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Anorexia Nervosa - Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery. Our Treatment Centers Center For Discoveryspecializes in treating this Eating Disorder.

Center For Discovery Alexandria
Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa - Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery. Our Treatment Centers Center For Discoveryspecializes in treating this Eating Disorder.

Center For Discovery Alexandria
Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

Center For Discovery Alexandria | Alexandria, VA

Center For Discovery, Alexandria Virginia Outpatient (OP), is an eating disorder treatment center that was first opened in September 2017 and treats females 16 years of age or older who are struggling with an eating disorder or with an eating disorder in the presence of a mental health disorder, otherwise known as a co-occurring disorder. This eating disorder location is located overlooking the Potomac River in Alexandria Virginia and serves the metropolitan areas of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Virginia. Eating disorders are rarely about food but rather about ways to control feelings and emotions that cannot be controlled in other aspects of the client’s life. Underlying triggers associated with eating disorder include depression, anxiety, personality disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, bullying, genetics, self-harm, poor parental relationships, substance abuse, difficulty communicating negative emotions and difficulty resolving conflict. The treatment team at Center For Discovery Alexandria, Virginia Outpatient work diligently and compassionately to treat the individual and not the disease and eating disorder affect each client differently. This outpatient treatment centers offer partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care of adolescent and adult women who do not require 24-hour care for their eating disorder. Benefits of outpatient day treatment include the following:

  • Meal supervision
  • Inclusive weekly counseling with a registered dietitian
  • Support in monitoring lab work and collaborating with medical doctors
  • Group therapy
  • Support from peer community
  • Family therapy and family support
  • Weekly collaboration with eating disorder specialists
  • “Blind weights” (clients are weighed but only staff will know what the scale says, in order to prevent the client from obsessing about their weight)

Center For Discovery Alexandria
Alexandria, VA

Center For Discovery, Alexandria Virginia Outpatient (OP), is an eating disorder treatment center that was first opened in September 2017 and treats females 16 years of age or older who are struggling with an eating disorder or with an eating disorder in the presence of a mental health disorder, otherwise known as a co-occurring disorder. This eating disorder location is located overlooking the Potomac River in Alexandria Virginia and serves the metropolitan areas of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Virginia. Eating disorders are rarely about food but rather about ways to control feelings and emotions that cannot be controlled in other aspects of the client’s life. Underlying triggers associated with eating disorder include depression, anxiety, personality disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, bullying, genetics, self-harm, poor parental relationships, substance abuse, difficulty communicating negative emotions and difficulty resolving conflict. The treatment team at Center For Discovery Alexandria, Virginia Outpatient work diligently and compassionately to treat the individual and not the disease and eating disorder affect each client differently. This outpatient treatment centers offer partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care of adolescent and adult women who do not require 24-hour care for their eating disorder. Benefits of outpatient day treatment include the following:

  • Meal supervision
  • Inclusive weekly counseling with a registered dietitian
  • Support in monitoring lab work and collaborating with medical doctors
  • Group therapy
  • Support from peer community
  • Family therapy and family support
  • Weekly collaboration with eating disorder specialists
  • “Blind weights” (clients are weighed but only staff will know what the scale says, in order to prevent the client from obsessing about their weight)

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The Treatment Program

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP)

Intensive outpatient treatment is a lower level of care; meaning that it does not require hospitalization, around the clock monitoring or even overnight stays. Intensive outpatient treatment requires individuals to obtain at least nine hours of group and/or individual therapy per week which is divided up into three-hour sessions three evenings to five evenings a week for 12-16 weeks duration. IOP is suitable for individuals who are high functioning in society and who are employed or who have a large social network who are able to maintain their sobriety on their own throughout the week. Individuals in IOP generally have successfully completed a more intensive program such as residential treatment (RTC) or partial hospitalization (PHP) and are transitioning to a lower level of care but are not yet ready to stop therapy completely. There are some individuals who are recommended by their therapist to attend IOP without going through a higher level of care because their eating disorder may be mild in severity.

Partial hospitalization (PHP)

Partial hospitalization is a higher level of care than IOP, meaning that clients need more therapy hours and supervision for their eating disorder. PHP is still an outpatient level of care since the clients do not live at the treatment center but rather go home after a full day of therapy. Partial Hospital Programs typically operate three to five days a week, and hours can range anywhere from five to 12 hours per day. Frequency of visits and number of hours usually depends on the individual’s needs.

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Center For Discovery Alexandria Outpatient

209 Madison St. Suite 3B
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Dawn Delgado, MS, LMFT, CEDS-S

Dawn Delgado, MS, LMFT, CEDS-S

Kelsey Latimer, PhD, LP

Kelsey Latimer, PhD, LP

Cyndi Pulsinelli, LMFT

Cyndi Pulsinelli, LMFT

Jacquelyn Supplee, MPH, RDN, LD/N, ATC-L

Jacquelyn Supplee, MPH, RDN, LD/N, ATC-L

Gabriele Katz, LCSW

Gabriele Katz, LCSW

Dr. Thalia Moshos

Dr. Thalia Moshos

Alexis Buckheit, MS, ED

Alexis Buckheit, MS, ED

Autumn Jerumbo, LPC Resident

Autumn Jerumbo, LPC Resident

Tara Pellecchia, MS, RDN

Tara Pellecchia, MS, RDN

Lisa Goldberg, MA

Lisa Goldberg, MA

Heather Duncan, LCSW

Heather Duncan, LCSW

Ms. Angie Kiker, MA

Ms. Angie Kiker, MA

Our Treatment Team

"The staff and therapists are wonderful, I do believe that they truly care about their patients and support them and their families on the road to recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with and eating disorder, I highly recommend Center for Discovery."

Ruth R.
Discovery Alumni

"The staff and therapists are wonderful, I do believe that they truly care about their patients and support them and their families on the road to recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with and eating disorder, I highly recommend Center for Discovery."

Ruth R.
Discovery Alumni

Referrals to Center For Discovery

Many therapists who practice outpatient treatment will often need to refer their clients with eating disorders to a higher level of care such as IOP or PHP for the following reasons:

  • The client has hit a plateau in therapy
  • The client is afraid to integrate a registered dietician into their treatment plan (something that should be done for all clients with eating disorders)
  • If the client is not able to provide a weight (“blind weight” are an important aspect of eating disorder therapy)
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