Austin, TX

Austin 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.

Center For Discovery Austin is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center that provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy to male and female clients of all ages. This facility opened in July 2018 and the Austin staff are trained in addiction treatment, EMDR therapy, trust based relational intervention, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care and multicultural counseling.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

1717 West 6th Street #300
Austin TX 78703

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CALL 866.482.3876

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Meet the Team

Marjorie O’Connor, MPsy, LPC, LCDC

Marjorie O’Connor, MPsy, LPC, LCDC

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Marjorie O’Connor, MPsy, LPC, LCDC is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed chemical dependency counselor who moved to the Houston area in 2013 to practice after completing her Masters in Psychology at the University of Dallas in 2013. Marjorie utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods in sessions with a focus on strengths based client-centered therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused sessions.

Marjorie has worked in inpatient, residential, and private settings with a focus on treating co-occurring issues. Marjorie specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, mood disorders and substance abuse. She has completed training in EMDR, an evidence-based trauma treatment, provided by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Art has been a lifelong passion for Marjorie and she has enjoyed incorporating expressive arts as a method for client healing for the past 4 years.

Amreen Bora, RD

Amreen Bora, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Amreen is a graduate of the University Of Texas where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Sciences and became certified in Health Information Technology. She completed her dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center where she continues to practice as a Clinical Dietitian. Amreen has treated adults and adolescents in various levels of care in the acute, long-term, and outpatient settings. She believes in providing compassionate and individualized nutritional counseling to help her clients foster a healthy relationship with food.

Jessica Sprengle, MA, LPC

Jessica Sprengle, MA, LPC

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Jess Sprengle, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor. She received her BA in psychology from Wagner College in NY and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rowan University in New Jersey. She remained in New Jersey until moving to Austin in September 2017. While in NJ, she maintained a full and thriving practice and helped many children, adolescents, young adults, and families (her specialties!) heal from eating disorders. Prior to her time in private practice, Jess worked in crisis, college counseling, and educational settings. Jess is passionate about providing eating disorder education and care that is holistic and intersectional, approaching EDs from a weight inclusive, Health at Every Size, anti-diet perspective. Jess pulls from a wide variety of treatment modalities, but especially enjoys drawing from RO-DBT, traditional DBT, ACT, and other acceptance-, mindfulness-, and relational-based approaches. She holds hope and space for every client’s unique journey toward recovery and a life worth living.

Jessica Straus, LPC-Intern

Jessica Straus, LPC-Intern

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jesse Straus is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern who is supervised by Lindsey Irons, M.Ed., LPC-S. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and her Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. Jesse has a wide range of counseling experience, which includes working in a residential treatment center for children who experienced trauma, an intensive outpatient setting for adults and adolescents with substance use disorders, and a partial hospitalization program for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. She is passionate about helping others learn how to cope with challenges in more effective ways in order to gain self-confidence and reach their full potential in life

Emily Bent, MA, LPC-Intern

Emily Bent, MA, LPC-Intern

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Austin 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.

Center For Discovery Austin is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center that provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy to male and female clients of all ages. This facility opened in July 2018 and the Austin staff are trained in addiction treatment, EMDR therapy, trust based relational intervention, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care and multicultural counseling.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

1717 West 6th Street #300
Austin TX 78703


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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