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.
MEET THE TEAM
Emily Gee, LPC, CPCS
Emily Gee is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters and an Education Specialist degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. Prior to attending Georgia State, she earned a Bachelors degree from The University of Georgia in Child and Family Development. Emily’s passion for counseling and empowering others began in college during an internship where Emily would help develop and apply self-esteem building curriculum for young girls and women. Emily’s focus on eating disorders began prior to graduate school after noticing a lack of resources and advocacy for individuals struggling with the disorder.
Prior to coming to Center for Discovery, Emily worked directly with children, adolescents, and families affected by eating disorders in a variety of settings, such as hospitals and private practice over the last 10+ years. Through these experiences, she has learned the importance of having a collaborative and cohesive connection with clients, clients’ support systems, colleagues and other providers in the community. Emily provides evidence-based treatment that focuses on individuals’ inner strengths and abilities to help elicit positive change. Emily encourages individuals to concentrate on the present moment and to challenge themselves to take a candid look at the connection between their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions to move towards acceptance and authenticity of self.
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.
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.
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.
Lindsey Cope, LMSW, MA
Lindsey is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a Masters in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors in Social Work from Augusta University. Lindsey has a passion for working with adolescents, teens, and young adults, and has previously worked in school and private practice settings providing individual and family therapy to girls and women with anxiety, depression, trauma histories, and relationship challenges. Integrating a mindfulness-based approach, Lindsey pulls from evidence-based therapies to help clients be able to identify and replace unhealthy patterns of behavior.
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.
Leanne Shub, LMSW, RYT
Leanne is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She has a strong passion for helping people through the healing process of recovery. Leanne fuses elements of Yoga, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Experiential Therapy with humor and authenticity to help clients release destructive beliefs and behaviors. Prior to working at Center for Discovery, Leanne has had experience working in various levels of care with individuals who struggle with eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma.
Trisha has been working in the nutrition field since 2014, working with the pediatric and adult population. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri, Trisha returned home to Georgia to be closer to friends and family. She then went on to complete her Dietetic Internship through the Georgia Department of Public Health, where she also worked as a community nutritionist. Trisha is currently completing her Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition through the University of Alabama’s distance program. Trisha recognizes the strong correlation between mental health and nutrition, applying Intuitive Eating principles, All Foods Fit methodology, and Health at Every Size in each individual, group, and family session.
COVID-19 Update: Online telehealth is offered for intensive outpatient treatment as an option to patients living in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas.
In-person intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization is also offered at this location. 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.