Center for Discovery Danville is a higher level of care facility in Northern California that treats adolescents ages 10-18 of all genders 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. 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 Anthem BC, HMC, Merced County, Sharp, and UHA. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
The facility has a main house, therapist cottage and a big garden full of flowers and vegetation allowing patients 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.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Sue Knight, MD
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 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.
Jigna Patel, RN, BSN
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.
Brooke Fink is a Primary Therapist at Center for Discovery in Danville. Brooke completed her M.A. in Counseling, specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling at Saint Mary’s College of California. An exploration of trauma-informed care, social justice, cultural competency, working with adolescents and families, and self-concept were hallmarks of her graduate work. As an undergraduate, Brooke received her B.A. from Emory University, with an academic concentration in Human Health. As a therapist, Brooke’s primary clinical interests include eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, body image, self-esteem, empowerment, social media, and working with teens. Brooke’s therapeutic approach is client-centered and strengths-based, and she believes highlighting resilience and fostering hope is critical. Brooke’s clinical work is grounded in building a strong, therapeutic relationship with her clients, in order to offer the best possible support and therapeutic environment.
Prior to joining the team at Center for Discovery, Brooke worked for a local, non-profit organization providing school-based services in the San Ramon Valley. In this role, Brooke provided individual therapy to children and teens, worked closely with their families, and collaborated with school staff and administrators.
Rana Khatibi, RD
Rana Khatibi, MS, RD, is the Registered Dietitian at Center for Discovery in Danville, CA. With over 6+ years of experience with eating disorders in both young adults and adolescents, Rana is passionate about healing and growth through food and knowledge. She graduated from SF State with a BS in Dietetics and completed her MS in Nutritional Science and Dietetic Internship at Kaiser University. Rana will be continuing her education at UC Berkeley Next Fall 2021, and will be working towards her PhD in Molecular Toxicology. Her goal is to show individuals that food is their healer and not their enemy. She promotes body positivity and aims to provide sound understanding, growth, support and guidance to her clients and the community.
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 got the best support and management here.” – Mekhi H., former patient at CFD Danville
“Our experience at Center for Discovery was top notch. We are incredibly grateful to them for not only their professionalism, but their knowledge as well as compassion for our daughter and family.” – Sarah S., parent of CFD alumni
*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).