Center for Discovery Glendale is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center that provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy to patients of all genders and all ages. This Glendale outpatient program is located in Los Angeles County and is easily accessible for patients located in Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, La Canada, Downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, North Hollywood and the San Gabriel Valley. Treatment modalities we offer include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure & response prevention (ERP) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, patients 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.
Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Cigna/ Great West, HMC, Magellan of CA HAI, MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC) and TriCare Military Region WEST MHN/HeathNet. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
This is the only outpatient location treating all ages with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder in the Glendale and surrounding areas. The Center for Discovery Glendale team has EMDR therapists for patients with a history of trauma. Many of the clinicians also have a background in treating patients struggling with substance abuse. The dietitian at Glendale OP is Body Trust certified, yoga certified, and has worked with co-occurring disorders and addiction. This program also offers yoga therapy and incorporates mindfulness and somatic awareness into their therapy approaches.
MEET THE TEAM
Natalie Weisman is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Humboldt State University. During her graduate studies, Natalie provided psychotherapy to families, children, and adults at the David H. Fox Counseling Center.
Natalie has several years of experience working in substance abuse and eating disorder treatment both as a resident advisor and as a therapist. She practices from a systemic approach and has experience working with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and life transitions. She uses the techniques she has learned and developed as a therapist to create a trusting, open, and honest relationship with her clients. Natalie is firmly committed to providing each client with high-quality treatment in individual and group settings.
Adam Gonzalez, MS, AMFT
Adam has been working with Center for Discovery since 2020 as a primary therapist. In this role, he provides individual, group and family psychotherapy sessions for treatment of eating disorders and co-morbid mental illnesses. He completed his bachelor’s in psychology at Cal Poly Pomona where he developed his passion for helping others while providing academic advising for undergraduate students. He graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with his master’s in psychology, with an emphasis on clinical psychology and is training to become a licensed marriage and family therapist. While at Cal Poly Pomona, Adam served as a therapist for a non-profit organization that supported the LGBTQ community by providing therapy for adolescent and adults. Following this role, he conducted therapy at an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization setting, where he provided support to adults with treatment focused on crisis intervention, stabilization of symptoms and relapse prevention. Adam approaches therapy with a non-judgmental approach and works within a humanistic lens to provide compassion and validation as a means of healing.
Melissa Regan is a registered associate marriage and family therapist. She holds a master’s in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and art therapy from Phillips Graduate University and a bachelor’s in psychology from University of New Hampshire. Prior to joining the Center for Discovery team, Melissa worked as a counselor in both residential and outpatient treatment centers treating adults and teenagers with eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse. Melissa has been working with Center for Discovery Glendale since 2019.
Melissa incorporates art therapy interventions into evidenced-based practices. Art therapy is a form of non-verbal communication and self-expression that utilizes the creative process of art making to promote personal well-being, growth and healing. Melissa believes that art therapy is not about how the finished piece looks, but is about the process of the art making. Melissa’s therapeutic approach is empathetic, compassionate, creative and nonjudgmental. She creates honest and trusting relationships with clients and a safe place for clients to express themselves.
Kenda has been working as a therapist with Center for Discovery since 2019. She uses a person-centered, relational approach to her work and is passionate about empowering each client to find their unique voice and rewrite the stories that may be keeping them stuck in their eating disorder. Kenda earned her master’s in social work from the University of California and worked in various community mental health settings prior to joining the team at Center for Discovery. Kenda has a special interest in treating the intersection of trauma and eating disorders. She is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a highly researched and highly effective modality for trauma healing. Outside of work, Kenda is an avid reader, musician and animal lover who can often be found at a dance class or searching for the best potato tacos in Los Angeles.
Sarah has been working with Center for Discovery since 2021 as a Counselor III. Sarah graduated with her bachelor’s from University of California, Santa Barbara, and is currently working on her master’s in social work from the University of Kentucky. Sarah is passionate about self-care and wants to be a part of addressing the issue of burnout in the mental health field. She hopes to ultimately support those in helping professions. When Sarah is not working, she loves going on weekend adventures, learning photography and watching Friends.
Serine has been working with Center for Discovery since 2021 as a therapist. She obtained a master’s in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She worked at PUC CALS Charter Middle & Early College High School during her graduate years and following graduation worked at Star View Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center. At Star View, Sarah gained experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, schizophrenia and eating disorders as a secondary diagnosis. Serine is dedicated to helping individuals from diverse backgrounds and strives to encourage growth in a non-judgmental environment. Serine loves shopping, spending time with family and friends and loves to dance.
Traci Terrill, AMFT, APCC
Traci is an associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT) and associate professional clinical counselor (APCC). She received a master’s in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University and has worked with clients recovering from eating disorders at Center for Discovery, Monte Nido and the Maple Counseling Center, where she founded the center’s first Food & Feelings support group.
Katherine “Katie” Moey
Katherine has been working with Center for Discovery as a registered dietitian since 2021. She uses Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size ® to guide her patients towards recovery through nutrition counseling and education. Katherine utilizes her knowledge in nutrition along with her certified health education specialist (CHES) certification to educate patients on the importance of nourishing their body. She entered this field after seeing many friends struggle with body acceptance and partaking in the latest diets. She is determined to supporting others towards recovery through nutrition education.
Carissa, who also goes by Cassie, has worked with Center for Discovery since 2017 at various Los Angeles area facilities as a registered dietitian nutritionist. She now currently serves as executive director at Glendale Outpatient. She received her bachelor’s degrees in both journalism and nutrition from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), whereby she also completed her master’s in nutrition and food science. During her graduate studies, Cassie critically evaluated many areas of food culture and utilized her experience in writing and education to combat present day food myths regarding health and nutrition. Cassie adheres to the All Foods Fit philosophy and enjoys helping patients find their own path to recovery by creating a healthy relationship with food. Cassie’s favorite place to travel to is Yosemite National Park. She enjoys baking fun creations on the weekends.
Brianna Lam has been working at Center for Discovery as a registered dietitian since 2020. Brianna uses an All Foods Fit and Health at Every Size ® approach to help her clients heal their relationship with food. Brianna works with both adolescent and adult clients on setting and achieving their individual goals towards recovery. Brianna graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics. After a period of working in research, Brianna received her master’s in nutritional science from California State University, Los Angeles. Her graduate studies placed an academic focus on how mindful and intuitive eating principles can be integrated into nutrition counseling. Brianna was also involved in the Cal State LA community, leading cooking and nutrition classes to undergraduate students living on campus and developing undergraduate nutrition curriculum. Prior to joining the Center for Discovery team, Brianna worked at Emanate Health providing nutrition therapy in an inpatient hospital setting. Outside of her role at CFD, Brianna loves any activity outdoors including hiking, camping and exploring local parks.
Lindsay Roth, MA LMFT
Lindsay Roth is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been working with Center for Discovery since 2021. She received a bachelor’s in psychology from Humboldt State University and a master’s in applied clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Remington College in San Diego, graduating with honors on the dean’s list. Lindsay has been working with adolescent and adult clients who struggle with eating disorders for over 10 years. She has additional experience working with adolescents, adults and families in relation to anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and trauma. Lindsay works with her clients to help them gain an improved quality of life on a daily basis. Her approach to psychotherapy integrates key concepts from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and solution-focused therapy. Additionally, her approach utilizes trauma-informed care and is client-centered and strength-based. Lindsay loves utilizing creativity and passion in group, family and individual settings to help motivate clients towards a recovery path. She has utilized her experience as a therapist to help fuel her passion to support, train and inspire other clinicians in the mental health industry. In her down time, Lindsay values her time with her family/friends and always prefers to spend her time outdoors whenever she can.
Tabitha has been with Center for Discovery’s Glendale location since October of 2020. In her role as program therapist, she runs groups, manages a case load of patients, and provides support in the milieu. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a Master’s of Science degree in marriage and family therapy. Prior to joining Center for Discovery, Tabitha worked for a year at a non-profit organization providing therapy to the children of families transitioning out of homelessness and/or fleeing domestic violence. At this previous position, she gained experience with trauma and grew a passion for providing mental health treatment within a trauma-informed lens. She entered this field motivated to help others restore their relationship with food, their body and their identity. When Tabitha is not at work, she loves spending time with her family, with friends and in nature.
This location provides free in person eating disorder support groups on Thursdays 7:00PM. We also have a handful of free online support groups. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.
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.