Fairfield, CT

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Fairfield Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
4536 Congress St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
PH 866.482.3876
Hours 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization Treatment
Female
Ages 18+

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Center for Discovery Danville is a higher level of care facility in Northern California that treats adolescent males and females 10-18 years of age for eating disorders that require more intensive care than outpatient treatment. Danville is nestled in the heart of the East Bay Area and the treatment center is nestled far off the highway about 30 minutes from San Francisco, which provides a sense of peace and solitude. 

The facility has a main house, therapist cottage and a big garden full of flowers and vegetation allowing clients to have ample space to engage socially and clinically while being surrounded in a green eco-friendly environment. Thanks to the large outdoor garden, this location offers horticultural therapy. The facility also has a bocce ball court on the property.

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Samantha Bathija, MA, LPC

Samantha Bathija, MA, LPC

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Samantha Bathija obtained her Master’s in Psychology with Mental Health Counseling focus from Westfield State College. She has passionately treated eating disorders and addictions for over a decade, and is thrilled to be part of a research-supported treatment model that is individualized and warm. She is proactive in the inclusion of current evidence-based interventions, and equally dedicated to ensuring there are fun and spirited activities to renew a sense of passion for life. Samantha believes eating disorders should be treated holistically because, at their core, they are a disorder that targets every aspect of a persons’ well-being. She has unwavering optimism after seeing the miraculous results Center for Discovery’s model brings clients and their families. Samantha is quite certain she experiences true magic daily.

Simone Tartaglia, RD, CDN

Simone Tartaglia, RD, CDN

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Simone Tartaglia is a Registered Dietitian, licensed in the state of Connecticut. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta and attended her dietetic internship through the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut.

It was through this internship that Ms. Tartaglia first became acquainted with Center for Discovery during a Community Nutrition rotation at Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program’s adolescent program in Connecticut. Since then, Ms. Tartaglia has worked as a diet tech and counselor at Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program. She is now the Dietitian at Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program’s adult program in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Dr. Deborah Lipschitz, B.Sc., MBChB

Dr. Deborah Lipschitz, B.Sc., MBChB

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Deborah Lipschitz graduated with a Bachelor of Science and her medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She spent four years working in Pediatrics in South Africa and in England before coming to the United States where she completed her residency and fellowship training in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.

Dr. Lipschitz opened her psychiatric practice in Fairfield in 1996. In addition to treating private patients , Dr. Lipschitz provides psychiatric consultation and care to young adults with eating disorders at Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program, a residential treatment facility in Fairfield, CT.

Sondra Bogursky, MD

Sondra Bogursky, MD

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Dr. Sondra Bogursky graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and attended medical school at the Temple University School of Medicine. She completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.  She has continued on as faculty in the Yale Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program and has additional teaching roles at both the Yale Physician’s Associates Program and the St. Mary’s Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Bogursky is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.  She joined the Center for Discovery team in April 2015 and functions as the Medical Director at the Fairfield adult location where she provides medical care in the treatment of eating disorders.

Samantha Chasse, MFT

Samantha Chasse, MFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Samantha Chasse has a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. Samantha is so amazed by the bravery she has witnessed from the women who come to Center for Discovery as they confront the most challenging aspects of their lives. Sam seeks to inspire through teaching shame resilience, and the importance of vulnerability in undermining the “function” of eating disorders. She finds great joy in witnessing women find ever greater levels of freedom as they accept and even “love” every circumstance that has made them exactly who they are.

FAIRFIELD RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery Fairfield treats adult women ages 18 and over. Since opening in 2015, Center for Discovery Fairfield has catered to women across the states of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.  The program is conveniently located 10 minutes from the Merritt Parkway with easy access to the surrounding Tri-state area. We are located approximately one hour from Manhattan.  

The neighborhood is quiet, serene and an ideal place for healing. Center for Discovery Fairfield is an acute care eating disorder treatment center, meaning it offers the highest levels of care including residential treatment and partial hospitalization. The program director has been a part of the treatment center since its inception and is an integral part of each client’s treatment and is a fierce advocate for a well-rounded and high standard of care.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
  • Orthorexia Nervosa
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders
  • Co-Occurring Disorders with Eating Disorders

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
4536 Congress St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization
Female
Ages 18+

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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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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