Treatment Team

The treatment team consists of a Director, Medical Director, Master’s Level Therapists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Social Workers, a Registered Dietician, Registered Yoga Teachers, Milieu Therapists, as well as practitioners certified in alternative healing modalities such as Reiki and Reconnective Healing. The multidisciplinary team assesses the unique biopsychosocial needs of each patient and develops an individualized treatment plan to address each of those needs. We provide respectful treatment that is both goal-oriented and nurturing. Staff members use a variety of evidence based techniques to interrupt eating disordered behavior while building rapport and developing supportive, authentic relationships.

Leadership

Seda EbrahimiSeda Ebrahimi, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center (CEDC). CEDC is a nationally renowned specialty center providing a full continuum of care to individuals who struggle with eating disorders. Dr. Ebrahimi has been in the field of eating disorders since 1986, beginning as a pre-doctoral intern at Brown University’s internship consortium. She continued with clinical and postdoctoral fellowships and an assistant clinical professor position at Brown University and was then named a Director of the Eating Disorders Research Program at Butler Hospital. Dr. Ebrahimi was the Director of the Eating Disorders Treatment Program at McLean Hospital from 1993-1998 and has been an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard University since 1993.

Dr. Ebrahimi received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of Academy for Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and American Psychological Association. She continues to lecture and provide presentations at conferences and academic institutions. Dr. Ebrahimi has also been involved in patient advocacy at the local and national level.

 

 

Monika OstroffMonika Ostroff, MSW, LICSW is the Director of the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center (CEDC) of New Hampshire. She is a therapist, author and consultant specializing in the fields of eating disorders and substance use disorders. Monika is nationally recognized for her contributions to the field of eating disorders and their treatment. With expertise in individual, group and family therapy in both outpatient and hospital settings, Monika has 25 years of experience in the field of eating disorders.

Prior to joining CEDC, Monika was the Clinical Director for R.O.A.D. To A Better Life's nine addiction treatment centers in the state of New Hampshire. She also has served as the Program Director for Hampstead Hospital's Eating Disorder Treatment Center. Additionally, she owned a thriving private practice specializing in eating disorders for many years.

Among her credits, Monika is the co-author of Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery, 1999; and a contributing author to both Self-Harm Behavior and Eating Disorders, 2004 and The Thinking Mom's Revolution: Autism Beyond the Spectrum, 2012. She has also authored several well-received essays on the topics of anorexia, bulimia, trauma and healing. She has appeared on several radio and television broadcasts including NPR’s Public Affair and Boston’s WGBH Arts and Ideas. Monika has extensive experience speaking publicly and presenting workshops on eating disorders. She continues to lecture and present at conferences and universities across the country. Monika received her BA from Wellesley College and her MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.

 

Testimonials...

  • Today, I am happy, healthy and safe, and thriving because of the love and support I received at CEDC…
  • The CEDC program has left me feeling strong and optimistic, and I cannot say enough positive things about the program....I know that the road ahead will not be easy but just knowing that CEDC is there as a safety net gives me a feeling of calm…
  • Thank you for everything---especially for believing in me when I couldn’t believe in myself. Sometimes that was what convinced me to keep trying even when I felt hopeless…
  • I can’t express how grateful I am to have had people like you in my life. You have all helped me more than I could have ever dreamed possible. Every day I looked forward to coming in to partial to see your smiling faces, and your kindness has brightened the hardest of days…
  • Not only did CEDC teach me how to beat my eating disorder, but you also taught me how to be a good person, how to help other people, and listen to them….Thank you all for making me ME again.

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Cambridge Eating Disorder Center offers eating disorder treatment programs.

  • 3 Bow Street,
    Cambridge, MA 02138
  • 1(617)547-2255 (phone)
  • 1(617)547-0003 (fax)