Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills Outpatient 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.

Center For Discovery, Beverly Hills is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center that caters to both men and women of all ages who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. The Beverly Hills IOP/PHP treatment facility is located in Los Angeles California and serves all of Southern California. It opened in July 2014 and is conveniently located in the heart of Beverly Hills on the corner of Wilshire Blvd and La Cienaga in a beautiful historical building with views of the Hollywood Hills and surrounding areas. There is free covered guest parking beneath the building as validation is provided.

Our therapists at Beverly Hills are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) trained specializing in providing therapy to clients who have a history of trauma. The team has over 15 years of combined experience working with eating disorders and provides yoga movement therapy, psychodrama instruction and incorporates the “health at every size” philosophy all aspects of their eating disorder practice.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Center For Discovery Beverly Hills is a time-limited, intensive outpatient mental health treatment center with strict criteria but more flexibility and lower costs compared to a residential mental health treatment center. Partial Hospital Programs typically include individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, medication management, nutritional counseling and meal supervision. Partial Hospital Programs typically operate three to five days a week, and hours can range anywhere from five to 12 hours per day. Individuals who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder qualify for partial hospitalization if they have a limited support structure in place, are not actively suicidal, are medically stable, portray partial motivation and cooperation to get better, and require some structure to gain weight.

Intensive outpatient treatment is a lower level of care; meaning that it does not require hospitalization, around the clock monitoring or even overnight stays. IOP is suitable for individuals who are high functioning in society and who are employed or who have a large social network who are able to maintain their sobriety on their own throughout the week. Intensive outpatient treatment requires individuals to obtain at least nine hours of group and/or individual therapy per week which is divided up into three-hour sessions three evenings to five evenings a week for 12-16 weeks duration. Individuals in IOP generally have successfully completed a more intensive program such as residential treatment (RTC) or partial hospitalization (PHP) and are transitioning to a lower level of care but are not yet ready to stop therapy completely.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

8484 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 510
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3213

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Meet the Team

Brendan Bonner, LMFT

Brendan Bonner, LMFT

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Brendan is a graduate of Antioch University Los Angeles, where he earned a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology, then going on to the Southern California Counseling Center where he was trained in Family Systems, EMDR and the Trauma Resiliency Model. He has worked in various eating disorder treatment centers at different levels of care. He also has a private practice in the Larchmont area of Los Angeles.

Brendan brings his passion for growth and transformation to his work where he gets to engage clients in exploring how we make meaning of our lives in relation to our world, especially examining how external forces such as social influence, familial and cultural histories might influence the stories we tell and come to identify with.

Paige Handler, RD

Paige Handler, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Paige Handler is a Registered Dietitian and Certificated Lactation Educator (CLE).  She received a Bachelor of Arts in both Drama and Psychology from Vassar College and completed her Didactic Program in Dietetics at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she also completed her Dietetic Internship.  Paige expects to complete her Master’s of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences by the end of 2017.  During her graduate studies, Paige created a thesis project based on increasing eating disorder knowledge amongst adolescents through theater and education.  Prior to joining the team at Center for Discovery, Paige gained her clinical experience as an intern at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Paige adheres to the All Foods Fit Philosophy and enjoys helping clients find their own path to recovery by creating a healthy relationship with food.  She works with both adolescent and adult clients on setting and achieving their individual goals while focusing on the principles of intuitive eating.

She is a member of the Los Angeles Dietetic Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Brooke Alderman, LMFT

Brooke Alderman, LMFT

CLINICAL ADVISOR

Brooke Alderman, LMFT, holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#83936).She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, and trauma. Ms. Alderman practices from a post-modern approach informed by her familial experience with process addictions, and is trained in EMDR for trauma and addictions treatment. She has facilitated group therapy in psychodrama, experiential therapy, mindfulness, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual addiction, spirituality and primary process.

Ms. Alderman created and founded Creating Intuition, a comprehensive Eating Disorder Curriculum she uses to treat both her clients in private practice as well as in a group setting. Brooke is bilingual, speaking fluent Spanish. During graduate school she trained at PUC Schools, a consortium of Charter Schools in underserved areas of Los Angeles. She conducted over 500 hours of family therapy in Spanish and created an anti-bullying curriculum in both English and Spanish. She is a member of California Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) as well as a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) and the National Association of Collegiate Scholars (NCSC).

Vladimir Lipovetsky, MD

Vladimir Lipovetsky, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Vladimir Lipovetsky is the medical director at Center For Discovery Woodland Hills treating adolescents, adults and families impacted by psychiatric conditions, including eating disorders, substance abuse and others.  Dr. Lipovetsky is a psychiatrist who earned his MD at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine.  He completed his psychiatry residency training at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.  There he also completed a fellowship in trauma. He is a board certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience of treating patients across the range of psychiatric disorders, including eating disorders.

Lauren Zech

Lauren Zech

FACILITY COORDINATOR

Lauren is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, with a concentration in Applied Nutrition. She has personally supported friends in their own eating disorder recovery, and wrote a senior research project on nutrition counseling for individuals with eating disorders. Her combined love of helping others and passion for health and wellness led her to pursue a career in the field of eating disorder treatment.  She finds it incredibly rewarding to work in a profession focused on recovery and improving others’ quality of life, and she is excited to be a part of the Discovery, Beverly Hills team.

Whitney Kirk

Whitney Kirk

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Whitney trained as a dancer from age four and began training in aerial arts in 2007, after graduating UCLA with a Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics major. Yoga was the perfect complement for the huge physical and mental toll that aerial and dance took on Whitney’s body, and she wanted to share the amazing benefits of yoga with everyone in the community.

Now she is certified in Bikram, Hot Fusion yoga, aerial fitness, aerial yoga and has her 200RYT for Vinyasa. She has taught yoga at COACHELLA (and most recently Desert Trip) for six years. She also leads AIR Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainings and Retreats nationwide. Join Whitney for her yoga class and you will be sure to stretch and smile. Your soul will thank you.

Beverly Hills Outpatient 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.

Center For Discovery, Beverly Hills is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center that caters to both men and women of all ages who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. The Beverly Hills IOP/PHP treatment facility is located in Los Angeles California and serves all of Southern California. It opened in July 2014 and is conveniently located in the heart of Beverly Hills on the corner of Wilshire Blvd and La Cienaga in a beautiful historical building with views of the Hollywood Hills and surrounding areas. There is free covered guest parking beneath the building as validation is provided.

Our therapists at Beverly Hills are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) trained specializing in providing therapy to clients who have a history of trauma. The team has over 15 years of combined experience working with eating disorders and provides yoga movement therapy, psychodrama instruction and incorporates the “health at every size” philosophy all aspects of their eating disorder practice.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Center For Discovery Beverly Hills is a time-limited, intensive outpatient mental health treatment center with strict criteria but more flexibility and lower costs compared to a residential mental health treatment center. Partial Hospital Programs typically include individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, medication management, nutritional counseling and meal supervision. Partial Hospital Programs typically operate three to five days a week, and hours can range anywhere from five to 12 hours per day. Individuals who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder qualify for partial hospitalization if they have a limited support structure in place, are not actively suicidal, are medically stable, portray partial motivation and cooperation to get better, and require some structure to gain weight.

Intensive outpatient treatment is a lower level of care; meaning that it does not require hospitalization, around the clock monitoring or even overnight stays. IOP is suitable for individuals who are high functioning in society and who are employed or who have a large social network who are able to maintain their sobriety on their own throughout the week. Intensive outpatient treatment requires individuals to obtain at least nine hours of group and/or individual therapy per week which is divided up into three-hour sessions three evenings to five evenings a week for 12-16 weeks duration. Individuals in IOP generally have successfully completed a more intensive program such as residential treatment (RTC) or partial hospitalization (PHP) and are transitioning to a lower level of care but are not yet ready to stop therapy completely.

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

8484 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 510
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3213


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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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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