Alexandria Outpatient Eating Disorder Program
Discovery begins here.
Welcome to the place where you’ll find the peace and comfort you need to get back to the you you’re meant to be.
Here, you’ll gain the strength to uncover what needs to come to light in our warm, home-like environment. Every facility is selected to be the very best match possible for your specific needs.
At Discovery, you’ll work with our highly-trained, expert staff who’ll give you the confidence and reassurance you need to succeed. Using evidence-based techniques, they’ll guide you through the entire process and help propel you to discovering a better you.
It won’t always be easy. But we will always be here for you.
Welcome to Discovery. Welcome to new beginnings.
Treatment Center Overview Alexandria VA, Outpatient
Center For Discovery, Alexandria Virginia Outpatient (OP), is an eating disorder treatment center that was first opened in September 2017 and treats clients 16 years of age or older 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. This eating disorder location is centrally located and accessible to clients coming from Washington DC, Alexandria and surrounding areas.
Our spacious facility encompasses two suites, which serves adults and adolescent clients in separate areas of the milieu. Each client gains hands-on food preparation experience while meeting his or her individual dietary needs. We also have a board-certified art therapist and trauma-informed yoga therapist facilitating weekly groups for both adult and adolescent clients. Located in Old Town Alexandria, our outpatient location is easily accessible to George Washington Memorial Highway, Richmond Highway, and I-495. There is easy parking garage access included to easily access facility.
The treatment team at Center For Discovery Alexandria, Virginia Outpatient work diligently and compassionately to treat the individual and not the disease and eating disorder affect each client differently. This outpatient treatment centers offer partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care of adolescent and adult women who do not require 24-hour care for their eating disorder. Benefits of outpatient day treatment include the following:
• Meal supervision
• Inclusive weekly counseling with a registered dietitian
• Support in monitoring lab work and collaborating with medical doctors
• Group therapy
• Support from peer community
• Family therapy and family support
• Weekly collaboration with eating disorder specialists
• “Blind weights” (clients are weighed but only staff will know what the scale says, in order to prevent the client from obsessing about their weight)