Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program™

The Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program™

Find lasting transformation through a comprehensive approach to mental health.

Speak with a program intake coordinator by calling 1-530-379-0036 now.

Results in the thousands

The most successful treatment option is the Residential Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program. Currently located in Northern California, this program is operated eight times a year. This 10-day intensive program is the most comprehensive treatment program for depression and anxiety available in the United States. Participants travel all across the nation and beyond to attend this program and receive the quickest and most remarkable results.

This program has treated victims of trauma, abuse, attempted suicide, PTSD, OCD, self-mutilation, social phobias, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, addiction disorders, and the severest forms of both depression and/or anxiety.  You will have comprehensive physician exams and evaluations, including extensive blood analysis and other revealing tests.  In addition, at least two counselors/therapists will work with you individually and in groups to help your brain become the best it can be.

Beck Depression Test results, 76% improvement in depression
Beck Anxiety Test results, 65% improvement in anxiety

Expect great things

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Consultations with medical doctor and certified counselors
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Comprehensive health history review
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Full medical workup including labs
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Massage treatments
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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A nutrition plan with steps to improve mood
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Training to recognize and correct distorted thoughts
Stress management planning and practice
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Strategies for overcoming addictions
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An understanding of how to deal with loss
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Lifestyle changes that will help you beat depression
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Opportunities for improved spiritual health
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Daily interactive presentations
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Aerobic conditioning
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Flexibility training
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Peaceful hiking trails
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Delicious, healthy meals

Speak with a program intake coordinator by calling 1-530-379-0036 now.

Real stories from real people

I was ready to leave the program and had started packing my bags when the program administrator showed up at my door. After talking to me for a while, she then did something that perplexed me – she started crying. I found it so strange that someone would care that much about ME. There was a myriad of things that brought me to where I am today but it was the love I experienced at this program that was something like I had never experienced before in my life. They continued to go out of their way to make ensure my success. Two months after my extended stay, my tests revealed I was depression free, anxiety free, and medication free – and I have stayed so since then. Today, I am one of the 10-day residential program nurses and work with Dr. Nedley numerous programs per year. I get to give back to others what I was so freely given.

— Previously Tried to Commit Suicide 5 Times

Before Depression Recovery I felt inadequate and ineffectual in every task. I embraced the thought of peace in death. At Depression Recovery my counselors gave insight to the deplorable self-talk I was engaged in. I have been given the tools of cure. For largely the first time, I see hope!

— High School History Teacher

Prior to coming to Depression Recovery I had started to dread each new day. I felt frustrated and helpless! I had become very tired and hopeless of life getting better soon. DR has changed the course of life for my husband and me. I feel rested and full of joy. My husband’s emotions are waking up and his personality emerging. He is much more positive.

— Married to A Chronically Depressed Spouse for Many Years

My anxiety and fear were holding me back from fully living my life and being truly present. During Depression Recovery I learned that I do have the power to face my fears head on and conquer them. My trust and faith have been deepened and I feel a sense of hope and excitement for the future.

— Young Mother of Three Children

Residential Program Facilities

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Each participant will have access to the following amenities:

Private room with service
Massage treatments
Salt scrubs
Peaceful hiking trails
Personal exercise coaches
Deliciously nutritious meals
Exercise facilities
Areas for reflective thinking

Primary program staff

Find support and encouragement as you are guided by a team of highly qualified lifestyle medicine experts who are dedicated to identifying the root causes of your depression, while leading you on a journey of healing.

Lynda Cetean

Residential Program Administrative Director

Lynda Cetean is the Administrative Director for the 10-day residential Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program. She oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the program. Since she started working for Dr. Nedley in 2001, she has helped to create and continues to develop the schedule for the residential program. As a licensed massage therapist, Lynda has facilitated in many areas of the program. If working or not, Lynda enjoys the outdoors, hiking, paddle boarding, travelling and most of all, spending time with her husband and two children, extended family and friends.

Dr. Neil Nedley

Medical Director

Dr. Neil Nedley is the founder and medical director of the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Programs.  Dr. Nedley is an award-winning practicing physician who also serves as President of Weimar Institute, a higher education college that houses the world-famous NEWSTART program and the residential and outpatient Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program.   He has presented and published numerous scientific studies in the medical/scientific literature and is well known as a public speaker and teacher throughout the world.  He is the author of Proof Positive, Depression—the Way Out, The Lost Art of Thinking, and Optimize Your Brain. Additionally, Dr. Nedley is a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist with an emphasis on the difficult-to-diagnose patient, gastroenterology, and mental health. He enjoys hiking in nature with his family, piloting his own aircraft, snow skiing, and listening to sacred and classical music.  Nothing is as enjoyable to Dr. Nedley, however, as helping people from the depths of depression and anxiety to the pinnacle of success and fulfillment.

Joshua Fleming

Residential Program Physician

Dr. Joshua Fleming has been interested in health and wellness from a young age. Half-way through his graduate degree in exercise science, he realized he could have a much greater impact on the wellbeing of society as a physician. Throughout medical school and during his residency in Family Medicine, he saw, more than ever before, the desperate need for more effective treatment strategies addressing mental health disorders and chronic lifestyle-related diseases. For this reason, he is completing his fellowship in anxiety, depression, and lifestyle medicine with Dr. Nedley while also completing the requirements for board certification as a Lifestyle Medicine Intensivist. When he is not working, Dr. Fleming enjoys running, hiking, and pretty much anything in the great outdoors. His greatest joys are studying the Bible with those who have never experienced its beauty, and spending quality time with his beautiful wife, Stephanie.

Silaine Marques


Silaine Marques is a Clinical Professional Counselor starting her career in 2010, helping clients with a wide range of chronic mental health disorders. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Community Counseling. She acquired a Professional Clinical Counselor license on the island of Guam, and is currently a PCC Associate for the state of California. She has specialized in integrating a holistic approach into her sessions, and in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as her primary modality. Her work with Dr. Neil Nedley started in 2015, providing lectures and counseling sessions for the clients of the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program. In her free time she enjoys participating in singing groups, missionary outreach activities, traveling and hiking. Ms. Marques lives in Weimar, CA.

Elmamarie Heldzinger


Elmamarie is a Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a certified Trauma Professional. She holds the Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts facilitator certification as well as the Prepare/Enrich Marriage facilitator certification. She holds her certification as an Exercise Physiologist with ACSM. She has completed the Beck Institute training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Trauma, Insomnia, and weight loss. She is currently completing her doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy with Liberty University. She is a survivor of narcissistic abuse and counsels people who are victims of narcissistic abuse. She has been married more than 30 years to her physician husband, Derek, and has 4 adult children: Stefan and his wife Amber, Lisamarie, Shaun Michael, Joshua and his wife Rosmarie. She is an animal lover and loves hiking, camping, and seeking waterfalls.

You first

The Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program™ leaves no stone unturned in determining the exact cause and precise brain chemistry of the patient to be reversed and fixed. You will receive extensive laboratory analysis with other comprehensive tests and expert evaluations of your current physical, and mental/emotional health, including extensive genetic/epigenetic testing. You will find out what genetic flaws you may have, and how to turn off those bad genes through nutrition, lifestyle, and cognitive approaches.

The typical lengthy trial-and-error approach is unnecessary, since Dr. Nedley’s approach will reveal which medications, supplements, cognitive approaches, and other therapies will be best for each individual patient.  The frontal lobe is enhanced through lifestyle methods. This can also enhance practical spirituality, which improves self-control and the ability to manage your emotions, instead of your emotions managing you.

It simply works

This program has consistently produced positively astounding results for:

•  Severe depression
•  Sleep disturbances
•  Fatigue
•  Apathy
•  Loss of focus or concentration
•  Feelings of worthlessness
•  Deep sadness
•  Feelings of hopelessness
•  Emptiness
•  Weight and appetite problems
•  Irritability

•  Agitation
•  Difficulty in functioning
•  Lack of interest and motivation
•  Insomnia
•  Early morning awakening
•  Oversleeping
•  Difficulty in making good decisions
•  Relationship problems
•  Loss of libido and sexual problems
•  Underachieving
•  Feelings of being on edge

•  Feelings of panic
•  Social anxiety
•  Phobias
•  Obsessions and compulsions
•  Post-traumatic stress disorder
•  Poor self-control
•  Poor frustration tolerance
•  Brain fog
•  Suicidal thoughts and tendencies
•  And much more

Apply now for the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program™

Speak with a program intake coordinator by calling 1-530-379-0036 now.