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Los Alamitos, CA

Los Alamitos Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
4281 Katella Avenue, Suite 131
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

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Center for Discovery Los Alamitos outpatient eating disorder treatment center is located in Orange County, California, and treats males and females of all ages since its inception in 2013. This outpatient facility is in close proximity to Disneyland and within minutes from the 405 and 91 freeways and serves the entire Orange County and Los Angeles community.

The eating disorder outpatient team is highly trained in eating disorders, including certifications in eating disorder treatment and abundant experience with high acuity clients. Many of the staff members are trained in trauma therapy, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This eating disorder treatment facility strongly supports family involvement in the treatment process and holds family nights as a way to involve loved ones to enhance the involvement of the clients. Clients’ artwork is displayed all round the facility.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

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Bianca Konstantinidis, MS, LMFT, CEDS

Bianca Konstantinidis, MS, LMFT, CEDS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Bianca Konstantinidis is a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist who works as an eating disorder therapist with adolescents in the residential treatment program at Center For Discovery since 2012. She earned her Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Whittier College, and her master’s degree (MA) in Marital and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Bianca’s passion for assisting in the recovery process is present in her work and leadership. Bianca has given presentations on approaches as well as education on cultural issues that may arise in treatment. Bianca is driven by the inner strength, determination, and potential for growth that becomes evident in her clients and their family as they navigate their recovery journey.

Vani Murthy, RDN

Vani Murthy, RDN

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Vani Murthy graduated with a Bachelor’s in Finance and International Business from Michigan State University. She went on to work as an Investment Management Consultant in Chicago for 3 years until she decided to quit to pursue her lifelong interests in health and nutrition. After earning her Master’s in Public Health and Registered Dietitian License from the University of Michigan, she made the cross country journey to settle in Southern California. Here she found a home at the Center for Discovery, where she works with adults and adolescents to help improve their relationships with food through personalized nutrition counseling, education, modeling and support. Outside of work she enjoys cooking her way through cookbooks, exploring California, and of course, continuing her own nutrition education.

Sarah Jackson, M.S., RDN.

Sarah Jackson, M.S., RDN.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

Sarah Jackson is a Southern California native who graduated with her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, Riverside. Sarah developed an interest in mental health, but her passion for food and nutrition drove her to want to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). She decided to go back to school in 2012 and earned a second Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics. While completing her Dietetic Internship, she also enrolled in a graduate program where she completed her Master’s of Science in Applied Nutrition from Sage College in Albany NY. Sarah has started a private practice, worked in hospitals, outpatient clinics throughout California.  Sarah eventually settled in sunny Huntington Beach and found her home at Center for Discovery, Los Alamitos. Sarah is passionate about helping adults and adolescents build a better relationship with food, discover the liberating feeling of body acceptance and find a balanced approach to nutrition.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys networking, reading, riding bikes to the beach, spending time with family, traveling, testing out new recipes to add to her blog, and continuing to stay up-to-date with leading research in the field.

Dr. Priti Sahgal, MD

Dr. Priti Sahgal, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Priti Sahgal earned her Bachelor of Science from Osmania University in the city of Hyderabad, India and her Medicinae Doctor from JJM Medical College’s Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in the city of Davangere, India. Dr. Sahgal completed her Residency and Fellowship at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, and has been a part of the Center for Discovery family for four years.

Dr. Sahgal specializes in the treatment of trauma, mood disorders, attention-deficit disorders, and eating disorders in both adolescents and adults. She enjoys the challenge of eating disorder treatment due to the complex play of family dynamics, medical complications, and individual needs in each case. Due to this complexity, Dr. Sahgal prefers to treat eating disordered clients through Center for Discovery’s comprehensive treatment team approach in order to meet their needs more effectively than is possible in the pure outpatient setting.

Kelley Kingsley, B.A.

Kelley Kingsley, B.A.

FACILITY COORDINATOR

Kelley Kingsley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Communication Studies from California State University, Channel Islands in 2016. She is a previous behavior therapist working with adolescents, teens and adults on the Autism spectrum.

Kelley has a passion for behavioral health and believes all behaviors can be reshaped to be functional in everyday life. She strives to break the stigma of mental illness and disorders by supporting clients in discovering their identity outside of a diagnosis. Kelley has compassion for clients and their families that are struggling with mental health. She finds tranquility in the mountains and at the beach. She loves to snowboard, boogie-board and when the weather is poor, thrift shop and listen to good music! Kelley has dreams to pursue higher education by obtaining her Master’s in Clinical Psychology.

Angela Florio, LCSW

Angela Florio, LCSW

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Angela Florio earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Trauma and Violence Studies and Alternative Forms of Therapy from New York University, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. During graduate school she interned at the Queen’s Family Court and Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, providing support for youth and families involved in the criminal justice system. Since graduating Angela has worked primarily with survivors of trauma in a variety of settings; such as in-home family therapy, an outpatient AIDS clinic, and a shelter for trafficked women in Peru. Angela was drawn to work with individuals struggling with eating disorders as she found that most of her clients, regardless of background, were attempting to repair a disconnect between mind and body. She began working with Center For Discovery in 2017 as a floater therapist for residential treatment facilities. She is excited to continue working with Center For Discovery, assisting clients to heal and develop safe relationships with their bodies, and to grow in their recovery.

Samantha Bothwell, AMFT

Samantha Bothwell, AMFT

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Samantha Bothwell earned her Master’s of Art in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University. After graduation, Samantha worked with children and adult survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Samantha is passionate about working with people to create a life that reflects their true self. Samantha is excited to continue her career with Center for Discovery, helping clients make peace with food and ultimately with themselves. Outside of work, Samantha enjoys painting, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Sara Quint, AMFT

Sara Quint, AMFT

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Sara Quint is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist that graduated from Chapman University in 2017 with her Master of Arts. Sara has worked in both substance abuse and eating disorder treatment, and prefers to approach therapy from a mind-body-soul perspective, incorporating the simultaneous use of coping skills and spirituality. She believes in empowering clients to make the changes they wish to, and in the potential of each and every client to recover fully from their eating disorder. In her spare time, Sara likes to laugh with friends, spend time with her two cats, and practice yoga/meditation.

Amanda Contreras, B.S.

Amanda Contreras, B.S.

DIET TECH

Amanda earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science from California State University, Fullerton. Amanda is currently taking prerequisite courses and will be pursuing her Master’s of Science in Nutrition in the near future. Amanda has worked in areas of customer service, community health and clinical food service. She is excited to continue working in the realm of nutrition with an emphasis in health at every size and intuitive eating. Amanda enjoys spending her time with friends and family, roller skating and cooking in her spare time.

Tara Sohrabpartovi, AMFT

Tara Sohrabpartovi, AMFT

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Tara Sohrabpartovi is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist that graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2016 with a Master’s of Science in counseling. She has worked in substance abuse as well as with survivors of domestic violence and trauma. Tara is passionate about building strong connections with clients and help them work through difficult and traumatic life experiences. Outside of work, Tara enjoys practicing meditation and mindfulness, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

LOS ALAMITOS OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery Los Alamitos outpatient eating disorder treatment center is located in Orange County, California, and treats males and females of all ages since its inception in 2013. This outpatient facility is in close proximity to Disneyland and within minutes from the 405 and 91 freeways and serves the entire Orange County and Los Angeles community.

The eating disorder outpatient team is highly trained in eating disorders, including certifications in eating disorder treatment and abundant experience with high acuity clients. Many of the staff members are trained in trauma therapy, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This eating disorder treatment facility strongly supports family involvement in the treatment process and holds family nights as a way to involve loved ones to enhance the involvement of the clients. Clients’ artwork is displayed all round the facility.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
4281 Katella Avenue, Suite 131
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

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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