Frances Milligan

Frances is a Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Lido Wellness Center (LWC). With over thirteen years of experience in the mental health and social work field, Frances co-founded LWC to bolster outpatient care offerings by providing high-quality, individualized treatment focusing on the whole person. Her clinical journey began with offering therapeutic supportive services to foster youths and transitional age youth in an outpatient setting. Noticing a discrepancy in accessibility of care and clinical services for untreated adverse childhood experiences and trauma, her clinical experience focused on treating the presentation of those impacts in the form of substance use disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders.

Her mission to address untreated, underlying symptoms launched her practice in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), specializing in treatment of emotional dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, and eating disorders. In her DBT practice, Frances provides a non-judgmental therapeutic space for patients to explore individual barriers and strengths on their road to recovery and wellness by building sympathetic relationships in an effort to become a true advocate on their healing journey.

In her role as Chief Operations Officer, Frances focuses on the operations of Lido Wellness Center and Lido Wellness Living and interfaces with all the departments to help ensure consistent communications and smooth flow of daily functions to enhance our patients’ and family’s experiences.

I love being able to make a difference in patients’ lives and working alongside LWC’s skilled clinicians. With our supportive clinical team and range of services for an individualized approach, we provide a judgement-free zone where patients can explore and grow.

Frances has an extensive educational background. In addition to her DBT certification, she is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from Hope International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and received a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. In taking care of her own mental health, she emphasizes self-care by incorporating yoga and mindfulness into her daily practice.

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Collin Weeden

Collin is a Co-founder and the Chief Development Officer of Lido Wellness Center (LWC). Prior to LWC, he spent seven years working in addiction and eating disorder treatment and during that time, recognized a need for an outpatient care offering that provides the wider community with a safe space for recovery and compassionate clinical excellence. LWC fulfilled his vision of equitable wellness treatment, and he serves in his role as Director of Admissions with that principle at the forefront.

Collin provides primary support and placement for all incoming LWC patients, offering a guiding hand into their wellness journey. He also works with individuals to help them understand their financial options and how insurance may help cover some of the costs of the program. He is LWC’s primary contact for those seeking help for themselves or a loved one, and he works expertly with LWC’s clinicians to provide proper screening and assessment for potential patients.

Patient care is Collin’s top priority, and he works to ensure that a potential patient’s placement, at LWC or elsewhere, is the most fitting and beneficial for their individual needs. Collin is adept at assisting potential patients through the important task of program selection, offering clear explanations and recommendations that enable potential patients to make the most informed decision possible regarding their care.

The most rewarding aspect of my job is witnessing patients’ transformations. From working with them in the admissions process up to their first day at LWC, to watching them progress in their wellness journey, patient success is what drives me.

For Collin, supporting patient success begins at admissions and continues throughout the patient’s LWC journey and beyond. He is invested in their daily success as an enthusiastic team member supporting the clinicians who prepare and guide patients on their path to progress. In his personal life, Collin values time spent with his partner and his dog, and enjoys spending time outdoors connecting with the world around him and exercising his green thumb in his garden.

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