What graduates of CEDC are saying
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I had a great time here many years ago. I actually went back twice and always wish I could revisit. Although I have recovered since then, I was here maybe in 2013-2014. We were able to assist in the kitchen. We had a very strict routine but it felt nice because once you were done, they left ya alone for the day to read or write or draw etc and sometimes we were able to go on outings! The staff was great too. 😚 Honestly, people with eating disorders learn to be very sneaky so the strictness of this place was definitely necessary even if I didn’t think so at the time.
i miss it tbh
I give CEDC a five star rating. But don't make the mistake of thinking that you will be happy when a family member goes there. When your child goes through the treatment process, as a parent you will be alone, confused, helpless, frustrated and unhappy. However, what you need to know is that these difficulties are part of recovery. One of the best days in your son's or daugter's life may be the day you enroll him or her in the residential treatment program at CEDC.
I give CEDC a five star rating. But don't make the mistake of thinking that you will be happy when a family member goes there. When you go through the treatment process, you will be alone, confused, helpless, frustrated and unhappy. However, what you need to know is that these difficulties are part of recovery. One of the best days in your son's or daugter's life may be the day you enroll him or her in the residential treatment program at CEDC.
I would like to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Teresa and my daughter Carmella is diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. When I realized what was happening with my daughter I brought her right away to her pediatrician who in turn told us about Sol Stone in Elmira. Very shortly after her visit to Sol Stone she went to Cambridge Eating Disorder Center known as CEDC. The reason I mention both places is because they collaborated and made it a smooth transition for Carmella to get the level of care that she needed. CEDC responded promptly and they were on top of everything. They welcomed us with open arms and made you feel loved before you even arrived.I can not say enough about the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center. My words will not give it justice. I am truly grateful for the level of care and support provided by the staff at CEDC. Carmella was assigned a staff of professionals that assessed her needs and treated her with the specific care that she needed. It was tailored specifically for her. They provided the love, care and support that was necessary to set Carmella up for success. They were all wonderful. They kept you in the loop and abreast of everything that was going... on. There was definitely a home /CEDC connection throughout the process.Having a daughter that went through CEDC I want you to know that my daughter felt safe the whole time that she was there. She felt loved and supported. As parents, safety is one thing that weighs heavy on our hearts. Carmella herself told me she felt safe there and when she left she missed the staff and the friends that she bonded with while navigating through the eating disorder. She is home now and is starting outpatient therapy. She is still navigating through this disorder but with coping skills and strategies in place to help her with the next step. I truly believe that inpatient care at CEDC saved my daughters life. I also strongly feel that the inpatient care is a necessary step prior to starting with outpatient care. I think they are both necessary and important. They both play an important role. I just know Carmella needed CEDC first and I can’t thank them enough.Carmella spoke very highly of the staff on her team. I would like to share that her case manager McKenzie Sheridan was like a safe haven for Carmella. Carmella told me that while I was not able to be with her she identified with McKenzie as someone she trusted, respected and admired. She felt that Mckenzie truly cared. She probably felt that way because McKenzie went above and beyond. I wanted to highlight McKenzie because she made me feel that way as well during our family meetings. Having said that, let me assure you that the rest of the staff was phenomenal as well.Another very positive aspect of CEDC is that they teach the person receiving the care strategies and skills to set them up for success inside and outside CEDC. The staff also worked closely with me giving me books and articles to educate myself with eating disorders.I have seen my daughter use the strategies and skills that were taught to her during her stay. She was able to apply them to life at home. Again, I am grateful for all the staff at CEDC. The work they do, the level of support they provide and the love they show is appreciated. CEDC saves lives.Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts about CEDC. They will not steer you wrong.With Love,Teresaread more
changed me for the better, plain and simple. it was the most important 2 months of my life. If you are debating on which resi to go to, you'll thank...
I lucked out at CEDC and got an amazing team in the Fall of 2020, who stuck by my side through everything and checked in on me every single day I was there. I truly felt cared for and supported in my recovery process. I have been to CEDC 2 times. Both times I benefitted from the aid of amazing staff, valuable group therapy. and manageable yet challenging meal plans that really helped me start to combat my ED. Not a lot of patients understand that treatment is a lifelong commitment that can only be enacted by oneself. Of course a good team and useful staff can support the process, but treatment is not meant to be easy and the only way to truly combat your ED is rely on yourself to challenge thoughts and behaviors everyday. It is in the moments where recovery and breaking barriers seem impossible that breakthroughs are made. Commit yourself to recovery and rely on yourself to use the resources available to your benefit.
A great program with a great staff for the most part. They really care about you and your recovery and work with you individualy to make sure your treatment is tailored to you. And they have never given up on me, which means a lot. Also my treatment team was very dedicated to my recovery! You can tell they truly care! The owner is very knowledgeable and really cares about each patient. She has done a lot to help me. Although I still struggle I can’t thank cedc enough for there compassion and dedication to care! I wouldn’t be here today with out them!
Staff were super helpful (special shout outs to Whitney, Megan, Katie S, Kaitlin, Kelley, Tori, and Tamila). I think more could have been done to help me individualize my treatment plan though, particularly with intuitive eating.
I do not have the words describe just how grateful I am to have received treatment at CEDC. It's still quite early in my recovery journey, but I gained skills to help me through life. Mental health is self-work. All a therapist of a facility such as CEDC can do is arm you with tools for you to make your way through the journey. and they did just that! I do wish there were both adult groups and adolescent groups. I found it quite distracting to have to tolerate immature conversations and behaviors in such a vulnerable space. Having to watch my language (to an extent) and censor my true thoughts was a letdown, but no major complaints! I am so grateful for the support I received here! I highly recommend CEDC to anyone struggling with an ED. Best of luck on your journey!
Blue Vanilla S.
I absolutely loved residential. My team here was amazing and I've never seen more progress with recovery than staying here. For the first time I trusted my nutrionist and was very honest with my doctor and case manager. They only wanted what was best for me and I have confidence for the first time that I'm going to be able to follow my meal plan and keep moving forward in recovery. The RCs were also very helpful. This was just an overall amazing experience. I've never been so thankful.
It has been a few months since I exited the IOP, but I feel like I owe it to them and everyone seeking recovery to write them a "review." Really, this...
CEDC (Cambridge Eating Disorder Center)TOP OF the line in Customer Service.Seda THANK YOU, for being there, to make sure my daughter can be admitted. Even being a crazy mom.It's to me the top of the line program. It's 20 thumbs up if I had any. They're detailed about the Program. Explaining everything and every detail about the program, like the coping skills.They are Great, and make you feel really welcome. They don't twist your words.If they misunderstood, what you said, they ask again.After a while my daughter hated me, after she started loving the program.Excellent Anna & Folly. Even not there, they still answer any questions.They made you feel a part of the program, not an idiot (like Hasbro make a you feel like = an idiot)