Greenwich, CT

Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Greenwich Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
7 Riversville Rd, Suite 2A
Greenwich, CT 06831
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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This Connecticut location has been open since 2014 and serves all of Fairfield County, Westchester County, and New York City areas. This outpatient eating disorder program offers morning therapy sessions from 9am-4pm and 10-1pm for adults and extended program therapy sessions from 10am-7pm for both adults and adolescents and takes pride in their extensive alumni program. 

Center for Discovery Greenwich offers Exposure Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), and art therapy, with a focused emphasis on trauma as it relates to eating disorders. Discovery’s specialized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

In addition to therapeutic and dietary support, peer connection is also encouraged. Incoming clients are paired with a peer client in the program, who will welcome the client to their recovery space during those first days with us.

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Capri Warchol, Psy. D

Capri Warchol, Psy. D

REGIONAL DIRECTOR NORTHEAST OP PROGRAMS

Dr. Capri Warchol is the Regional Director for our Northeast Outpatient Programs at Center For
Discovery Eating Disorder Program. Dr. Warchol joined the Discovery team in 2008 and was
previously Program Director at both the residential and outpatient levels of care within Center For
Discovery Eating Disorder Program. In addition to acting as Regional Director, she is also a Licensed
Clinical Psychologist in New York and Connecticut. She holds both her CEDS Certified Eating Disorder
Specialist and CEDS-S Supervisor designation from the International Association for Eating Disorder
Professionals. Dr. Warchol earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College
and her Master’s degree in Psychology from Long Island University. She completed her Doctor of
Psychology degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where her primary research
focused on the experiences of social comparison in residential treatment settings for females with
eating disorders. Dr. Warchol has over a decade of experience diagnosing and treating eating
disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders, in residential and outpatient
settings.

Dr. Warchol has worked in both clinical and supervisory capacities, providing individual, group,
couples, and family therapy. She practices therapeutically from a client-centered approach with the
belief that each individual is the expert on their own life and has the ability to reach their full
potential. As the Northeast Regional Director, Dr. Warchol believes in creating a safe and
collaborative environment in which every individual has a voice and an opportunity to grow.

Kelsey Riesbeck, RD, CD-N

Kelsey Riesbeck, RD, CD-N

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Kelsey Riesbeck is a Registered Dietitian at Center for Discovery Greenwich. Kelsey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of Connecticut in 2018. She continued her education by completing her Dietetic Internship, obtaining experience in hospitals, schools, and outpatient facilities around Connecticut and Massachusetts. She passed the national registration exam that same year to become licensed to practice in CT.

Kelsey’s specialized treatment of eating disorders began as a Psych Tech in an inpatient facility where she learned to provide individual therapy and lead group sessions. Kelsey is passionate about teaching others the importance of good nutrition for the body as well as the mind. She truly practices the “all foods fit” motto in her daily life and is excited to share her love for food and nutrition with others throughout their recovery process. Kelsey is trained in culinary education will use this knowledge to help others become more comfortable in the kitchen and dining environment. She is looking forward to continuing her career in eating disorders and leading others in their path to recovery.

Dr. Devra Braun, MD

Dr. Devra Braun, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Devra Braun, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell Medical College, where she remains actively involved in teaching.  She is on the medical staff of Greenwich Hospital since 1997 and was Director of the Department of Psychiatry from 2014-2016.

Dr. Braun graduated from Cornell University and NYU Medical School.  She did a Residency in psychiatry and a Fellowship in Eating disorders at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division.  She remained at NY Hospital-Cornell as Medical Director of inpatient eating disorders until 1996.  After working at Barnard Student Health Service and the Northeast Center for Trauma Recovery, she opened Integrative Medicine and Psychotherapy of Greenwich in 2002.

When Dr. Braun joined the staff at the Center for Discovery in Greenwich last year, she was continuing her longtime work in the field of eating disorders.  She was Principal Investigator on an NIMH eating disorders research grant and has written more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, mainly about eating disorders.

Virginia Aloi, BS

Virginia Aloi, BS

DIETITIAN

Virginia Aloi is a Registration Eligible Dietitian at Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program Greenwich. In 2013, Virginia earned her Associate’s degree in Foods and Nutrition at the State University of New York’s Westchester Community College. Driven by her growing passion for nutrition, she continued her studies and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the City University of New York’s Lehman College, becoming a Dietetic Technician Registered in 2015. That year she joined the Center for Discovery Greenwich team as a Diet Tech, where she has been making a lasting impact in the lives of countless clients on their path towards recovery. In 2018, Virginia completed her Dietetic Internship through the University of Delaware, obtaining her field experience at Greenwich Hospital, New York’s Office of Mental Health, and Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services. In her new role as a Dietitian at Center for Discovery Greenwich, Virginia is looking forward to continuing to help improve clients’ lives by guiding them on their path to reconciling their relationship with food.

Stacie Handel, LMFT

Stacie Handel, LMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Stacie Handel is a Primary Therapist at Center For Discovery Greenwich and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Stacie attended Southern Connecticut State University where she received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. 

Stacie has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families in various levels of care.  Stacie joined the Center For Discovery team in 2016 and has supported adolescents at the residential programs in both the Counselor III and Primary Therapist roles facilitating DBT groups, Multifamily groups, Shame Resilience and Body Acceptance groups in addition to individual and family therapy.  She is passionate about working with families and practices from a systemic lens when working with individuals. Stacie believes that each person’s treatment is individualized and each person’s treatment plan is created based on individual needs.  Stacie focuses therapy on empowering the family system and fostering family communication.  

Kristie Shannon, BS

Kristie Shannon, BS

FACILITY COORDINATOR

Kristie Shannon is the Facility Coordinator at Center for Discovery Greenwich Outpatient Program. Kristie received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a focus in Nutrition and a minor in Psychology and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport. She began working at the Center for Discovery in the Adolescent Residential Eating Disorder Facility in Southport as a Diet Tech and Counselor. Kristie’s goal is to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist and continue working with clients to help them overcome their eating disorders.

Kristie is passionate about teaching others how to manage the allostatic load to help people live the best life possible. Kristie believes that food is medicine and that all foods fit in balance, variety, and moderation.

Danielle Deramo

Danielle Deramo

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Danielle Deramo attended Mercy College where she received a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science/Psychology. She then attended Pace University where she received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Danielle has provided weekly intensive therapy to clients of all ages struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and family conflict.

As Program Therapist for Center for Discovery, Danielle believes in a healing and therapeutic environment for families and clients. She strives to embody this philosophy in her practice through a multi-faceted, strengths-based approach including CBT, DBT, and art therapy.

Danielle’s true passion is the treatment of mental health and eating disorders and her focus is helping clients feel empowered on their journey to recovery.

Katrina Lippolt, LMSW

Katrina Lippolt, LMSW

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Katrina Lippolt received her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz in Psychology and Evolutionary Studies. Katrina continued her education at Adelphi University by gaining a master’s degree in social work. Katrina has previous experiencing working at a partial and outpatient mental health clinic. She has worked with both children and adults providing individual and group therapy. Katrina believes each person’s path to recovery is different and their treatment plan is based on the person needs. Within Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program, Katrina has experience working as a Counselor III at the Young Adult Residential Eating Disorder Facility in Fairfield, CT and has recently joined the Greenwich PHP/IOP team as a Therapist.

Rebecca McCollum, BS

Rebecca McCollum, BS

DIETETIC TECHNICIAN

Rebecca McCollum is a Dietetic Technician at Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Programs in Greenwich and Fairfield. Rebecca received her first Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Currently, she is completing her second Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and was accepted into the Human Nutrition Master’s program at the University of New Haven. She is working towards applying for a Dietetic Internship and becoming a Registered Dietitian with a focus in nutritional genomics.

Rebecca promotes positive mentalities about food, body image, and mental health. She is passionate about teaching and believes food can be used as a tool to prevent disease states. Her greatest passion is supporting and empowering clients to have healthy relationships with others, themselves, and food.

Elizabeth M. Madden M.A.A.T., LPC

Elizabeth M. Madden M.A.A.T., LPC

ART THERAPIST

Elizabeth has attained her Master’s in art therapy as well as being a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has accrued over ten years of experience in the field of expressive art therapy and psychotherapy. Working with children, adolescents, and adults as well as families who are challenged by trauma, loss, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and addiction. She has worked in both in and outpatient programs, schools, and community centers. Elizabeth has established her own private practice with offices in Newtown, Westport, and Greenwich. She has always had a passion for art and believes it can be used as a means of initiating and facilitating the process of healing through the expression of images and symbols. It is also a unique and effective approach for offering an alternative means of communication.

Rachael Utstein, MS, RD, CD-N

Rachael Utstein, MS, RD, CD-N

Registered Dietitian

Rachael is a Registered Dietitian at Center for Discovery New Haven and Center for Discovery Greenwich. Prior to studying nutrition, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Education from Binghamton University. After completing her undergraduate degree, Rachael decided to combine her passion for education with her passion for nutrition and went back to school to study dietetics. She received a master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from D’Youville College in 2018. Through her dietetic internship, Rachael gained experience working in a variety of different inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Rachael practices with a non-diet, weight inclusive approach and firmly believes in the nutrition philosophy “all foods fit”. She is excited for the opportunity guide others in rejecting the diet mentality and developing a positive relationship with food.

Sarah Turney, LMHC, LPC

Sarah Turney, LMHC, LPC

Program Therapist

Sarah Turney received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Scranton. She credits her experience there for igniting her passion for therapy. Sarah then went on to attend Mercy College where she obtained her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Sarah has experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, clinic, and private practice. She considers her style of therapy to be integrative; pulling from a collection of psychological theories, she tailors her approach to each individual client. She believes the client/therapist relationship is a partnership and the client is the expert in their own life. Sarah brings her authentic self to every session and prides herself on her ability to connect with others.

Megan Zhang, M.A.

Megan Zhang, M.A.

Program Therapist

Megan Zhang is a Program Therapist at the Greenwich Center For Discovery Eating Disorder Program. Megan
holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from Eastern University in Clinical Counseling Psychology, with a
concentration in trauma studies. Megan also received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology from
Eastern University, with minors in both music, and gender studies. Megan has been working with the eating disorder
population since 2014, in PHP, IOP and outpatient settings. Megan has also had experience working with clients in a
variety of settings, including: working with clients with autism spectrum disorder, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief
& loss, career counseling, and working with college students facing various struggles.

As a therapist, Megan offers a nonjudgmental, compassionate approach when working with clients. Megan is
educated in trauma-informed care and practices a trauma-informed approach with clients. In addition, Megan enjoys
utilizing each client’s unique strengths in their treatment, empowering them to use their individual strengths as
assets in their recovery. Megan is passionate about understanding who the client is at their core, or their “soul self”,
and helping them regain who they are as they strengthen their “healthy self” in recovery.

Wendy Vlader

Wendy Vlader

Registered Nurse

Wendy Vlader is a Registered Nurse at Center for Discovery, New Haven and Greenwich locations. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at Fairfield University and obtaining Meditation Specialist training. She first joined the team at Center for Discovery in 2018 in the CT Residential Eating Disorder treatment centers working with Adolescent through Adult populations. She has also worked in psychiatric mental health with individuals experiencing acute mental health conditions and those struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

In addition to nursing, Wendy has a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and has provided nutritional education to children, adults, and families in Fairfield and New Haven counties. Working at the Center for Discovery bridges her mental health and nutritional knowledge in an environment that allows for individualized client-centered care and compassionate client and family connections.

Wendy believes in providing holistic health care and establishing a foundation of trust and respect. She believes in collaborating with each individual as well as members of their support systems and treatment teams in order to provide the most comprehensive care possible.

GREENWICH OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

This Connecticut location has been open since 2014 and serves all of Fairfield County, Westchester County, and New York City areas. This outpatient eating disorder program offers morning therapy sessions from 9am-4pm and 10-1pm for adults and extended program therapy sessions from 10am-7pm for both adults and adolescents and takes pride in their extensive alumni program. 

Center for Discovery Greenwich offers Exposure Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), and art therapy, with a focused emphasis on trauma as it relates to eating disorders. Discovery’s specialized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

In addition to therapeutic and dietary support, peer connection is also encouraged. Incoming clients are paired with a peer client in the program, who will welcome the client to their recovery space during those first days with us.

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
7 Riversville Rd, Suite 2A
Greenwich, CT 06831
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