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EDMONDS EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Edmonds, WA

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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 patients of all genders ages 11-17 years with serious eating disorders. The Edmonds location caters to all adolescent patients who reside in the Pacific Northwest including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. 

Center for Discovery Edmonds works closely with the community to help organize educational events. The eating disorder program believes in integrating their patients 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 patient feel at home. Residential treatment at Center for Discovery Edmonds works closely with teenage patients 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.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Employee Health Network (EHN), MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC), OPTUM BH (PBH, UHC, UBH) and UNICARE – Beacon HS. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

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REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Melissa Homes, PA-C

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OUTREACH

Jenni Scharf

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Emily Izer, MS, RDN, CD

LEAD NURSE

Christina Riesen, BSN, RN

FACILITY MANAGER

Lisa Green

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Hannah Fleming, MA, LMHCA

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Audrey Farber, LMHC, SUDPT

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Maureen Peterson is the NorthWestern Outpatient Regional Director and Program Director at Center for Discovery Tacoma OP treating adolescents, adults, and families impacted by eating disorders. Maureen is a licensed mental health counselor and earned her BA  in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University and her MA in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University. She also completed a certificate program in The Long Term Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders through the University of Washington School of Social Work. Maureen has been working in the mental health field since 1991 and has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 1996. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. In 2011, Maureen received the “Spirit of the Alliance” award through the Alliance for Families, a national organization. She is passionate about community service, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Melissa Homes, PA-C

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.

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OUTREACH

Jenni Scharf

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.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Emily Izer, MS, RDN, CD

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.

LEAD NURSE

Christina Riesen, BSN, RN

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.

FACILITY MANAGER

Lisa Green

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.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Hannah Fleming, MA, LMHCA

Hannah completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and has extensive experience in both inpatient and residential treatment settings. Hannah works from a relational psychodynamic perspective, believing that both the greatest harm and the greatest healing take place in the context of relationships. Hannah also incorporates CBT and DBT elements into her approach in order to help teens discover new ways of thinking about themselves and the world around them while developing positive coping skills they can utilize throughout their lives. Hannah originally began her time at Center for Discovery as a floor counselor and on-call therapist working with adults in residential eating disorder treatment. She then transitioned to her role as a primary therapist in the adolescent program. Hannah is passionate about joining teens and their parents in their journey toward recovery and enjoys working with a team that is also dedicated to creating positive changes in our client’s lives.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Audrey Farber, LMHC, SUDPT

Audrey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee in the state of WA. Audrey earned her Master of Arts degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in addictions counseling from Lewis & Clark College. Audrey additionally received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Seattle University. Audrey’s approach to counseling is eclectic and draws from multiple evidenced based practices, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Audrey believes that counseling should be a nonjudgmental, culturally sensitive process that examines both a person’s strengths in addition to their struggles. Audrey has experience providing mental health and addiction counseling in schools, outpatient settings, and residential treatment facilities.

MEET THE TEAM

Support Group

The Support in Recovery group is for those who are in treatment, in recovery or who have not yet sought help. We also have a group for family and friends.

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Support in Recovery (SIR)
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Family/Friends Support Group
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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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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