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BRIDGEWATER OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Bridgewater, NJ

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Center for Discovery Bridgewater is an outpatient eating disorder facility that has been operating since April 2017 and treats patients of all ages and all genders. The Bridgewater, New Jersey, location offers intensive outpatient therapy (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) programs. We serve patients and families living in the counties of central New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, 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, patients 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 patients with mindful movement, expressive arts and social media therapy groups while also providing therapy for patients who have a history of trauma. Bridgewater outpatient provides theme days as a way to bring fun into the therapy program, which allows patients to practice self-expression in a positive environment. Upon successful completion of the outpatient program, each patient is presented with a celebratory ceremony.

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MEET THE TEAM

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Nicole Dorio, DO

MILIEU MANAGER

Ariyel Whitehead, BSHA

REGISTERED NURSE

Sydney Keller, RN

CLINICAL OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

Cathy Lane

DIET TECHNICIAN

Emily Fry

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Katie Hawkins MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian

John Delos Reyes

EXECCUTIVE DIRECTOR

Linda Mullin

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Nicole Dorio, DO

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.

MILIEU MANAGER

Ariyel Whitehead, BSHA

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, project management, systems development, and customer service.In the winter of 2021 Ariyel became the Senior Milieu Manager of the Bridgewater program in addition to becoming a Licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator. In her new roles, Ariyel supports with training new Milieu Managers. As a Licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator, she provides a safe space for each individual to find their voices while making peace with the bodies they’re in.

Ariyel takes pride and joy in assisting others with their healing journey. She is grateful to be a part of the Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program team.

REGISTERED NURSE

Sydney Keller, RN

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.

CLINICAL OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

Cathy Lane

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.

DIET TECHNICIAN

Emily Fry

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.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Katie Hawkins MS, RDN

Katie is a registered dietitian at Center for Discovery (CFD). She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics. After obtaining her registered dietetic technician credential, Katie worked as a dietetic technician at a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio for a few years. She then went on to complete her Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition from Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science and completed a distance dietetic internship with Nutrition Ink. After passing her registered dietitian exam, Katie went on to work in endocrinology with patients living with diabetes. While completing her master’s degree, she focused on eating disorders and related topics whenever possible, as it has always been an area of nutrition she has felt passionate about. Katie firmly believes in fostering healthy relationships with food, both in her own life and most importantly when working with patients and clients. She is very excited to be a member of the team at CFD and is honored to be a part of the treatment team and journey to recovery of every patient that passes through our doors.

Registered Dietitian

John Delos Reyes

EXECCUTIVE DIRECTOR

Linda Mullin

Linda Mullin is a board certified licensed professional counselor and clinical supervisor with extensive expertise in operational and crisis management. Linda’s breadth of clinical work includes serving individuals, groups and families in community, outpatient, hospital inpatient, and private settings. Her approach is to aid individuals to live their best life possible in spite of their fears, regain control and repair what is most important to them. She believes wholeheartedly in the human connection and our ability to help one another through life’s challenges and to celebrate one another’s successes.

Linda imparts Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) enhanced by evidence-based frameworks of CPT, TEAM, and EFT for the treatment of trauma, panic & phobia, OCD, social anxiety, general anxiety, anger, and depression. As an enhancement to her therapeutic services, she is also trained in therapeutic hypnosis.

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)

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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.

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