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Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
1000 Quail Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

GET IN TOUCH CALL 866.482.3876

GET HELP

IN-PERSON SERVICES UPDATE: We are resuming in-person programming for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatments. In-person connection is incredibly important to behavioral health treatment and we are eager to provide this support to our patients as they move forward on the road to recovery. We also know that the safety and health of our patients and staff is top priority. See our latest update on steps we are taking to ensure everyone at our facilities are following guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Center for Discovery Newport Beach is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center for male and female clients of all ages and walks of life. This location opened in 2014 and is located in Orange County, California, just minutes from Balboa Island, with convenient access to the 405 freeway and John Wayne airport. 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, clients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities. Discovery’s specialized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Beacon Health Strategies, Cigna/ Great West, Halcyon, Magellan of CA HAI, and UHA. For free insurance verification, click here.

This outpatient eating disorder treatment centers offers a fun and creative atmosphere for all clients during their road to recovery. Art therapy, play therapy and theme days are just some of the approaches to a creative and fun therapy approach. Center for Discovery Newport Beach treatment team has vast experience and is specially-trained to work with eating disorder clients and help them become successful in their recovery journey.

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Rachel Dore, Psy.D, CEDS

Rachel Dore, Psy.D, CEDS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Dore received her undergraduate Psychology degree at Loyola University New Orleans. She completed 5 years of full-time residency training on the East Coast, where she earned both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in School Psychology, from the Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. Dr. Dore is a dual- licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and California.

Dr. Dore’s previous professional activity includes distinguished clinical leadership, training, and program implementation at the Residential and Outpatient level of care. She has worked closely with leaders in the field to develop multidisciplinary treatment protocols that are consonant with the latest research and best practice standards.

Dr. Dore infuses her prowess in evidence-based practice into her clinical work. She is skilled in utilizing her clinical acumen to enhance motivation, provide psycho-education, and facilitate therapeutic learning opportunities to foster insight, self-efficacy, and transformation.

Serynna Von Gogh, BA

Serynna Von Gogh, BA

Milieu Manager

Serynna attended California State University, Fullerton and earned a B.A in Psychology and in Women & Gender Studies.

Serynna joins the team with a strong background in Behavioral Health and a passion for helping others. Prior to CFD, Serynna was a Behavioral Health Case Manager in Arizona in the Birth-to-Five Program, specializing in providing clinical support to children with trauma under the age of 5. Over the years, Serynna has interned and volunteered with several nonprofits locally and globally. Her background includes providing support with various populations affected by homelessness, poverty, and human trafficking. In college, Serynna traveled internationally to Thailand as a volunteer teacher. During that time, she renovated a local school, assisted in childcare, implemented preventative measures against natural disasters, and cared for endangered animals.

Serynna is creative, enthusiastic, and a pleasure to be around! We’re thrilled to welcome her to the Newport Beach team. In her free time, she enjoys anything art related, volunteering, hiking, and traveling.

Raquel Katangian-Ayala, Psy.D

Raquel Katangian-Ayala, Psy.D

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Dr. Raquel Katangian-Ayala is a Registered Psychological Assistant who obtained a PsyD in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Katangian-Ayala received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine in Psychology and her Master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Katangian-Ayala entered the clinical field as an ABA therapist working with children who have been diagnosed with Autism and Developmental Disorders. She has experience in forensic, inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings. Diagnostically, she has worked with both adults and adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, mania, psychosis, substance use, behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, eating disorders, and personality disorders. She also has extensive training in psychological testing assessing intellect, personality, and learning disorders.

Dr. Katangian-Ayala implements evidence-based modalities when providing treatment. Her theoretical orientation encompasses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered, and Motivational Interviewing. She tailors each modality and treatment plan to best suit the need of each individual. She believes her ability to demonstrate empathy, compassion, and authenticity contribute to providing a safe environment towards a path of recovery.

Lisa McKinney, AMFT

Lisa McKinney, AMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Lisa is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University in Orange, CA and her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Concordia University in Irvine, CA.

Lisa’s professional experience includes working in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. She is committed to helping her clients understand their core emotional issues, identify their strengths, and move forward in their recovery through growth, insight, and self-compassion. She works with clients through a Rogerian approach, empowering and motivating her clients to move forward with unconditional positive regard, while also utilizing evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral interventions. Lisa takes pride in and has a passion for individualizing each client’s treatment to best match their needs in order to help identify a realistic, happy, and fulfilling recovery.

Emily Rubenstein, AMFT

Emily Rubenstein, AMFT

Primary Therapist

Emily Rubenstein is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Center for Discovery, having obtained her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. A Massachusetts native, Emily completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Framingham State University.

Emily joins CFD with 5 years of experience working in residential treatment in different capacities. She has worked with adult men and women working toward treatment from co-occurring eating disorders and substance use disorders from a trauma-informed perspective. Emily has 2 years of experience in community mental health working with a diverse population of individuals, couples, and families on skill-building and emotional connection. She also has training in non-directive play therapy for the purpose of healing families through repairing attachment bonds.

Emily is passionate about the mind-body connection and helping guide clients on their recovery path using a holistic approach. She sees treatment through a person-centered, collaborative lens to help her clients voice their needs and set goals that feel attainable for where they are in their unique journey. Additionally, she utilizes narrative techniques to bring awareness to the importance of language in the way we perceive our past experiences, as well as how we continue to author our ongoing stories.

Jordyn Metchikoff, RD

Jordyn Metchikoff, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Jordyn Metchikoff is a local to the Orange County area and completed her undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.

After completing an internship rotation with Center for Discovery, Jordyn joined the team in September 2018 at Newport Beach. She is passionate about her work in this field and has a playful and fun approach with clients.

Jordyn’s previous eating disorder experience includes IOP and PHP level of care. She has also worked on her college campus advocating for mental health outreach on campus. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and relaxing at the beach.

Stacey Rombough, RD

Stacey Rombough, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

tacey Rombough joined the Center For Discovery team in January 2010 as a diet technition for the Whittier and Lakewood locations working with eating disorders. During this time she completed the ISSP Dietetic Internship through California State Long Beach, which furthered her education in nutrition while interning at Placentia Linda Hospital, College Hospital, and Newport-Mesa School District.
As a Registered Dietitian, Ms. Rombough hopes to further improve the health of the clients with eating disorders as well as assist them in incorporating the “All Foods Fit” motto into their daily lives.

Ms. Rombough attended California State University of Long Beach and graduated with a bachelors of Science degree in nutrition and Dietetics in May of 2011. She was on the President’s list (GPA 3.75-4.0) her last two years at Long Beach.

Rebecca Tran, BS

Rebecca Tran, BS

DIET TECHNICIAN

Rebecca Tran has been recognized for her sincere and whole-hearted approach in interacting with clients. She is passionate about creating a warm, nurturing and supportive treatment milieu.  She is dedicated to helping clients challenge themselves with meals, and enthusiastically supports clients through their journey to ultimately realize that allfoods fit!

Rebecca recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Administration with a concentration in Dietetics. She is continuing her education by pursuing her Master’s in Nutrition and completing a Dietetic Internship at Marywood University to become a Registered Dietitian. Rebecca enjoys cooking, rock climbing, and spending time outdoors.

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 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.

Amy Messiha, MA

Amy Messiha, MA

Counselor

Amy M. Messiha graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Argosy University in Nashville, Tennessee.  She obtained her Masters in Counseling from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado.  She has experience working in a setting that offers psychiatric residential treatment services to children and adolescents struggling with emotional and behavioral issues.  She also has experience working in a setting that offers residential treatment for young people with intellectual disabilities, problem sexual behaviors, emotional disturbance and co-occurring medical conditions, and extreme aggressive and defiant behaviors.

Amy runs Newport’s Saturday program and has been recognized for the creativity and passion she brings to every group. Amy tailors her groups to accommodate all learning styles. From Neuroscience to Whole-Hearted Living, Amy’s groups are fun, dynamic, and therapeutically rich.

She has been proudly serving in the U.S. Army since 2005.  In her free time she loves to spend time with family, friends and her two mini schnauzers – Rocky & Bella Rose.

Michael Louie, DO

Michael Louie, DO

PSYCHIATRIST

Louie received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences and went on to complete his psychiatry residency training at Loma Linda University.

Dr. Louie is well versed in treating adult, child and adolescent, and geriatric patients.  Dr. Louie has an understanding and ability to treat a range of disorders including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, and psychosis.

Dr. Louie’s therapeutic and empathic approach to treating clients, as well as his composed and caring demeanor, are just a some of the many reasons why he is a beloved and respected member of the Newport Beach treatment team.

Suzanne Toro

Suzanne Toro

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Suzanne Toro is an Author, Yoga, Wellness & Food Alchemy Educator, Radio Broadcaster and Sound Therapist. Suzanne has 25 years of business, education, design, and wellness experience. She is skilled at empowering individuals and groups to transform their relationship with self and others. She is passionate about teaching her clients and listeners how to cultivate a way of life that will support balance, inner peace and success.

Suzanne’s wellness skills, education, and studies include: Ayurveda System, Yoga and Meditation with Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD and Dr. David Simon, MD, 22 years of Yoga studies Hatha, Iyenger and Asthanga, 26 years of self studies in the areas of Nutrition, Body Mechanics and Mind, Body & Spirit , and 28 years of Culinary practice, Food Alchemy, and global food studies. Suzanne has an extensive history of Indigenous studies in Hopi, Mayan, Andean, Tibetan, Hawaiian, Indian and Philippines.

Alyssa Gonzalez, BA

Alyssa Gonzalez, BA

UR Care Coordinator

Alyssa is the UR Care Coordinator in our Eating Disorder Outpatient Department. She developed a passion for psychology in her undergrad and received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. Alyssa has a background in working with college students at her former University and worked as a school-based counselor in Placentia. She began working at Center for Discovery as a counselor at our Lakewood residential location in 2018. While working there she gained insight into the complexity of eating disorders and wanted to learn more. In 2019 she accepted a position to work in the UR department; advocating and ensuring utilization of benefits for our clients. She is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in clinical psychology at Azusa Pacific University and will graduate in May 2020.

Julianna Bohigian, BA

Julianna Bohigian, BA

DIET TECHNICIAN

Julianna grew up in the Central Valley and moved to Southern California for college. Throughout her lifetime, she has been closely knit to her Armenian heritage through involvement of many educational and cultural programs. Julianna graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2018 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Dietetics & Food Administration and Food Science. Since graduating college, she has lived in New York, Texas and California to gain experience in the fields that she loves. Julianna is currently looking to pursue a dietetic internship and become a Registered Dietitian in the near future. She also plans to get her Master’s degree in an emerging field of Nutrition/Dietetics. Julianna has a passion to help others achieve optimal health through lifestyle changes and goal-potential. She love having the opportunities to work on professional teams with like-minded individuals. In her free time, Julianna enjoys going to concerts & museums, running on the beach, trying new restaurants and hanging out with friends & family.

Support Group

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.

NEWPORT BEACH OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

IN-PERSON SERVICES UPDATE: We are resuming in-person programming for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatments. In-person connection is incredibly important to behavioral health treatment and we are eager to provide this support to our patients as they move forward on the road to recovery. We also know that the safety and health of our patients and staff is top priority. See our latest update on steps we are taking to ensure everyone at our facilities are following guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Center for Discovery Newport Beach is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center for male and female clients of all ages and walks of life. This location opened in 2014 and is located in Orange County, California, just minutes from Balboa Island, with convenient access to the 405 freeway and John Wayne airport. 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, clients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities. Discovery’s specialized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Beacon Health Strategies, Cigna/ Great West, Halcyon, Magellan of CA HAI, and UHA. For free insurance verification, click here.

This outpatient eating disorder treatment centers offers a fun and creative atmosphere for all clients during their road to recovery. Art therapy, play therapy and theme days are just some of the approaches to a creative and fun therapy approach. Center for Discovery Newport Beach treatment team has vast experience and is specially-trained to work with eating disorder clients and help them become successful in their recovery journey.

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Support Group

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.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
1000 Quail Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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
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