Cambridge Eating Disorder Center Opens Satellite Location in Concord, NH

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New Location Addresses Geographic Needs, Providing Convenience to Clients

We saw many families traveling a great distance because they had difficulty finding treatment nearby. The opening of our Concord location will provide a much needed service for those families. - Seda Ebrahimi, Ph.D.

The Cambridge Eating Disorder Center (CEDC), one of the oldest eating disorder centers in the country, recently opened its first satellite location in Concord, NH. As the center celebrates its 15-year anniversary under the continuous vision of Dr. Seda Ebrahimi, founder and director of the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, the introduction of a new location demonstrates the importance of making eating disorders treatment more accessible. As the rate of eating disorders continues to rise, with some 30 million Americans predicted to be impacted by these disorders at some point in their lifetime, the expansion of CEDC underscores its commitment to providing high-quality treatment and recovery support services to individuals and their families.

“We have successfully served clients throughout New England and all over the country from our Cambridge location for many years. At the same time, we noticed a distinct gap in services in the Northern New England area,” said Seda Ebrahimi, Ph.D. “We saw many families traveling a great distance because they had difficulty finding treatment nearby. The opening of our Concord location will provide a much needed service for those families.”

CEDC of NH will provide comprehensive partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient programs to women and men from adolescence to adulthood. Partial hospitalization (PHP) is available for those who require more intensive services, offering both a 6.5-hour and an extended 10-hour day of treatment. Both the intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and outpatient programs offer flexible schedules throughout the week with daytime and evening options available. PHP and IOP allow clients to steadily progress in recovery while still living in their home environment.

Experienced eating disorder therapist, author and consultant, Monika Ostroff, MSW, LICSW, will serve as Director of CEDC of NH. Ostroff has been active in the field of eating disorders for the past twenty-five years. She is nationally recognized for her contributions to the field, which include co-authoring Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery (1999), serving as a contributing author to Self-Harm Behavior and Eating Disorders (2004) and training therapists across the country.

“I am excited to be an integral part of bringing more comprehensive eating disorder services to the state of NH,” said Monika Ostroff, Director, CEDC of New Hampshire. “Our state has been at a deficit for quite some time now.”

Cambridge Eating Disorder Center will continue to provide treatment and recovery services along the complete spectrum of care including residential, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, outpatient and transitional services at its Cambridge, MA location. CEDC provides its clients with the tools, education, therapy and support needed to achieve lasting recovery through nutrition, coping skills, authentic relationships and improved body image. Clients receive individualized treatment programs by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, advance practice nurses, social workers and registered dietitians.

About Cambridge Eating Disorder Center
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center provides individuals suffering with eating disorders a comprehensive continuum of support services focused on their recovery. With a focus on fostering recovery in a comfortable, nurturing environment, CEDC offers a complete spectrum of recovery services along the continuum of care, including residential, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, outpatient and transitional services. Founded in 2000, CEDC is among the oldest eating disorder centers in the country having a knowledgeable team with decades of mental health experienced. For more information, please visit http://www.eatingdisordercenter.org.

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