The treatment team includes a nutritionist and licensed therapists who specialize in the treatment of patients with eating disorders.  Therapists who specialize in Eating Disorders are available in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Other team members (psychiatrist, art therapist, and others) are included in the treatment plan when it is indicated.

Our Philosophy of Treatment

We believe that multidisciplinary treatment by experienced health care professionals provides the best outcome for the patient who has an Eating Disorder. Our treatment team consists of  an individual therapist, a family therapist, and a nutritionist.  We will also coordinate the care of the patient with other treatment providers, such as the patient's primary care physician and/or psychiatrist.

Linda Fergus, MS, RD, LDN earned a B.S. degree in Dietetics from Louisiana State University and a M.S. degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Texas Woman's University.  Linda is a Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She specializes in counseling patients or all ages with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  Linda has traveled extensively lecturing about the nutritional restoration of the eating disorder patient.  Linda has a private practice in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Payment for Nutrition appointments - Louisiana Blue Cross Blue Shield and Optum Health are accepted.  The nutrition services are in network for the Verity Healthnet Healthcare Provider Network.  If your session is not covered by insurance, payment for nutrition services is made at the time of service.  Some insurance companies and policies cover nutrition counseling, however, many do not. You can call your insurance and find out if they pay for medical nutrition therapy for your condition. You may pay using a flexible healthcare spending account, credit card, cash, or check.  Medicare and Medicaid are not accepted as a form of payment.  


Click here to schedule an appointment online with Linda in the Baton Rouge office.

 Please call (225) 803-0043 to schedule an appointment with Linda Fergus, MS RD LDN in the Baton Rouge or the New Orleans office.

 Deborah Fernandez, LCSW is a therapist with a private practice in the Baton Rouge office.

Click here to go to Deborah Fernandez's website.

Mary Munger, MSW LCSW is an eating disorders specialist.  She earned a B.S. degree in Psychology from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama and a M.S.W. from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She has a private practice in New Orleans.

Please click here to go to Mary Munger's website.


Rachele Judd Thompson, MSW, LCSW has a private practice in New Orleans where she works with both adolescents and adults focusing on body image concerns, eating disorder treatment, anxiety and depression. She earned a B.A. Degree in Psychology from Truman State University and her MSW from Tulane University School of Social Work. Ms. Thompson is experienced in child, adolescent and family therapy. Ms. Thompson lectures regionally and nationally educating about eating disorder treatment, body image disturbance, and family therapy.   


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Eating Disorder Center
5329 Dijon Drive, Suite 103
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
1529 River Oaks Drive West, Suite 123
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123
(225) 803-0043 phone
(225) 769-0393 fax