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SACRAMENTO OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Sacramento, CA

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Center for Discovery Sacramento is an eating disorder outpatient treatment center that offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure & response prevention (ERP),dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and more. 

In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, all patients have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through various activities. Center for Discovery’s specialized BED program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location. 

Center for Discovery is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. Our team of experienced insurance verification specialists can confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, out of pocket cost you would incur. Get a free insurance verification today. 

Staff members at this facility are grounded in body image and personal identity work. Patients can expect a supportive and encouraging environment. 

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MEET THE TEAM

Program Directror

Gillian Francis

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Primary Therapist

Chermayne Moore

Registered Dietitian

Bridgett Von Kahle

Facility Manager

Alexis Evans

Counselor

Julia Gordillo

Clinical Supervisor

Melissa Bergen

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Deborah L. Ramirez, AMFT

DIET TECHNICIAN

Rheanna Smith, DTR

Diet Technician

Arjudeep Kaur

Registered Dietician

Shanley Schoenhofer

Program Directror

Gillian Francis

A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), Gillian has been working with Center for Discovery since 2021 and is currently the program director at the Sacramento outpatient program. Gillian is passionate about honoring each individual’s journey and utilizes approaches that emphasize empowerment with clients. She believes that each individual has the capacity for meaningful change in their lives. When she is not working with clients, she enjoys watercolor painting and time outdoors with her husband and their dog, Charlie.

Primary Therapist

Chermayne Moore

Chermayne (she/her) is an associate marriage and family therapist bringing years of experience in mental health to her new role. A student athlete her whole life, Chermayne played basketball at Dixie State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She also graduated from Holy Names University. Chermayne has worked in various mental health settings including residential, school-based and community programs. She has experience working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, trauma and complex trauma, depression and anxiety. In her work, Chermayne utilizes a trauma-focused and strength-based approach, incorporating various modalities including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), narrative therapy and person-centered therapy. She also utilizes evidence-based interventions such as mindfulness, radical acceptance and self-regulation strategies. Chermayne is passionate about working with individuals, children and families on their journey to self-discovery, growth and healing. She values creating a space where individuals can learn more about themselves, overcome barriers and discover who they are without judgement through honesty, integrity, empathy and acceptance. Chermayne is an avid believer in self-care, taking time to recharge and pouring into yourself. She is committed to bringing these values into her work with individuals and families. Chermayne implements these values in her own life by remaining active: hiking, walking her dogs, spending time with family and watching a good Netflix series.

Registered Dietitian

Bridgett Von Kahle

Bridgett previously worked with Center for Discovery as a dietetic technician in residential treatment in 2016 and returned in March 2021 as a registered dietitian. In her role, Bridgett will be guiding patients through partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for eating disorders, helping them achieve full and fulfilling lives after discharge. Bridgett earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition with a psychology minor from the University of California at Davis. She completed her Master of Science degree in nutrition and completed a dietetic internship with Idaho State University. Bridgett spent several years as a certified dietary manager for skilled and long-term nursing facilities before completing her internship. She holds a fervor for both mental health and nutritional health, with eating disorders meeting at a sector between both. Bridgett is passionate about community nutrition and accessible healthcare through fully inclusive treatment to patients. She hopes to continue growing as an inclusive healthcare provider and engage in advocacy for community and public health organizations. Outside of work, Bridgett enjoys exploring the outdoors going camping, kayaking and hiking with her German Shepherd, Mousse.

Facility Manager

Alexis Evans

Alexis Evans has been working with Center for Discovery since 2021 as the facility manager for the Sacramento outpatient facility. She is dedicated to keeping the facility running smoothly while helping clients on their road to recovery. Alexis received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Pepperdine University in 2017 and has been working in the healthcare field ever since. She has a passion for providing necessary healthcare options to varying populations and is adept at building relationships with clients who’ve experienced varying levels of trauma. Prior to coming to Center for Discovery, Alexis worked for a non-profit organization that provided medical services to underserved populations in the Bay Area. One of Alexis’s ultimate goals is to help to improve the country’s healthcare system, in order to reduce barriers to care. When Alexis is not at work, she loves family game nights and catching up on her favorite Netflix series.

Counselor

Julia Gordillo

Julia has been working with Center for Discovery since 2021 and is currently a counselor for the Sacramento outpatient treatment program. She is extremely excited to be working for Center for Discovery, supporting individuals through eating disorder recovery, supporting dieticians and therapists, running groups, and facilitating meals. Julia graduated from UC Davis with a degree in psychology and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. During her time in college, she worked as an EMT for two years and discovered her passion in working with those struggling through mental health crises. After graduating, she worked for the housing program through the Sacramento LGBT Center. Julia was recently accepted into Sacramento State’s marriage and family therapy graduate program. Her passions include helping queer youth, working with the homeless population and supporting those in underserved communities. When she’s not at work, Julia loves to sing along loudly to musical theater songs, spend time with her friends and family, lay out in the sun at the river, lake or beach, and travel!

Clinical Supervisor

Melissa Bergen

Melissa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who brings a trauma-informed approach to help clients fully integrate body, mind, heart, and spirit as they find freedom and begin to develop a healthy relationship with food and their body. Melissa seeks to create a supportive atmosphere for clients as they process their own unique journey of recovery.
Melissa’s favorite aspect of Center for Discovery is its all-inclusive approach to healing that is provided in a tranquil environment with caring and skilled staff offering support and hope. 
She is married to the love of her life, has four amazing children, and the most adorable rescue puppies. Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.
PRIMARY THERAPIST

Deborah L. Ramirez, AMFT

Deborah earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from William Jessup University. Deborah is a registered Associate Marriage and Family therapist whose primary focus and experience has been working with children suffering with severe to moderate emotional disturbance. Deborah is gifted in connecting with her young client’s while simultaneously validating their family’s experience as they work toward improving communication and the overall family dynamic.

Deborah began working at Center for Discovery in 2021 as a Primary Therapist providing individual and family therapy for patients of the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive outpatient program.

Deborah enjoys spending time with family and friends, being in nature, running, and all things Wonder Women.

DIET TECHNICIAN

Rheanna Smith, DTR

Rheanna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in clinical nutrition from UC Davis. As part of her continuing nutrition practice, Rheanna became certified as a dietetic technician, registered to assist in providing nutrition education and counseling. She is an aspiring registered dietitian who has a passion for empowering individuals to build a healthy relationship with food. Here at Discovery, Rheanna leads groups in kitchen skills, menu planning, mindful movement, Intuitive Eating, conscious social media and nutrition science.
 
She loves coming to work every day and being a part of her patients’ journeys in becoming an intuitive eater. In her free time, Rheanna loves listening to music, traveling and spending time outdoors. Whether it be camping in the woods or laying at the beach, she’s always planning her next adventure.
Diet Technician

Arjudeep Kaur

Arjudeep has been working at Center for Discovery since 2021 and is currently a diet technician at the Sacramento outpatient location. Arjudeep received her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and food from Sacramento State University in 2020. She entered this field because of her passion for nutrition education and community outreach. Additionally, Arjudeep has an array of work experience ranging from administration to food service management. Arjudeep desires to continue her education and aspires to become a registered dietician so she can positively impact the lives of many people. When she is not at work, Arjudeep loves to spend time with her family, cooking, reading books and so much more.

Registered Dietician

Shanley Schoenhofer

Shanley is a registered dietitian at Sacramento’s Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program. She is also a registered dietitian and director of perinatal nutrition services for a private practice OB-GYN office in Folsom, CA. Shanley received her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and food science in 2014 from Chico State University, with a focus on community and sports nutrition. After college, she worked for a non-profit organization. Though she was working in an area of preventative nutrition, she realized it could not take away the disease and illness that had already occurred. While finishing her didactic coursework through the University of Northern Colorado, Shanley worked full time for the Women, Infant and Children’s (WIC) Program for three years, furthering her skills in nutrition education, counseling women struggling with perinatal mood disorders, and becoming a certified lactation educator (CLE). In 2020, Shanley’s article “Critical Care for Patients with Eating Disorders” was published, an accomplishment near and dear to her heart. Nutrition has been her greatest passion for a long time now, and she looks forward to helping others be their best each and every day.

Support Group

The Support in Recovery group is for those who are in treatment, in recovery or who have not yet sought help. We also have a group for family and friends.

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Support in Recovery (SIR)
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Thursdays @ 7-8pm — Family/Friends Support Group
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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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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