Center for Discovery Menlo Park is a high level of care eating disorder treatment facility for adolescent patients of all gender identities, age 10-18 who are in need of inpatient care. The Menlo Park location opened in 2006 and is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay area, just off the 280 freeway. Centered between San Francisco to the north and San Jose to the south, Menlo Park is just minutes from Palo Alto. Center for Discovery Menlo Park is down the street from prestigious Stanford University Medical Center and our staff collaborates closely with their affiliate medical team.
Our quaint, cottage-style home is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. This location treats six adolescent patients at a time, allowing for an individualized treatment approach to bring about emotional and psychological healing. Family therapy is a weekly part of treatment plan as well as mindful movement therapy. 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, patients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities.
Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Alameda County, Holman Group, Health Net, IEHP and San Mateo County. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
Center for Discovery Menlo Park draws a wide range of patients and families with diverse backgrounds and as a result, the treatment team aims to actively work on sensitivity and competence around cross-cultural challenges of each and every patient.
MEET THE TEAM
Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*
- 97% can identify their triggers*
- 97% believe they can help themselves get better*
- 96% understand when to ask for help*
“After discharge, my daughter has repeatedly stated that her time at CFD changed her life. I see evidence of this in her attitude towards food, her personal image and interactions with myself and other family members. As a parent, I was treated with respect and consideration. I felt like we were all on the same team.” – J.S., parent of CFD Menlo Park alumni
“This experience was life-changing.” – M.C., former patient at CFD
*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Center for Discovery program in 2021 (between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/2021) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS, N=2,644). Average treatment range 41.3 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice transfer or administratively).
This location provides free in person eating disorder support groups on Thursdays 7:00PM. We also have a handful of free online support groups. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.