La Habra, CA

La Habra Residential Eating Disorder Program

Discovery begins here.

Welcome to the place where you’ll find the peace and comfort you need to get back to the you you’re meant to be.

Here, you’ll gain the strength to uncover what needs to come to light in our warm, home-like environment. Every facility is selected to be the very best match possible for your specific needs.

At Discovery, you’ll work with our highly-trained, expert staff who’ll give you the confidence and reassurance you need to succeed. Using evidence-based techniques, they’ll guide you through the entire process and help propel you to discovering a better you.

It won’t always be easy. But we will always be here for you.

Welcome to Discovery. Welcome to new beginnings.

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 care to young males and females 10-18 years of age and has been opened since July 2015.

This high level of care eating disorder treatment facility practices mindful movement, art therapy and experiential therapy as well as exposure response therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Exposure response therapy (ERP) is a therapeutic technique that uses expressive tools and activities, such as role-playing or acting, props, arts and crafts, music, guided imagery, or various forms of recreation to re-enact and re-experience emotional situations from past and recent relationships that usually relate to traumatic experiences. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy that has been proven useful in treating mood disorders and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. Center For Discovery La Habra 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 within minutes from Disneyland.

Residential treatment for children and adolescents
Residential treatment offers around the clock supervision, dietary and nutritional counseling, a multitude of different types of therapies and strict meal supervision with support from a large treatment team composed of eating disorder specialists. Clients are under strict supervision and are weighed blindly to ensure they are undergoing safe weight restoration while receiving supportive treatment that focuses on their underlying emotional and mental triggers driving their eating disorder behaviors. Therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, dialectal behavioral therapy, 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. The chances that your loved one will recover from an eating disorder will be increased if the family is involved in supporting and treating the eating disordered individual develop and maintain coping strategies. Children and adolescents find it encouraging when family members are a part of their recovery efforts.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

2115 Las Palomas
La Habra, CA 90631-7761

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CALL 866.482.3876

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Meet the Team

Nicole Souders, LMFT

Nicole Souders, LMFT

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Jennifer Alford, MS

Jennifer Alford, MS

REGISTERED DIETITIAN
Jennifer Pierce, AMFT/APCC

Jennifer Pierce, AMFT/APCC

PRIMARY THERAPIST
Barbara Lucas, MD

Barbara Lucas, MD

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

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, BS

Whitney Rodgers, BS

FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR
Danielle Anderson, RN

Danielle Anderson, RN

NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

La Habra Residential Eating Disorder Program

Discovery begins here.

Welcome to the place where you’ll find the peace and comfort you need to get back to the you you’re meant to be.

Here, you’ll gain the strength to uncover what needs to come to light in our warm, home-like environment. Every facility is selected to be the very best match possible for your specific needs.

At Discovery, you’ll work with our highly-trained, expert staff who’ll give you the confidence and reassurance you need to succeed. Using evidence-based techniques, they’ll guide you through the entire process and help propel you to discovering a better you.

It won’t always be easy. But we will always be here for you.

Welcome to Discovery. Welcome to new beginnings.

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 care to young males and females 10-18 years of age and has been opened since July 2015.

This high level of care eating disorder treatment facility practices mindful movement, art therapy and experiential therapy as well as exposure response therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Exposure response therapy (ERP) is a therapeutic technique that uses expressive tools and activities, such as role-playing or acting, props, arts and crafts, music, guided imagery, or various forms of recreation to re-enact and re-experience emotional situations from past and recent relationships that usually relate to traumatic experiences. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy that has been proven useful in treating mood disorders and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. Center For Discovery La Habra 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 within minutes from Disneyland.

Residential treatment for children and adolescents
Residential treatment offers around the clock supervision, dietary and nutritional counseling, a multitude of different types of therapies and strict meal supervision with support from a large treatment team composed of eating disorder specialists. Clients are under strict supervision and are weighed blindly to ensure they are undergoing safe weight restoration while receiving supportive treatment that focuses on their underlying emotional and mental triggers driving their eating disorder behaviors. Therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, dialectal behavioral therapy, 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. The chances that your loved one will recover from an eating disorder will be increased if the family is involved in supporting and treating the eating disordered individual develop and maintain coping strategies. Children and adolescents find it encouraging when family members are a part of their recovery efforts.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

2115 Las Palomas
La Habra, CA 90631-7761


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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

  • 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