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Portland, OR

Portland Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
13221 SW 68th Parkway
Ste 440
Portland, OR 97223-8659

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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IN-PERSON SERVICES UPDATE: We are resuming in-person programming for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatments. In-person connection is incredibly important to behavioral health treatment and we are eager to provide this support to our patients as they move forward on the road to recovery. We also know that the safety and health of our patients and staff is top priority. See our latest update on steps we are taking to ensure everyone at our facilities are following guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Center for Discovery Portland is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center providing care to adult clients of all genders. This outpatient eating disorder treatment center opened in September 2016 with a specially-trained staff of experts, including extensive experience in trauma-informed treatment as well as DBT, exposure therapy, and mindfulness.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Cigna / Great West, Humana (Life Sync), Kaiser (Portland), MODA, and Optum BH (Including PBH and UBH). Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

This facility is unique in that it offers a specialized group, called Path to Peace, for clients experiencing Binge Eating Disorder. The center is located in a beautiful, wooded area in Tigard, Oregon, close to George Fox University, Sumner College, and Portland Community College.

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Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Maureen Peterson is the NorthWestern Outpatient Regional Director and Program Director at Center for Discovery Tacoma OP treating adolescents, adults, and families impacted by eating disorders. Maureen is a licensed mental health counselor and earned her BA  in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University and her MA in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University. She also completed a certificate program in The Long Term Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders through the University of Washington School of Social Work. Maureen has been working in the mental health field since 1991 and has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 1996. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. In 2011, Maureen received the “Spirit of the Alliance” award through the Alliance for Families, a national organization. She is passionate about community service, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Alysa Romano, LPC, MED

Alysa Romano, LPC, MED

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Program Director, Alysa Romano, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Supervisor. She earned her Master’s degree at Columbia University Teachers College, with an emphasis on social justice, and has been providing counseling for clients experiencing eating disorders for over eight years. Alysa has worked in various levels of care and treatment settings including The Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, Oliver-Pyatt Eating Disorder Treatment Center (Monte Nido), Portland Dialectical Behavior Therapy Institute, University of Portland, and National University of Natural Medicine. She provides counseling for adolescents, young adults, and adults and enjoys leading groups and trainings, teaching courses, and providing supervision to her team. In addition to working with clients experiencing eating disorders, Alysa has specialized in treating Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Attachment and Relationship Concerns, and Depression. Her therapeutic approach is evidence-based and trauma-informed, blending CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, and Rational Emotive Therapies. Alysa is passionate about supporting clients at Center For Discovery Portland to heal from trauma, break free from limiting beliefs, and create lives that they feel are meaningful and fulfilling.

Rachelann Bryant, MSW

Rachelann Bryant, MSW

CLINICAL OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

Rachelann Bryant is the is the Clinical Outreach Representative at Center For Discovery Portland. She received her BA in Family and Human Services at the University of Oregon in 2004 and her Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis on Community Based Practice from Portland State University in 2010. She has over 15 years experience working with youth, adults, and families in behavioral health including residential treatment facilities, community mental health and engagement programs. She has worked in outreach for the last 5 years striving to develop relationships with community partners and helping to eliminate barriers and expand access to care for individuals and their families. She is passionate about collaboration and the power of community to work towards breaking down the stigma attached to behavioral health and being a part of providing exemplary care to individuals and their families. She is an Oregon native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends exploring the great outdoors as well as the beautiful city of Portland.

Samantha Abukhater, MA

Samantha Abukhater, MA

MILIEU MANAGER

Samantha is the Milieu Manager at Center for Discovery. She completed her undergraduate studies at Portland State University in 2013 and received a Dual-Master’s degree from Pacific University in Healthcare Administration and Counseling Psychology in 2015. She completed her graduate internship at Clackamas Community College as a Counseling Intern working with students and doing various outreach projects and training activities. During her graduate education, Samantha found that she enjoyed the legal and administrative aspects of healthcare and completed a Graduate Certificate for Healthcare Compliance in 2016. After graduation, Samantha worked for a medical center in their partial hospitalization program for eating disorders. She is passionate about working with eating disorders and helping people overcome their barriers to treatment, as well as helping organizations run effectively and maintaining compliance. In her free time, Samantha enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her dog.

Paige Handler, MS, RDN

Paige Handler, MS, RDN

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Paige Handler is a Registered Dietitian and Certificated Lactation Educator. She received a Bachelor of Arts in both Drama and Psychology from Vassar College and completed her Didactic Program in Dietetics at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she also completed her Dietetic Internship as well as her Masters of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences. During her graduate studies, Paige created a thesis project based on increasing eating disorder knowledge among adolescents through theater and education. Prior to joining the team at Center for Discovery in 2016, Paige gained her clinical experience as an intern at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Paige adheres to the All Foods Fit Philosophy and enjoys helping clients find their own path to recovery be creating a healthy relationship with food. She enjoys working with adolescent and adult clients on setting and achieving their individual goals while focusing on the principles of intuitive eating.

Paige Becker, RDN, LD

Paige Becker, RDN, LD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Paige Becker received her Bachelors of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University, and she completed her dietetic internship at Oregon State University. She’s been in the beautiful Pacific Northwest ever since. Paige has worked in outpatient nutrition for over 4 years — first as the dietitian at a community health center in Tacoma, WA and then as an outpatient dietitian at a hospital in Portland, OR. Working with a general population showed Paige how prevalent, yet underdiagnosed, eating disorders and disordered eating are in our society. She quickly began focusing her continuing education hours on intuitive eating, Health At Every Size, and eating disorder care. She is excited to now be working primarily with eating disorder clients at Center for Discovery. Paige believes healthy eating supports not only physical health, but also mental, social, and emotional health.

Kate Webb, RDN, LD

Kate Webb, RDN, LD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Kate is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She completed over 1,200 hours of supervised practice in her Dietetic internship through Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Kate’s nutritional counseling approach is rooted in Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES®) principles, and focuses on client empowerment and self-compassion. Kate’s greatest wish for her clients at Center for Discovery is to break free from the bounds of diet culture and learn to trust their body’s internal wisdom.

Liz Brown RN, BSN

Liz Brown RN, BSN

REGISTERED NURSE

Liz, the facility Registered Nurse, was born and raised in Colorado. Liz received a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regis University in Denver. Liz recently moved to Portland to pursue her Nurse Practitioner degree from Oregon Health and Science University. She has a real interest in the field of eating disorders and feels very fortunate to be working for Center for Discovery!

Support Group

We have a handful of free online support groups. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

PORTLAND OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

IN-PERSON SERVICES UPDATE: We are resuming in-person programming for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatments. In-person connection is incredibly important to behavioral health treatment and we are eager to provide this support to our patients as they move forward on the road to recovery. We also know that the safety and health of our patients and staff is top priority. See our latest update on steps we are taking to ensure everyone at our facilities are following guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________

Center for Discovery Portland is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center providing care to adult clients of all genders. This outpatient eating disorder treatment center opened in September 2016 with a specially-trained staff of experts, including extensive experience in trauma-informed treatment as well as DBT, exposure therapy, and mindfulness.

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Cigna / Great West, Humana (Life Sync), Kaiser (Portland), MODA, and Optum BH (Including PBH and UBH). Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

This facility is unique in that it offers a specialized group, called Path to Peace, for clients experiencing Binge Eating Disorder. The center is located in a beautiful, wooded area in Tigard, Oregon, close to George Fox University, Sumner College, and Portland Community College.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Support Group

We 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
13221 SW 68th Parkway
Ste 440
Portland, OR 97223-8659

PH 866.482.3876

PHP Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm, Saturday 9am-3pm
IOP AM Monday-Friday 8:30am-11:30am, Saturday 9am-12:30pm
IOP PM Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm, Saturday 11:30am-3pm
(Amount of days per week are dependent on need)

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders

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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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