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Edmonds, WA

Edmonds Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
7511 176th St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
PH 866.482.3876
Hours 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization Treatment
All Genders
Ages 11-17

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Center for Discovery Edmonds is a high level of care treatment center located in Southwest Washington that opened in November 2009 and treats young boys and girls 11-17 years of age with serious eating disorders. The Edmonds location caters to all adolescent clients who reside in the Pacific Northwest including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. 

Center for Discovery Edmonds incorporates families into the treatment process as much as possible and works closely with the community to help organize educational events. The eating disorder program believes in integrating their clients into the community by bringing them to local malls, restaurants and bakeries to practice skills they will need once they successfully complete treatment. This treatment center integrates art therapy and family therapy into the treatment approach as a way to make every client feel at home. Residential treatment at Center for Discovery Edmonds works closely with teenage clients and their families to develop safe boundaries, establish weight restoration, treat co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, learn positive coping skills, develop a safe and healthy relationship with food, maintain a healthy support structure and treat the underlying triggers associated with the eating disorder.

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Katrina Ehresman, MA, LMHC, RYT

Katrina Ehresman, MA, LMHC, RYT

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Katrina Ehresman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. Katrina completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Montclair State University and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from LIOS College of Saybrook University. Katrina is also certified as a Registered Yoga Teacher. She discovered her interest in helping those struggling with Eating Disorders while volunteering with the National Eating Disorder Association Helpline. Katrina joined the Center for Discovery team in 2011 as a diet tech. She has since worked in nearly every role at the residential level in both the adolescent and adult programs. She has been the Program Director at the Bellevue Residential location since February 2017 and is excited to step into the Program Director role in Edmonds. Katrina feels inspired by working with clients and their families to make recovery feel possible.

Melissa Homes, PA-C

Melissa Homes, PA-C

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Melissa Holmes PA-C is a board certified physician assistant who graduated from Duke University’s PA program in 1999. She has 17 years of experience in Family Practice.. She enjoys providing personalized healthcare and a medical home to her panel of patients who range from newborns to geriatrics. She started specializing in eating disorders in 2011 and practices a multidisciplinary team approach to treating eating disorders and has expertise in monitoring and treating medical complications in these patients. She provides medical support to all levels of care in eating disorder treatment. Melissa works closely with Dr Naomi Busch, who supervises all admissions to Edmonds. Dr Busch is a Board Certified Family Physician working out of her primary care office in Seattle.

Christine Byrd, LMHCA

Christine Byrd, LMHCA

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Christine Byrd is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington. She earned her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University, Keene, NH. Her daughter recovered ten years ago from an eating disorder. Because of her journey Christine found a new purpose and passion. She has been a speaker and advocate in the eating disorder community, locally and nationally, for over ten years. Christine has been the National Eating Disorder Association Seattle Walk Coordinator for the last six years. She has extensive experience in mentoring parents who are in need of support. Christine is grateful to have the opportunity to work at Center For Discovery where she can use her experience to help support clients and their families.

Jenni Scharf

Jenni Scharf

CLINICAL OUTREACH SUPERVISOR AND STAFF RECRUITMENT REPRESENTATIVE

Jenni Scharf is the Clinical Outreach Supervisor and Staff Recruitment Representative at Center For Discovery in the Northwest treating adolescents, adults and families impacted by eating disorders. Jenni earned her degree in Journalism, with an emphasis in Management from Western Washington University. Jenni has been working in healthcare marketing since 2001 and has held seats on 4 separate Pacific Northwest iaedp chapter boards. Jenni loves being a resource for professionals. She is a wife and mom to three kids and is passionate about helping families find the recovery they need to be healthy, whole and happy once again.

Emily Izer, MS, RDN, CD

Emily Izer, MS, RDN, CD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Emily Izer earned her Master’s of Science in Nutrition and completed her Dietetic Internship through Bastyr University. She holds a BA in Spanish with a minor in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her undergraduate studies, along with an experience studying abroad, had a significant impact on the way she understands food and how people relate to it, and are a big part of what led her to pursue her degree in nutrition. Emily’s interest in working with individuals with eating disorders began in graduate school when she started working at Center for Discovery as a Diet Tech. She holds a lot of compassion for those struggling with an eating disorder and is passionate about helping people make peace with food so they can live healthier and fuller lives.

Christina Riesen, BSN, RN

Christina Riesen, BSN, RN

LEAD NURSE

Christina Riesen received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Seattle Pacific University. She earned her stripes working as a night nurse at an addiction recovery unit at a local hospital, but started working at Center for Discovery Edmonds as an on-call nurse and counselor in 2016 because she enjoyed working with teenagers and being able to spend quality time every day with them. In April, she started working full time as the RN Administrator/ Lead Nurse at Center for Discovery . In her spare time, she enjoys taking her dog on walking (and sometimes swimming) adventures.

Rebecca Reeder

Rebecca Reeder

Clinical Outreach Representative

Rebecca Reeder is a Clinical Outreach Representative at Center for Discovery. She represents their portfolio of programs located within Washington state, serving adolescents, adults and families impacted by eating disorders. Rebecca has worked in a variety of treatment settings, providing direct care in residential, outpatient and telehealth capacities. She has also had the joy of managing admissions for several facilities, for both primary eating disorders and primary substance use disorders. Rebecca currently holds a seat on the Puget Sound chapter board for IAEDP. She is dedicated to fostering collaboration, increasing awareness about mental and behavioral health, and discovering creative, valuable ways to serve her community. Rebecca lives in downtown Seattle with her partner, Molly, where together they try hard to keep their plants alive and all their animals living in constant bliss.

Lisa Green

Lisa Green

FACILITY MANAGER

Lisa has over 15 years of experience working with adolescents with co-occurring disorders and their families in inpatient, residential, detention centers and day treatment settings. She believes that creating a space that enables clients and families to have a voice in treatment planning and creating individualized treatment helps them discover their strengths, builds support systems, adapts new coping skills and develops healthy lifestyles. She trusts in the supportive and structured treatment focused environment that Center for Discovery provides to all the clients and their families, which is essential in the recovery process. Lisa’s compassion for adolescents and the work with their families is rooted in experience and understanding.

EDMONDS RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery Edmonds is a high level of care treatment center located in Southwest Washington that opened in November 2009 and treats young boys and girls 11-17 years of age with serious eating disorders. The Edmonds location caters to all adolescent clients who reside in the Pacific Northwest including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. 

Center for Discovery Edmonds incorporates families into the treatment process as much as possible and works closely with the community to help organize educational events. The eating disorder program believes in integrating their clients into the community by bringing them to local malls, restaurants and bakeries to practice skills they will need once they successfully complete treatment. This treatment center integrates art therapy and family therapy into the treatment approach as a way to make every client feel at home. Residential treatment at Center for Discovery Edmonds works closely with teenage clients and their families to develop safe boundaries, establish weight restoration, treat co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, learn positive coping skills, develop a safe and healthy relationship with food, maintain a healthy support structure and treat the underlying triggers associated with the eating disorder.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
7511 176th St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 11-17

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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