Center for Discovery Addison is an outpatient eating disorder center that treats patients of all genders and all ages. Center for Discovery Addison opened in May 2016 and continues to provide best-in-class care that is highly customized for each patient. Treatment modalities we offer include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure & response prevention (ERP) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
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 Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Humana, HealthNet, Cigna and UNICARE. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
Located in Addison, Texas, the center is just off the Dallas North Tollway. Center for Discovery Addison serves the entire metropolitan area of Dallas. Discovery prides itself on its continuing education program, its relationship with community mental healthcare providers and its ability to provide educational resources to patients and alumni alike.
MEET THE TEAM
Katie Chadwick, Ph.D., L.C.D.C.
Dr. Chadwick is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2014. Throughout her graduate training, Dr. Chadwick’s clinical training focused on a specialization in treating individuals of all ages with traumatic life experiences.
Dr. Chadwick has extensive experience and training in crisis intervention, as well as treating a variety of disorders including mood disorders, dissociative disorders, substance use disorders, and trauma. She has completed additional training in utilizing the following therapeutic approaches: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, as well as multicultural and relational approaches to treatment. She is most passionate about tailoring treatment to the specific needs of her clients and empowering clients to achieve their goals.
Dr. Chadwick’s mission is to cultivate a safe and positive treatment environment for clients and their families, supported by a treatment team founded on hope, authenticity, and integrity who will walk with you on your journey to recovery.
Amal Almallah, BS.
Amal Amallah is the Milieu Manager at Center for Discovery in Addison, Texas. Amal earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Child Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Dallas. Amal has experience with eating disorder treatment at both the residential and the outpatient level of care. When Amal first started her journey at Center for Discovery, she worked as a counselor at the residential treatment center in Plano, Texas. After nearly a year of working at the residential facility, Amal joined the Dallas outpatient team in Addison. Amal is very passionate about her job and is very glad that she has the opportunity to help and support people every day. Amal enjoys working collaboratively with a team as she believes it is very effective and leads to the most productive results. Amal strives to help the facility continue to grow in order to be able to provide treatment services to more people, to help as many more people as possible. Amal is committed to making sure that clients and parents are treated with respect, kindness, and compassion. And that they have a peaceful and positive experience during their treatment course at the facility.
Stevie Cornett, MS, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate supervised by Tiffany H. Ashenfelter, LPC-S. Stevie works as a PRN therapist for the Addison OP ED program and has been with Center for Discovery since 2019. After graduating summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas, Stevie completed her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Texas. Building on a strong CBT foundation, Stevie’s approach is informed by neurobiology, attachment theory, mindfulness, and social justice
Gaby Deleski MS, RD, LD, CPT is a Registered Dietitian at the Center for Discovery Dallas outpatient facility treating adolescents, adults, and families affected by eating disorders. Gaby received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Dietetics from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has experience in both outpatient nutrition counseling and clinical dietetics. As a Registered Dietitian, she works with clients collaboratively in order to help them reclaim their mind-body-food connection and rediscover the joys of eating. She is deeply passionate about helping others find their peace with food and appreciation for their bodies. Gaby utilizes and promotes the Health at Every Size (HAES) principle, as well as intuitive eating. When not working, she spends time playing with her cat named “Kale Chip” and exploring new hiking trails!
Vanessa Huynh is a Diet Technician at the Center for Discovery. In 2019, she graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Food Nutrition and Dietetics. During her time in college, she interned at the Appleby Community Farm, where she educated children and families about farming, taught people how to plant and harvest crops, as well as led kitchen skills demonstrations. She served as a representative for the farm at the Nacogdoches Farmer’s Market. Vanessa has worked as a Summer Camp Instructor for Chefsville, a non-profit organization that connects cooking with family, community, and academics. This life-skill education is gained through camps, classes and workshops located throughout the DFW Metroplex area.
She enjoys educating others and leading discussions in establishing a healthy relationship with food. Vanessa believes that the understanding and practice of intuitive eating is a pillar of wholehearted living.
Outside of work, she enjoys traveling (especially road trips), cooking and baking, and being outdoors.
Drew Connell joined the Center for Discovery team in late 2019. Drew is a Clinical Outreach Representative with years of experience in various areas of Healthcare Industries including treatment of eating disorders. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Texas Christian University and has continued his professional development at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. After starting his clinical career working in Mental Health, he added Technical and Healthcare Marketing and Business Development to his skill set. As his desire grew to serve others and help people, he became a Police Officer and served in patrol as a Mental Health Officer involved on site assessments and as a referral source for various mental health services for specific needs. After several years he chose to return to the private sector in Mental Health Clinical Outreach gaining experience focused on addictions and eating disorders. He was soon blessed with the opportunity to specialize within the eating disorder community and began his work as a Clinical Outreach Representative at Center for Discovery.
Drew is dedicated to connecting clients and professionals with the services they need to meet their specific needs. He is passionate about connecting with professionals in the mental health field, providing education and awareness, and helping people find the best possible treatment available. He continues to expand his own clinical knowledge and professional development and loves being part of the Center for Discovery family, where clinical excellence and dedication to the individual client make recovery possible. He would be happy to hear from you with any questions or concerns.
Elizabeth earned her bachelor of science degree in social work from University of Texas at Arlington in 2013 and her master of science degree in clinical mental health counseling in 2019. Elizabeth worked for several years in community social services before starting her career in mental health. Elizabeth is equipped to provide services to families, individuals and groups. During her graduate work, she had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of populations across socioeconomic backgrounds, ages and presenting issues.
Elizabeth is trained as a person-centered clinician and utilizes aspects of CBT, DBT and mindfulness in her work with patients to address these presenting issues while encouraging their growth. Her areas of specialty include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationships issues and crisis intervention. Elizabeth’s goal is to provide a safe environment to foster growth and change within the people she counsels.
Raychel Yearsley, LPC
Raychel Yearsley, MS, LPC, NCC is a primary therapist at Center for Discovery and has more than two years of experience in treating eating disorders. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Art at Southern Methodist University, she completed her Masters of Science in Counseling at Southern Methodist University.
While in graduate school, Raychel completed specialized courses in expressive arts therapy and child and adolescent therapy. Raychel completed her graduate-level practicum at a performing and visual arts high school where she worked with creative adolescents in a demanding and high-pressure environment. She completed her LPC-Internship in a private practice setting where she worked with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders and in an eating disorder treatment setting where she worked with adolescents and adults with eating disorders, body image concerns, anxiety, and depression. Raychel has experience utilizing CBT, REBT, ACT, and Adlerian treatment modalities, in addition to incorporating activity therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga into therapy. Currently, Raychel is working toward her 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification and is passionate about incorporating embodied approaches into the treatment of eating disorders.
Stephanie is a Diet Technician at Center for Discovery. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. During her time at UT, she found her passion for teaching others about the importance of intuitive eating and the Health at Every Size approach. At Center for Discovery, she enjoys supporting patients during nutrition groups and meals and seeing them work on mending their relationship with food. Working at CFD has been a rewarding experience that has furthered her passion to continue working in the nutrition field as a Registered Dietitian in the near future.
Sloane Elizabeth Churchman MS, RDN, LD
Victoria is a licensed professional counselor associate supervised by Chris Epstein, LPC-S. Victoria earned her bachelor’s in psychology in 2018 and master’s in clinical psychology in 2020 from the University of Dallas. During her graduate internship, she worked in community mental health providing services to diverse populations in individual, family and group settings, particularly those managing trauma or acute crisis. Victoria has experience working in the adolescent outpatient setting, specializing in suicidality, aggression, psychosis, self-image and crisis intervention. She is trained in humanistic, psychodynamic and existential psychotherapy, focusing on the holistic individual and the complexity of the human person.
Victoria believes in therapy that emphasizes trust, self-reflection, acceptance, understanding and empathy. She strives to create a safe space and instill a sense of curiosity, strength and hope as we work towards change and promoting health.
Katie Coleman, MS, NCC, LPC-Associate is a primary therapist at Center for Discovery, supervised by Kiersten Rapstine, LPC-S, CEDS-S. Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University in 2015 and earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas in 2021.
Katie has gained clinical experience utilizing various modalities to meet the needs of each specific client. During graduate school, she specialized in play therapy while incorporating animal-assisted therapy, expressive arts and mindfulness into her therapeutic approach with various populations. Katie currently provides services to adolescents, adults and families for individual and group therapy. As a primary therapist, she is passionate about working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and body image concerns.
Katie views humans as creative, holistic beings and values a collaborative approach. She operates from a person-centered lens, incorporating various components of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and mindfulness to meet the needs of each individual patient. Katie’s goal is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with her patients and create a safe space for them to explore, learn and grow into the healthiest version of themselves.
This location provides free in person eating disorder support groups on Thursdays 7:00PM. We also have a handful of free online support groups. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.
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.