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ATLANTA OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

ATLANTA, GA

HOME / LOCATIONS / ATLANTA, GA (OUTPATIENT)

Virtual treatment available: CFD outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.

Center for Discovery Atlanta is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center for patients of all genders and all ages who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. It opened in January 2020 and is located near the 400 Freeway and the 141 Freeway. This outpatient program specializes treatment for each individual patient. In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, patients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities. Discovery’s specialized binge eating disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Aetna / Shaller Anderson/GHC, Employee Health Network (EHN), Humana (Life Sync), Multi-Plan and TriCare East – Humana. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

The eating disorder outpatient team is highly trained in eating disorders, including certifications in eating disorder treatment and abundant experience with high acuity patients. Many of the staff members are trained in trauma therapy. This eating disorder treatment facility strongly supports family involvement in the treatment process and holds family nights as a way to involve loved ones to enhance the involvement of the patients.

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MEET THE TEAM

Dietitian

Abby James

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Candice Franklin

Psychiatrist

Candice D. Tate, MD, MBA

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Herani Argoe, APC, NCC

Associate Therapist

Kamaria Beamon

Associate Therapist

Hannah Lewis, LMSW

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Aleece Holliman, LMSW

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Sherry Mitchell

Dietitian

Abby James

Abby James is a Registered Dietitian with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Georgia Southern University. Abby has a variety of work experience in the field of nutrition, has a passion for counseling, and is happiest when working with clients. She has worked with pediatric to geriatric populations in a variety of settings, but has found her passion in clinical nutrition. Abby believes food should be both nourishing and enjoyable.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Candice Franklin

Candice Franklin earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Food and Nutrition Sciences from
San Diego State University in San Diego, CA. Throughout her schooling, Candice was an active
member of the Student Nutrition Organization and HeadSTRONG at SDSU. Following
graduation, she joined the Center For Discovery team as a Diet Technician/Counselor. She has
worked with adolescents and adults in Residential Mental Health and Outpatient Eating
Disorders since 2016. After gaining experience in these positions, Candice earned the role of
Facility Coordinator (FC) for the Del Mar Outpatient Eating Disorder Program in San Diego, CA.

In 2019, Candice became Senior FC, in which she co-trained Facility Coordinators of the
Outpatient Division. In November 2019, she relocated to help open the Atlanta Outpatient
Eating Disorders Program, where she is the current FC and regional support for the Southeast.

Psychiatrist

Candice D. Tate, MD, MBA

Dr. Tate believes in quality mental health services, such as psychotropic medication in combination with psychotherapy. Her treatment philosophy includes a strong physician-patient therapeutic alliance and safe, responsible medication management.
She has years of experience in psychotropic medication management for a variety of psychiatric conditions in inpatient and outpatient settings in adults and adolescents. During her graduate medical training, Dr. Tate was extensively trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and was supervised by experienced psychoanalysts. She is also familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and other evidence-based psychotherapy modalities. Dr. Tate also has experience in utilization
review and management.

Dr. Tate graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis and completed her General Psychiatry residency at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Dr. Tate is a board-certified psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She also completed a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the George Washington University School of Business.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Herani Argoe, APC, NCC

Herani is an Associate Professional Counselor with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from Point University. Herani is passionate about working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families as they work towards healing, and freedom. Herani has experience working with children, adolescents, and parents providing individual and family therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transition. She focuses on building a caring, nonjudgmental environment to help clients feel safe and empowered as they use their strengths to move towards change.

Associate Therapist

Kamaria Beamon

Kamaria is a master’s level mental health social worker licensed in Georgia. Kamaria earned her graduate degree from the University of Georgia and her bachelor’s degree in English/English Education from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. She has gained substantial experience working with youth and families as a licensed educator in New Orleans public schools, a childcare professional and a therapist working in schools and with Fulton County Juvenile Court. As a therapist, Kamaria incorporates dialectical behavior therapy, family systems, and narrative therapy modalities in her practice and has formal training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. She’s excited to work with clients at Center for Discovery as she heavily aligns her work and personal life with their Health at Every Size ® (HAES ®), All Foods Fit ® and Intuitive Eating principles. Kamaria practices from a trauma-focused, anti-racist perspective that is affirming of LGBTQ+ individuals. She has substantial experience working with individuals with dual diagnoses and loves helping neurodiverse patients heal from eating disorders.

Associate Therapist

Hannah Lewis, LMSW

After earning her undergraduate degree in social work from West Chester University, Hannah then went on to receive her master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in clinical social work specializing in health care. Originally a Pennsylvania native, she is now embarking on a new journey living in Atlanta, GA. Hannah’s clinical interests include supporting women of all ages going through the journey of recovery and body positivity. She is passionate about helping people develop and strengthen relationships with the self and body and develop good habits.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Aleece Holliman, LMSW

Aleece holds a master’s degree in social work from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. She is an associate licensed social worker in the state of Georgia and has worked in several areas of practice, which include working within the prison system, private practice, family violence shelters and more. Aleece understands the importance of offering evidence-based counseling services to individuals, families and loved ones. She is passionate about providing practical and creative ways to reach her patients and help them become better versions of themselves.

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Sherry Mitchell

Sherry is passionate about supporting individuals, couples and families in their journeys towards health, wellness and healing. She has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, older adults and families in person and via telehealth. She is certified in trauma therapy and is an independent licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the state of Arizona. She works collaboratively with the clinical team to utilize modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MIT), exposure therapy (ET), rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) to support and walk patients through anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, body image and self-esteem issues which can be underlying causes of eating disorders. Her educational background includes a master’s in professional counseling and a master’s in public health care administration (MPA) from Grand Canyon University. She is a long-standing member of the National College Honor Scholarship Society and has been a speaker at several domestic violence awareness conferences.

Support Group

This location provides free online eating disorder support groups. Our online support groups vary. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

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COVID-19 Update: In-person intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization are offered at this location as well as virtual online telehealth programming. Residential treatment continues to be offered at our residential facilities for individuals in need of a higher level of care. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

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