Center for Discovery La Habra is an eating disorder treatment center located in the northwest corner of Orange County, California, that offers a high level of eating disorder care to young patients of all genders ages 10-18. Center for Discovery La Habra opened in 2015 and is located in the equestrian area of La Habra Heights, east of downtown Los Angeles, with close proximity to the 60 and 91 freeways, just minutes from Disneyland. 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 Avante BC, Coventry / First Health (CCN), Halcyon, OPTUM BH (PBH, UHC, UBH) and Sharp. 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 estate-like facility provides around-the-clock supervision and structure for children and teens requiring weight restoration or other advanced dietary and nutritional needs. Therapies such as interpersonal therapy, trauma-informed care and family therapy are practiced on a daily routine in order to teach healthy coping mechanisms to overcome the underlying fear, trauma and low self-esteem associated with each eating disorder. Family therapy and support plays an integral role in residential treatment.
This location is also active in the Los Angeles/Orange County community and participates in NEDA walks to help raise awareness about the importance of eating disorders.
MEET THE TEAM
Jennifer Pierce, LMFT, LPCC (she/her)
Jennifer is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor. She is also working towards certification as an eating disorder specialist. Jennifer practices from a person-centered and relational-cultural approach, incorporating dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), and started working as a milieu counselor with Center for Discovery in the mental health division in 2014. In 2015, Jennifer returned to CSUF to complete her Master of Science degree in counseling. During her master’s traineeship, she worked in a non-profit mental health agency providing individual, family and group therapy for the LGBTQIA community. She is passionate about working with adolescents and diverse communities and has made a commitment to advocating for mental health and human rights. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and her cats, reading, watching documentaries and listening to music.
Jennifer Alford, MS, RD
Jennifer Alford is the dietitian at Center For Discovery La Habra RTC treating adolescents and families impacted by eating disorders. Jennifer is a registered dietitian and earned her MS in nutritional science from Cal State Long Beach and BS in Social Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. While completing her nutrition education, she worked as a diet tech for Center for Discovery.
Dr. Sheena Malik, M.D.
Dr. Malik is a board-certified family medicine physician at Center for Discovery. She completed residency training at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center and served as chief resident during her final year of training. Dr. Malik has published a number of scientific papers and has received awards for her clinical research. Believing that communication is a key part of medicine, Dr. Malik enjoys getting to know each patient and building long lasting relationships with them. She values advocating for her patients’ health.
Whitney Rodgers, BA
Whitney Rodgers attended Chapman University and graduated in 2016 with her BA in Psychology. She joined the Discovery team in June 2017 as a counselor, and then transitioned to the Milieu Manager position in December 2017. She also served as the Education Liaison for the facility. Whitney volunteered with Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) from 2016-2017, and also taught dance for over 10 years
Danielle Anderson, RN
Danielle Anderson has been with Center For Discovery since 2003. She served as Director of Nursing for the first 14 years with the organization, and then transitioned to the role of Nurse Administrator for the La Habra facility. Danielle attended California State University Long Beach and graduated with her BSN in 1994.
Sarah Fraser, ASW
Sarah is an associate clinical social worker working towards licensure at Center for Discovery. She is passionate about advocating for social justice for marginalized communities and uses person-centered and trauma-informed approaches in her practice. Sarah graduated with her master’s in social work degree from the University of Southern California, specializing in mental health and wellness. During her clinical internships, Sarah worked in non-profit and community mental health settings, gaining experience with diverse populations including women who were previously incarcerated, children in the foster care system, survivors of human trafficking and survivors of intimate partner violence. In addition to her educational and professional background, Sarah enjoys traveling, playing with her dog, going to the beach and spending time with loved ones.
Daphne Rosales, ASW
Working in the eating disorder field since 2016, Daphne is an associate clinical social worker at Center for Discovery. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2018 while working as a counselor within a residential eating disorder facility for adult women. In 2020, Daphne completed her Master of Social Work degree at California State University, Long Beach, specializing in integrated health. Daphne has worked within the juvenile corrections system, homeless services and intimate partner violence agencies. She strives to create a safe, inclusive, culturally humble environment for all of her clients. Outside of work, her interests include reading, discovering new music, playing the ukulele and spending time with her friends, family members and dog.
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.