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McLean, VA

McLean Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
5949 Oakdale Road
McLean, VA 22101
PH 866.482.3876
Hours 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization Treatment
Females
Ages 18+

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Center for Discovery McLean is a high level of care eating disorder treatment facility that offers care to adult females 18 years of age or older. This treatment facility opened in May 2017 and is located in McLean, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C. 

Center for Discovery McLean is an eight-bed estate-like home and accepts all adult clients who identify as female. This treatment center has weekly restaurant outings as a way to expose clients to all types of food and offers weekly food exposure groups as well as individual dietary sessions twice a week. Dialectal Behavioral Therapy-informed therapy with skills groups, art therapy, and yoga therapy are also offered – all with a “health at every size” treatment philosophy.

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Tatiana Menick, MD

Tatiana Menick, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

A Board-certified psychiatrist, Tatiana Menick, M.D. completed her four-year residency training in psychiatry in the St Elizabeths Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program, Washington, DC,

Dr. Menick has more than ten years’ experience conducting pharmacotherapy and individual and group psychotherapy in community mental health clinics.

She provides psychiatric consultation for Center for Discovery Virginia and also maintains a thriving private practice. She is the first author of multiple articles appearing in the International Journal of Child Health and Human Development and Environment, Mood Disorders and Suicide and other books.

Natalie Irvin, MD

Natalie Irvin, MD

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Dr. Irvin is a board certified family physician with expertise and experience in the management of medical complications of eating disorders. For over 6 years, she has worked exclusively in the eating disorders and weight management field. She has experience with managing eating disorders for adolescents and adults in the outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, and inpatient level of care.

Dr. Irvin earned her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology B.S. at the University of Southern California. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She is looking forward to utilizing her skills and working closely with the treatment team at Center for Discovery for improved health and healing of adolescents with eating disorders.

Vida Semsarzadeh MS, RD

Vida Semsarzadeh MS, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Vida received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2015. In 2018, she earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition at Drexel University and soon after went on to complete her clinically focused dietetic internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Here at Center for Discovery, Vida helps clients with all their dietary needs which include but are not limited to creating meal plans, challenging their fear foods, and holding weekly dietary exposure groups. Vida is a strong proponent of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. She strives to help her clients become intune with their hunger and full cues as well as rediscover the pleasure in food.

Elaine Williams, MA, LPC

Elaine Williams, MA, LPC

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Elaine Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has extensive experience in the field of mental health and counseling. She has worked in the counseling field for over 15 years with adolescents and adults. Her field of expertise include Eating Disorders, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Conduct Disorders. Elaine enjoys a holistic therapeutic approach that caters to the needs of the client. Elaine is dedicated to her field of work, with a commitment to helping each individual reach their fullest potential one day at a time.

Julie Rund, MA, ATR-P, LPC-R

Julie Rund, MA, ATR-P, LPC-R

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Julie Rund is a Primary Therapist at Center For Discovery McLean. A native of Missouri, she joined the company as a counselor in June 2018 and was promoted to her current role in July 2019. Julie earned her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling from Seton Hill University. Her work is focused on helping clients better understand their emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs through the creation and discussion of art. She is committed to ensuring clients are motivated to lead balanced lifestyles centered around recovery. Julie is proud of her ability to use either talk-based therapy or art therapy as her methods of treatment. She resides in the greater Washington area with her husband and their cat, Novi.

McLEAN RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery McLean is a high level of care eating disorder treatment facility that offers care to adult females 18 years of age or older. This treatment facility opened in May 2017 and is located in McLean, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C. 

Center for Discovery McLean is an eight-bed estate-like home and accepts all adult clients who identify as female. This treatment center has weekly restaurant outings as a way to expose clients to all types of food and offers weekly food exposure groups as well as individual dietary sessions twice a week. Dialectal Behavioral Therapy-informed therapy with skills groups, art therapy, and yoga therapy are also offered – all with a “health at every size” treatment philosophy.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
5949 Oakdale Road
McLean, VA 22101
PH 866.482.3876
HOURS 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential Treatment
Partial Hospitalization
Females
Ages 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