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Lakewood, CA

Lakewood Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
4136 Ann Arbor Road
Lakewood, CA 90712
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

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

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COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

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 a higher level of care, such as residential treatment or partial hospitalization. This center is located in Los Angeles County, 20 minutes from Seal Beach and 15 minutes from Long Beach and is in close proximity to the 405 and 91 freeways. 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 AHCCCS, Avante BC, Beacon Health Strategies, Coventry / First Health (CCN), and IEHP. 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.

Center for Discovery Lakewood offers mindful movement, art therapy and experiential therapy as well as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Center for Discovery Lakewood opened in 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.

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Carmen Retana

Carmen Retana

FACILITY MANAGER/NURSE ADMINISTRATOR
Matt Hagins-Perry, MS, PSB, Body Positive Certified

Matt Hagins-Perry, MS, PSB, Body Positive Certified

National Clinical and Operational Specialist and Program Director

Matt currently holds two positions with Center for Discovery; National Clinical and Operational Specialist and Program Director at the Lakewood adolescent residential facility. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, Merced, his Master of Science degree in Psychology from Walden University and is currently in his 4th year as a PhD student studying Clinical Psychology. Matt’s practicum and internships have been working with acute mental health and eating disorder populations.

Matt has had the pleasure of working with adolescents and adults for several years before joining the Discovery team as a counselor. Over the past five years with the organization, Matt has held a variety of roles. His principal ambition is to interface creative clinical techniques with a company-wide philosophy. Matt seeks to meet families and clients alike with overall positive regard and a therapeutic and charismatic attitude. His goal is to create a transformative treatment environment for Center for Discovery staff, clients and their loved ones. Matt was born and raised in Northern California and currently resides in Southern California.

Ziv Elgar

Ziv Elgar

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Ziv is a graduate of Antioch University Los Angeles, where she earned a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Ziv was trained in Crisis Management and the Trauma Resiliency Model. Ziv also holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on movement, nutrition, and wellness.  Ziv has experience working with a wide range of mental health disorders, as well as working in various socio-economic and culturally diverse communities. Ziv works to meet the clients and their families with empathy, variety of therapeutic approaches, and individualized client centered care.

Dr. Sheena Malik, M.D.

Dr. Sheena Malik, M.D.

PHYSICIAN

Sheena Malik M.D. is a board certified Family Medicine Physician. She completed residency training at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center and served as chief resident during her final year of training. She has published scientific papers, and has been awarded for her clinical research. Dr. Malik believes that communication is a key part of medicine; she enjoys building long lasting relationships with each of her patients and getting to know them. Dr. Malik is an advocate for her patients’ health.

Citlalli Gonzales

Citlalli Gonzales

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Citlalli earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics and her Master of Science in Nutritional Science at California State University, Long Beach. Citlalli has worked in the nutrition recovery process for multiple mental health and eating disorder houses. Her focuses are creating positive experiences with food and helping clients learn to trust their bodies and nourish themselves again. She is passionate about promoting non-restrictive food philosophies. Citlalli believes eating disorder recovery requires patience, self-compassion, small steps, kindness, and support. She loves guiding and positively challenging clients and seeing the transformation that happens during the healing process.

BriAnne Timmons, AMFT

BriAnne Timmons, AMFT

PROGRAM THERAPIST

BriAnne Timmons currently holds the position as a Primary Therapist for Center For Discovery. Her position entails providing care at residential programs, PHP and IOP programs for adults, adolescents and families across Southern California. Her knowledge and experience creates a foundation consisting of working with various socio-economic and culturally diverse communities, and has experience in working with a wide range of neurodevelopment and mental health disorders.

BriAnne began working with Discovery Behavioral Health as an art therapist intern in 2017 for the substance abuse and mental health track treating adolescents, and subsequently moved to the eating disorder division. BriAnne earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and a Master’s of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy. She has experience working with foster and probation youth, pregnant and parenting teens, LGBTQIA+ youth, K-12 students with developmental and learning disabilities, addiction recovery, and with children and families. BriAnne uses a variety of approaches, including a range of art mediums and interventions to focus on individualized and integrative whole person care, and trauma informed care.

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.

LAKEWOOD RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

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 a higher level of care, such as residential treatment or partial hospitalization. This center is located in Los Angeles County, 20 minutes from Seal Beach and 15 minutes from Long Beach and is in close proximity to the 405 and 91 freeways. 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 AHCCCS, Avante BC, Beacon Health Strategies, Coventry / First Health (CCN), and IEHP. 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.

Center for Discovery Lakewood offers mindful movement, art therapy and experiential therapy as well as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Center for Discovery Lakewood opened in 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.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

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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
4136 Ann Arbor Road
Lakewood, CA 90712
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 10-18

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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
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