Testimonials, Adult Programs

“I . LOVE. THE. STAFF. What I really love about UCSD ED treatment is how passionate the staff are from the diet techs, the cooks, the diet tech, the interns... to all the therapists.”
“The level of dedication of the staff was beyond compare, as well as the teamwork among each other.”
“I like the entire staff here.. and I think it's because of that, I was able to really show my raw true-self and be really vulnerable. This was important for me because I rarely allow myself to be vulnerable and to feel.”
“With the positive attitudes, empathy/ compassion, and overall knowledge on eating disorders and treatments was reassuring and overwhelming evident. They took time to listen, pay attention and problem solve issues when they arose, even when inconvenient.”
“The staff are extremely helpful and kind. They are fun to be around and they know how to do their job well. They push you to achieve your goals. During meal times: the company, the skills, the staff, the groups, the support system, expose you to different people and their background, I appreciate the support from the staff.”
“I learned that food isn't the enemy, that I can be happier without my eating disorder, and that my personality, morals, and values are not defined by my eating disorder.”
“I learned so many amazing skills that i can use to fight urges myself in the future. Also communication skills have been extremely useful in everything I do outside of program now. I honestly never thought I would be this confident in myself.”
“Without a doubt, this program has changed my life. My behaviors have been eliminated, my obsessional thoughts are virtually gone, and I'm the happiest I've been in years.”
“I am so extremely grateful I came here. This was the best thing I have ever done in my life so far. I have felt so safe and encouraged the entire time during program. And although there were times I thought I wouldn't be able to succeed the therapists never gave up on me or anyone.”
“I loved the staff, everyone at program was great. The thing i liked most was definitely the people and how we could all relate to each other, I always felt so alone and partially because of my eating disorder and coming here and meeting all these people was very nice.”
“Thank you for guiding me through the fog that I for so long was blinded by.”
“Thank you so much for the effort and commitment to every patient at this program and to me. Keep up all the work, it is appreciated and appears to be highly effective.”
“The staff were amazing, I have never felt more loved, respected, supported and understood.”
“This program literally saved my life. I felt cared about and supported the whole way through and it was amazing being in a group of people who were going through the same thing and could understand how I was feeling. It made me feel less alone and more confident that I could find a life outside my eating disorder. I finally have built a life that I can enjoy living and now have so many skills to troubleshoot tough times and thoughts. I am so thankful for program!!”
“The staff always made me feel like what I had to say was important which really helps someone like me who struggles to talk about herself. I also liked that they were able to treat me as a human (joke around, smile, be casual, etc) while also feeling like a superior and someone who is there to help and guide me.”
“I just want to say thank you one final time. I wasn't able to say goodbye to all of treatment team and I want them to know that how much I appreciate the past 4 months. It is impossible to put into words a thank you for saving someones life. I don't expect to ever be a patient here again, but if I were to relapse, I'd be sure to come back here because I know that the environment and care is so great.”
“I no longer feel the need to punish myself for wanting or craving food.”