Lakewood, CA

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Lakewood 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 Lakewood is an eating disorder treatment center that focuses on treating young males and females 10-18 years of age for eating disorders that are deemed as moderate or severe in nature and require high level of care such as residential treatment or partial hospitalization. This treatment center as well as all California Center For Discovery eating disorder treatment centers offers around the clock nursing to ensure the highest level of safety and care for all clients. Center For Discovery Lakewood has been opened since July 1997 and is active in the Orange County and Los Angeles communities as they actively participate in NEDA events to help raise awareness about the importance of eating disorders. This location is located in Los Angeles County, 20 minutes from Seal Beach and 15 minutes from Long Beach and is in close proximity from the 405 and 91 freeways.

Center For Discovery Lakewood 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

4136 Ann Arbor Rd.
Lakewood, CA 90712-3817

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Meet the Team

Sheena Gill, Psy.D.

Sheena Gill, Psy.D.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dr. Sheena Gill completed her undergraduate studies at University of California Irvine before attending graduate school at Loma Linda University, where she received her Master of Arts in Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Throughout her clinical training, Sheena gained experience working with both adolescents and adults and developed a passion for treating eating disorders. She has worked at multiple levels of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient prior to joining Lakewood’s residential treatment team. Sheena individualizes her therapeutic approach and strives to provide comprehensive care to her clients by utilizing evidence-based interventions to address the root of their symptoms.

Rebecca Lancaster, MA, AMFT

Rebecca Lancaster, MA, AMFT

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.

Carmen Retana

Carmen Retana

FACILITY MANAGER/NURSE ADMINISTRATOR
Liz (Sung) Liskin, MFTI

Liz (Sung) Liskin, MFTI

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Lakewood 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 Lakewood is an eating disorder treatment center that focuses on treating young males and females 10-18 years of age for eating disorders that are deemed as moderate or severe in nature and require high level of care such as residential treatment or partial hospitalization. This treatment center as well as all California Center For Discovery eating disorder treatment centers offers around the clock nursing to ensure the highest level of safety and care for all clients. Center For Discovery Lakewood has been opened since July 1997 and is active in the Orange County and Los Angeles communities as they actively participate in NEDA events to help raise awareness about the importance of eating disorders. This location is located in Los Angeles County, 20 minutes from Seal Beach and 15 minutes from Long Beach and is in close proximity from the 405 and 91 freeways.

Center For Discovery Lakewood 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.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

4136 Ann Arbor Rd.
Lakewood, CA 90712-3817


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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