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BELLEVUE EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Bellevue, WA

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Center for Discovery in Bellevue, Washington, is an eating disorder treatment center that caters to female and non-binary (regardless of sex assigned at birth) patients ages 18 and older who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Center for Discovery Bellevue has been opened since August 2012 and the city is home to 145,000 people and is the third largest city in Washington. Center for Discovery Bellevue caters to the entire Pacific Northwest and Northwest United States including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. The center is 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 patient to help them meet their recovery goals, while incorporating the Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective.

Treatment approaches include:

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.

FIND HELP TODAY CALL 866.482.3876
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MEET THE TEAM

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Program Director

Britton Peters, MS, LMHC

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Melissa Holmes, PA-C

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Julia Fulk, RD

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OUTREACH

Jenni Scharf

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Amanda Kieser, MA LMHCA

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Alexis Moran

REGIONAL CLINICAL OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

Clacy Albert

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Megan Pritchard

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

Britton Peters, MS, LMHC

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.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Melissa Holmes, PA-C

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.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Julia Fulk, RD

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.

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

Amanda Kieser, MA LMHCA

Amanda Kieser is a Clinical Mental Health Therapist Associate in Washington State. Amanda received her BA in Psychology from Central Washington University and her MA in Counseling from City University in Seattle. Amanda began working in mental health in 2013 as a case manager and overtime she discovered a passion for therapy. During graduate school, she began working as an intern at Center for Discovery and quickly found a connection to the work within treating eating disorders. She enjoys getting to know the clients, working toward a client’s goals, exploring new coping skills and strategies, and helping support through meals and any difficulties that may arise. Amanda was hired on for the Center for Discovery team in September 2020 as a Primary Therapist at the Bellevue residential facility. In this role, she strives to provide individualized care to best support clients and families working toward recovery.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Alexis Moran

Alexis has been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the mental health field since 2016. Alexis has worked in outpatient clinics, schools, provided community based and residential treatment. She has experience providing treatment to people of all ages and backgrounds to improve their mental health. Currently, she is a Bilingual therapist at the Enumclaw Residential Center for Discovery. Alexis entered the field to advocate, increase awareness and break the stigma about mental health issues amongst the Latino community. When she is not at work , she loves cooking Mexican food, hiking, camping, spending time with her family and three dogs.

REGIONAL CLINICAL OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

Clacy Albert

Clacy Albert is the Regional Clinical Outreach Representative at Center for Discovery in the Northwest treating adolescents, adults, and families impacted by eating disorders. Clacy earned her BA in Speech Communication in 2000 from the University of Washington. Clacy has been working in healthcare sales, marketing, and education since 2001.  In 2017, Clacy found her passion in helping those affected by eating disorders and joined Center for Discovery in 2019. Clacy loves being a resource for professionals, patients, and families.  When she is not working, she can be found hanging out with her dog, her nieces and nephew, and the rest of her family and friends.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Megan Pritchard

Megan has worked for Center for Discovery (CFD) since 2017 in various roles. She is currently the program director at the Bellevue residential treatment facility and an associate clinical social worker. Her current role involves orienting new clients and families to CFD. She also provides support and clinical oversight to the entire team to ensure a therapeutic milieu environment. Megan started with CFD as a floor counselor and later advanced to becoming a primary therapist. In fulfilling both of these roles, she decided that she wanted to both support clients in their recovery and growth process and support staff growth. So, she decided to become a facility manager. In fulfilling her role as a milieu manager over the last year, she helped out in several facilities throughout Washington and also assisted in opening the Enumclaw residential treatment facility. During this time, the opportunity to being a program director became available. Megan is very excited to be working once again with adults struggling with eating disorders and excited to be joining the team at Bellevue. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Charleston and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. Megan is currently fulfilling her final clinical hours to become fully licensed in the state of Washington. She likes to think of herself as a kid at heart, because of her love of Disney and Pixar movies, and her willingness to try and bring laughter and positivity to the treatment environment.

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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 intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization is also offered at this location. Residential treatment continues to be offered at our residential facilities for individuals in need of a higher level of care. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

SACRAMENTO OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Sacramento, CA

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Center for Discovery Sacramento is an eating disorder outpatient treatment center that offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure & response prevention (ERP),dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and more. 

In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, all patients have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through various activities. Center for Discovery’s specialized BED program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location. 

Center for Discovery is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. Our team of experienced insurance verification specialists can confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, out of pocket cost you would incur. Get a free insurance verification today. 

Staff members at this facility are grounded in body image and personal identity work. Patients can expect a supportive and encouraging environment. 

FIND HELP TODAY CALL 866.482.3876
OR SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

MEET THE TEAM

DIET TECHNICIAN

Briana Jacinto

MILIEU MANAGER

Emma Conners, MPH

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Rachel Douglas, AMFT

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Jasmine Washington, MS RDN

MILIEU MANAGER

Camila Arce

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Patricia Pascoe

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Janny Cho, RD

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Ilana Cohen, ASW

DIET TECHNICIAN

Briana Jacinto

Briana is a diet technician at Center for Discovery-Woodland Hills. She is currently in the California State University, Long Beach, Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship Program. Additionally, Briana plans to complete her thesis with CFD on food insecurity in the eating disorder population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Briana enjoys working with the eating disorder population and would love to work at Center for Discovery as a registered dietitian nutritionist in the near future. Providing support at meals and seeing patients work on building a therapeutic relationship with food are highlights for Briana while working at CFD.

MILIEU MANAGER

Emma Conners, MPH

Emma earned her Bachelor of Science degree in health policy and administration at DePaul University. After finishing her degree, she pursued a Master in Public Health degree with a concentration in health service administration at the University of Arizona. While in graduate school, Emma discovered her passion for working in the eating disorder treatment field and spent a year and a half as a counselor assistant at Mirasol Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Tucson, Arizona. Emma used her experience and education to fuel her graduate internship project where she implemented Health At Every Size® and Intuitive Eating ideology into a peer support group program at a local network of health clinics. 

Emma advocates for food freedom, food access equity, and nutrition in the health care and public health field through sharing resources, information, and participating in thought-provoking discussions with other practitioners and professionals. She also enjoys researching and learning about the intersection of culture and food belief systems, something influenced by her upbringing on the Mexican-American border in Arizona. Emma is enthusiastic and honored to support patients on their journey to recovery.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Rachel Douglas, AMFT

Rachel is a registered associate marriage and family therapist and an associate professional clinical counselor and therapist at Center for Discovery. She holds a Master of Science degree in marriage, couple and family counseling, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a specialization in child and adolescent development from Walden University where she graduated summa cum laude. She worked at Airport Marina Counseling Service where she gained practical experience in psychiatric and community mental health. Prior, she worked as a counselor for Crisis Text Line.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Jasmine Washington, MS RDN

Jasmine is a non-diet registered dietitian who is passionate about dismantling diet culture. She seeks to help patients from diverse backgrounds make peace with food and reconnect with their joy of food and movement. She received her Master of Science degree in nutritional science from California State University, Los Angeles, and her Bachelor of Music degree in music business from New York University. Prior to joining Center for Discovery, Jasmine completed an internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, gaining invaluable clinical experience in pediatric and adolescent medicine, and participated in an interdisciplinary feeding team for children with feeding difficulties. 

She also completed a fellowship at California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (CA-LEND), where she honed her skills to provide family-centered care and developmentally appropriate care for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. 

Jasmine firmly believes that all bodies are good bodies and seeks to improve and enrich lives by helping patients heal and create a healthy relationship with the way they eat, move and view their bodies. She utilizes the frameworks of Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size® and an All Foods Fit philosophy.

MILIEU MANAGER

Camila Arce

Camila is the facility and milieu manager at Center for Discovery’s Del Mar residential treatment center. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She has worked in the field of mental health for several years in San Diego County. Camila began her career at Center for Discovery as a full-time counselor before being promoted to her current position. Camila prides herself on her strong work ethic, her desire to be of help to others through kindness and compassion, and her passion for making the Del Mar treatment center a wonderful place for patients to recover and employees to work. 

Born overseas in Chile to a multicultural family with a passion for seeking out new opportunities, she has lived and explored many different places, and is grateful for the knowledge and insight which this upbringing has provided her.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Patricia Pascoe

Patricia has a strong passion to support individuals through the healing process toward recovery. She works to help patients discover their potential and focus on addressing barriers through empowerment. Patricia enthusiastically ascribes to the values of the social work profession to maintain the dignity and worth of all people, advocate for social justice, serve with competence and integrity, and promote the importance of healthy interpersonal relationships.

The primary focus for Patricia is to assist adolescents with improving their self-esteem, healing from disordered eating patterns, maintaining safety, decreasing behavioral concerns, and continuing to build and maintain healthy relationships. She also supports the development of skills to improve academic concentration, anxiety management, emotional regulation and socialization. 

Patricia utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help further an understanding of the connection between thoughts, feelings and behavior to address various forms of depression, anxiety and compulsions. Additionally, she practices dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to teach skills to assist in emotional regulation, distress management, mindfulness, and relationship and communication effectiveness.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Janny Cho, RD

Janny is a registered dietitian nutritionist who graduated from University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and biology. She completed her dietetic internship with Virginia/Maryland WIC Dietetic Internship Program. Janny has a wide-range of experiences working with pregnant and postpartum women, infants, teens and children in the WIC program and the adult populations in the long-term care, assisted living and hospice care settings. While working for the WIC Program, she obtained a certified lactation certification (CLC) to provide additional support to breastfeeding mothers. She is an advocate and supporter for women who want to give their babies a healthy start at infancy. Janny is passionate about helping individuals using patient-centered nutritional counseling. She helps patients to develop a positive relationship with food and encourages others to follow the All Foods Fit philosophy. Janny is excited to be part of the Center for Discovery Alexandria outpatient center. 

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Ilana Cohen, ASW

Ilana is an associate clinical social worker registered through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Ilana graduated with her B.A. in sociology and marketing from the University of Denver and received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. During her graduate studies, Ilana worked at a grief support center running groups for young adults grieving a parent and conducted clinical intakes for those interested in joining specific grief groups. 

The following year, Ilana worked as a therapist at the Actors Fund, a national human services organization that caters to the needs of the entertainment community. At Actors Fund, Ilana provided individual and group therapy to patients ranging from 18-60 years old. During this time, Ilana also assessed and administered financial grants provided by the fund to patients who met eligibility criteria. Ilana is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.

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 intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization is also offered at this location. Residential treatment continues to be offered at our residential facilities for individuals in need of a higher level of care. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Patient, Family & Staff Safety is our Priority: COVID-19Update