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Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
8484 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste 510
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3213
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

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Center for Discovery Beverly Hills is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center for men and women 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 and validation is provided.

Our therapists at Beverly Hills are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), and specialize 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 to all aspects of their eating disorder practice.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

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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.

Vaughn Darst, MS RD

Vaughn Darst, MS RD

Registered Dietitian

Vaughn Darst is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in eating disorders among under-served populations, including transgender and nonbinary individuals, large-bodied individuals, and neurodivergent youth. Vaughn received his MS in Nutrition from the USC, and his BA in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, with a concentration in Transgender Studies, from Scripps College. Prior to joining Center for Discovery, Vaughn completed two fellowships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, gaining clinical experience in adolescent medicine and family-centered care for children with neurodevelopmental delay. Vaughn also served as a Health Educator in the Cal State System for over a decade before moving into eating disorder treatment.

Vaughn’s main areas of focus are intuitive eating, Health at Every Size®, and body liberation advocacy. He seeks to work collaboratively with clients to establish a nourishing relationship to food and their body. Vaughn owns a private practice in Los Angeles, serving primarily queer, transgender and gender diverse clients with disordered eating and body image concerns. His TEDx Talk, “In a World That is Wrong About Us,” addresses the unique concerns of clients for whom their eating disorder exists at the intersection of gender, fatness, food, and identity.

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

Center for Discovery Beverly Hills is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center for men and women 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 and validation is provided.

Our therapists at Beverly Hills are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), and specialize 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 to all aspects of their eating disorder practice.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
8484 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste 510
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3213
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

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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