Center for Discovery in Alexandria, Virginia, is an outpatient treatment center that opened in 2017 and treats patients of all ages who are struggling with an eating disorder or with an eating disorder in the presence of a mental health disorder, otherwise known as a co-occurring disorder. Located in Old Town Alexandria, our outpatient location serves patients from Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. It is easily accessible to the George Washington Memorial Highway, Richmond Highway and I-495. There is easy parking garage access included to easily access facility. 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 virtually. This treatment center emphasizes a body positive approach and Health at Every Size® (HAES®).
Our spacious facility encompasses two suites, which serves adults and adolescent patients in separate areas of the milieu. Each patient gains hands-on food preparation experience while meeting their individual dietary needs.
Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Employee Health Network (EHN), MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC), OPTUM BH (PBH, UHC, UBH) and UNICARE – Beacon HS. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
*Health At Every Size® and HAES® are registered trademarks of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and used with permission.
MEET THE TEAM
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*
“This program has changed and saved my life even in just a few days. I’ve never felt this understood and supported.” – E.W., former patient at CFD Alexandria
“This house at Center for Discovery has been a home to me. I’m a different person than when I admitted. I’m still me, but a healthier, happier version of myself. I am so grateful for my time here.” – E.W., former patient at CFD Alexandria
“As parents, we were happy with the attention, care, professionalism and excellent communication that Lily’s team provided.”- D.S., former patient at CFD Alexandria
*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).