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Pleasanton, CA

Pleasanton Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
5075 Hopyard Road, Suite 120
Pleasanton, CA 94588-2797

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 Pleasanton is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center offering partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy to male and female clients of all ages. This San Francisco Bay area location opened in 2016 and the staff have many years of experience working with clients and their families who are struggling with an eating disorder. The treatment team also has extensive experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, and addiction counseling, which can be closely tied to eating disorders. The Pleasanton outpatient eating disorder provides art therapy and many different forms of expressive therapy.

Conveniently located off the 580 freeway in the Bay Area with easy access to public transportation, the Pleasanton facility is surrounded by eight other Center for Discovery residential eating disorder and mental health facilities for all continuity of care needs. The central location of this facility makes for a quick beautiful scenic commute from surrounding cities, such as San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Dublin and Livermore.

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Leslie Summerfield

Leslie Summerfield

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Leslie is a licensed psychotherapist that has been working with individuals and families since 2011. Prior to working at The Center For Discovery, she worked at Casa Serena, an intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. Leslie brings a unique perspective to her counseling clients – with a deep background in human resources and organizational development, she is able to quickly identify concerns, issues, and an effective path forward for her clients. Leslie also brings warmth and compassion to her therapy work that puts clients at ease and encourages them to share often-difficult situations.

Leslie has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from UCLA, a Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Clara.

Erin Osanna-Barba

Erin Osanna-Barba

PRIMARY THERAPIST & ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Erin comes to Center For Discovery with over 21 years’ experience in crisis intervention and interpersonal violence/trauma. She is currently a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with the California State Board of Behavioral Science. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from San Jose State University. She has been certified in California as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor since 1996. She holds certificates in both beginning and advanced Victim Advocacy from the State of California. She also received Crisis Response certification by the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) in 2001. During her career, she has provided multiple training on trauma-informed and crisis response for law enforcement, students, advocates, and community organizations. She served as a panel member at a conference on hate crimes at UC Hastings School of Law and contributed to the first community resource manual for response to these crimes, published by the National Center for Transgender Equality. In 2019, she was certified as an expert witness in domestic violence by Contra Costa County Superior Court. 

Because of her extensive experience working with clients suffering from trauma and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression with self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, and suicide ideation, Erin is adapt at quickly assessing a situation and responding effectively. She utilizes a trauma-informed lens and active and reflective listening to develop a rapport and create a safe space for clients. Erin’s therapeutic approach is strengths-based, meeting the client where he/she/they are at. She is passionate about providing empathetic support to clients in their journey towards recovery. As a psycho-therapist, she uses a family systems and humanistic perspective and utilizes various therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. She encourages collaboration with the client in the treatment planning process and goal-setting. She excels at skill building group work with clients in helping them to develop resiliency, healthy boundaries, and effective communication. She has been trained in conflict resolution and excels at family support sessions where she can utilize her experience with mediation and communication with families. She is compassionate, warm, understanding, engaging, and has a great sense of humor. 

In addition to her work at Center for Discovery, Erin is a Faculty Field Liaison working with graduate of social work students at San Jose State University. When she is not working, Erin loves to travel, do yoga, read, hike, cook, plan events, and host gatherings at home.  

Dr. Indra Singh, MD

Dr. Indra Singh, MD

PROGRAM PSYCHIATRIST
Heather Hohl

Heather Hohl

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Heather Hohl RDN received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Oklahoma where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. Her experience in long-term care and dialysis has given her the tools to develop individualized nutrition interventions specific to each client. Heather is an ambassador of the All Foods Fit philosophy and believes that through education, counseling, support and creativity that everyone can find their own path to recovery. She works with both adolescent and adult clients on setting and achieving their individual goals while focusing on the principles of intuitive eating.

Kellie Cheves

Kellie Cheves

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Kellie Cheves is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist passionate about working in the field of eating disorders. Kellie received her Bachelor’s of Food’s and Nutrition at San Diego State University and earned Magna Cum Laude status upon graduation. After earning her degree, Kellie completed her Dietetic Internship at Golden Gate Dietetics in Napa Ca. She enjoys working with clients and families to repair their relationship with food utilizing Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating principles. Her approach with clients is an individualized health plan combined with a weight-neutral approach in order to develop positive relationships with food, movement, and his/her body.

Julia Brochstein

Julia Brochstein

PRIMARY THERAPIST
Julia is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with people who struggle with Eating Disorders at the Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient levels of care. Prior to joining Center For Discovery, Julia worked with child, adolescent, and adult victims of trauma and family violence at a non-profit agency in the Bay Area. Julia was drawn to work with people who struggle with Eating Disorders by her passion for recovery. She brings this dedication to her work with clients and their families at Center For Discovery. Julia approaches the therapeutic relationship from a trauma-informed, Humanistic perspective, and strives to help clients explore their authentic selves and full potential. 
 
Julia obtained her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis, and her Masters degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Scripps Ranch, San Diego. She is currently working on completing her professional certification in Eating and Weight Disorders at the University of California at Berkeley. 

PLEASANTON OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center for Discovery Pleasanton is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center offering partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy to male and female clients of all ages. This San Francisco Bay area location opened in 2016 and the staff have many years of experience working with clients and their families who are struggling with an eating disorder. The treatment team also has extensive experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, and addiction counseling, which can be closely tied to eating disorders. The Pleasanton outpatient eating disorder provides art therapy and many different forms of expressive therapy.

Conveniently located off the 580 freeway in the Bay Area with easy access to public transportation, the Pleasanton facility is surrounded by eight other Center for Discovery residential eating disorder and mental health facilities for all continuity of care needs. The central location of this facility makes for a quick beautiful scenic commute from surrounding cities, such as San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Dublin and Livermore.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
5075 Hopyard Road, Suite 120
Pleasanton, CA 94588-2797

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