Center for Discovery Plano is a treatment center for for all genders between the ages of 9-18 who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Center for Discovery Plano opened in 2015 on beautiful estate-like home in the Willow Bend neighborhood of Plano, Texas. It is a serene and supportive environment for our clients to engage in difficult and life-changing work
The Plano staff is specially-trained to work with young clients across the gender spectrum, including two CEDS certified therapists, who utilize a broad range of therapies. Therapists provide dialectal behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) while also engaging the patients in mindful movement and yoga in a beautiful outside space. In addition, we also provide a specialized binge eating treatment program called Path to Peace.
The Plano eating disorder treatment center also provides continuing education to patients so they do not fall behind in their studies while in treatment. Family members are an integral part of recovery. Therapeutic, educational and family visitation opportunities throughout their child’s stay.
For insurances this location specifically accepts, insurances we accept include, but not limited to, Blue Shield Blue Cross (BSBC), Beacon, HealthNet, Humana, Optum and Tricare. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
MEET THE TEAM
Nicholas Ciancioso, M.A
Nicholas Ciancioso has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida, and a master’s degree in counselor education from The University of Central Florida. Nicholas’ interests include: playing and watching sports, going to the dog park, traveling, and playing video games. A lifelong Florida native, Nicholas is now branching out into Texas and is excited about the opportunity for growth.
Nicholas first discovered his passion for helping others during his volunteer experience at the Alachua County Crisis Center, where he assisted in operating a 1-800-SUICIDE hotline. Since that experience, He has also worked with: college students, children in the foster care system, incarcerated teenage males, adults with severe mood/psychotic disorders, and adults with substance abuse issues. Nicholas has worked with residential, partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. He is now working as the program director of Center for Discovery’s RTC Dallas program where he is motivated to help his team reach their potential as professionals, and ultimately provide the best care possible for the center’s clients.
Jessie Hall, LPC-A
Jessie Hall is a Primary Therapist at Center for Discovery in Plano, Texas, where she treats adolescents and families who have been impacted by eating disorders. Jessie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Laura Pace, Ph. D., LPC-S. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Methodist University. Jessie has experience treating clients struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, and grief through individual, family, and group counseling. Jessie applies a collaborative approach to empower clients to honor their emotions, use their strengths, and recognize their ability to overcome challenges and make positive changes.
Kristine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Texas Christian University. Kristine worked for five years in South Africa and Ghana in a variety of settings, including at schools and in an orphanage. After returning to the US, Kristine worked at a non-profit serving local children for five years. Kristine started with Center for Discovery in 2019 as an ED tech and a diet tech and now is supporting patients and staff in her role as Milieu Manager. Outside of work, Kristine enjoys spending time with friends, volunteering at an animal shelter, and participating in obscure sports.
Brooke Pylant, MA, RD, LD
Brooke is a registered dietitian treating adolescents with eating disorders. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Oklahoma State University and Master’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Brooke worked in pediatric clinical nutrition prior to finding a home as a dietitian at Center for Discovery Plano, giving her a diverse range of experience and expertise. Brooke is passionate about teaching others the importance of nourishing the body through food utilizing an all foods fit approach while meeting her patients where they are at in their recovery journey. In her spare time, you can find her playing volleyball, spending time with her dalmatian Ryder, traveling to hike new trails, and exploring local restaurants.
Kayann Richards MFT-A
Kayann Richards is an associate licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Center For Discovery. Kayann is a former division 1 Track and Field athlete, who earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of Miami where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Development and master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kayann has over 6 yeas experience with the eating disorder population in various settings including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. Kayann prides herself on creating a judgment free environment and utilizing humor when appropriate. Kayann looks forward to supporting patients as they work towards recovery.
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*
“Our experience at Center for Discovery was top notch. We are incredibly grateful to them for not only their professionalism, but their knowledge as well as compassion for our daughter and family.” – Sarah S., parent of CFD alumni
“This experience was life-changing.” – Mave C., former patient at CFD
*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).