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Addison, TX

Addison Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
14800 Landmark Boulevard
Suite 820
Addison, TX 75254
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

GET IN TOUCH CALL 866.482.3876

GET HELP

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.

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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.

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Katie Chadwick, Ph.D., L.C.D.C.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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.

MILIEU MANAGER

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.

Kaitllyn Milstead

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Kaitlyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Community, Family, and Addiction Services from Texas Tech University in 2014 and her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2017. Kaitlyn is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy from Texas Tech University in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy. As a marriage and family therapist, Kaitlyn is equipped to provide services to couples, families, and individuals. During her graduate work, she had opportunities to work with various populations, specifically providing services to adolescent and young adult populations as well as their families.

Kaitlyn is trained as a systemic clinician and primarily utilizes a Narrative therapeutic approach to address presenting issues while encouraging the client’s growth. Her areas of specialty include eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Kaitlyn has also received extensive and specialized treatment in cultural competency and diversity.

Kaitlyn’s hope is to improve the lives of clients she serves by working alongside each individual offering guidance, support, and empathy, as they learn how to use their unique strengths to work through challenging issues.

Ebony Morrow

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Ebony Morrow is Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate here in the state of Texas. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Texas Women’s University in pursuit of a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy. With Master’s degrees in both Counseling and Human Science from Prairie View A&M University, she is equipped with advanced skills and training to provide services to adolescents, adults, families, and couples. As a family systems trained clinician, Ebony utilizes her expertise to help clients develop a treatment plan that will work for them or their family. Other areas of specialty include, but are not limited to: parenting education, family substance use, general mood disorders, family/life transition, and divorce. Ebony’s desire is to empower individuals and families to redefine challenging experiences in an effort to build a future fostered by self-love, peace, and purpose.

Stevie Cornett

PRIMARY THERAPIST

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

Lauren Bailey

COUNSELOR

Lauren Bailey is the Counselor at Center for Discovery Outpatient Facility . She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from California State University of Los Angeles. In doing so, she has completed courses in health and human services in addition to psychology. She completed her internship hours at White Memorial Community Health Center, where she specialized in health education and promotion. Lauren has been working with children and adolescents in the field of behavioral health over the past four years, always making sure to include parent education to her programs. Lauren has had the great opportunity to work with families across multiple settings such as in-home therapy, clinical settings, and in schools. Doing so has helped her find her passion for educating others and helping them learn and maintain healthy behaviors even after programming is over.

Gaby Deleski

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

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!

Alexandra Leibold

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Alex Leibold is the Registered Dietitian at the Center for Discovery Dallas outpatient facility treating adolescents, adults, and families affected by eating disorders. Alex graduated from Louisiana State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences. She completed her dietetic internship hours while earning her Masters of Health and Human Performance from McNeese State University. She has nutrition experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders in various levels of care. Alex found Intuitive Eating while earning her Masters and realized her passion was to help others heal their relationship with food. Alex’s experience at a residential eating disorder facility allowed her to combine her value of connecting with clients along with her belief in a health at every size and intuitive eating approach. She believes that food is meant to be fun and helps her clients develop a positive relationship with food and their body through individualized nutrition counseling. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Alex studied culinary arts and loves to cook with friends and family. In her free time, you will find Alex cooking and dancing in the kitchen, checking out new restaurants, and spending quality time with her dog Balto.

Johnna Hartenstine

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Johnna Hartenstine is a Registered Dietitian at Center for Discovery specializing in nutrition therapy for disordered eating and eating disorders. Johnna graduated from the University of Arizona where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She then moved to Dallas to attend the University of Texas Southwestern, where she completed her Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship.  She focused her graduate studies on eating disorder treatments, leading her to research orthorexia nervosa prevalence and rotate through treatment centers in the DFW area.

She utilizes the All-foods-fit philosophy and a non-diet approach in her practice. With curiosity and compassion, she aims to help clients meet their dietary needs and build a better relationship with food.

Vanessa Huynh

DIET TECHNICIAN

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

CLINICAL OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

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 Dodson

PRIMARY THERAPIST

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.

Jessica Veillon

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jessica completed her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology from Texas Tech University 2017. Jessica then continued to earn her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas 2020. During her program, she completed an internship at a local non-profit providing counseling services to children, adolescence, adults, families, and groups.

Jessica is trained as a person-centered clinician and utilizes components of CBT, DBT and mindfulness in her work. Jessica works to create an environment filled with warmth, acceptance, and free of judgment. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, eating disorder, body image, and relationship issues. Jessica is under the supervision of Sarah Carlson, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, E-RYT200.

Support Group

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.

ADDISON OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

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.

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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.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Support Group

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.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
14800 Landmark Boulevard
Suite 820
Addison, TX 75254
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

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  • I was sent to [Center for Discovery], an all women's eating disorder treatment facility, and I was terrified to go. I was told I would be there for a month and would return home after that. I ended staying there for almost 3 months, and I can honestly say I am beyond thankful for my time there. I learned so much and they helped me find myself and get over my traumas and learn to cope with issues that I was having. All the staff was super helpful and had my best interest at heart. I may have not liked all of them, but I knew they wanted what was best for me. Even after my insurance run out, the therapist I was working with arranged for me to go to another center to continue my treatment because I was not ready to come home. I highly recommend getting help with Center for Discovery. They truly care!
    Rebecca S
    Alumni
  • I was at [Center for Discovery] for 6 weeks. I'm from Ohio and being so far away from home was hard. The staff made me feel super comfortable and cared for, making my stay much more manageable. The program was very individualized. They worked hard to make sure my specific needs were met and that my specific behaviors were addressed. This is a top notch facility with incredibly caring staff. Not only were the house staff wonderful, but everyone from admissions to the medical director worked hard to make sure I knew what was going on. This is a wonderful company who are true to what they say. 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. The progress I made there was life changing and I will be forever grateful. I recommend this program to anyone who is serious, willing, and ready to get better.
    Natalie F
    Alumni
  • I was surprised by my parents with the option of going to get help for my eating disorder and overall unhealthy lifestyle. I so badly wanted to get help, but was too ashamed. After talking to my mom I agreed to at least talk to someone from Center for Discoveryabout what program I would be in and what it would be like. The gal was super helpful, kind, and did not make me feel like I was the only person who suffered from what I did. She was very patient with me and overall helped out our family with the process of insurance and costs and what not. As for the actual facility I stayed at, it was a great experience.
    Rebecca S
    Alumni
  • We had our son in an acute care hospital and the social worker recommended the Center for Discovery. Before our son was discharged, my wife and I met with the staff and toured the facility. We were impressed by the staff and how the program was structured. Our son was there 6 weeks. It was a game changer and now we feel our son left with a good base of skills that he has continued to use. We now feel our son can leave a normal type life and not have to worry that he may need to live in a group home setting as an adult. We can't say enough for the help and support we received from the entire staff at the Center for Discovery. When we were considering the facility we did some reviews on line. Some weren't overly positive, but most were and we feel that it was a very positive experience for our son and our family. Even our son now admits that he learned some great skills and that his time at Center for Discovery turned his life around.
    John W
    Parent of Alumni
  • I completely recommend this outpatient program for the treatment of eating disorders.  The program is tailored to each individual and my daughter was able to attend school while attending. The staff is caring, knowledgeable and fully committed to the treatment process for the patient and family.  My family now better understands eating disorders and we are able to support our daughter through her recovery.  5 stars all the way!!
    C.Y.
    Parent of Alumni
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