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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

GET IN TOUCH CALL 866.482.3876

GET HELP

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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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. Treatment modalities we offer include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, clients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities. Discovery’s specialized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Aetna/Shaller Anderson/GHC/First Health/Auto/WorkersComp, Avante, Cigna/ Great West, Halcyon, and MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC). Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

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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Julia Brochstein, LMFT

Julia Brochstein, LMFT

Assistant Program Director

Julia is a Licensed 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 San Diego. She is currently working on completing her professional certification in Eating and Weight Disorders at the University of California at Berkeley.

Jamie Ascanio, AMFT

Jamie Ascanio, AMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

I am currently a Primary Therapist OP. I have received my Bachelor’s degree at San Jose State University majoring in Psychology. I have also received my Master’s degree at San Jose State University in Clinical Psychology.  My previous employment included working with children between 4 – 16 years old with Autism through applied behavioral analysis (ABA). I also have experience providing school-based therapy services for elementary-aged children with prominent trauma, depression, and anxiety. As a therapist, I actively advocate for evidence-based practices in order to provide the most scientific and up to date treatment options available. My favorite aspect of working for Center For Discovery is the small size of clients we are able to offer services to. The small size allows us to provide the most individualized and focused treatment plan for each client possible. Some of my favorite things to do are going to the beach and taking adventurous hikes alongside California’s beautiful coast!

Jaclyn Lee, AMFT

Jaclyn Lee, AMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Received a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology From California Institute of Integral Studies. Previously was hired as a Primary Therapist at Casa Serena Eating Disorder Treatment Center. I love working at Center For Discovery for two main reasons. Firstly, I love working with our clients. I love getting an opportunity to help people in a time when they really need it, I love getting to show up for them, and help guide them to a place of more security and peace. Secondly, I love that we are a community here. We are a community as staff and a community as staff and clients put together. I love that. In my free time I love being with my kids, making art, and being outside as much as possible.

Karmen Fluker, AMFT

Karmen Fluker, AMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

I received my B.A. in Psychology from UC Davis and M.A in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. Prior to working for Center for Discovery, I worked with youth who were impacted by the foster care system and struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. I have also worked in a private practice with teens, families and couples as well as provided school based mental health counseling to children. I love seeing the bravery in the client’s here. Clients constantly challenge themselves to learn and grow, and I love seeing them go through the process of self-discovery. They are incredibly resilient! I love spending time with my husband, family, and dog, enjoying the outdoors and traveling as often as possible!

Kaitlin Saulter, RD

Kaitlin Saulter, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

I received my Undergraduate BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Maine, Dietetic Internship with Advent Health Orlando. Previously, I was a day camp counselor throughout high school; volunteer for Second Harvest food Bank (2019 in Orlando) and Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Meals on Wheels (2017-2018); Catering Associate at St Joseph’s Hospital (2016 -2017); Dietitian at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and SunnyView Retirement community (2019-2020). I love the challenge of working with those with Eating Disorders, and the moments of reward that come with it. My coworkers are extremely team-oriented, they care so much about each and every patient, but also care about each other’s well being. The sense of community in our milieu makes me excited to travel to work each morning. I love my job and the people I am surrounded by! Outside of work I love exploring the outdoors: skiing, hiking, backpacking; I love to travel, whether domestically or abroad, and I especially love exploring new food options in the places that I travel!

Kellie Cheves, RDN

Kellie Cheves, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Kellie Cheves is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist passionate about working in the field of eating disorders with experience working with adults, adolescents, and their families. 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. Through compassion, creativity, and patience she works with clients to achieve their individual recovery. In addition, Kellie works with clients to deconstruct myths in the health industry and increase client’s body acceptance.

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.

Heather specializes in nutrition therapy for eating disorders and disordered eating. She 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.

Angelea Eaton

Angelea Eaton

MILIEU MANAGER & COUNSELOR

I received my undergraduate degree in Political Science at Sonoma State University. I am currently working towards receiving my MS in Marriage and Family Therapy to become a licensed therapist. Prior to working at Center For Discovery, I managed a ranch in Pleasanton and worked as an Equestrian Guide in Bodega Bay. I volunteered with Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department in 2016, worked as a Sexual Assault Advocate at Sonoma State (2017-2019), and was a Peer Advocate at Foothill High School here in Pleasanton. My favorite aspect of working for Center For Discovery is watching clients progress and put in endless work to overcome their disorder. Being in any sort of treatment facility takes courage and resilience. I admire their bravery, their resilience, and their work ethic towards recovery. My number one goal is to create a welcoming environment for all clients that are in our program, giving them space to be who they are and allowing them to take up space within our facility. Outside of work, I love outdoor activities, spending time along the coast of California, creating art, riding horses, and spending quality time with supportive, positive people!

Geeta Kerawalla

Geeta Kerawalla

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Geeta received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from CSUEB and her PPSC from SFSU. Before coming to Center For Discovery, Geeta worked as a Therapist at Casa Serena Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Behavioral Health Specialist at MDUSD Alliance Program, Parenting Program Director and Behaviorist for TBS at Family Stress Center. I have extensive experience working with at-risk youth and their families in a variety of settings.  “I have always enjoyed working with a team and supporting clients in a milieu. I find great value in learning together and using each other’s experiences to shape our own. Being a witness to our clients’ recovery journeys is a profound and beautiful experience. I am an avid reader and documentary watcher. Being amongst trees and music bring me joy. I am a forever learner. I spend most of my free time with my husband and children who are my greatest teachers.

Adrian Fuentes

Adrian Fuentes

DIET TECHNICIAN

Adrian received his Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science/Applied Nutrition from San José State University. Prior to Adrian joining Center For Discovery, he was a Diet Aide/Lead at the Stanford Athletics Department at Stanford University specializing in providing athletes education and nutrition based on individual needs. “I love working at Center For Discovery because I know I will be having a positive impact and helping people cope with whatever they may be going through in life. I know I can do my best in providing them the care, comfort, and education that may possibly change their life for the better. Also being a part of this community of caring staff and clients makes it all so great.  Outside of work, I love sports. In my free time, I love to stay active and play my favorite sport – soccer.

Lynnetta Hawkins

Lynnetta Hawkins

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Nichole Hawkins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Prior to joining Center for Discovery, she worked with severely mentally ill and suicidal clients in crisis settings for 7 years.  She has worked with clients in 24-hour services (crisis), intensive outpatient treatment, as well as a busy 24-hour crisis stabilization unit — this was a locked unit in which she administered the first 24-hours of 72 hour psychiatric hold. Throughout her career she attained leadership roles within multidisciplinary teams.

Nichole is excited to work with clients and their families at Center for Discovery in Pleasanton, California. Driven by an intense passion for behavioral health, she is inspired by working closely with clients and their families in a high-level care setting. Nichole is committed to providing the empathetic and compassionate care necessary to motivate, and guide positive life changes.

Nichole graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2008, and was awarded her Master’s Degree in Counseling in 2012 from the University of Phoenix.

Support Group

This location provides free in person eating disorder support groups on Thursdays 7:00PM. We also have a handful of free online support groups. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

PLEASANTON OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

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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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. Treatment modalities we offer include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, clients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities. Discovery’s specialized Binge Eating Disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Aetna/Shaller Anderson/GHC/First Health/Auto/WorkersComp, Avante, Cigna/ Great West, Halcyon, and MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC). Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

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.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Support Group

This location provides free in person eating disorder support groups on Thursdays 7:00PM. We also have a handful of free online support groups. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

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
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