Center for Discovery Austin is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center that provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy to patients of all genders and all ages. This facility opened in July 2018 and the Austin staff are trained in addiction treatment, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, trust-based relational intervention, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care and multicultural counseling. Treatment programs we provide include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure & response prevention (ERP), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) Discovery’s specialized binge eating disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.
Insurance we accept include, but not limited to, Humana, Cigna, Beacon, Tricare and Optum. 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 facility is located off the Texas State Highway Loop 1 exiting to West 5th street. The location itself stands near Austin High School.
CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
1717 West 6th Street, Suite #300
Austin, TX 78703
M-F 12:00pm to 7:00pm
MEET THE TEAM
Marjorie O’Connor, MPsy, LPC, LCDC
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.
Julia Thompson, LMSW
Dr. Ziba Rezaee
Dr. Rezaee completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with highest honors with Bachelor of Arts in Biology and minor in Psychology. She obtained her medical doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. During her medical education, she began taking an academic interest in the organic brain pathologies culminating in the genesis of psychiatric disorders and the evolving field of neurology and psychiatry. During this time, she recognized her passion in connecting with her patients on a deeper level and addressing the often overlooked treatment of patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric issues. Her particular area of interest lies in the underlying pathophysiology of primary and secondary traumatic brain injury with consequent neuropsychiatric insults that evolve as a result.
Following her interest, Dr. Rezaee completed her residency in general psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Rezaee is currently working toward board certification in the newly established field of Brain Injury Medicine and plans on expanding her focus toward the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with mild to severe brain injury along with care of developmental and organic neuropsychiatric conditions.
In her personal life, Dr. Rezaee values family greatly and spending time with her husband, Dr. Ellis Doan. In her downtime, she enjoys relaxation, traveling, exercising, and music. She also dedicates time to appreciating and caring for nature and animals.
Emma Peacock, MS
Emma Peacock has a Master’s in Human Services concentrating in Forensics from Capella University and A Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a minor in Communications. She has joined the Austin team as our milieu coordinator. Emma has experience in residential level of care for adolescents and brings with her expertise in trauma informed care. Emma is compassionate about mental health care and supporting clients and family through the recovery process.
Marvin Hughes, LMFTA
Marvin is a licensed marriage and family therapy associate. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Marvin has worked with clients of all ages including adolescents, young adults, couples and families. He has worked with a variety of therapy modalities including experiential therapy, structural family therapy and solution focused therapy. Additionally, Marvin has received training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). In his work, Marvin creates a safe space through the use of humor, empathy and creativity. In his personal life, Marvin enjoys finding new music, reading a good book outside, and spending time with friends and his dog Oliver.
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*
“The staff was extremely caring and made sure I had what I needed all of the time. They genuinely cared about how I was doing.” – Taylor F., former patient at CFD Austin
“I received excellent treatment here.” – Michael P., former patient at CFD Austin
*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 in person eating disorder support groups on Thursdays 7:00PM. We also have a handful of free online support groups. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.