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Hamptons, NY

Hamptons Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
3 Sunset Avenue
East Quogue, NY 11942
PH 866.482.3876
Hours 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization Treatment
All Genders
Ages 12-18

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Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment Program Hamptons is a high level of care treatment center located on the East End of Long Island and treats boys and girls 12-18 years of age for eating disorders of all severities. Since opening in September 2016, Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment Program Hamptons has been providing eating disorder treatment to clients on Long Island and all over the tri-state area. This adolescent treatment facility partners with Learnwell for education consultation so clients can stay on track with their education and learning while in treatment. 

This treatment center plays a large role in the eating disorder community by hosting NEDA walks, sponsoring community dinners, and providing educational seminars about eating disorders in schools. This residential eating disorder treatment center prides itself on making each client feel at home and comfortable in their own bodies and their surroundings. The center is walking distance to the beach, which allows clients to be able to connect in nature through their healing process.

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Marci Mirisola, LMHC

Marci Mirisola, LMHC

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Marci Mirisola, LMHC, has over 20 years of experience supporting and counseling children and adults with psychiatric and developmental disabilities in many different capacities. Marci graduated from Antioch University Seattle, with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, concentration in Mental Health Counseling. Marci completed internships at Sound Mental Health, working with children and their families, as well as with adults with persistent mental illness. She has also attended numerous trainings throughout the years on personality disorders, CBT, DBT, suicidality, and different treatment interventions.
Marci also has previous experience as a supervisor in a community residence for 5 years, as well as managing a mobile mental health team in the community, and running her own private practice for 5 years, prior to coming to Center for Discovery Hamptons program.
Marci provides compassionate, caring and person-centered services to each individual client, all while creating a positive rapport and establishing a trusting counselor-client relationship. She believes it is important to work together to provide the best services and resources to the client. Marci is eclectic in her approach to counseling, drawing upon humanistic principles in therapy, using beliefs from a psychodynamic approach, such as the importance of childhood and past relationship patterns on present relationships, utilizing mindfulness and DBT skills and finally using cognitive-behavioral interventions, helping clients understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Melissa Herrmann, MSW

Melissa Herrmann, MSW

FACILITY MANAGER

Melissa Herrmann received her Bachelor’s in Social Work at Stony Brook University and her Masters in Social Work at Adelphi University. Melissa managed two very busy offices with very demanding needs for 5 years prior to joining Center for Discovery’s Hamptons program. While Melissa was attending school, she completed her internships at Kids Need More, working with children and adolescents who had life-threatening illnesses, as well as at Saint Catherine’s Hospital, where she was a social work intern. After graduation Melissa began working at Center for Discovery as a Counselor lll. Melissa displayed a very strong work ethic and commitment to doing her job well, and was promoted to Facility Manager in May 2019. Melissa’s goal is to continue her education and experience in working with children and adolescents.

Rachel Rigolino, MHC-LP

Rachel Rigolino, MHC-LP

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Rachel Rigolino received her Bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in Psychology. Rachel continued her education at Nyack College by gaining a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, and currently has her limited permit as a Mental Health Counselor. Rachel completed her internship at a residential facility for at-risk youth and has worked as a Vocational Specialist at a facility providing Personalized Recovery Oriented services for adults. Rachel has worked with both adolescents and adults providing individual therapy and leading psychoeducational groups. Rachel then began working as a Counselor III, then as a Per Diem Therapist, at Center for Discovery’s Hamptons residential program for adolescents with eating disorders. From a person-centered approach, Rachel helps her clients continue to carry their sense of hope throughout recovery and utilizes therapeutic techniques like dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy so clients may begin changing their perspectives about themselves and food. Rachel was recently promoted and joined the clinical team at the Hamptons location as a Primary Therapist and is looking forward to continuing her work with this population.

Brittany Phillips, LMHC

Brittany Phillips, LMHC

PRIMARY THERAPIST, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Brittany is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated with distinction from Long Island University. During her Master’s Degree program, she held a graduate research assistantship in the School of Education, as well as a teaching assistantship co-facilitating training groups for graduate-level counseling students. Brittany started working as a milieu counselor and per diem therapist at Center for Discovery Hamptons when the facility first opened it’s doors in 2016. Since then she has moved into the role of Primary Therapist and is dedicated to facilitating behavioral, emotional, and spiritual growth for adolescents struggling with eating disorders and their families. Brittany has had a desire to work with youth since she first embarked on her career path. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Adolescent Education before moving on to get her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Brittany completed her graduate-level practicum at the Suffolk County Corrections Facility working with incarcerated youth and their families. She completed her graduate internship at Saint Joseph’s College of Long Island where she provided individual counseling for undergraduate students and co-facilitated counseling groups in the Wellness Center. Brittany has a special interest in adolescent identity development and her treatment approach is person-centered and integrative. She has been clinically trained in both psychodynamic and humanistic orientations but blends elements from various evidence-based modalities to create a transformative therapeutic experience tailored to each client’s needs. Through her holistic approach to counseling and psychotherapy, individuals are guided and empowered to self-actualize.

Dr. Amy Younai, MD

Dr. Amy Younai, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Amy Younai is a native of West Windsor, New Jersey. She completed her medical degree at New York University, her psychiatric residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at North Shore- Long Island Jewish Hospital. She has a private practice in Long Island where she specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry. Although Dr. Younai is a city girl at heart, she now lives in Huntington NY with her husband and son. When she’s not working she enjoys cruises and spending time with her family. She is thrilled to be a part of the CFD family!

Dr. Ronald Feinstein, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Ronald Feinstein, M.D., F.A.A.P.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Ronald A. Feinstein, M.D., F.A.A.P.:  Dr. Feinstein graduated from New York Medical College.  He completed a pediatric residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital and a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is board-certified in both pediatrics and adolescent medicine and is one of only a few pediatricians who have held a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He is presently a Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine.  On numerous occasions he has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors” both nationally and regionally.  His major areas of clinical service and research include adolescent nutrition, eating disorders, obesity, juvenile justice, the preparticipation physical examination, exercise induced asthma, and treatment of sports related injuries in children and adolescents.

Jenn LaVardera, MS, RD

Jenn LaVardera, MS, RD

CERTIFIED DIETITIAN

Jenn LaVardera, MS RD CDN is the Registered Dietitian at Center for Discovery’s Hamptons residential program. Jenn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from Pepperdine University and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Hunter College in New York City where her focus was on community nutrition.

Jenn brings years of experience in the food business and nutrition communications field to her position at Center for Discovery. She is an expert in interpreting and translating nutrition science into non-misleading dietary recommendations and utilizes her experience and expertise to help clients debunk nutrition myths and fight eating disorder thoughts. Jenn provides clients with individualized meal plans, nutrition counseling, nutrition education, and exposure-response therapy. Her approach is centered around an All Foods Fit Philosophy, and her goal is to help clients learn to enjoy and appreciate food.

HAMPTONS RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment Program Hamptons is a high level of care treatment center located on the East End of Long Island and treats boys and girls 12-18 years of age for eating disorders of all severities. Since opening in September 2016, Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment Program Hamptons has been providing eating disorder treatment to clients on Long Island and all over the tri-state area. This adolescent treatment facility partners with Learnwell for education consultation so clients can stay on track with their education and learning while in treatment.

This treatment center plays a large role in the eating disorder community by hosting NEDA walks, sponsoring community dinners, and providing educational seminars about eating disorders in schools. This residential eating disorder treatment center prides itself on making each client feel at home and comfortable in their own bodies and their surroundings. The center is walking distance to the beach, which allows clients to be able to connect in nature through their healing process.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM
3 Sunset Avenue
East Quogue, NY 11942
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 12-18

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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