Fairfax, VA

Fairfax 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 Fairfax is a residential eating disorder treatment center that offers residential and partial hospitalization treatment to young males and females 10-18 years of age since December 2013. Center For Discovery Fairfax is located in Virginia and serves the areas of Virginia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore as it is located one hour west of Washington D.C.

This adolescent gender inclusive treatment center provides care in a home like setting while practicing dialectal behavioral therapy, yoga therapy and the “health at every size” treatment philosophy. Residential eating disorder treatment provides clients with group therapy, structured and monitored mealtimes, group social events, family therapy, and individual therapy. Additionally, scheduled mealtimes with other clients under staff supervision and personal meal plans where the client will meet with their nutritionist to discuss the specific requirements of each meal are part of weight restoration therapy in residential treatment. Residential treatment is considered a higher level of care because it requires around the clock supervision as opposed to partial hospitalization where clients are allowed to go home to their families each night and return to the treatment center the next morning.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

5343 Summit Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-6523

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CALL 866.482.3876

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Meet the Team

Erika Flax, LCSW

Erika Flax, LCSW

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Erika Flax is the program director at the Fairfax Center for Discovery residential treatment center for adolescents. She completed her undergraduate degree at Saint Mary’s College of Maryland and her master’s in social work at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Formerly, Erika has worked as an intensive in home therapist, a crisis prevention and intervention worker for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and a therapist in a partial hospitalization program. Erika has special interests in facilitating dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in both the individual and group setting. Erika is excited to join the Center for Discovery residential treatment center in Fairfax.

Georgia Meyers, M.A.Ed., LPC

Georgia Meyers, M.A.Ed., LPC

PRIMARY THERAPIST, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Georgia is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has specialized in treating adolescents and their families since 2008. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and later received a Master’s degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Community Counseling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She has worked exclusively with adolescents in various levels of care, including Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and outpatient therapy. She has received intensive training in evidence-based treatment modalities, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She believes that the support and inclusion of families in treatment is critical to the healing process.

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

REGIONAL DIRECTOR & PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Maureen Peterson is the 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.

Natalie Irvin, MD

Natalie Irvin, MD

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Dr. Irvin is a board certified family physician with expertise and experience in the management of medical complications of eating disorders. For over 6 years, she has worked exclusively in the eating disorders and weight management field. She has experience with managing eating disorders for adolescents and adults in the outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, and inpatient level of care.

Dr. Irvin earned her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology B.S. at the University of Southern California. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She is looking forward to utilizing her skills and working closely with the treatment team at Center for Discovery for improved health and healing of adolescents with eating disorders.

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.

Jihaan Hachim

Jihaan Hachim

FACILITY MANAGER/NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

Jihaan Hachim is the Facility Manager at Center for Discovery. Jihaan graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She has worked with adolescents for seven years. Previously, Jihaan worked as a counselor at Center for Discovery where she was able to gain her experience with eating disorders. In the past, Jihaan has also worked in homes as an ABA therapist for individuals with intellectual disabilities and as a teacher in daycare and public schools. Jihaan’s past experience has helped her gain the confidence needed to work at a residential facility for adolescents. Her energetic, bubbly and welcoming personality has helped her shape positive relationships with adolescents throughout her journey at Center for Discovery. Jihaan loves making a difference and impact in a child’s life. Jihaan continues her journey to become a therapist by pursuing her Masters in Professional Counseling.

Fairfax 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 Fairfax is a residential eating disorder treatment center that offers residential and partial hospitalization treatment to young males and females 10-18 years of age since December 2013. Center For Discovery Fairfax is located in Virginia and serves the areas of Virginia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore as it is located one hour west of Washington D.C.

This adolescent gender inclusive treatment center provides care in a home like setting while practicing dialectal behavioral therapy, yoga therapy and the “health at every size” treatment philosophy. Residential eating disorder treatment provides clients with group therapy, structured and monitored mealtimes, group social events, family therapy, and individual therapy. Additionally, scheduled mealtimes with other clients under staff supervision and personal meal plans where the client will meet with their nutritionist to discuss the specific requirements of each meal are part of weight restoration therapy in residential treatment. Residential treatment is considered a higher level of care because it requires around the clock supervision as opposed to partial hospitalization where clients are allowed to go home to their families each night and return to the treatment center the next morning.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

5343 Summit Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-6523


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TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

  • 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