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Glendale, CA

Glendale Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
535 North Brand Boulevard
Suite 350
Glendale, CA 91203
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

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Center for Discovery Glendale is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center that provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy to male and female clients of all ages. This Glendale outpatient program is located in Los Angeles county and is easily accessible for clients located in Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, La Canada, Downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, North Hollywood and the San Gabriel Valley.

This is the only outpatient location treating adults and adolescents with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder in the Glendale and surrounding areas. The Center for Discovery Glendale team has EMDR therapists for clients with a history of trauma. Many of the clinicians also have a background in treating clients struggling with substance abuse. The dietician 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.

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OUR TEAM

Heidi Favia, MA, LMFT

Heidi Favia, MA, LMFT

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Heidi Favia is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received a double major in psychology and education in her undergraduate degree. She received her Masters Degree in Applied Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles graduating with honors on the Dean’s List. She is currently working on obtaining her PsyD. Prior to joining the Center For Discovery team, Heidi worked as the Program Director of a Residential Treatment Center treating adult women and men with eating disorders, chemical dependency, and mental health. She has additional experience working with eating disorders at the partial and outpatient level of care treating adult and adolescent men and women. Heidi has a passion for working with clients who struggle with eating disorders and chemical dependency. In addition, Heidi has over 5 years of experience working with women, men, and adolescents in eating disorders, chemical dependency, trauma, depression, anxiety, and OCD. She has experience working with women and children coming out of shelters effected by intimate partner violence, teens dealing with depression and gender identity issues, and families struggling with past trauma. Heidi uses the techniques she has learned and developed as a therapist and life experiences to create a compassionate, empathetic environment for her clients. Her calm and loving demeanor allows her to build trusting, open, and honest relationships with her clients. Being able to see clients enter treatment and leave with a different perspective on life is an amazing thing to witness. Heidi’s primary focus is instilling hope and motivation in order for clients to believe that recovery is obtainable and sustainable.

Dr. Paula Schirch

Dr. Paula Schirch

PROGRAM PSYCHIATRIST

Originally from Colombia, Dr. Schirch obtained her medical degree at University El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia. After graduation, she spent a year training at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She completed her residency training in Psychiatry at The University of California, San Diego and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Schirch is a member of the American Psychiatric Association as well as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is board certified in both adult and child psychiatry. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Dr. Schirch has over 10 years of experience working with patients with eating disorders in all levels of care. She also worked at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the Adolescent Medicine Department with patients with chronic mental illness and substance abuse. Other areas of expertise include Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Dr. Schirch has a comprehensive and holistic approach to patient care provided through a multidisciplinary treatment team.

Natalie Weisman

Natalie Weisman

PROGRAM THERAPIST

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.

Kristie Tovar, MS, RDN, CEDRD

Kristie Tovar, MS, RDN, CEDRD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Kristie Tovar is a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian with experience working with both adolescents and adults suffering from various eating disorders. Kristie is dedicated to helping her clients succeed by using an intuitive eating and mindfulness-based approach to nutrition counseling and education. Kristie works alongside her clients to help them find a healthy and mindful relationship with all foods. Kristie is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT – 200) with Yoga Alliance and believes that mindful movement can aid in the healing process.

Kristie earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nutritional Science from California State University, Los Angeles. She completed her dietetic internship at California State University, Long Beach where she also earned her Master of Science degree in Nutrition.

GLENDALE OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery Glendale is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center that provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy to male and female clients of all ages. This Glendale outpatient program is located in Los Angeles county and is easily accessible for clients located in Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, La Canada, Downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, North Hollywood and the San Gabriel Valley.

This is the only outpatient location treating adults and adolescents with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder in the Glendale and surrounding areas. The Center for Discovery Glendale team has EMDR therapists for clients with a history of trauma. Many of the clinicians also have a background in treating clients struggling with substance abuse. The dietician 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.

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
535 North Brand Boulevard
Suite 350
Glendale, CA 91203
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

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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