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DUNWOODY EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Dunwoody, GA

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Center for Discovery Dunwoody, Georgia is a residential eating disorder treatment center that serves patients of all genders ages 11-18. This center opened in January 2017. Dunwoody is a northern suburb 30 minutes from Atlanta located in DeKalb County, Georgia. Center for Discovery Dunwoody serves patients from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, southeast Tennessee and Alabama. 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 BCBS – GA, Cigna / Great West, HMC, Multi-Plan and TriCare East – Humana. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

This adolescent, gender-inclusive program provides six beds in a residential home setting and offers individualized care and practices a Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy.

Residential treatment at Center for Discovery Dunwoody, Georgia, is a high level of care that provides 24-hour care to patients where they engage in group therapy, structured and monitored mealtimes, group social events, family therapy and individual therapy. Weight restoration is the primary goal of eating disorder residential treatment. Additionally, scheduled mealtimes occur with other patients under staff supervision and patients have personal meal plans where in which they meet with their dietitian to discuss the specific requirements of each meal as part of weight restoration therapy in residential treatment.

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MEET THE TEAM

Psychiatrist

Dr. Dion Metzger

Pediatrician

Dr. Shayna Smith, MD

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Taylor Hunter

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Emma McLeod

NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

Tracey Brown

Education Liason

Ashley Morgan

MILIEU MANAGER

Reanah Kellogg

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Kristin Steinberg, LMSW

Psychiatrist

Dr. Dion Metzger

Dr. Dion Metzger is a board-certified psychiatrist. She earned her doctorate from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She completed medical research at Stanford University School of Medicine and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Metzger is currently on faculty as a professor of psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia and Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a member of the inaugural class of Emory University’s 40 under Forty and Morehouse School of Medicine’s inaugural Top 10 under 40.

Pediatrician

Dr. Shayna Smith, MD

Dr. Shayna Smith received a Bachelor of Science from Xavier University of Louisiana. She attended medical school in her home state of Arkansas at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency and then pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency and lifestyle medicine and has practiced medicine in the Atlanta area since completing her training. Dr. Smith is dedicated to providing good care to a diverse patient population.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Taylor Hunter

Taylor moved to Atlanta and joined Center for Discovery in August of 2021. Currently, she works as a primary therapist where she provides individual, group and family sessions. Taylor received both her bachelor’s in psychology and her master’s in social work from Michigan State University. She has previously worked in a partial hospitalization program, as a medical social worker at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and has four years of experience as a psychometrist. Taylor decided to become an adolescent therapist as she developed a passion for interacting with children and supporting them through personal challenges. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys cooking, being outdoors, reading and spending time with friends and family.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Emma McLeod

Emma Laurie McLeod received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Bastyr University in 2015. After completing her dietetic internship through Bastyr University in 2016, she became registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and participates in the Behavioral Health and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine practice groups. Emma has experience in public health and eating disorder recovery. She has practiced all over the country but has found a home at Center for Discovery in Dunwoody. Here, she applies her expertise and practice in accordance with her nutritional philosophies including All Foods Fit, Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size ®. Emma is passionate about size-inclusivity, culinary arts and helping people find a peaceful and nourishing relationship with food.

NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

Tracey Brown

Tracey brings empathy, an easy-going communication style and a sweet sense of humor to Center for Discovery in Dunwoody, Georgia, making it easy for her to talk to patients and family members. She has 25+ years of experience in the mental health field and is a member of the National Nurses Association. Tracey started out her career as a young licensed practical nurse and worked her way up. She received her bachelor’s in nursing from Argosy University, where she graduated with honors.

Education Liason

Ashley Morgan

Ashley started working at Center for Discovery in 2020 and has had numerous roles. Currently, she is the educational liaison at the Dunwoody residential treatment center located in Atlanta, Georgia. Ashley first started as an on-call counselor and worked her way up. She received her bachelor’s in biology and served as an assistant teacher for various age groups. Ashley has always had a passion for guiding and helping others to help them better themselves and reach personal goals. When Ashley is not at work she enjoys going to the movies, painting, escape rooms and spending time with family.

MILIEU MANAGER

Reanah Kellogg

Reanah has been working with Center for Discovery since July 2021 as a milieu manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Albany State University. Reanah began her career in 2014 at a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents. After 7 years, Reanah decided to transition into the eating disorder field to broaden her skill set and continue assisting adolescents in their mental health journey. Reanah is passionate about working with children and plans on attending law school to become an attorney to continue advocating for children. In her spare time, Reanah loves to play tennis, attend her children’s sporting events and travel with her wife.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Kristin Steinberg, LMSW

Kristin joined Center for Discovery in 2021 in her current role as primary therapist, in which she provides individual, group, and family therapy to the adolescents in residential treatment. Kristin graduated with her Bachelor of Psychology in 2016 and then went on to obtain her Master of Clinical Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2018. Since then, Kristin has worked with adolescents and families both in case management and therapeutic roles. Kristin believes that being a teenager is one of the most difficult journeys in life and is passionate about helping adolescents navigate body image issues, anxiety, and depression. Her favorite group to run in treatment is Social Media and Media Literacy, in which she leads discussion on how media can affect our beliefs about diet culture, body image, and how to mindfully consume media. Currently, Kristin is pursuing her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist certification and Registered Yoga Teacher certification to better serve her patients. When Kristin is not at work she enjoys reading, managing her fantasy football team, and being a history nerd.

Support Group

This location provides free online eating disorder support groups. Our online support groups vary. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

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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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