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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

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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. 

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

Rachel Dore, Psy.D

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dr. Rachel Dore is a scholar-practitioner and licensed Clinical Psychologist. 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’s areas of clinical scholarship and expertise include: applied psychology, psychological assessment, and evidence-informed intervention.

Dr. Dore’s previous professional activity includes distinguished clinical leadership, training, and program implementation at a renowned 58-bed Eating Disorder residential treatment facility. She has been recognized for the creativity she brings to the development and oversight of core curriculum and specialty programming initiatives. 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. She has provided Expert Supervision and training to affiliated outpatient facilities across the East Coast to promote best practice and quality of care.

Dr. Dore infuses her prowess in evidence-based practice into her clinical work. She has experience in treating dual-diagnoses clients, mood disorders, and trauma. Dr. Dore’s theoretical orientation is an eclectic blend of principles from CBT, DBT, ACT, Emotion-Focused-Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Relational Cultural Therapy. 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. Happily settled on the West Coast, Dr. Dore joins the Center for Discovery Team as the proud Program Director of the Newport Beach facility.

Megan Bonynge, LMFT, APCC

Megan Bonynge, LMFT, APCC

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Megan graduated from Cal State Fullerton with her Masters of Science in Counseling, and was the recipient of the department’s “Excellence as a Counselor” award for her graduating class. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (vocal performance). Megan is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is excited to bring her expertise to Newport.

Megan’s experience includes treating eating disorders at the residential level of care, treating trauma, anxiety, depression, dissociation, and psychosis at the outpatient level of care, working with juvenile offenders in juvenile hall, and working in community mental health addressing a wide range of concerns with a diverse population.

Megan’s therapeutic style is authentic, genuine, and highly client-centered. She strives each session to meet her clients wherever they are in the moment to provide quality, individualized, and intentional care. Megan combines humor, compassion, empathy, and clinical skill to create a therapeutic environment in which her clients feel safe enough to heal.

Stacey Rombough, RD

Stacey Rombough, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Stacey Rombough joined the Center For Discovery team in January 2010 as diet tech 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.

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. Jorydn is quite the baker and has been known to surprise the team with freshly-baked goods!

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.

Kali Gilday, BS

Kali Gilday, BS

DIET TECHNICIAN

Kali received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2016 from California State University, Long Beach, and intends on pursuing her RD license in the near future. She is currently pursuing her Lactation Consultant certification to become an IBCLC and has dreams of working in the NICU as an RD Lactation Consultant.

As the newest member to the Newport team, Kali’s positive attitude and infectious energy make her not only a fabulous co-worker but also a wonderful support to our clients. Kali is warm, eager to learn, and has team spirit! Kali is dedicated to supporting the dietary program in delivering quality care.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, and running. Kali has a passion for helping others build a healthy lifestyle and is thrilled to be a part of the Center For Discovery team.

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.

Lexi Risner, LMFT

Lexi Risner, LMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Lexi Risner is a Marriage and Family Therapist, and began working at Center for Discovery in 2016 at the Newport Beach location. Lexi is the primary therapist at this location, and works hard supporting her team and her clients with her bright and contagious energy. Lexi obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Chapman University. Prior to joining the team at CFD Newport, Lexi worked as a Primary Therapist at a residential eating disorder treatment facility in Philadelphia, PA. Lexi has also worked as a School-Based Counselor with the Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove, providing in-school counseling to elementary school children and their families. Lexi is passionate about advocating for her clients, and she believes in supporting the family system as a whole during the recovery journey.

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.

Angela Bain

Angela Bain

FACILITY COORDINATOR

Angela Bain joins the Center for Discovery team from Dallas, Texas. She studied Psychology at Texas Southern University. Her compassion for others sparked her interest in pursuing a career as a Healthcare Professional; Angela’s previous experience includes administration and management work at an outpatient rehabilitation facility. Angela has a can-do attitude and passionate work ethic that allows her to effortlessly support the Newport Beach Outpatient team with grace and a contagious zest for life.  In her free time, Angela loves to travel, cook and relax on the beach with a good book.

Amy Meadows, MA

Amy Meadows, MA

COUNSELOR

Amy M. Meadows 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 extremely 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

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

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.

Joshua Lecker, BA

Joshua Lecker, BA

UTILIZATION REVIEW MANAGER- OUTPATIENT DIVISION

Joshua has a background in mental health, substance abuse, and eating disorder treatment. He has worked at all levels of care including detox, residential and outpatient. Joshua has worked as a treatment technician, case manager, and program manager. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in human development from Vanguard University and is currently obtaining his master’s degree at Hope International University for Clinical Counseling.

Joshua oversees all Utilization Review for both eating disorder and mental health outpatient facilities. He prides himself in his ability to advocate and ensure utilization of benefits to the fullest extent possible.

NEWPORT BEACH OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

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. 

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.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

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