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BELLEVUE OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Bellevue, WA

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Center for Discovery Bellevue is an outpatient treatment center that caters to all genders of all ages who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder who do not require around the clock, inpatient care. Center for Discovery Bellevue, Washington has been open since 2015 and serves patients who live in Seattle, Bellevue (Eastside), and throughout King and south Snohomish Counties.

Center for Discovery Bellevue offers two levels of care: partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care. This facility has two suites, separating adolescent and adult patients in order to provide the best individualized, age appropriate care. Our Center for Discovery Bellevue residential treatment center is nearby, ensuring a smooth transition in continuity of care for individuals entering an outpatient care after successfully completing residential treatment. The outpatient program focuses on body positivity and incorporates a Health at Every Size philosophy while providing movement therapy, yoga and psychodrama on site.

Discovery’s specialized binge eating disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Employee Health Network (EHN), MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC), OPTUM BH (PBH, UHC, UBH), and UNICARE – Beacon HS. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

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MEET THE TEAM

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jodanna (Jodi) Ray, LMHC

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OUTREACH

Jenni Scharf

Diet Tech

Chelsea Bates, BS

THERAPIST

Toni Hughes, LSWAIC

MILIEU MANAGER

Miranda Foley, BS

Counselor

Shawna Kelley, MA

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Rebecca Aronsen, RD, CD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Stephanie Crowe, RDN, CD

DIET TECHNICIAN

River Jewett, BS

Therapist

Nathan Potthoff

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Meredith Blumenthal

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Samantha Castellanos McKenney, CD

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Maureen Peterson is the NorthWestern Outpatient Regional Director and Program Director at Center for Discovery Tacoma OP treating adolescents, adults, and families impacted by eating disorders. Maureen is a licensed mental health counselor and earned her BA  in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University and her MA in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University. She also completed a certificate program in The Long Term Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders through the University of Washington School of Social Work. Maureen has been working in the mental health field since 1991 and has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 1996. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. In 2011, Maureen received the “Spirit of the Alliance” award through the Alliance for Families, a national organization. She is passionate about community service, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jodanna (Jodi) Ray, LMHC

Jodi is an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Program Director with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry for over 10 years. She is skilled in working with nonprofit organizations, crisis intervention, family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), group therapy, and psychotherapy. Jodi is a strong business development professional with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Seattle, WA.

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OUTREACH

Jenni Scharf

Jenni Scharf is the Clinical Outreach Supervisor and Staff Recruitment Representative at Center For Discovery in the Northwest treating adolescents, adults and families impacted by eating disorders. Jenni earned her degree in Journalism, with an emphasis in Management from Western Washington University. Jenni has been working in healthcare marketing since 2001 and has held seats on 4 separate Pacific Northwest iaedp chapter boards. Jenni loves being a resource for professionals. She is a wife and mom to three kids and is passionate about helping families find the recovery they need to be healthy, whole and happy once again.

Diet Tech

Chelsea Bates, BS

Chelsea earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Culinary Arts from Bastyr University. She believes that food can be a powerful tool in healing body ailments and she has a passion for teaching people how to be confident in the kitchen. During her time at Bastyr, she interned with PCC Cooks to develop and teach hands-on classes for all age and skill levels. Chelsea believes in the Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating philosophies and is a huge proponent for integrating a mind-body-spirit approach to all aspects of wellness and recovery.

In her free time Chelsea enjoys hot yoga, going hiking, experimenting in the kitchen, dancing, doing crafts and hanging out with her daughter.

THERAPIST

Toni Hughes, LSWAIC

Toni is a Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker (LSWAIC) and earned her Master of Arts in Social Work with a specialty in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Southern California. Following graduation, Toni facilitated an equine assisted learning and psychotherapy program for at-risk youth, disabled persons, children, and adults. Toni transitioned to acute inpatient psychiatric care as a certified mental health professional where she worked with youth and their families, as well as with adults, to further her clinical skills. In April of 2019, Toni joined the Center For Discovery team and began providing therapy for individuals and their families seeking treatment and recovery from their eating disorder. Toni takes a solution-focused approach to her work with clients and incorporates motivational interviewing strategies into her clinical practice. Toni believes clients deserve a collaborative approach where they feel heard and empowered in their journey towards recovery.

MILIEU MANAGER

Miranda Foley, BS

Miranda graduated from Bastyr University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science in June, 2020. She has experience working as a food science intern at Taylor Farms and she helped create a nutrition learning program for a Seattle food bank in the spring of 2020. She is focused on equal access health care for LGBTQ+ folks. She believes in the Health at Every Size philosophy. Currently she is working on becoming a trauma-informed yoga instructor. In her free time, Miranda enjoys doing yoga, going hiking, rock climbing, and reading outside in her hammock. She also takes care of her many plants and two cats.

Counselor

Shawna Kelley, MA

Shawna has been working in the eating disorders field since 2006, helping build relationships within the community to provide the best care for clients. She attended California State University, Chico for both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Communications. Shawna has been in the eating disorders field for 15 years in marketing and program development. She strongly believes in the Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating philosophies that underlies CFD’s client care and understands full recovery is possible.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Rebecca Aronsen, RD, CD

Rebecca Aronsen has worked for Center for Discovery since 2013, first a Diet Technician and currently as a Registered Dietitian. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University, and completed her dietetic internship through The Sage Colleges in New York. Rebecca is also a Be Body Positive Facilitator in which she uses these skills and lessons with her clients to help them in their recovery.

In her spare time Rebecca enjoys hiking and backpacking around the Cascade Mountains, gardening, and cooking. Her passion for helping others is cultivated in her work as she walks with her clients through their journeys of making peace with food and their bodies.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Stephanie Crowe, RDN, CD

Stephanie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Dietitian with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition from Central Washington University. She completed over 1300 hours of supervised practice in her Dietetic Internship, which led her journey to Center for Discovery. Currently, she is working towards being certified as a CEDRD. Stephanie had always been interested in mental health, social sciences, nutrition, counseling, and the mind-body connection. Her nutrition approach is rooted in Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating Principles. Her counseling style comes from a place of inclusivity and compassion. She is passionate about supporting others in their journey through eating disorder recovery and is thankful to be able to work closely with individuals and families.

DIET TECHNICIAN

River Jewett, BS

River graduated from California State University, Chico with her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. She has volunteered with community nutrition organizations such as WIC and Center for Healthy Communities, and the market match program through Calfresh. She has experience working in the hospital setting as a diet technician and is excited to use that to work in the eating disorders field. Working at Center for Discovery is both rewarding and challenging and River hopes to use what she learns to continue down a path of inclusivity in the realm of intuitive movement and healing.

In her free time River enjoys moving her body, especially in wild natural spaces, and swimming in alpine lakes. A dedicated artist, River uses her creative expression through drawing to challenge societal ideas around bodies, beauty, diet culture, acceptance, equality, and sustainability.

Therapist

Nathan Potthoff

Nathan is a licensed mental health counselor associate and certified nutritionist. He earned his Master in Science degrees, both in nutrition and clinical health psychology at Bastyr University where he also worked as a student clinician at their Center for Natural Health. Nathan has practiced from a Health at Every Size® (HAES®)-centered and mindfulness-based orientation ever since. For the past year, Nathan has been in practicum at a large non-profit in the greater Seattle area as part of their community networks and outreach program for IDD and dual-diagnostic individuals. He brings an integrative approach to his work with a focus on third-wave behavioral therapies, as well as narrative and existential therapies. Nathan is committed to HAES and Be Body Positive as guiding philosophies to provide a safe and non-judgmental space that embraces all identities.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Meredith Blumenthal

Meredith received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of Washington and completed her Master of Science degree in nutritional sciences and dietetic training at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. She completed her dietetic internship at a variety of sites across the Greater Seattle area, including University of Washington Valley Medical Center, WIC Des Moines, Opal Food and Body Wisdom, and Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she was selected for the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) fellowship. During her training, she gained supervised experience working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders using a Health at Every Size ®️ framework.

Meredith believes in patient-centered care that honors each individual’s unique situation — intersecting identities, strengths, skills and values. As an eating disorder practitioner, she recognizes that health is so much more than the food we eat. She is a strong advocate for weight-inclusive care and her professional interests include Intuitive Eating, recovery from chronic dieting and dismantling weight stigma in healthcare. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, practicing modern calligraphy, and, most importantly, sharing meals with friends and family.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Samantha Castellanos McKenney, CD

Samantha is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified dietitian with a bachelor degree in nutrition and dietetics from Griffith University, Australia. She has practiced as a dietitian in Australia, Canada and now the United States, and is grateful to be here supporting others in the eating disorder recovery journey. She takes an anti-diet, Health At Every Size® approach with Intuitive Eating principles at the core of her nutrition philosophy. Samantha is also a registered yoga teacher and uses her skills and knowledge to support patients in becoming more self-aware, self-compassionate and improving mind-body connection.

On weekends, Sam likes to explore the mountains, hiking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. She loves to cook and share meals with friends, go camping, travel to new destinations and spend time with friends and family. Samantha dreams of a world where people can be at peace with themselves and with food and is passionate about empowering patients to make this happen.

Support Group

The Support in Recovery group is for those who are in treatment, in recovery or who have not yet sought help. We also have a group for family and friends.

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Support in Recovery (SIR)
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Family/Friends Support Group
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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COVID-19 Update: Online telehealth is offered for intensive outpatient treatment as an option to patients living in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas.

IN-PERSON SERVICES UPDATE: We are resuming in-person programming for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatments. In-person connection is incredibly important to behavioral health treatment and we are eager to provide this support to our patients as they move forward on the road to recovery. We also know that the safety and health of our patients and staff is top priority. See our latest update on steps we are taking to ensure everyone at our facilities are following guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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