Center for Discovery Alexandria is an eating disorder treatment center that opened in 2016 and accepts patients of all genders ages 10-18. Alexandria is located 30 minutes south of Washington, D.C., and serves patients from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, patients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities.
Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Carefirst (JW0), TriCare East – Humana, Cigna / Great West and Kaiser Mid-Atlantic. 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.
This higher level of care center provides a homelike, eight-bed setting where patients engage in group therapy, structured and monitored mealtimes, group social events, family therapy, dialectal behavior therapy-informed (DBT) skills building and individual therapy. The treatment team is trauma-informed and embrace a Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy.
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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.” – Elizabeth 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.” – Elliana W., former patient at CFD Alexandria
“As parents, we were happy with the attention, care, professionalism and excellent communication that Lily’s team provided.”- Diana 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).
This location provides free online eating disorder support groups. Our online support groups vary. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.