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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.

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.

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MEET THE TEAM

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Kathleen O’Connor, LCPC

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jillian Larmon

LEAD DIETITIAN

Caitlyn Campbell

Registered Dietician

Sarah Stoner

Ren Schmidt
Associate Therapist

Ren Schmidt

Milieu Manager

Briana Rodriguez

MILIEU MANAGER

Meghan Thomas, BS

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.

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!

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

Ren Schmidt

Milieu Manager

Briana Rodriguez

MILIEU MANAGER

Meghan Thomas, BS

Meghan graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She went abroad to medical school for a year, helping to serve Indigenous Peoples, but felt her calling was in the mental health field with more client contact. She is focused on destigmatizing mental health care and a proactive instead of always a reactive healthcare system. She has a special interest in bringing care to adolescents and their support systems to set them up for success for the rest of their lives. She is a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Meghan encourages the use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills and promotes good self-care routines. Outside of work Meghan enjoys reading, taking walks and hikes with her clinically anxious dog and spending time with her husband and friends.

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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