COVID-19 Update: Online Telehealth is now being offered through Center for Discovery as an alternate to in-person partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment. Learn more about our Online Telehealth treatment program for eating disorders here.
We will continue to offer residential treatment for individuals who need a higher level of care. You can learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff here.
Center For Discovery Ranchos Palos Verdes is a high level of care eating disorder treatment center that provides residential and partial hospitalization to adult female clients who are 18 years of age or older. This eating disorder treatment facility opened in December 2008 and is located on the Southern California coast with close proximity to Los Angeles and Orange County. This very scenic treatment center overlooks a golf course and is a short distance from the beach. 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 Coventry / First Health (CCN), Fortified Provider Network (FPN), Humana (Life Sync), OPTUM BH (PBH, UHC, UBH), and UNICARE – Beacon HS. For free insurance verification, click here.
Center For Discovery Ranchos Palos Verdes practices mindful movement yoga therapy, art therapy and experiential therapy as well as exposure response therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Exposure response therapy (ERP) is a therapeutic technique that uses expressive tools and activities, such as role-playing or acting, props, arts and crafts, music, guided imagery, or various forms of recreation to re-enact and re-experience emotional situations from past and recent relationships that usually relate to traumatic experiences. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy that has been proven useful in treating mood disorders and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.