are diagnosing an exceptionally large number of people with DID which is then "helping" them to recover memories of childhood abuse. Some of these people are my friends and I can tell you unequivocally that they do not have DID nor did they have trauma going in to Castlewood Treatment Center

You are NOT Alone! 

Amy Kelly Fedor reviewed Castlewood Treatment Center on Facebook, November 29, 2016 — 1 star

I wish I could write a book about what Castlewood did to my family and me. 12 years after being there, not only do I still deal with the ramifications of what was done to me, but so do 2 innocent children. I was one of many who was made to believe I had DID and suffered unimaginable things at the hands of innocent people. I lost 2 of my children, almost my entir...

In response to Deanna’s claim that that is not a current review of this program here is a current review –

1. They use hardly any evidenced based treatments. Their main treatment of choice is something called Internal Family Systems which has NO empirical evidence behind it. It is dangerous and encompasses such things as dark energy – the staff at Castlewood believe that when someone has been traumatized they take on some of the “dark energy” of their abuser, and, in some ways, start ac...

Here are some excerpts from messages sent to CVU recently.  It's important information for all of us know about.  Names have been withheld to protect the authors' privacy.

Just some information...

So I attended Avalon by the Sea in Malibu California. While I was there I had plenty of encounters, group therapy and one on one sessions with Mark as well as his ex-wife Lori. Currently his brother owns the facility Jeff. After someone found out about all the lawsuits against hi...


Just to be very clear my review is speaking to things I know to be going on at Castlewood right now, 2017. This place is one of the most dangerous places one can go. People walk in with no or relatively minor trauma and walk out with huge extensive serious trauma histories that they suddenly "remembered" while at Castlewood and diagnoses of DID (multiple personalities) - again with no history of dissociation whatsoever. The above review is correct- it is extremely similar beh...

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