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CHICAGO EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Chicago, IL

HOME / LOCATIONS / CHICAGO, IL

Nestled in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, our 6,600 square-foot residential treatment facility serves adults 18 years and older who are in need of a higher level of care.

The 15-bed home makes it Center for Discovery’s largest residential treatment program. Patients have the best of both worlds with this location: it’s tucked away in a quiet neighborhood but close to downtown Chicago. Exposure access is easy, as the home is only a block away from Lake Michigan, in between the campuses of Northwestern and Loyola universities, and walking distance to local businesses. When the weather is nice, outdoor space around the home is plentiful.

What makes our program so unique is that we give our patients a choice and a voice in their recovery. We’ve taken eating disorder treatment out of the hospital and into the home. Our inviting residential home provides a comfortable space for patients to practice newly acquired skills in a real-life setting.

As equal contributors to their treatment, we support patients in making recovery-oriented choices. Our patients work toward choosing and preparing their own meals, and they participate in individual and group therapy sessions throughout treatment. With these interventions, patients gain insight into their disorder, what’s driving it and practice new coping skills that are transferable to the real world.

Our patients receive individualized treatment that target the underlying factors contributing to their disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma-informed therapies and exposure & response prevention (ERP) provide a comprehensive and holistic treatment experience. This treatment center emphasizes a body positive approach and Health at Every Size® (HAES®).

We accept multiple types of insurance such as Optum, Humana, Anthem. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

*Health At Every Size® and HAES® are registered trademarks of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and used with permission.

MEET THE TEAM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jillian Larmon

MILIEU MANAGER

Kelsey Woodbury, B.S.

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Kathleen O’Connor, LCPC

LEAD DIETITIAN

Caitlyn Campbell

Registered Dietician

Sarah Stoner

ASSOCIATE THERAPIST

Lauren Schmidt

ASSOCIATE THERAPIST

Barrie Isaac

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jillian Larmon

Jillian has been an employee at Center for Discovery in Glenview for over 6 years when the doors opened for our clients. She has served in different roles throughout the facility including floor counseling staff, education liaison, facility manager, and now serving as program director upon completion of her graduate program from Northwestern University. Jillian was able to complete her graduate internship at Center for Discovery with implementing  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program in the facility while also facilitating family and individual therapy.

Jillian enjoys working with clients and families to establish a realistic environment for when the client is ready to transition home. She works with clients in individual, group, and family settings to educate and help clients to utilize skills to be effective for long term recovery. Through DBT skills, the clients and families, can learn effective communication, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness. She believes in creating an individualized treatment plan for each client and family that walks through the door!

MILIEU MANAGER

Kelsey Woodbury, B.S.

Kelsey graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is currently pursuing a master’s in clinical mental health counseling, so her knowledge of mental health benefits her work as a milieu manager. She started her work with Center for Discovery as an eating disorder technician and has continued to promote the mental well-being of clients and staff in her new role. Kelsey is passionate about equitable healthcare, gender-affirming care, and multiculturalism. She believes self-compassion, emotional intelligence and connection are essential factors of recovery and life. Kelsey has experience with ACT, CBT and DBT and follows a holistic and person-centered approach to patient care. In her free time, she tends to her plants and pets, explores Chicago thrift shops and enjoys sitting by the lake with friends and loved ones.

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Kathleen O’Connor, LCPC

A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Kathleen O‘Connor graduated from DePaul University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has worked within the mental health and eating disorder treatment community in a variety of capacities including inpatient, residential, and crisis stabilization programs. She joined the Center for Discovery team in 2016 as a Counselor and enjoyed assisting clients to grow and empower themselves while in treatment. As a Primary Therapist, Kathleen works with clients in individual, group, and family therapy. She is passionate about eating disorder recovery and collaborating with patients to find balance in their lives. She brings a genuine passion and enthusiasm to her work as she supports her clients throughout the recovery process. Kathleen strongly believes in the power of therapy with a personalized, direct approach to treatment that addresses the multitude of components of the individual’s struggles.

LEAD DIETITIAN

Caitlyn Campbell

Caitlyn Campbell is a Registered Dietitian with who holds her Master’s of Public Health degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Caitlyn first explored her passion for nutrition as an Exercise Science student at Hope College, where she ran cross country and track. While at the University of Michigan, Caitlyn avidly registered for a variety of courses ranging from eating disorder prevention and treatment to weight bias and health. As a graduate student, Caitlyn attended lab meetings for a weight-inclusive eating disorder research group, where she garnered her respect for and interest in providing medical nutrition care from a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) approach.

Caitlyn first began her career with Center for Discovery as a dietetic intern where she gained experience working at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient level of care. As a dietitian, Caitlyn practices an intuitive eating philosophy to help patients along their journey to food freedom. Caitlyn values the many roles that food serves in our lives and works to help her patients develop a more neutral relationship with both food and their bodies.

Registered Dietician

Sarah Stoner

ASSOCIATE THERAPIST

Lauren Schmidt

Lauren (she/her) is a licensed social worker who has a BA in sociology with a minor in Spanish and an MSW in clinical social work from the University of Minnesota. She is a strengths-based, solution focused therapist who utilizes an anti-oppressive practice that centers historically exploited and oppressed identities, such as Black and Indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ+ folks and people with disabilities. In addition to treating eating disorders, she is passionate about working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other significant traumas. She has experience working with autism spectrum disorders, substance use disorders and a variety of co-occurring mental health diagnosis. Lauren identifies as queer with strong ties to a variety of trans and queer communities. She enjoys playing music, engaging in community organizing, practicing Spanish and spending time outdoors. Lauren believes all people are their own experts of self and strives to include each patient in making decisions regarding their own personal goals and needs in treatment as much as possible.

ASSOCIATE THERAPIST

Barrie Isaac

Barrie is a licensed social worker with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois. She first developed her interest in the eating disorder population when she worked with college students to promote positive body consciousness. Barrie started with Center for Discovery as a counselor where she enjoyed working closely with patients to support them in their recovery journey. This included facilitating radically open dialectical behavior therapy (RO DBT), a treatment targeting disorders of excessive self-control by emphasizing receptivity and openness, flexibility and social connectedness. As a primary therapist, Barrie continues to guide patients on their recovery journey using a client-centered, open and non-judgmental approach in therapy. She uses dialectical behavior, strength-based and trauma-informed therapy. Each client she works with is met with understanding and empathy.

Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*

  • 97% can identify their triggers*
  • 97% believe they can help themselves get better*
  • 96% understand when to ask for help*

“I do not have enough words to express how each and every staff member here at CFD Chicago has been compassionate, supportive, uplifting and encouraging. The array of skills that I learned will be incredibly beneficial to me. I felt that my treatment team was very knowledgeable and took the time to really get to know me as an individual, not just as someone with an eating disorder.” – Brett V., former patient at CFD Chicago

“Center for Discovery is such a great environment. They gave me the best treatment experience possible.” – Maddie S., former patient at CFD Chicago

“I’ve been to multiple treatment programs and out of all of them, this is the most prepared I have ever felt when discharging from treatment.” – Sara D., former patient at CFD Chicago

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Center for Discovery program in 2021 (between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/2021) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS, N=2,644). Average treatment range 41.3 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice transfer or administratively).

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.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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