Menlo Park, CA

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Menlo Park 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, Menlo Park is a high level of care eating disorder treatment facility that treats adolescent male and female clients 10-18 years of age who are in need of inpatient care. The Menlo Park location opened in May 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 down the street from prestigious Stanford University Medical Center and minutes from downtown Palo Alto. Our quaint, cottage style home is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood providing a safe space for clients to receive care. Our proximity to Stanford Children’s Hospital makes us the premiere location for eating disorder treatment in the Bay Area. Because of the close proximity to Stanford, Center For Discovery, Menlo Park has a working collaborative relationship with Stanford Children’s Hospital and works closely with their affiliate medical team.

This location treats six adolescent clients at a time, allowing for an individualized treatment approach while offering therapeutic gardening practices to bring about emotional and psychological healing. Family therapy is a weekly part of treatment plan as well as mindful movement therapy, trauma therapy and drama therapy. Center For Discovery Menlo Park draws a wide range of clients 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 client. This treatment facility has a strong alumni program, which offers a bi-monthly alumni group for past clients to come together and share and express their current challenges, successes and experiences with a therapist.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

1895 Altschul Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025-6515

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Meet the Team

Emily Wanczyk, M.A.

Emily Wanczyk, M.A.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Emily received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut. Prior to joining Center For Discovery, Emily completed a clinical internship at Walden Behavioral Care, where she worked with teens, adults, and families struggling with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder in intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP) settings.

Emily’s clinical interests include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, family dynamics, and mindfulness. She believes in the importance of a strong mind-body connection and strives to help individuals live in the present in order to fully embrace and enjoy life.

Lisa Fowler, RD

Lisa Fowler, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Lisa Fowler is a Registered Dietitian who was born and raised in Southern California. Lisa earned Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics from California State University Los Angeles. Lisa has extensive training and experience in hospitals, schools, outpatient facilities and community nutrition programs. Lisa joins the Newport team having specialized experience in adult weight management, sports nutrition, with a focus on preventative health and wellness. Lisa has experience in private consulting as well as a group facilitated sessions. Lisa is enthusiastic about teaching others the importance of nourishing the body through food and proper nutrition. Lisa is passionate about working with the eating disorder population, understanding the vital role of dietary support in one’s path to recovery.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and taking her 4-year old son to do fun activities. She also enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, going to live music events, and spending time with friends.

Susanne Martin, MD

Susanne Martin, MD

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Susanne Martin, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Adolescent Medicine. After finishing her residency through Yale School of Medicine, she pursued a three-year fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Stanford with a research focus in bone health in teens with eating disorders.

She also provides medical care at a day treatment program for teens and in an outpatient clinic, urgent care at Palo Alto Medical Foundation and at the College health center at Stanford.

Diana Joakimson

Diana Joakimson

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Diana Joakimson is the primary therapist at Center For Discovery Menlo Park Residential Treatment Center treating adolescents and families dealing with eating disorders. Diana began her Center For Discovery journey as a residential counselor at the Menlo Park location and has over four years’ experience working in the field of eating disorders. Diana earned her B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work from Chapman University and earned her M.A. from John F. Kennedy University in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Holistic studies, including somatic and transpersonal psychotherapy. Diana is passionate about bringing somatic approaches into the work with her clients to help individuals connect their mind and body. Diana is also a 200-hour certified Yoga Instructor, a certified Hypnotherapist, and a certified Reiki Master practitioner and teacher.

Tina Aggarwal

Tina Aggarwal

PRIMARY THERAPIST
Mina Fisher

Mina Fisher

PSYCHIATRIST
Michelle Moezpoor

Michelle Moezpoor

FACILITY MANAGER/NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

“Michelle joined the team as Facility Manager in spring of 2018. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Prior to joining Center for Discovery, Michelle worked in education services as a case manager and volunteered as a crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line. She believes that self-compassion and loving kindness can be powerful tools for strengthening the connection between mind and body and is dedicated to supporting clients in their experience of recovery”.

Menlo Park 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, Menlo Park is a high level of care eating disorder treatment facility that treats adolescent male and female clients 10-18 years of age who are in need of inpatient care. The Menlo Park location opened in May 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 down the street from prestigious Stanford University Medical Center and minutes from downtown Palo Alto. Our quaint, cottage style home is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood providing a safe space for clients to receive care. Our proximity to Stanford Children’s Hospital makes us the premiere location for eating disorder treatment in the Bay Area. Because of the close proximity to Stanford, Center For Discovery, Menlo Park has a working collaborative relationship with Stanford Children’s Hospital and works closely with their affiliate medical team.

This location treats six adolescent clients at a time, allowing for an individualized treatment approach while offering therapeutic gardening practices to bring about emotional and psychological healing. Family therapy is a weekly part of treatment plan as well as mindful movement therapy, trauma therapy and drama therapy. Center For Discovery Menlo Park draws a wide range of clients 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 client. This treatment facility has a strong alumni program, which offers a bi-monthly alumni group for past clients to come together and share and express their current challenges, successes and experiences with a therapist.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

1895 Altschul Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025-6515


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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