Seda Ebrahimi, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center (CEDC)
Seda Ebrahimi, Ph.D. has been working in the field of eating disorders since 1986. She began her career as a pre-doctoral intern at Brown University’s internship consortium and continued on to become an assistant clinical professor after a year of postdoctoral fellowship in the field of eating disorders. Subsequently, she worked as the Director of the Eating Disorders Research Program at Butler Hospital, the Director of the Eating Disorders Treatment Program at McLean Hospital, and has been an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard University since 1993. She continues to provide clinical education to professionals at conferences and trainings locally and nationally.
Dr. Ebrahimi is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and American Psychological Association. She is also involved in patient advocacy on a local and national level.
LICSW, Admissions Coordinator
Mark Shelford has been in the behavioral health field for over 35 years, working in a variety of settings including residential, partial hospital, outpatient, inpatient and emergency services. At CEDC, Mark conducts clinical intakes for residential services as well as individual case management and group therapy. He also assists with insurance contracts and patient level of care issues, state licensure compliance, and national accreditation.
Mark attended the University of New Mexico undergraduate program with a major in Philosophy, studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and earned his MSW at Smith College. For 15 years he worked for a community hospital, eventually managing their emergency psychiatric services, addictions services and social work services as well as working with insurance contracting, licensing and accreditation agencies. Subsequently, Mark joined CEDC in 2008 to pursue his interest in eating disorders and to look for ways to improve care where possible.
LICSW, Program Director, CEDC of NH
Ruth Elliot, MSW, Director of CEDC NH, has worked in the field of eating disorders for the past 13 years. She has extensive experience treating all forms of eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma using a variety of modalities and believes in blending conventional and alternative modalities in order to help patients achieve sustained recovery. Ruth has been trained in EMDR and the Eat, Breathe, Thrive yoga program. Using her training as a 200 hr yoga teacher and her passion for drama therapy, she is able to help individuals connect with their bodies and emotions.
Ruth has worked in several therapeutic settings including outpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. She believes that each person is capable of full recovery, regardless of how long they have struggled.
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center
Move from surviving to thriving.
The Cambridge Eating Disorder Center provides individuals suffering with eating disorders a comprehensive continuum of support services focused on their recovery. Our treatment programs focus on reducing the eating disorder symptoms while promoting the development of a healthy self that encompasses both emotional and physical well-being.
3 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
CEDC-Transitional Living: 13/15 Athens St., Cambridge, MA 02138
CEDC-PHP/IOP Programs: 12 Plympton Rd., Cambridge, MA 02138
105 Loudon Rd., Building #2, Concord, NH 03301