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PALM BEACH OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

North Palm Beach, FL

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Since 2016, Center for Discovery North Palm Beach outpatient treatment has patients of all genders and ages who are struggling with an eating disorder, with or without a mental health disorder (for primary mental health treatment, visit our Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program page). This facility has programming for adolescent and adult patients to provide the best individualized, age-appropriate care. Staff members at this facility are grounded in body image and personal identity work. Members of the treatment team have unique experience in all levels of care, aiding the support for patients to help them obtain the appropriate level of care.

Our unique dietary program is rooted in the dietary philosophy of All Foods Fit, Health at Every Size® (HAES), Intuitive Eating and exposure & response prevention (ERP) techniques. Each patient gains hands-on food preparation experience while meeting his or her individual dietary needs.

The facility is conveniently located near interstate 95 in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with close proximity to the West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale airports, respectively. Treatment modalities we offer include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)exposure & response prevention (ERP), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Our co-occurring disorder facility has eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)-trained therapists onsite. In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, patients can put “joyful” back into movement through various activities.

We also see family as a meaningful part of the healing process. This eating disorder treatment facility strongly supports family involvement in the treatment process and holds family nights to involve loved ones so participation is enhanced for the patients.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Aetna/Shaller Anderson/GHC, Employee Health Network (EHN), Fortified Provider Network (FPN), Humana (Life Sync) and MHN. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

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MEET THE TEAM

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Erica Waldron, MS, LMHC

Assistant Program Director

Kate Smith, LCSW, LICSW

Primary Therapist

Sydney Reese, M.A., RMHCI

PSYCHIATRIST

Tasmina Shiekh, MD

Milieu Manager

Ashley Tormey-Miller

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jessica Montoya, MS

Dietitian

Amanda Casteel, RD

Intake Coordinator

Ashley Kaufman, M.A., RMHCI

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Erica Waldron, MS, LMHC

Erica Waldron joined Center for Discovery in early 2019 as the Assistant Program Director and in May 2020 became the Program Director.  She is a Florida Licensed Mental Health counselor (LMHC) with 10 years of counseling and Eating Disorder experience.  Throughout her life, Erica has been passionate about helping others and feels fortunate enough to have made a career out of it 

Erica received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and graduated with her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University.  While at PBAU Erica counseled undergraduate students at the university’s counseling center.  During her Master’s Degree, Erica also trained and worked with women who struggled with various Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders.  She has extensive experience working with male and female adults and adolescents, couples, and families who are struggling with anxiety disorders. Depression, co-dependency, addictions, trauma, and eating disorders.

Erica is currently on the Board of Directors for The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness.  She strives to create a comfortable, secure, judgement free space where patients can share, gain a new understanding of themselves, and find balance that is missing in their lives.  She encourages her patients to plant themselves where they want to bloom.  

Assistant Program Director

Kate Smith, LCSW, LICSW

Kate is a licensed professional and has worked in the mental health and substance use disorder fields for over 10 years. Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida Atlantic University, graduating magna cum laude from her class. She attained her master’s degree in social work (MSW) at Barry University in an accelerated program. She is currently obtaining her doctorate in social work. She has served as a therapist and supervisor in clinical programs for inpatient and outpatient services, as well as acute and sub-acute programs for substance abuse, mental health and dual diagnosis. Kate has experience as a supervisor, consultant, speaker and administrator. Kate believes that by offering a consistent quality of care to both the patients and families she serves, it makes the outcome much greater for success. Kate believes in the importance of the family in the recovery process and Discovery’s commitment to supporting the family throughout the treatment process.

Primary Therapist

Sydney Reese, M.A., RMHCI

Sydney is a registered mental health counselor intern. She graduated from Liberty University with her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Sydney has worked with people from different backgrounds and age groups, in community mental health and in the field of eating disorders. Sydney enjoys working with families to provide education and explore how family dynamics can affect the patient’s eating disorder. She uses acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectical behavior therapy with patients as they explore trauma, anxiety, depression and other disorders, and how these mental health issues are connected to their eating disorder. Additionally, Sydney is working on becoming a certified eating disorders specialist. When she is not at work, Sydney can be found hanging out with her goldendoodle, Spencer, and teaching herself how to rollerblade.

PSYCHIATRIST

Tasmina Shiekh, MD

Dr. Tasmina Sheikh is the psychiatrist at Center for Discovery in North Palm Beach treating both adolescents and adults, as well as their families, impacted by mental health, eating disorders, and substance abuse issues. Dr. Sheikh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Sheikh brings 20 years of experience in psychiatric medicine through various distinguished institutions in both public and private clinical settings. She opened her private solo practice in 2003 and continues to proudly practice psychiatric medicine in Jupiter, Florida.

Milieu Manager

Ashley Tormey-Miller

Ashley has been working in the treatment industry for several years now. She started out as a program coordinator at a substance abuse facility and decided that she wanted to turn her drive for helping people into a career. Ashley practices mindfulness in her daily life and believes in creating a welcoming and open environment where all patients feel safe and cared for. Ashley is currently applying for the nursing program at Palm Beach State College and has completed her AS in business prior to moving to Florida from New Jersey about 10 years ago. When Ashley isn’t working, you can find her spending time with her three dogs (and two cats), playing the harp or gardening outside.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jessica Montoya, MS

Jessica Montoya is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Jessica has experience working with clients of all ages in the field of eating disorders, substance use and trauma. Jessica uses an explorative and creative approach with her clients, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She is driven to help clients gain back their autonomy throughout treatment, and enjoys working collaboratively with clients’ families. Jessica has a passion for culture and learning how an individual’s background has an impact on their eating disorder and mental health. One of Jessica’s career goals is to obtain her certification as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. Jessica values community involvement and volunteers for the Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness in West Palm Beach. Jessica is bilingual in Spanish and English, and in her spare she can be found surfing, fishing, diving, or riding motorcycles with her friends and family.     

Dietitian

Amanda Casteel, RD

Amanda is a registered and licensed dietitian. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming and completed her dietetic internship in Wyoming through a distance program at Meredith College. Amanda has worked with eating disorders in all levels of care including residential through outpatient. Amanda’s passion for treating eating disorders manifested when she was treating patients at the inpatient level for the medical complications of eating disorders. Amanda wanted to treat the root of these issues, which led her to seek out a position that helps those in need. Amanda’s nutrition philosophies include Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size® and All Foods Fit. Amanda is dedicated to helping people make peace with all foods and rediscover the joy within eating.

Intake Coordinator

Ashley Kaufman, M.A., RMHCI

Ashley joined Center for Discovery in April 2020. Ashley earned her master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Lynn University. She has also completed level III training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2015. Her therapy approach is to provide a safe space where her patients can foster an honest and collaborative therapeutic relationship to promote healing and pursue balanced wellness. During her master’s degree, Ashley trained and worked with all genders who struggled with substance use and co-occurring disorders. She has a sincere commitment to helping others by providing services to adults and adolescents wrestling with eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, depression and emotional dysregulation. Ashley has experience working in a residential, partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care.

Ashley is continually pursuing personal growth through self-study, conferences and educational literature. She is currently a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Counselor Education and Supervision, Southern Florida Counseling Association (SACES), and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp). She wants her patients to understand this, in the words of Brené Brown: “We do not have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”

Support Group

The Support in Recovery group is for those who are in treatment, in recovery or who have not yet sought help. We also have a group for family and friends.

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Support in Recovery (SIR)
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Family/Friends Support Group
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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COVID-19 Update: Online telehealth is offered for intensive outpatient treatment as an option to patients living in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas.

In-person intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization is also offered at this location. Residential treatment continues to be offered at our residential facilities for individuals in need of a higher level of care. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

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