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La Habra, CA

La Habra Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
2115 Las Palomas Drive
La Habra, CA 90631
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 10-17

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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 males and females 10-18 years of age. 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 and 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, clients 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. For free insurance verification, click here.

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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), 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.

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Jennifer Pierce, MS, AMFT/APCC

Jennifer Pierce, MS, AMFT/APCC

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jennifer Pierce earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from California State University Fullerton. After graduating, she started working as a milieu counselor with Center for Discovery in the Mental Health Division in 2014. In 2015 Jennifer returned to California State University Fullerton to complete her Master of Science degree in Counseling. During her Master’s traineeship, she also began working in a non-profit mental health agency where she provided individual, family, and group therapy for the LGBTQIA community. She is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and is also working toward licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor.

Jennifer practices from a person-centered and relational-cultural approach, but also incorporates DBT and CBT. Jennifer 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, she enjoys spending time with family and her cats, reading, watching documentaries, and listening to music.

Jennifer Alford, MS, RD

Jennifer Alford, MS, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

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.

Barbara Lucas, MD

Barbara Lucas, MD

PHYSICIAN

Dr. Lucas has been a member of the Center For Discovery’s treatment team since 2001. Dr. Lucas serves as a pediatrician specializing in eating disorders and clinical genetics. Following a chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Dr. Lucas completed a fellowship in clinical genetics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate training at Brigham Young University, her medical school training at the University of Arkansas, and her residency at the University of California at Irvine, Long Beach Memorial and CHOC.

Whitney Rodgers, BA

Whitney Rodgers, BA

MILIEU MANAGER

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, RN

NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

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.

Melissa Ward, MS, AMFT

Melissa Ward, MS, AMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Melissa earned an Associates of Arts degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences from College of the Redwoods in 2012, and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Humboldt State University (HSU) in 2015. In 2013, while attending HSU, Melissa started working as a part-time advocate for the North Coast Rape Crisis Team. In 2016, Melissa attended California State University, Fullerton, where she earned her Master’s of Science degree in Counseling in 2019. While working on her Masters degree, Melissa completed her practicum traineeship at Western Youth Services, where she worked with a diverse clientele of kids, teens, young adults, and families in individual, group, and family therapy. Currently, Melissa is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.

Janna Price, MS, ASW

Janna Price, MS, ASW

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Janna received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Chapman University and her MSW in 2019 from UCLA. Upon pursuing her Master’s in Social Welfare, Janna spent the last ten years working in various child development centers as an administrator and an educator. Throughout this time she was also an active advocate for spreading eating disorders and mental health awareness. Working and collaborating with many children and families has been extremely rewarding and she looks forward to working with the many families and adolescents served at Discovery. Janna values humor and creativity and incorporates these qualities into her practice. In addition to her educational and professional background, she has many hobbies such as singing in a band, painting, gardening, hiking, playing with her dog, and spending time with loved ones.

Support Group

This location provides free online eating disorder support groups. Our online support groups vary. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

LA HABRA RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

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 males and females 10-18 years of age. 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 and 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, clients 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. For free insurance verification, click here.

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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), 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.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Support Group

This location provides free online eating disorder support groups. Our online support groups vary. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
2115 Las Palomas Drive
La Habra, CA 90631
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 10-17

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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
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