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Fairfax, VA

Fairfax Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
5343 Summit Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
PH 866.482.3876
Hours 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization Treatment
All Genders
Ages 10-17

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COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Center for Discovery Fairfax is a residential eating disorder treatment center that has provided residential and partial hospitalization treatment to young males and females 10-18 years of age since 2013. Center for Discovery Fairfax serves Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Southern Maryland, including Baltimore. 

In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, clients 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.

This adolescent gender inclusive treatment center provides clients with group therapy, structured and monitored mealtimes, group social events, family therapy, and individual therapy – all with a “health at every size” philosophy. The center’s homelike setting allows clients to practice practicing Dialectal Behavior Therapy-informed skills development in a real-life setting. Yoga therapy is offered twice weekly.

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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Tatiana Menick, MD

Tatiana Menick, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

A Board-certified psychiatrist, Tatiana Menick, M.D. completed her four-year residency training in psychiatry in the St Elizabeths Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program, Washington, DC,

Dr. Menick has more than ten years’ experience conducting pharmacotherapy and individual and group psychotherapy in community mental health clinics.

She provides psychiatric consultation for Center for Discovery Virginia and also maintains a thriving private practice. She is the first author of multiple articles appearing in the International Journal of Child Health and Human Development and Environment, Mood Disorders and Suicide and other books.

Natalie Irvin, MD

Natalie Irvin, MD

PHYSICIAN

Dr. Irvin is a family physician with expertise in the management of medical complications of eating disorders. She has worked exclusively in the eating disorder field since 2007, and has experience working with inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient level of care.

Dr. Irvin earned her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology at the University of Southern California, and her medical degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She has been with Center for Discovery since 2013 with the opening of the Fairfax eating disorder treatment facility in Virginia. She enjoys working closely with the treatment team to assist individuals at every stage of life on the journey toward recovery.

Cat Saffarinia, MS

Cat Saffarinia, MS

Dietitian

Cat earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of the District of Columbia and her master’s degree in nutrition from George Mason University. Cat worked as a diet technician and counselor at Center for Discovery, then went on to complete her dietetic internship through the University of Maryland, College Park. During that time, she worked in an outpatient setting for eating disorders during one of her dietetic internship rotations. Now that she’s back at Center for Discovery, Cat is passionate about helping patients through individualized nutrition counseling to understand the importance of hunger and satiety cues, rejecting the diet restriction mentality, making peace with food, honoring feelings with and without using food, and respecting their bodies. This goes along with the mindfulness and Intuitive Eating technique, which rebuilds relationships with food, mind and body.

Amy Fowler, MSW

Amy Fowler, MSW

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Amy Fowler earned her Bachelors in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from George Mason University in 2015 and her Masters in Social Work with a clinical focus in trauma from Simmons College in 2019. She is currently a Supervisee in Clinical Social Work in the state of Virginia. Amy has been with Center for Discovery since August 2020 and has experience working with trauma, children and adolescents, families, and using multiple different interventions. When she is not at work, Amy enjoys hiking and kayaking, spending time with her loved ones and her cats, and dabbling in playing guitar.

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.

FAIRFAX RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Center for Discovery Fairfax is a residential eating disorder treatment center that has provided residential and partial hospitalization treatment to young males and females 10-18 years of age since 2013. Center for Discovery Fairfax serves Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Southern Maryland, including Baltimore. 

In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, clients 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.

This adolescent gender inclusive treatment center provides clients with group therapy, structured and monitored mealtimes, group social events, family therapy, and individual therapy – all with a “health at every size” philosophy. The center’s homelike setting allows clients to practice practicing Dialectal Behavior Therapy-informed skills development in a real-life setting. Yoga therapy is offered twice weekly.

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.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

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.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
5343 Summit Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 10-17

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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
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