Hidden River HealingHidden River Healing4.2 Based on 9 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onStephen Sigmund (SH)Stephen Sigmund (SH) ★★★★★ I am posting without my full name to protect my child's anonymity. Hidden River is wonder place that met my child where they are. The team there worked with my child day in and day out in a highly personalized way support them through some very rough ups and downs. My child ended up safe and much better prepared to work on living the rest of their life. Most important, the team at Hidden River really cared about and gave a lot of love to our family.Parent of Hidden River client, Fall 2023Jamie LewkowitzJamie Lewkowitz ★★★★★ Hidden River provides such a unique atmosphere for patients to heal from their eating disorders. From the incredible leadership team, to the beautiful location, you can feel as confident as possible trusting them to provide top-notch care. The leadership team is extremely dedicated to patients and their families, and truly want nothing but the best for them both during their stay and after discharge. Jennifer Vargas, the Director of Business Development & Admissions, is so welcoming, friendly, and approachable, and works hard to ensure that patients are able to be admitted as soon as possible. The therapists are full of knowledge about the eating disorders field, and the curriculum they follow for group therapy is very thorough, covering a wide variety of different therapies and skills. The dietitians work with patients that have all different dietary needs, including Kosher, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets, given documentation of food allergies in order to ensure there are no eating disorder behaviors that have led to these specialty diets. They also engage in culinary skills training with their patients, which gets them ready to adapt back into the real world upon discharge. Nurses are available 24/7, providing patients with support not only for their physical health, but are also often a listening ear for their mental health as well. There are various Recovery Assistants (RA’s) available 24/7 too, and with their different personalities, patients tend to build strong connections with them and value their support both during and outside of meals/snacks.Family support plays a vital role in eating disorder recovery, and it is clear that Hidden River understands that. By having weekly family therapy, family meals, and family outings to restaurants, as well as frequent communication from the entire treatment team directly to guardians without the patient present, the family is constantly made aware of updates regarding their child. Despite not having cell phone access, there are many opportunities to stay connected.Hidden River views each patient as an individual with her own needs, wants, desires, and preferences. Depending on health status, patients can engage in different activities outside, which is a great way to incorporate a sense of normalcy and get fresh air to clear their minds. Patients can determine what they are going to eat throughout the week, with the support of their dietitian, which gives them a sense of control in a situation that might feel very out of control.While there have been many changes to Hidden River throughout the years, it remains clear that it is still a great treatment program and facility. It can be difficult to differentiate between what is and is not “fair” (i.e., being marked incomplete when only a little food is left, lack of media, etc.), but there is no negotiating with eating disorders, and it is important to remember that. However, while the professionals at Hidden River are experts in eating disorders, they also recognize that the patients and their families are the experts on themselves, and work cooperatively to provide the best treatment experience possible.Veronika SVeronika S ★★★★★ I was weary of Hidden River as I was looking through the reviews before I went. Now discharged, I can officially say it helped me immensely overcome ED thoughts, behaviors, and gave me a new perspective on how I view things. The policies and rules are changing every so often, as do staff, but I believe they are changing for the better. I came in lost, hopeless, and using negative behaviors, and came out finding who I actually was, with light in my eyes and hope for the future-recovery. Lynn, the clinical director, is very kind but knowledgeable, and she takes all questions, comments, and complaints seriously. The staff and clinical/nutrition team are professionally trained and skilled in dealing with eating disorders, yet they are very compassionate. They adequately prepare you for returning to the home environment, and make sure you are safe to leave before you leave. I am forever thankful for this facility, and I would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a higher level of care.Eilis MagnierEilis Magnier ★★★★★ Kim HiemstraKim Hiemstra ★★★★★ Hidden River is an amazing and special place. They helped my daughter overcome her eating disorder. The admissions director did an amazing job working with our insurance company to obtain a single case agreement. Other residential facilities would benefit from following their treatment approach.Julia BrunskillJulia Brunskill ★★★★★ 5 stars they r awesomJoo Lee A.Joo Lee A. ★★★★★ Hidden River saved my life. The staff is amazing. I stayed for 3 months and everyone there became like family to me. The environment is so comforting and all the groups are really helpful if you're willing to participate and accept that help. Of course its not all gonna be smooth sailing but recovery is hard. Hidden River made it just a little bit easier. They fought for my life when I couldn't. Thank you Hidden River. <3js_loader