Paramus, NJ

Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Paramus Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
45 Eisenhower Dr. Ste 250
Paramus, NJ 07652-1416

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 Paramus outpatient is a treatment center located 30 minutes from Manhattan that treats male and female clients of all ages who are in need of eating disorder therapy in an outpatient setting. The Paramus location serves clients in the New York City, northern New Jersey, central New Jersey and Westchester county areas.

The treatment team at Center for Discovery Paramus is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to support trauma recovery and also trained in yoga therapy to support the mind and body connection; both of which are important aspects in eating disorder recovery.

Adults and adolescents participate in separate programs or each to ensure that the treatment is appropriate for each age group. The treatment team always ensures that there are plenty of essential oils, puzzles, art supplies and games so clients can have healthy stress outlets so they can practice positive coping skills during their recovery. Discovery’s specialized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

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Capri Warchol, Psy. D

Capri Warchol, Psy. D

REGIONAL DIRECTOR NORTHEAST OP PROGRAMS

Dr. Capri Warchol is the Regional Director for our Northeast Outpatient Programs at Center For
Discovery Eating Disorder Program. Dr. Warchol joined the Discovery team in 2008 and was
previously Program Director at both the residential and outpatient levels of care within Center For
Discovery Eating Disorder Program. In addition to acting as Regional Director, she is also a Licensed
Clinical Psychologist in New York and Connecticut. She holds both her CEDS Certified Eating Disorder
Specialist and CEDS-S Supervisor designation from the International Association for Eating Disorder
Professionals. Dr. Warchol earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College
and her Master’s degree in Psychology from Long Island University. She completed her Doctor of
Psychology degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where her primary research
focused on the experiences of social comparison in residential treatment settings for females with
eating disorders. Dr. Warchol has over a decade of experience diagnosing and treating eating
disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders, in residential and outpatient
settings.

Dr. Warchol has worked in both clinical and supervisory capacities, providing individual, group,
couples, and family therapy. She practices therapeutically from a client-centered approach with the
belief that each individual is the expert on their own life and has the ability to reach their full
potential. As the Northeast Regional Director, Dr. Warchol believes in creating a safe and
collaborative environment in which every individual has a voice and an opportunity to grow.

Alison Silver, LMHC, CASAC, NCC, ACS

Alison Silver, LMHC, CASAC, NCC, ACS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Alison Silver is Program Director at the Center for Discovery Paramus. Alison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC) as well as Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).

Alison graduated from New York University with a focus in Psychology and Communications. She then went on to earn  her Masters in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling and Loss and Bereavement from Pace University. She also completed a second Masters degree from Mercy College in Elementary Education with a concentration in General Education and Students with Disabilities grades 1 -6.

Alison has 18 years of experience in the field of Mental Health with a specialization in Addiction. She has worked in various settings including school, outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization. She also has considerable experience with public speaking both in classroom presentations and as a guest lecturer for various workshops and hospital settings. Alison was trained in DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT and employs a variety of clinical models based upon the individual needs of the client population. Alison believes in providing a solution focused approach to help clients reach their own path to recovery.

Sarah Davis, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC

Sarah Davis, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sarah Davis is the Assistant Program Director at Center for Discovery Paramus. Sarah previously served as a Primary Therapist for multiple Center for Discovery Eating Disorder outpatient programs. In addition to Sarah’s role as Assistant Program Director, she is an approved EMDR therapist, licensed mental health therapist in multiple states, and a board-certified clinical mental health counselor and nationally certified counselor.

Sarah graduated from Penn State University with a double major in Human Development & Family Studies and Psychology and went on to earn her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. She has extensive experience conducting quantitative research focused on eating disorders and body dissatisfaction and has multiple publications. As an advocate for eating disorders, Sarah has engaged in many outreach and public speaking events with leaders in the field. She presently assists with a national eating disorder scholarship foundation and is an active member of the international association for eating disorder professionals.

Sarah has experience working with clients at various stages of their healing journeys in both residential and outpatient settings. Sarah also has experience with a broad range of mental health issues and has provided clinical services in numerous settings. Sarah was trained using a trauma-focused approach and employs a variety of clinical modalities based upon the individual needs of each client. Sarah believes in providing a genuine and compassionate environment to facilitate clients’ recovery.

Tara Abish

Tara Abish

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Tara Abish is a Registered Dietitian at the Center for Discovery Outpatient Facility in Paramus. Tara received her Bachelors of Science Majoring in Food and Nutrition from The University of Alabama Distance Program. She is an accredited member of both the CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration), as well as the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, as well as the CDR.

Tara prides herself in using a client-centered approach to nutrition therapy; providing her clients with individualized meal plans and personalized nutrition counseling. Tara also practices Exposure Response Therapy that is specific to the client’s unique lifestyle and needs.

Breana Penzenik

Breana Penzenik

DIET TECHNICIAN

Breana Penzenik is a Diet Technician at Center for Discovery. She recently received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Dietetics. She is looking forward to starting the Dietetic Internship this upcoming year to continue her career and become a Registered Dietitian.

Breana is thrilled to begin her dietetic career with Center for Discovery in Paramus. She thoroughly enjoys working hands-on with clients in the various nutrition groups, including kitchen, intuitive eating and menu planning. She has a passion for helping others find joy in cooking and the eating experience. She can’t wait to put her nutrition knowledge and skills into practice to help clients view nutrition in a new light. Breana is excited to help educate and support each client on their personal journey to recovery.

Nicolette Bernabeu

Nicolette Bernabeu

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Nicolette Bernabeu is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She graduated from Marywood
University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. After graduation, she
then became a Dietetic Technician. Nicolette completed her dietetic internship through
Marywood University’s distance internship program whose concentration was health
promotion and wellness. Nicolette is an active member of both the Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics and New Jersey’s Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Nicolette is excited
to be able to her share passion for nutrition here at Center for Discovery.

Mia Wolinsky-Zazon, RD

Mia Wolinsky-Zazon, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Mia Wolinsky-Zazon is a Registered Dietitian at Center For Discovery Eating Disorder Program Paramus Outpatient Program.  Mia earned her Bachelor’s degree in nutrition at Marymount College, Fordham University. Mia completed her dietetic internship at the University of Delaware and went on to receive her Master’s degree in nutrition from the College of St. Elizabeth. Mia has a decade of experience in managing corporate wellness programs and working as a clinical dietitian in outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings with diverse populations.

In addition to her nutrition background, Mia is also a Registered Yoga Teacher.  Mia found practicing yoga to be a powerful tool for clients managing stress and believes that incorporating yoga into counseling helps clients gain confidence and comfort in their authentic selves.

Mia is thrilled to be part of the Center for Discovery Paramus team as a dietitian.

Samantha Kral

Samantha Kral

FACILITY COORDINATOR

Samantha Kral earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences with a concentration in Dietetics from Rutgers University. Prior to working for Center for Discovery, she worked in dietary as a dining coordinator in a hospital setting. Samantha has years of experience in providing quality care to patients and has worked with individuals suffering from eating disorders as well.

As the Facility Coordinator, Samantha handles daily operations in the outpatient program and is very passionate about promoting a healthy life mentally and physically. Samantha loves lending a helping hand and looks forward to growing even further with Center For Discovery Eating Disorder Program in the future.

Amy Consovoy, LPC, LCADC, NCC

Amy Consovoy, LPC, LCADC, NCC

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Amy is a Program Therapist at Center for Discovery in both Paramus and Bridgewater, NJ. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Stockton University. Amy later discovered her passion for clinical practice and decided to pursue her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. Amy is dually licensed as a Professional Counselor and a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey. She is also recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor and is an active member of the American Counseling Association.

Amy began her journey as a therapist in 2009 and has acquired experience working in a variety of clinical settings. She has worked as an Intake Specialist, assisting members of her community to attain placement in detox, residential, and outpatient behavioral health programs. Amy has also worked extensively as a group counselor in a range of clinical settings, including Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient. Amy enjoys working with both adults and adolescents recovering from a range of mental health conditions and behavioral addictions and is trained in a variety of behavioral and supportive strategies to help meet the needs of her clients. Amy strives to create a supportive, compassionate environment to cultivate hope and facilitate positive change.

Lucy

Lucy

THERAPY DOG

Lucy is a part-time certified therapy dog at Center for Discovery Paramus. Lucy’s affectionate and friendly demeanor provides a sense of comfort for both clients and staff alike. While Lucy is enthusiastic and full of energy, she has an overarching calm temperament that delivers a sense of ease and creates a welcoming atmosphere. Lucy is thrilled to be a part of the Center for Discovery team and is honored to be a part of each client’s recovery journey!

Cara Cuccinello

Cara Cuccinello

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Cara Cuccinello is a Primary Therapist at Center for Discovery, Paramus. Cara earned her Bachelor’s degree majoring in Psychology, minoring in Sociology from Rutgers University. Following that, she earned a Master’s degree from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, specializing in clinical practice, with emphasis in mental and behavioral health. During her education she had an opportunity to grow her skill working in the areas of social-emotional development, behavioral healthcare, and eating disorder populations.

Cara has experience with the eating disorder population in various settings including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. She aims to provide clients with the calm and validating atmosphere needed for a positive therapeutic relationship and to promote change. Cara engages clients in a variety of ways best suited to one’s unique needs, but consistently incorporates lessons of acceptance, self-awareness, and skills to live an emotionally balanced lifestyle. It is important to Cara that her clients feel heard, valued, and safe to explore and express themselves. She hopes her clients conclude their treatment having developed a sense of confidence and resilience, identifying more closely with their healthy-self than with the eating disorder, and excited to experience the true joy of recovery.

Christine Paparozzi

Christine Paparozzi

REGISTERED NURSE

Christine Paparozzi is a Registered Nurse who graduated from Jersey City
University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Christine went on to receive her
Master’s degree in Nursing Education from Western Governors University, where
she created an educational module focused on nutrition for her capstone project.

Christine has many years of experience in nursing with various populations. In addition to her role at
Center for Discovery, Christine is employed as a Certified School Nurse at a high school and has additionally
worked as a home care nurse for many years. She has previously worked as a hospital staff nurse in
a step-down medical surgical unit and enjoyed collaborating with Physical and
Respiratory Therapists.

Christine is enthusiastic about nursing is very excited to be part of the Center for Discovery team as a
Registered Nurse.

Jenna Park

Jenna Park

ART THERAPIST

Jenna Park is a part time Therapist and Art Therapist at Center For Discovery. Jenna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Caldwell University with a double major in psychology and art. Jenna went on to achieve her Masters from Caldwell University in mental health counseling with a specialization in art therapy. Throughout her internship and professional endeavors, Jenna has had experience with a variety of populations in outpatient, inpatient, home, and rehabilitation environments.

Jenna is pursuing her Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist credentials. Jenna uses a client centered, psychodynamic treatment approach, empowering clients to recognize their own strengths, patterns of behavior, and solutions. Jenna aims to help clients understand how underlying emotions contribute to interpersonal experiences and relationships to facilitate understanding of the self and increase insight. As both an Art therapist and a Counselor, Jenna believes in the innate healing and communicative properties of art making. Jenna aims to infuse the traditional therapy modalities with the creative process to provide an immersive, comprehensive counseling experience.

Cathy Lane

Cathy Lane

CLINICAL OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

Cathy Lane joins Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program as the Clinical Outreach Representative for New Jersey. She has dedicated the entirety of her professional career to the treatment of eating disorders, having held leadership positions in admissions and outreach over the past decade. Cathy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies from The College of New Jersey.

With a caring, patient heart and detail-oriented mind, Cathy’s goal is to create a path to recovery for those struggling with eating disorders by sharing what makes our Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program programs unique and assuring access to these services is as seamless as possible for the members of our community.

Cathy proudly lives near our beautiful New Jersey beaches with her husband and two boys, and enjoys crocheting, camping, and making sure each day includes a little bit of sunshine.

PARAMUS OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery Paramus outpatient is a treatment center located 30 minutes from Manhattan that treats male and female clients of all ages who are in need of eating disorder therapy in an outpatient setting. The Paramus location serves clients in the New York City, northern New Jersey, central New Jersey and Westchester county areas.

The treatment team at Center for Discovery Paramus is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to support trauma recovery and also trained in yoga therapy to support the mind and body connection; both of which are important aspects in eating disorder recovery.

Adults and adolescents participate in separate programs or each to ensure that the treatment is appropriate for each age group. The treatment team always ensures that there are plenty of essential oils, puzzles, art supplies and games so clients can have healthy stress outlets so they can practice positive coping skills during their recovery. Discovery’s specialized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
  • Orthorexia Nervosa
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders
  • Co-Occurring Disorders with Eating Disorders

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CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
45 Eisenhower Dr. Ste 250
Paramus, NJ 07652-1416

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