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Life Management merges with Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Eating Disorders

February 27, 2012
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Life Management Inc. and Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Eating Disorders merged on Feb. 17. Life Management Inc. has served the Philadelphia region for nearly 25 years by providing outpatient substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults. Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is residential treatment program for adult women with eating disorders located in Chelsea, Ala., just outside of Birmingham.

Life Management Inc. is a private provider of outpatient behavioral health services that specializes in group and individual substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults as well as group and individual mental health counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults. Substance abuse services are delivered through the Rehab After Work/Rehab After School Program while mental health services are delivered through Life Counseling Services and The Light Program. Presently, Life Management Inc. has 31 office locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida. Magnolia Creek Treatment Center provides high quality treatment for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and other eating and exercise disorders in a peaceful setting on a lake. Magnolia Creek Treatment Center offers a Residential Treatment Program and a Partial Hospitalization Program for adult women.

“Life Management is a behavioral healthcare company that has achieved rapid growth over the past several years. Magnolia Creek has been a leader in the treatment of eating disorders over the past five years. I am excited about the joining of the two companies and the direction in which we are headed” said Guy Murray, President and CEO of Onward Behavioral Health, which will serve as the parent company for Life Management Inc. and Magnolia Creek Treatment Center. “We believe strongly in the quality of the clinical services that we provide and we are focused on identifying opportunities in the behavioral healthcare industry that allow us to add programming that helps people who are struggling”.

Life Management has an intensive outpatient mental health program that specializes in the treatment of eating disorders called Seeds of Hope. According to Murray, Life Management has put an emphasis on the treatment of eating disorders in recent years and he believes that having the ability to provide outpatient and residential services for individuals with eating disorders will help to distinguish the new company in its field. “One of the strengths of Life Management and Magnolia Creek is the diversity of services that we provide. We have programs for virtually anyone struggling to function in their daily lives, whether they are experiencing a substance abuse problem, severe depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or an eating disorder. This merger is a ringing endorsement of the direction of our company”.

Life Management and Magnolia Creek emphasize ease of access for their clients. “Our goal is to provide clients with an initial appointment within a 24 to 48 hour window of their first contacting us. We believe that it is critical to be able to provide services in a timely fashion after an individual makes the difficult decision to seek treatment” said Nicole Siegfried, Clinical Director at Magnolia Creek. “Life Management and Magnolia Creek have both been customer service oriented behavioral health providers and we will continue to emphasize customer service as we embark on this journey together”.

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