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We provide residential eating disorder treatment for girls and women ages 11 to 20 utilizing an expert, compassionate treatment team emphasizing family involvement. We offer a beautifully designed facility in a peaceful, natural environment conducive to recovery and healing.

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    Meet Our Leadership Team

    Cindy Pikus, Ph.D., CEDS

    Executive Clinical Director

    Dr. Cindy Pikus has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with eating disorders, as well as their families, for over 25 years.  She brings to her role as Executive Clinical Director her extensive experience and expertise in treating people with eating disorders at all levels of care, with an emphasis on compassionate patient care, support…

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    Burty Macwan “Mac”, RN

    Nurse Director 

    Burty Macwan ‘Mac’ brings to Hidden River a combination of emergency Nursing, behavioral care, and executive experience.  Mac received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Nursing. Mac has worked in the Emergency Department for more than 10 years and is Certified in Emergency Nursing (CEN). …

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    Jennifer Vargas Guerra, MA

    Director of Outreach & Admissions

    Jennifer Vargas Guerra brings a decade of experience working in various eating disorder treatment settings to her role as the Director of Outreach & Admissions at Hidden River. Jennifer received her Master’s in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University and began her career at an inpatient eating disorder program in Pennsylvania where she was a…

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    "I do want you to know that I have only the best things to say about Hidden River. You are one of the only programs that I know that was stronger than my eating disorder, and I was super impressed that you never gave into my eating disorder even when I was being super bratty."

    - EJ

    "I want to thank you so much for providing my daughter with such an effective and comprehensive program as well as a caring and supportive environment. She has learned and grown so much in the last six weeks. She feels confident and ready to come home. She’s also very sad about leaving her therapist, who has taught us both so many valuable skills. We are forever grateful for this experience and know that my daughter’s future is so much brighter having gone through this program."

    - AJ

    "Hidden River truly changed my life. I was seen as more than just an eating disorder- I was a person whose overall health and wellness was sincerely cared about. They saw me as someone that I couldn’t even see myself as, and they helped me gain my life back. I’m now living in a way that I didn’t even know was possible. No one wants to be in treatment, but I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I can’t say enough good things about Hidden River."

    - JL

    From the Blog


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