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Tacoma, WA



2202 South Cedar
Suite 220
Tacoma, WA 98405
PH 866.482.3876
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm


Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
Virtual Programming
All Genders
Ages 12+

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Virtual treatment available: CFD outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.

Center for Discovery Tacoma is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center providing partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care to patients of all genders and all ages. This Washington location provides eating disorder treatment for patients who are located in the South Puget Sound and is the only intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program located in Pierce County.

This treatment facility provides flexible scheduling for up to six days per week for adolescents and adults. The clinical staff is extensively trained in trauma-informed treatment, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), trauma sensitive yoga (TSY) and our Path to Peace binge eating disorder program. Our staff includes bilingual professionals as well as certified Body Trust® providers. This treatment center prides itself on taking a body liberation approach and Health at Every Size® (HAES®) philosophy while also having certified eating disorder specialists on staff.

Dietary Program: Handling Eating Disorder Treatment with CARE

Healing, growth and a positive relationship with food is possible with the Center for Discovery Dietary Program. Our approach the CARE-CFD Model, which stands for “consistent attuned relational eating.” This means patients have the steadiness of a dietary plan that is adaptable to what’s happening in their life. The CARE-CFD Model embraces: trauma-focused nutrition therapy; collaboration between patients and the care team; responsiveness to the whole body, including being in tune with the nervous system; and weight inclusivity.

More about CFD Tacoma

Center for Discovery Tacoma hosts weekly support groups for individuals and their families and is active in the Tacoma community as the staff is part of the Tacoma Eating Disorder Professional Network, and staff members actively participate in IAEDP learning opportunities.

Insurances Accepted at CFD Tacoma

Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Employee Health Network (EHN), MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC), OPTUM BH (PBH, UHC, UBH) and UNICARE – Beacon HS. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

*Health At Every Size® and HAES® are registered trademarks of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and used with permission.


Lisa Green


Kacie Plantenberg

Clinical Director

Melissa Merioles


Brittany Groh


Marissa Miles

Registered Dietitian

Brittany Hendrickson

Registered Dietitian

Alyssa Viray


Maricela Flores

Group Facilitator

Laura Vanderline Padgett

Dietetic Technician

Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*

  • 97% can identify their triggers*
  • 97% believe they can help themselves get better*
  • 96% understand when to ask for help*

“Everyone I ever came into contact with at CFD was so kind and supportive and genuinely cared about my well-being and emotions. Everyone who worked with me always gave me positive encouragement and would always be willing to offer support.” – F.G., former patient at CFD Tacoma

“The compassion I received was amazing. Everyone was very helpful and kind.” – S.S., former patient at CFD Tacoma

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Center for Discovery program in 2021 (between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/2021) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS, N=2,644). Average treatment range 41.3 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice transfer or administratively).

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)

Register in advance for this meeting
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.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance


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