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.
MEET THE TEAM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*
- 97% can identify their triggers*
- 97% believe they can help themselves get better*
- 96% understand when to ask for help*
The staff here care so deeply, and always made me feel seen and heard. I am so appreciative of my time here and would be quick to recommend CFD Atlanta to anyone struggling with an eating disorder. – Shelby N., former patient at CFD Atlanta
“My life was changed for the better here. I can now proudly say that I have a healthy relationship with food and plan on holding on to recovery. I was heard and challenged in all the ways that I needed to be. It was life-changing for me in the best way possible.” – Janna H., former patient at CFD Atlanta
“The staff and the physicians were always empathetic, clear and transparent. I had a very good sense of where things stood at all times. Most importantly, my daughter was comfortable and embraced her recovery because the staff and doctors created a good environment.” Grace P., parent of CFD Atlanta alumni
*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Center for Discovery program in 2021 (between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/2021) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS, N=2,644). Average treatment range 41.3 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice transfer or administratively).