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Danville, CA

Danville Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
212 La Questa Drive
Danville, CA 94526
PH 866.482.3876
Hours 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization Treatment
All Genders
Ages 10-18

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Center for Discovery Danville is a higher level of care facility in Northern California that treats adolescent males and females 10-18 years of age for eating disorders that require more intensive care than outpatient treatment. Danville is nestled in the heart of the East Bay Area and the treatment center is nestled far off the highway about 30 minutes from San Francisco, which provides a sense of peace and solitude. 

The facility has a main house, therapist cottage and a big garden full of flowers and vegetation allowing clients to have ample space to engage socially and clinically while being surrounded in a green eco-friendly environment. Thanks to the large outdoor garden, this location offers horticultural therapy. The facility also has a bocce ball court on the property.

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Richard Barnes, LMFT

Richard Barnes, LMFT

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Richard J. Barnes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 15 years experience. He graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology, completed his Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, performed his traineeship with the City of San Francisco Dept of Public Health EAP, and a one year post masters fellowship at Stanford University, Vaden Health Center.

Having witnessed life changing results with families and adolescents in hospital outpatient care over the years, Richard J. Barnes is confident that the strong residential treatment programs at Center for Discovery can bring positive shifts for adolescents struggling with eating disorders while building hope and bringing relief for parents.

Nicole Johnson, BA

Nicole Johnson, BA

FACILITY MANAGER

Nicole obtained her Bachelors in Human Development from CSU East Bay, graduating with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. After graduation she joined the Center for Discovery Danville team as a counselor, working one-on-one with adolescents in the milieu, running therapeutic groups and collaborating with fellow team members to ensure the best care of every adolescent. After fulfilling the role of counselor for a year Nicole took on the role of Facility Manager for the Danville house. Nicole believes that with the support and tools offered through the therapeutic process recovery is possible and each individual can begin to thrive.

Amanda Adkison, RD

Amanda Adkison, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Amanda Adkison, RD is the Registered Dietitian at Center for Discovery in Danville and Brentwood, CA and specializes in nutrition therapy for eating disorders and disordered eating. She graduated from University of Texas at Austin where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship. She enjoys sharing her experiences and knowledge onto others and challenging individuals to adopt a non-diet approach and incorporate the All Foods Fit Philosophy into their lives. Her goal is to help people heal their relationship with food and have a more balanced and intuitive lifestyle. 

Sarah Morgan, MA

Sarah Morgan, MA

THERAPIST

Sarah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#111637) who received her degree from University California, Davis in Psychology with a minor in Human Development, and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute. Sarah’s approach is congruent with the philosophy of the Wright Institute, which emphasizes support focused on resiliency, recovery, and social justice. Sarah utilizes her training in client-centered therapy to create a therapeutic environment that is strength-based and trauma-informed. She believes in the importance of a relational approach to cultivating an authentic, supportive connection between therapist and client.

Prior to joining the team at Center for Discovery, Sarah worked as a school counselor at a non-profit organization providing school-based counseling services. In this position, Sarah worked with adolescents and families in providing individual and group therapy. Her work involved collaborating  with school administration and staff, as well as outside agencies and facilitators. Her areas of professional interest include trauma-informed care, grief and loss, addiction, and social issues from a strength-based approach.

Dr. Sue Knight, MD

Dr. Sue Knight, MD

PHYSICIAN

Dr. Knight received her BS degree in Biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley. She earned her medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco and completed her internship and residency training at the same institution.

She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is on staff at San Ramon Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Dipti Bhakta

Dr. Dipti Bhakta

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Dipti Bhakta completed medical school David Geffin School of Medicine at UCLA in 1993. She completed her psychiatry residency training at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California in 1997.  She is board certified in psychiatry and has been in private practice in Pleasanton California for the past 19 years.  Her area of expertise is treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.

Jamie Zhou, RD

Jamie Zhou, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Jamie Zhou, RD is the Registered Dietitian at Center for Discovery in Danville and Brentwood, CA, who specializes in nutrition therapy for eating disorders and disordered eating. She graduated with honors and received her B.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, and completed her Dietetic Internship at Texas A&M University. She utilizes the All-foods-fit philosophy and a non-diet approach in her practice. With curiosity and compassion, she aims to help clients meet their dietary needs and build a better relationship with food.

Jigna Patel, RN, BSN

Jigna Patel, RN, BSN

NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

Jigna is a Registered Nurse with a passion in mental health nursing. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and RN licensure from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Nursing. Before becoming an RN, Jigna worked as a Mental Health Technician for 4 years. In those years, she realized her interest and passion lies in the field of mental health, specifically working alongside children/adolescents. Jigna is a very compassionate, dedicated, and driven nurse who strives for the best care possible for all her patients.

DANVILLE RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery Danville is a higher level of care facility in Northern California that treats adolescent males and females 10-18 years of age for eating disorders that require more intensive care than outpatient treatment. Danville is nestled in the heart of the East Bay Area and the treatment center is nestled far off the highway about 30 minutes from San Francisco, which provides a sense of peace and solitude. 

The facility has a main house, therapist cottage and a big garden full of flowers and vegetation allowing clients to have ample space to engage socially and clinically while being surrounded in a green eco-friendly environment. Thanks to the large outdoor garden, this location offers horticultural therapy. The facility also has a bocce ball court on the property.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
212 La Questa Drive
Danville, CA 94526
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 10-18

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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