Del Mar Residential Eating Disorder Program
Discovery begins here.
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.
It won’t always be easy. But we will always be here for you.
Welcome to Discovery. Welcome to new beginnings.
Center For Discovery Del Mar is a higher level of care eating disorder treatment center located in San Diego, California and treats adult females in the Southern California area, including greater San Diego as well as south Orange County. Since opening in 2004, Center For Discovery Del Mar, has been a leader in the eating disorder community in San Diego by participating in NEDA walks, having a presence in the local community and partnering with local schools. This high level of care eating disorder program uses a wide array of therapy approaches including equine therapy, yoga therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, experiential groups, exposure and response prevention, dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a therapeutic technique that uses expressive tools and activities, such as role-playing or acting, props, arts and crafts, music, guided imagery, or various forms of recreation to re-enact and re-experience emotional situations from past and recent relationships as a way to deal with past trauma. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy that has been proven useful in treating mood disorders and changes in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and developing personal coping strategies as a way to solve difficult problems.
Residential treatment is considered a higher level of care because it requires around the clock monitoring and overnight staff to ensure that the clients are in a safe environment and they are receiving adequate nutrition for their weight restoration therapy. Partial hospitalization is one step down from residential treatment meaning that clients do not live at the treatment center full-time but rather spend the entire day in treatment then return to their own place of residence. Partial hospitalization is a good fit for clients who do not need 24-hour supervision but who require more intense treatment then what is offered through an outpatient eating disorder center..