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  • 25 Years of Evidence-Based Eating Disorder Treatment

    Since 1997, Center for Discovery has provided thousands with evidence-based eating disorder treatment. Let’s look at where we started and where we’re heading.

A Legacy of Recovery Success

We’re changing lives for the better at Center for Discovery. Here are some patient data that tell the story of our alumni success rate*:

94% can identify their triggers


93% believe they can help themselves get better


92% understand when to ask for help

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Center for Discovery program in 2020 and completed treatment, and who completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS, N = 3,250).

“I was at [Center for Discovery] for six weeks…They gave me my life back. I’m someone who has been in and out of treatment for my eating disorder and this program was by far the best. I feel so optimistic about my future.”

– Natalie F., CFD alum


Compassionate Care & Evidence-Based Treatment

When you’re in our care, you are surrounded by a team of compassionate experts guided by our Real Life Recovery™ approach. Here’s what you can expect:

• Evidence-based treatment modalities that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and exposure & response prevention (ERP) therapy
• Experiential therapy, such as art, music and equine (varies per location)
• Unique and innovative dietary program that’s rooted in real-life recovery philosophies, such as Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, All Foods Fit™ and exposure & response prevention (ERP) therapy
• Educational support program for youth patients
• Nurturing aftercare program that is with patients for life after receiving care
• Free verification of insurance (we accept most major insurance)


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Flashback to 1997

When Center for Discovery was starting, the world was quite different from today! Here’s a fun look at what was admired in pop culture 25 years ago:

Music – Top 5 Songs

1. “Candle in the Wind 1997” by Elton John
2. “You Were Meant for Me” by Jewel
3. “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy, Faith Evans & 112
4. “Unbreak My Heart” by Toni Braxton
5. “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” by Puff Daddy & Mase

Movies – Top 5 Box Office Hits

1. Titanic
2. Men In Black
3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
4. Liar Liar
5. Air Force One

TV Shows – Top 5 Things to Watch

1. Seinfeld (NBC)
2. E.R. (NBC)
3. Veronica’s Closet (NBC)
4. Friends (NBC)
5. Touched By an Angel (CBS)

Sports – Top 5 Champions

  1. World Series: Florida Marlins
  2. Superbowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers
  3. NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls
  4. Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings
  5. U.S. Open Golf: Ernie Ells

The World Has Changed, But Our Dedication to Quality Care Hasn’t

While we have seen a lot of change at Center for Discovery in the last 25 years, our commitment to providing quality eating disorder treatment has never wavered. Thank you for letting us be part of your life today and we look forward to many more years of helping people change their lives for the better.


Schedule an eating disorder assessment with one of our affiliate clinicians HERE