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Bellevue, WA

Bellevue Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
16305 SE 37th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
PH 866.482.3876
24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Partial Hospitalization
Female
Ages 18+

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Center for Discovery Bellevue, Washington is an eating disorder treatment center that caters to adult women, 18 years of age or older who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Center for Discovery Bellevue, Washington has been opened since August 2012 and the city of Bellevue is home to 145,000 people and is the third largest city in Washington. Center for Discovery Bellevue, Washington adult female eating disorder treatment center caters to the entire Pacific Northwest and Northwest United States including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arkansas, and Montana. Conveniently located just off of the intersection of I-90 and I-405. Our facility is just a short distance from the city of Seattle, downtown Issaquah, downtown Bellevue, and the Lake Washington waterfront. This eating disorder treatment facility is in small residential neighborhood just miles from Lake Sammamish.
This treatment center works to incorporate individualized care in a home like setting in a residential neighborhood and works with each female client to help her meet her recovery goals, while incorporating the “health at every size” perspective.

Approximately 20 million women in the United States have been diagnosed with eating disorders and a very small portion seek treatment, making eating disorders (specifically anorexia nervosa) the most deadliest type of mental health disorder. Center for Discovery Bellevue, Washington offers two levels of care: residential treatment and partial hospitalization.

Treatment approaches:
Yoga therapy
Weight restoration
Family therapy
Group therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT)
Nutritional counseling

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Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

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.

Britton Peters, MS, LMHC

Britton Peters, MS, LMHC

Program Director

Britton is a licensed mental health therapist in the state of WA. She attended the University of South Carolina to receive a BA in Experimental Psychology (2011) and Francis Marion University to complete an MS in Clinical Psychology (2013).

Britton practices multicultural competence and has worked in many different therapeutic environments, from outpatient to residential care. From a tribal reservation to an eating disorder hospital center. Women’s issues, family systems, and trauma are clinical specializations for Britton. As a clinician she is  CPI, crisis prevention, certified and operates with an understanding of trauma informed care. At center for discovery, we treat comorbid diagnoses, and the whole person- not just the eating disorder. Britton brings a range of clinical experience that addresses all of these together, in the bellevue house.

Jauna Cruz, MA, LMFTA

Jauna Cruz, MA, LMFTA

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jauna Cruz is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Washington State. Jauna received her BA in Psychology from the California State University of Long Beach and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. During graduate school, she began working in the Eating Disorder field as a Counselor and enjoyed being able to provide support to clients at meal times, offer a safe place to process emotions, encourage healthy coping skills, facilitate groups and utilize crisis intervention skills at the moment. From that experience, Jauna learned she was passionate about helping individuals with eating disorder rebuild a healthy relationship with food. Jauna joined the Center for Discovery team in 2018 as a Primary Therapist at the Bellevue residential facility. In this role, she works to provide an individualized treatment approach to best support clients and families working toward recovery.

Melissa Holmes, PA-C

Melissa Holmes, PA-C

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Melissa has 17 years of experience in Family Practice. Her career started in private practice in Sanford, North Carolina. She moved to Seattle in 2002 and supported the Valley Medical Center’s residency program for 10 yrs. In 2011 she left VMC to help open Greenlake Primary Care where she is currently Clinic Director. She enjoys providing personalized healthcare and a medical home to her panel of patients who range from newborns to geriatrics. She started specializing in Eating Disorders on 2011. She believes in a multidisciplinary team approach to treating eating disorders and has expertise in monitoring and treating medical complications in these patients. She provides medical support to all levels of care in eating disorder treatment. Melissa works closely with Dr Naomi Busch, who supervises all admissions to Edmonds. Dr Busch is a Board Certified Family Physician working out of her primary care office in Seattle.

Julia Fulk, RD

Julia Fulk, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Julia completed her undergraduate degree in 2015 at Bluffton University in Bluffton, OH. She completed her dietetic internship, with a focus in sustainable food systems, at Montana State University. Julia is now a Certified Dietitian in the state of Washington and is passionate about helping clients develop a positive relationship with food and body. Julia has experience working in a variety of settings including outpatient, food service, and food security working at a large food bank in Seattle. Julia is excited to be working with the strong clinical team at Center for Discovery.

Jenni Scharf

Jenni Scharf

CLINICAL OUTREACH SUPERVISOR AND STAFF RECRUITMENT REPRESENTATIVE

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.

BELLEVUE RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery Bellevue, Washington is an eating disorder treatment center that caters to adult women, 18 years of age or older who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Center for Discovery Bellevue, Washington has been opened since August 2012 and the city of Bellevue is home to 145,000 people and is the third largest city in Washington. Center for Discovery Bellevue, Washington adult female eating disorder treatment center caters to the entire Pacific Northwest and Northwest United States including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arkansas, and Montana. Conveniently located just off of the intersection of I-90 and I-405. Our facility is just a short distance from the city of Seattle, downtown Issaquah, downtown Bellevue, and the Lake Washington waterfront. This eating disorder treatment facility is in small residential neighborhood just miles from Lake Sammamish.
This treatment center works to incorporate individualized care in a home like setting in a residential neighborhood and works with each female client to help her meet her recovery goals, while incorporating the “health at every size” perspective.

Approximately 20 million women in the United States have been diagnosed with eating disorders and a very small portion seek treatment, making eating disorders (specifically anorexia nervosa) the most deadliest type of mental health disorder. Center for Discovery Bellevue, Washington offers two levels of care: residential treatment and partial hospitalization.

Treatment approaches:
Yoga therapy
Weight restoration
Family therapy
Group therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT)
Nutritional counseling

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
16305 SE 37th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
PH 866.482.3876
24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Partial Hospitalization
Female
Ages 18+

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  • 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
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