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BELLEVUE OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Bellevue, WA

HOME / LOCATIONS / BELLEVUE, WA (OUTPATIENT)

Virtual treatment available: CFD outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.

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.

MEET THE TEAM

REGIONAL CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OUTREACH

Jenni Scharf

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Nathan Potthoff Primary, MSc, LMHCA, CN

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Samantha Castellanos McKenney, CD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Riley Smith

MILIEU MANAGER

Miranda Gralton

Dietetic Intern

Julie Allocco

Milieu Manager

Miranda Gralton

REGIONAL CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Maureen Peterson is the Regional Director for the Pacific Northwest & Northern California at Center For Discovery 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.

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.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Nathan Potthoff Primary, MSc, LMHCA, CN

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

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.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Riley Smith

Riley has been working with Center for Discovery since 2018. She started as a diet tech, and through that work, was inspired to become a Registered Dietitian. Riley has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a minor in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She completed her dietetic internship in various settings across the nation including Florida, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, and Washington. She completed her internship while residing in a renovated school bus that took her across the country for these rotations. She ultimately found home in Washington state. Riley’s experience includes partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and residential settings for eating disorder treatment. She spearheaded and lead a virtual meal support group for teens in recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is passionate about helping others heal their relationship with food. She uses an intuitive eating and HAES approach to guide help clients to food freedom. She believes that all people deserve to make peace with food. In her free time, she loves to travel, camp, hike, rock climb, practice lyra, and snowboard in the winter.

MILIEU MANAGER

Miranda Gralton

Dietetic Intern

Julie Allocco

Julie has been working with the outpatient Center for Discovery facility in Bellevue since 2022 as a dietetic intern. She received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from California State University, Chico and completed her dietetic internship through Seattle Pacific University. Her love for the nutrition field stemmed from her passion of cooking, health and education. Julie is an advocate for embedding the principles of mindful and intuitive eating throughout a patient’s journey towards having a positive relationship with food. Her goal is to have Health At Every Size ®️ and Intuitive Eating principles be the foundation of her practice. She is also focused on increasing her cultural competence and inclusivity by understanding and collecting more information from the patient’s upbringing and cultural norms in households. In her free time, Julie enjoys trying new recipes from different cuisines and exploring new areas of Washington. She enjoys spending time outdoors as much as possible, whether it’s going for a walk in her neighborhood, exploring new hiking trails or heading to the beach. She is also a huge fan of self-care and enjoys spending time at home with her cat Pudding and watching romantic comedies.

Milieu Manager

Miranda Gralton

Miranda is a milieu manager at the Bellevue OP location. She has been with the company since 2021, starting off at the Montverde, FL location. After struggling with an eating disorder for over 10 years, Miranda overcame her struggles and decided helping others with their eating disorders is where she was meant to be. Miranda is currently working on her bachelor’s in psychology and is planning on working on her master’s after. Miranda’s favorite thing to do is explore WA with her daughter Una.

Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*

“I achieved all the goals I set for myself with the help of my treatment team at Center for Discovery.” – Ashley M., former patient at CFD Bellevue

“The staff has been very understanding, supportive and accommodating to my needs and gender identity. I felt respected, heard and validated.” – Bee N., former patient at CFD Bellevue

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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