Bay Area, CA

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Bay Area Residential 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.

Establishing a healthy relationship with food From the first day of treatment, meals are taken with other clients, under the support and care of the staff. Meals are an important collaborative experience between a person with anorexia and the residential treatment center staff. The staff helps each person process what is happening before, during and after the meal. Learning to attend meals is also about learning to enjoy the company of other people at the table, rather than focusing on food. Weight restoration and developing a healthy relationship with food and people are some of the most important treatment concepts in eating disorder treatment.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

46890 Rancho Higuera Rd.
Fremont, CA 94539-7308

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Meet the Team

Coleen Wooten, LPCC

Coleen Wooten, LPCC

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Paul Kalkin, MFT

Paul Kalkin, MFT

REGIONAL THERAPIST

Paul is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with over five years of experience working with diverse, under-served populations suffering from dual diagnosis conditions in areas such as community mental health, addiction and recovery. Paul supported his clinical development with extensive training in couples counseling, Gestalt therapy, and psychoanalytic case conceptualization. He earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and continued with his clinical training at the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis where he was recently nominated as a Candidate Analyst of the school. Paul began his career with Center for Discovery cross training as a Primary Therapist at the East Bay Resilience residential treatment center working with diverse, adolescent populations recovering from crisis. There he has co-facilitated all new client admissions and clinical interviews; conducted individual and family therapy sessions; and co-lead group therapy interventions. Since 2017, he has extended his clinical reach to eating disorders and outpatient facilities in Fremont, Pleasanton, and Menlo Park as Center for Discovery’s Regional Therapist. He utilizes interventions such as active listening and reframing as parts of a client-centered, psychodynamic therapeutic approach with his clients. Additionally, Paul has recently begun to lead psycho-ed groups on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Paul is passionate about creating a therapeutic experience in which liberating, creative approaches to treatment can be invented in the imaginative space between client and therapist.

Sally Gogol, RD

Sally Gogol, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Sally Gogol earned her BA in Psychology with a minor in Health and Exercise Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her MS in Nutritional Science with a concentration in Dietetics from San Jose State University. She is a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Sally has been working at Center for Discovery since 2009 and currently works at both Fremont and Menlo Park locations. She believes in helping her clients find a healthy and mindful relationship with all foods.

Mitesh Popat, MD

Mitesh Popat, MD

PROGRAM PHYSICIAN

Dr. Popat has worked at Center for Discovery Fremont since the house opened in June 2012. He greatly enjoys providing interdisciplinary care to clients as they recover from their eating disorders. He believes in the efficacy of teams of clinicians who are trained in different ways to impact peoples’ lives. In caring for clients at CFD, his general approach is one of medical stabilization while engaging in the therapeutic process. He believes understanding the “why” of eating disorder behaviors is critical to recovery and developing more healthy modes of coping with stress and past trauma.

In his work outside of CFD, he works at Marin Community Clinics as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Associate CEO. He is a Board Certified Family Physician with a MD and MPH from Tufts University School of Medicine. After medical school, he served in the O’Connor Hospital/Stanford Family Medicine Residency Program in San Jose. He has worked in India, South Africa, and Honduras with local medical professionals to improve preventive care for patients with chronic disease and to describe the social factors surrounding HIV infection.  He volunteers his time with various organizations, including the American Cancer Society.

Kathleen Seaton, MD

Kathleen Seaton, MD

PROGRAM PSYCHIATRIST
Dulce Morales, BA

Dulce Morales, BA

FACILITY MANAGER - NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

BAY AREA RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Establishing a healthy relationship with food From the first day of treatment, meals are taken with other clients, under the support and care of the staff. Meals are an important collaborative experience between a person with anorexia and the residential treatment center staff. The staff helps each person process what is happening before, during and after the meal. Learning to attend meals is also about learning to enjoy the company of other people at the table, rather than focusing on food. Weight restoration and developing a healthy relationship with food and people are some of the most important treatment concepts in eating disorder treatment.

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
46890 Rancho Higuera Rd.
Fremont, CA 94539-7308
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7
FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Adolescent
Females


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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