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Bridgewater, NJ

Bridgewater Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
745 Route 206, Suite 103
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 11:00am to 7:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

GET IN TOUCH CALL 866.482.3876

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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.

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Center for Discovery Bridgewater is an outpatient eating disorder facility that has been operating since April 2017 and treats men and women of all ages. The Bridgewater New Jersey location offers intensive outpatient therapy (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) to adolescents and adults. Bridgewater, New Jersey outpatient serves clients and families living in the counties of central New Jersey, Eastern PA, and along our shore, providing easy access for clients from the surrounding areas. The outpatient center has ample parking and is easily accessible from Route 287 or Route 78. Treatment modalities we offer include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, clients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities. 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 BCBS- Horizon, Cigna / Great West, HealthNet, MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC), and UNICARE – Beacon HS. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

Bridgewater outpatient provides clients with mindful movement, expressive arts and social media therapy groups while also providing Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for clients who have a history of trauma. Bridgewater outpatient provides theme days as a way to bring fun into the therapy program, which allows clients to practice self-expression in a positive environment. Upon successful completion of the outpatient program, each client is presented with a celebratory ceremony.

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Dinelle V. Polchinski, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS

Dinelle V. Polchinski, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dinelle is excited to be the Program Director at Center for Discovery in Bridgewater, NJ. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at The College of New Jersey before earning her Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical and Counseling Psychology from William Paterson University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is trained in individual, couples and structural family therapy. Dinelle brings close to 20 years of experience in the field but is consistently learning and recently earned her Grief Support Specialist Certification. In addition, she works part time as an outpatient therapist for a small private practice in Marlboro, NJ where she works with various diagnoses with ages ranging from school aged children, adolescents and adults. Over the course of her career, she has gained experience working with a diverse population of clients in various settings including traditional outpatient, intensive in-community, partial hospitalization, partial care, intensive outpatient, residential and supportive housing. Dinelle is an Approved Clinical Supervisor and in 2017, she was honored to earn the Supervisor of the Year Award from the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. She strongly believes in the importance of teamwork and is thrilled to join the Center For Discovery team.

Dr. Nicole Dorio, DO

Dr. Nicole Dorio, DO

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Nicole Dorio is board -certified in general and forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Rutgers University- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Since completing her training, Dr. Dorio has provided clinical psychiatric services to incarcerated and civilly committed chronically mentally ill adults and is the owner of Mentis Forensic Psychiatry LLC. She has experience in serving on a treatment team and as a team leader, and she recognizes the importance of building and involving a support team around everyone she treats.

In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Dorio also serves as an expert witness in psychiatry in New Jersey Superior Court and has been asked to provide testimony in courts across the state.

Ariyel Whitehead, BS

Ariyel Whitehead, BS

MILIEU MANAGER

Ariyel Whitehead earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from University of Phoenix. Prior to working for Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program, she worked in case management as a coordinator for a hospital in New Jersey. She honed her skills of providing quality care, by caring for patients with various mental conditions such as Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease. Ariyel also has clinical experience providing care in sub-acute and rehab settings.

As the Milieu Manager, Ariyel handles daily operations in the Outpatient program including administrative duties, research, clinical documentation, and customer service.

She takes pride and joy in being able to help others. Ariyel is grateful to be a part of the Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program team.

Sydney Keller, RN

Sydney Keller, RN

REGISTERED NURSE

Sydney received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Psychology from the George Washington University. She then pursued her desire to work with adolescents and adults with eating disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, both at two top Eating Disorder treatment facilities in Boston, MA. Starting off as a residential counselor and then becoming a supervisor in the inpatient setting, she has been working in the field of eating disorders for 4+ years.
In 2016, Sydney decided to pursue another dream of hers to become a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated Vanderbilt University with her MSN in Pediatric Primary Care. She is currently a full-time pediatric provider in New Jersey.

Sydney could not be more ecstatic to be a part of the team at Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program Bridgewater as a registered nurse. She is grateful for this opportunity and thankful for the support she has received from Bridgewater Outpatient.

Samantha Manthis, MA, LAMFT

Samantha Manthis, MA, LAMFT

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Samantha received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she worked with adolescents and their families with emotional and psychological issues in a residential facility. She received her Masters at Kean University in Marriage and Family Therapy where she wrote and published her dissertation on technology and the effects on long term relationships. She has experience working with adults and families in a dual diagnosis outpatient facility. In addition to working as a clinician, she  promoted mental illness awareness in her community and helped the facility create and facilitate other therapeutic and wellness group activities for the clients.

Samantha has experience working in a residential and outpatient facility as well as private practice. She hopes to bring to her work empathy, promote courage, wholehearted living and growth while supporting her clients and their families through their personal life challenges.

Michelle Dougherty, RD

Michelle Dougherty, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Michelle is a registered dietitian and earned her Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from San Francisco State University. She completed her dietetic internship through Napa State Hospital before moving to the east coast. Michelle has worked in the field of eating disorders since 2004. She has experience in all settings, including inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization and private practice. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michelle enjoys supporting and mentoring dietetic interns and lecturing undergrads on a part-time basis.

Michelle is thrilled for the opportunity to share her knowledge and expertise of nutrition in recovery to the clients at Center for Discovery and help in their pursuit of a healthy relationship with food.

Cathy Lane

Cathy Lane

CLINICAL OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

Cathy Lane joins Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program as the Clinical Outreach Representative for New Jersey. She has dedicated the entirety of her professional career to the treatment of eating disorders, having held leadership positions in admissions and outreach over the past decade. Cathy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies from The College of New Jersey.

With a caring, patient heart and detail-oriented mind, Cathy’s goal is to create a path to recovery for those struggling with eating disorders by sharing what makes our Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program programs unique and assuring access to these services is as seamless as possible for the members of our community.

Cathy proudly lives near our beautiful New Jersey beaches with her husband and two boys, and enjoys crocheting, camping, and making sure each day includes a little bit of sunshine.

Jennifer Smith, LAC

Jennifer Smith, LAC

Primary Therapist

Jennifer graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a bachelors degree in Psychology and then obtained her Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Centenary University.  She spent 15 years working as a middle school teacher where she had the ability to work with adolescents and their families in an educational capacity.  After years of teaching, Jennifer returned to Centenary University to complete a second Master’s degree in Clinical and School Counseling.  During her studies, she worked in addiction counseling where she had the opportunity to counsel individuals, groups, and families.  Additionally, she returned to the education-setting to work as a school counselor.

Prior to joining Center for Discovery, Jennifer worked at an inpatient psychiatric facility where she served as a group counselor working with general mental health and dual diagnosis.  She continues to work as an intensive in-home therapist for families in need.

Jennifer is very excited to be part of the team at Center for Discovery as a program therapist.  She brings with her a keen sense of curiosity, compassion, and empathy.  She is so grateful for the opportunity to join clients in their recovery journey.

Emily Fry

Emily Fry

DIET TECHNICIAN

Emily Fry is a Diet Technician at Center for Discovery Bridgewater. During her time as an undergraduate at Montclair State University, Emily was an active member of the Dietetics and nutrition club and joined Delta Phi Epsilon where she helped plan events for their ANAD philanthropy. Emily studied Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Nutrition and a minor in Psychology. Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in Applied Nutrition in 2018 and plans to return to school to earn her master’s degree in Dietetics in hopes of becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Emily believes that there are no such thing as “bad” foods, anything can fit in moderation. She is excited to share her love of food and nutrition with others and loves helping people share her love of nutrition.

BRIDGEWATER OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

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.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________

Center for Discovery Bridgewater is an outpatient eating disorder facility that has been operating since April 2017 and treats men and women of all ages. The Bridgewater New Jersey location offers intensive outpatient therapy (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) to adolescents and adults. Bridgewater, New Jersey outpatient serves clients and families living in the counties of central New Jersey, Eastern PA, and along our shore, providing easy access for clients from the surrounding areas. The outpatient center has ample parking and is easily accessible from Route 287 or Route 78. Treatment modalities we offer include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, clients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities. 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 BCBS- Horizon, Cigna / Great West, HealthNet, MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC), and UNICARE – Beacon HS. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

Bridgewater outpatient provides clients with mindful movement, expressive arts and social media therapy groups while also providing Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for clients who have a history of trauma. Bridgewater outpatient provides theme days as a way to bring fun into the therapy program, which allows clients to practice self-expression in a positive environment.  Upon successful completion of the outpatient program, each client is presented with a celebratory ceremony.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

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GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
745 Route 206, Suite 103
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 11:00am to 7:00pm

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
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