Residential eating disorder program opening in Cherry Hill will treat adolescents of all genders

Monte Nido & Affiliates, one of the largest and leading eating disorder platforms in the country, on Tuesday announced it will open a new residential eating disorder center in Cherry Hill in late 2022.

Clementine Cherry Hill will provide care for adolescents of all genders with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and/or exercise addiction. Clementine will be the company’s first program in New Jersey as it expands to its 15th state. Monte Nido & Affiliates includes five distinct eating disorder program brands, of which Clementine is one.

Statistics show that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health illness and diagnosis can be difficult to navigate for many teens. Clementine Cherry Hill feels that recovery is possible under the proper treatment.

“Trends continue to show an increase in adolescent eating disorders and expanding access to care for this age group in New Jersey is more important than ever,” Candy Henderson, CEO of Monte Nido & Affiliates, stated. “Clementine Cherry Hill will provide life-saving treatment for all genders struggling with eating disorders, with the mission of helping more teens realize their healthy selves and become fully recovered.”

Treatment at Clementine Cherry Hill will provide individualized, evidence-based care aimed at restoring the patient’s nutritional and physiological balance in a home-like atmosphere. Additionally, the programming will implement mindful eating, 24-hour nursing and academic and family support.

“Eating disorders in teens are common, with many beginning in the elementary school years and continuing all the way up to college and beyond,” Melissa Spann, chief clinical officer of Monte Nido & Affiliates, said. “Clementine’s model of care has been designed to meet the specific needs of adolescents, who are particularly susceptible to eating disorders due to the developmental stages they are at in their lives.”