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GREENWICH OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Greenwich, CT

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Virtual treatment available: CFD outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.

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 therapy sessions for both adults and adolescents and takes pride in their extensive alumni program. In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, clients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities. 

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Aetna, Anthem BC/BS of CT, Optum BH – UHC/UBH Including PBH/Oxford,Humana (Life Sync) and Cigna / Great West. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

Center for Discovery Greenwich offers exposure & response prevention (ERP) 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. This treatment center emphasizes a body positive approach and Health at Every Size® (HAES®).

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

*Health At Every Size® and HAES® are registered trademarks of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and used with permission.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

7 Riversville Road, Suite 2A
Greenwich, CT 06831
PH 866.482.3876
10+ All Genders
PHP: 8:00am to 3:30pm – Monday through Saturday
IOP: 8:00am to 11:00am, 12:00pm to 3:30pm – Monday through Saturday

PROGRAM FEATURES

Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
Virtual Programming
All Genders
Ages 10+

MEET THE TEAM

MT-BC, GROUP FACILITATOR

Grace Meyer

REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

Cara Cicalo, MS

GROUP FACILITATOR

Jennifer Steinberg

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Kiran Shabbir, MS, LPC-A

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Brittany Albano, LCSW

MT-BC, GROUP FACILITATOR

Grace Meyer

Grace is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and group facilitator at Center for Discovery’s Greenwich outpatient program. She received her Bachelor’s of music in music therapy with a minor in psychology from Cleveland State University.  

Grace is passionate about providing fun and engaging therapeutic interventions to her clients. She believes in a client-centered approach with an emphasis on building a strong therapeutic relationship and creating a safe-space for clients to explore and express their thoughts and emotions. She believes her clients are the motivating force in their treatment and utilizes their interests and strengths to create an engaging recovery process. Grace completed her music therapy internship at Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center working with adolescents with various psychiatric and trauma-related disorders. She utilizes a holistic approach with an emphasis on the philosophies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). 

REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

Cara Cicalo, MS

Cara joined the Center for Discovery team in the spring of 2022 and works as a registered dietitian in the intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) Greenwich programs. Cara received her B.S and M.S degrees in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Delaware in 2019 and 2021, respectively. She additionally completed her dietetic internship at the University of Delaware in 2021. She has passed the national registration exam and is licensed to practice in the state of Connecticut. Cara has completed 1280 hours of supervised practice in various clinical, community and foodservice settings through her internship. Additionally, before working at the Center for Discovery, Cara held the position as the sole clinical dietitian at a skilled nursing/rehabilitation center for one year. Through her graduate studies and time working as a dietitian, Cara has developed a passion for working with patients in helping them achieve their goals. Cara believes everyone’s relationship with food is individualized and values meeting patients where they are at in their journey to help them achieve peace with food.

GROUP FACILITATOR

Jennifer Steinberg

Jennifer graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in early 2022 and is currently pursuing her master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Western Connecticut State. In previous internships, Jennifer has contributed to helping out at suicide awareness events. She has also been on the marketing side of a therapy fund which made therapy accessible to low-income families. Jennifer is passionate about leading support groups which help to foster community, togetherness and a safe place for patients to feel seen, heard and healed. She has a passion for helping those with eating disorders, to help promote the relationship with one’s mind, body and food. Her aim is to meet patients with compassion, understanding and an optimistic drive to help them get better. Jennifer believes, through therapeutic services such as DBT, patients can foster a healing relationship between the mind and body that is life changing.

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Kiran Shabbir, MS, LPC-A

Kiran is a licensed professional counselor associate at Center for Discovery’s Greenwich outpatient program. She helps adults and adolescents overcome the negative effects of stressful and traumatic life experiences. She has experience in helping clients heal from childhood abuse (emotional, verbal, physical, sexual), post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, bipolar and mood disorders. Kiran earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Research Psychology from Purchase College State University of New York. She has experience with individualized and group psychotherapy, addiction counseling, crisis intervention and care coordination for people who suffer from a variety of mental illnesses. Kiran has been utilizing skills from treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavior therapy (DBT) client centered therapy, narrative therapy and motivational interviewing. Kiran’s goal as a counselor is to provide a safe environment where clients can access their inner strengths to help them sort out their challenges and promote change.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Brittany Albano, LCSW

Brittany, LCSW and program director, has been working with Center for Discovery since May of 2022. She entered the field in 2015 after obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work at New York University. After working with various populations and settings within the social services industry with children, adults and seniors in settings such as schools, foster care settings and non-profits, Brittany found her love of administrative work while working for a small non-profit where she started as a social worker and was promoted to the executive director position within two years. Brittany has a great talent for connecting with both patients and staff, utilizing rapport-building skills as well as a warm and friendly approach. When Brittany is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, including her two cats Callie and Coco.

Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*

  • 97% can identify their triggers*
  • 97% believe they can help themselves get better*
  • 96% understand when to ask for help*

“CFD Greenwich has been a great program. The environment and staff are extremely supportive and helpful. I always feel welcomed here.” – Georgia D., former patient at CFD Greenwich

“I have really connected with the staff and have been able to be my true authentic self. Additionally, I have received great tools through my time here.” – Adina W., former patient at CFD Greenwich

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Center for Discovery program in 2021 (between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/2021) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS, N=2,644). Average treatment range 41.3 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice transfer or administratively).

Support Group

The Support in Recovery group is for those who are in treatment, in recovery or who have not yet sought help. We also have a group for family and friends.

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Support in Recovery (SIR)
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Family/Friends Support Group
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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