Alexandria, VA

Alexandria 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.

Center For Discovery, Alexandria Virginia, is an eating disorder adult female treatment center that first opened in May 2016 and accepts all clients, over the age of 18, who identify as female including transfemale clients. Alexandria is located 30 minutes south of Washington D.C. across the Potomac River and draws clients from Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Residential treatment at Center For Discovery Alexandria, Virginia is a high level of care that provides 24-hour care to females at least 18 years of age in a sub acute 800 square foot facility, such as a residential home like setting where women engage in group therapy, structured and monitored mealtimes, group social events, family therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, and individual therapy. Dialectal behavioral therapy skills group is offered four times per week in both the residential and partial hospitalization settings.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Center For Discovery Alexandria, Virginia is a time-limited, intensive outpatient mental health treatment center with strict criteria but more flexibility and lower costs compared to a residential mental health treatment center. A partial hospitalization program (PHP) falls on the continuum of mental healthcare between residential treatment and outpatient treatment. Partial Hospital Programs typically include individual therapy including a dialectal behavioral therapy informed program, family, and group counseling, medication management, nutritional counseling and meal supervision. Both partial hospitalization and residential treatment programs offer an eight-bed facility for an individualized treatment experience where therapists practice a “health at every size” philosophy providing a body positive experience through yoga therapy as well as trauma informed yoga therapy.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

7809 Schelhorn Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22306-2825

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Meet the Team

Alanna Betts, MA, ATR, LPC-DC, Resident in Counseling

Alanna Betts, MA, ATR, LPC-DC, Resident in Counseling

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Alanna Betts is the Program Director at the Center for Discovery Alexandria.  Alanna is an art therapist and psychotherapist who earned her masters degree in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Alanna’s previous clinical experience includes work at the inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient levels of care in general psychiatric treatment, trauma recovery, and eating disorders. Alanna uses a person centered approach to counseling that encourages the development of self-expression, emotional self-efficacy, and a strong sense of identity as clients engage in the recovery process.

Helen Freiling

Helen Freiling

PRIMARY THERAPIST
Sumi Tohan

Sumi Tohan

REGISTERED DIETITIAN
Tatiana Menick, MD

Tatiana Menick, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

A Board-certified psychiatrist, Tatiana Menick, M.D. completed her four-year residency training in psychiatry in the St Elizabeths Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program, Washington, DC,

Dr. Menick has more than ten years’ experience conducting pharmacotherapy and individual and group psychotherapy in community mental health clinics.

She provides psychiatric consultation for Center for Discovery Virginia and also maintains a thriving private practice. She is the first author of multiple articles appearing in the International Journal of Child Health and Human Development and Environment, Mood Disorders and Suicide and other books.

Anamae Franek

Anamae Franek

FACILITY MANAGER

Anamae Franek earned her undergraduate degree from Stevenson University with a degree in Psychology. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, she started working with clients with eating disorders. After completing her undergraduate degree, Anamae started working at Center for Discovery as a Counselor II, while working here she decided to go after her Masters in Social Work to continue working with clients with eating disorders. Anamae is currently the Facility Manager for Center for Discovery and is very passionate about promoting a healthy life mentally and physically.

Dr. Jay Joglekar

Dr. Jay Joglekar

PHYSICIAN

Dr. Joglekar earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in Software Engineering and began his graduate work in Software Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. After medical school, Dr. Joglekar developed an electronic medical record at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD while conducting a Phase II clinical trial on advanced head and neck cancers.

Dr. Joglekar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine) and completed his residency at HCMC in Minneapolis, MN (University of Minnesota).

Dr. Joglekar believes that a healthy lifestyle, strong mental health and preventive approach lead to the promotion of wellness.

Alexandria 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.

Center For Discovery, Alexandria Virginia, is an eating disorder adult female treatment center that first opened in May 2016 and accepts all clients, over the age of 18, who identify as female including transfemale clients. Alexandria is located 30 minutes south of Washington D.C. across the Potomac River and draws clients from Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Residential treatment at Center For Discovery Alexandria, Virginia is a high level of care that provides 24-hour care to females at least 18 years of age in a sub acute 800 square foot facility, such as a residential home like setting where women engage in group therapy, structured and monitored mealtimes, group social events, family therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, and individual therapy. Dialectal behavioral therapy skills group is offered four times per week in both the residential and partial hospitalization settings.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Center For Discovery Alexandria, Virginia is a time-limited, intensive outpatient mental health treatment center with strict criteria but more flexibility and lower costs compared to a residential mental health treatment center. A partial hospitalization program (PHP) falls on the continuum of mental healthcare between residential treatment and outpatient treatment. Partial Hospital Programs typically include individual therapy including a dialectal behavioral therapy informed program, family, and group counseling, medication management, nutritional counseling and meal supervision. Both partial hospitalization and residential treatment programs offer an eight-bed facility for an individualized treatment experience where therapists practice a “health at every size” philosophy providing a body positive experience through yoga therapy as well as trauma informed yoga therapy.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

7809 Schelhorn Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22306-2825


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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

  • 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