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MONTVERDE EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Montverde, FL

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Virtual treatment available: CFD outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.

Center for Discovery Montverde is a high level of care eating disorder treatment facility that offers residential treatment and partial hospitalization to patients of all genders from 9 to 17 years of age. This location opened in January 2016. It is 40 minutes west of Orlando, in a serene location near the Florida Turnpike. This eight-bed estate offers individualized care for every patient. 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, patient have the opportunity to put “joy” back into movement through yoga, table tennis, Corn Hole and other activities.

Dietary Program: Handling Eating Disorder Treatment with CARE

Healing, growth and a positive relationship with food is possible with the Center for Discovery Dietary Program. Our approach the CARE-CFD Model, which stands for “consistent attuned relational eating.” This means patients have the steadiness of a dietary plan that is adaptable to what’s happening in their life. The CARE-CFD Model embraces: trauma-focused nutrition therapy; collaboration between patients and the care team; responsiveness to the whole body, including being in tune with the nervous system; and weight inclusivity.

Insurance Accepted at Montverde

Insurances accepted include, but are not limited to, Aetna/Shaller Anderson/GHC, BCBS – FL New Directions, HealthNet, TriCare East – Humana, and UNICARE – Beacon HS. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

More about CFD Montverde

Center for Discovery Montverde is gender-inclusive and treats all adolescents regardless of their gender identification or sexual orientation. Our facility includes bilingual clinicians and floor staff to aide in the recovery of those individual’s and their families in which English is not their primary language. The clinical staff is composed of certified eating disorder specialists, Health at Every Size® (HAES®)-informed clinicians, and professionals trained in trauma focused therapy such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), family therapy, dietary consultations, DBT skills groups, expressive art groups, as well as groups focused on healing from trauma, family dynamics, and positive psychology/acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). All are routine therapy approaches during each patient’s stay. Additionally, we provide equine therapy onsite weekly and a minimum of 20 hours of school time per week, supervised by a Florida-certified teacher with 20+ years of experience in the classroom working with children and adolescents of all ages.

This center also offers a weekly virtual support group that includes but is not limited to psychoeducation and dietary resources. The clinicians at Center for Discovery Montverde are actively involved in the community, including IAEDP meetings, Alliance walks and provide regular outreach trainings to local schools, outpatient providers, hospitals and mental health organizations.

*Health At Every Size® and HAES® are registered trademarks of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and used with permission.

MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Celine Passeri, Psy.D.

CLINICAL ADVISOR

Marissa Jones, MS, MHCA, LMHC, CEDS

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

Laurie Harden, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Pamela Dove, MHA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Savitri Awadh, RN MSN

NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

Katlyn Duncan, RCSWI

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Lindsey McNeil

Educational Liaison

Marisol Garcia, RCSWI

LEAD THERAPIST

Valerie Montiel

DIETITIAN

Kathleen Acevedo, LHMC

PRIMARY THERAPIST

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*

“We are beyond grateful for the help we received from everyone at Center for Discovery. The communication from the staff members was outstanding. The facility’s location is very peaceful and conducive to recovery.” – C.B., former parent of CFD Montverde alumni

“We couldn’t have done it without your help. You saved my daughter’s life. I am so thankful for this program and for all of you here. The treatment team was always a phone call or email away and always responsive to my questions and concerns. You kept me in the loop from start to finish.” – L.H., former parent of CFD Montverde alumni

*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).

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.

FIND HELP TODAY CALL 866.482.3876
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