Welcome to the place where you’ll find the peace and comfort you need to get back to the you you’re meant to be.
Here, you’ll gain the strength to uncover what needs to come to light in our warm, home-like environment. Every facility is selected to be the very best match possible for your specific needs.
At Discovery, you’ll work with our highly-trained, expert staff who’ll give you the confidence and reassurance you need to succeed. Using evidence-based techniques, they’ll guide you through the entire process and help propel you to discovering a better you. Types of treatment modalities provided involve cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure & response prevention (ERP), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Insurances we accept include, but not limited to, Cigna, Halcyon, HMC, Humana, Optum, and Unicare. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
It won’t always be easy. But we will always be here for you.
MEET THE TEAM
Carley Campbell, BSN, RN
Dr. Edward P. Tyson, MD
Dr. Tyson is the Physician at Center for Discovery Houston residential eating disorder program. He has been specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders for over 25 years. Dr.Tyson completed his Family Practice residency and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine, during which he had his first clinical training in eating disorders. He began to focus on eating disorders as a specialty while the Director of Clinics for the Adolescent Medicine Section, Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma. Upon moving back to Austin, he opened his private practice specializing in eating disorders.
Dr. Tyson speaks nationally and internationally on various topics about eating disorders. He also teaches to residents, medical students, nurse practitioner students, as well as undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Texas. Dr. Tyson wrote the chapter on medical assessment for the recent text, “Eating Disorders—Bridging the Research-Practice Gap”. He is also a co-author of the AED’s medical guide on eating disorders, “Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders”. Advocating for those with eating disorders has been a priority for Dr. Tyson, who has worked to develop legislation in the state of Texas to mandate insurance coverage for eating disorders.
Dr. Sonal Rana, MD
Sonal Rana, MD, went to Stanford University for her undergraduate education. She pursued her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed four years of adult psychiatry training at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Semel Institute of Human Behavior and Neuroscience and later returned to Stanford to complete her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. She is board certified in adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
After completing her fellowship, Dr. Rana worked as the medical director for the intensive outpatient program for adolescents and families at the Bay Area Children’s Association, a non-profit agency in California. She has specialized training in mentalization-based therapy, structural family therapy, family-based therapy for eating disorders, play-based therapies, interpersonal, parent-child interaction therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapies for children and adolescents.
She has facilitated adolescent groups on depression and anxiety, parent workshops on childhood anxiety, as well as, multifamily groups designed to improve family communication and cohesiveness. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with diagnoses ranging from anxiety and depression, to bipolar disorder, eating disorders, disruptive behavior disorder, personality disorders (with particular emphasis on Borderline Personality Disorder), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, high functioning autism, and schizophrenia. As a psychiatrist, she believes that medications are a useful adjunct to therapeutic modalities designed to bolster families and individuals. She has been part of the Center for Discovery family since 2015.
Jennifer Nagel, RDN, LD, PA-C
Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian, and the Certified Physician Assistant at Center for Discovery Houston residential eating disorder program. She has almost a decade of experience as a Physician Assistant and over a decade of experience as a Registered Dietitian. Her work experience includes primary care, urgent care, weight management, and psychiatry. Jennifer specializes in the medical evaluation and treatment of eating disorders. She discovered her passion for the field when she worked as a Physician Assistant providing medical care for both residential and partial hospitalization programs at an eating disorder treatment center in San Diego, CA. Jennifer found great benefit in working as part of a treatment team and encourages a collaborative approach with other professionals caring for eating disorder clients
Joining The Center For Discovery Houston Residential inaugural team in 2018, Nirali is the Facility Manager and Education Liaison. She earned a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Houston. Before joining Center For Discovery, she worked with individuals suffering from mental illnesses in an outpatient setting. Her clinical experience includes working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, sexual abuse and alcohol/substance-related disorders.
Nirali now assists our diverse healthcare team in the rehabilitation and treatment of adolescents with eating disorders. Her passion is to help individuals overcome their internal obstacles and to realize their true potential.
On her downtime, Nirali loves to travel, spend time with family and friends, and exploring the diverse culinary world of Houston.
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.