Our Specialty: Helping Children and Teens with Eating Disorders
Center for Discovery provides residential treatment for children, adolescents, and teens dealing with eating disorders. We believe that children, teens, and adolescents with eating disorders need and deserve specialized treatment. That’s why our program is specialized to provide treatment for adolescents and teens, both male and female, ages 10 to 19. Eating disorder is not one of our programs, it is the program. Our Center for Discovery treatment center in Menlo Park is dedicated solely to providing the personalized treatment for teens and adolescents that is necessary to create emotional, behavioral, spiritual and social growth. Eating disorders cannot hide here. Our team is particularly effective at addressing denial and lack of understanding about the severity of eating disorders. Every member of the Center for Discovery team is both deeply committed and passionate about the well-being and healing of our residents and their families. All of our therapists are full-time Center for Discovery team members and our full treatment team meets at least once a week to discuss the progress and treatment plan of each resident. In addition to the full meetings, our team communicates regularly throughout the week to coordinate, update, and monitor the treatment of residents. At Center for Discovery, we are focused on helping teens and adolescents understand their eating disorder and identify the eating disorder cycle and the emotional contributors to their eating disorder.
For over 15 years, we have been dedicated to helping teens and adolescents with eating disorders achieve long-term recovery and live happy, productive lives. Over that time, we have developed and refined our proprietary treatment model, which has provided a legacy of successful treatment outcomes. At Center for Discovery, our process is highly family based closely involves family members as a support system for recovery. One of the cornerstones of our family based process is the therapeutic family meal. During these meals, a resident will sit down to a meal with their family, therapist and dietitian and the therapist and dietitian provide a therapy session and individualized family coaching. Therapeutic family meals are an excellent model for families and residents to see how meals should be handled at home, after treatment. Eating disorder treatment at Center for Discovery also includes hands-on nutrition and food preparation training to help teens and adolescents become more familiar and comfortable with food and food preparation. Residents also receive a minimum of four hours per week is spent with a therapist in individual therapy sessions and an average of four hours each day is spent in group therapy sessions. This level of therapy is not possible in some treatment settings other than residential treatment.
Center for Discovery is located in a home-like setting within a residential neighborhood in Menlo Park. Center for Discovery locations are closely supervised, structured and nurturing. Our home-like setting and location in a residential neighborhood allow teens and adolescents to focus on treatment for their eating disorder without the other environmental factors and distractions. Center for Discovery Menlo Park is JCAHO accredited and maintains the highest licensure by the State of California. JCAHO accreditation and certification is a nationally recognized symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to the highest performance and treatment standards. At Center for Discovery, many of our residents are referred from professionals in the medical community and the majority of stays are fully covered by insurance. For the highest continuity of treatment, we provide thorough information to your referring physician consistently, including comprehensive summaries and treatment goals, so treatment can transition seamlessly from residential treatment.
If your child, teen, or adolescent is dealing with an eating disorder, know that recovery is possible and that Center for Discovery can help. Center for Discovery is an established leader in the field of residential treatment for eating disorders, and we understand how difficult it can be to seek residential treatment for your child. If your family is in crisis, or if you would like more information, call us today at 866-377-9962