Virtual treatment available: CFD outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.
Center for Discovery Tampa is an outpatient center that provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care to patients of all genders and all ages who are struggling with an eating disorder. This treatment facility is located in South Tampa, near historic Hyde Park Village and is easily accessible from Interstate 275 and the Selmon Expressway. It serves patients from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee Counties. 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, patients 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 Cigna/ Great West, Halcyon, MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC), Optum BH and UNICARE – Beacon HS. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
Center for Discovery Tampa is the only eating disorder treatment center in the Tampa Bay area that provides flexible scheduling for patients up to six days a week. This outpatient treatment facility offers yoga therapy and has a multidisciplinary staff including certified eating disorder specialists.
MEET THE TEAM
Karin Harsing, MHA
Karin is the executive director of our intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs for eating disorders in Tampa. Karin has gained professional experience in the healthcare space for more than 10 years. Over the years, she has worked both with payers and with providers. Karin earned her master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Florida Atlantic University. In the future, she aspires to attain a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) credential as well. Karin is passionate about mental health, ethical and inclusive leadership, and cats. Karin’s phone is full of adorable photos of her blue-eyed lynx point Siamese cat, Achara. When not cuddling her kitty, Karin loves to bike, do yoga, enjoy an opera performance and bake banana bread.
Emily Bourque, RD, LD
Emily Bourque is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of Florida. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition andDietetics from Louisiana State University in 2015 and completed her advanced education and internship through the University of Oklahoma. Emily has 2 years of professional experience in Community and Clinical Nutrition. During her dietetic internship, Emily worked with the eating disorder community at the residential and outpatient level. Emily has long desired to work with individuals with Eating Disorders and it influenced her decision to pursue a career in nutrition. She is passionate about helping others to discover their true “food freedom”. Emily is new to Center for Discovery’s Tampa location and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with the community. In her free time, you can find Emily traveling, exploring new cuisines, hanging with her beloved dog, and listening to true crime podcasts.
Jacquelyn Supplee, MPH, RDN, LD/N, CEDRD, ATC
Jacquelyn is a registered dietitian nutritionist through the Commission of Dietetic Registry (CDR), licensed by the state of Florida. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian (CEDRD) through iaedp, and a Certified Athletic Trainer. She received her bachelor’s of science in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine from the University of Tampa, and Master’s in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jacqui has over 4 years of experience working with primarily eating disorders at all levels of care from inpatient and residential down to outpatient. Jacqui enjoys working with all populations to help understand the joy of eating and nourishing the body, mind and soul through food. In her spare time, you can find Jacqui playing with her dogs, making slow drip cold brew coffee, and trying new restaurants in Downtown St. Pete.
Rachel Gibson, RD, LDN
Rachel is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Erskine College in 2015. During her four years at Erskine, Rachel played golf, ran cross country, and found her love for nutrition. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at Winthrop University. During her internship, she gained experience in eating disorder recovery at the University of South Carolina. She also has two years of experience in clinical nutrition. Rachel is passionate about helping others develop a healthy relationship with food, movement, and their body. During her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, baking and cooking, running, trying new workouts, and spending time with her husband and rescue pup, Benji!
Tessa is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian nutritionist in the state of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2021 from Keiser University. Her dietetic internship was also completed at Keiser University with experience in disordered eating, clinical, community and food service. She interned with several registered dietitian private practices specializing in eating disorders. Shortly thereafter she started working at Center for Discovery in 2021. Her passion stems from being able to help her patients fall back in love with food and discover all forms of nourishment. Tessa plans on becoming a certified eating disorder registered dietitian (CEDRD). She is a Tampa local and in her free time you can find her exploring parks, creating a new recipe or cuddling up with a cup of tea and playing video games.
Paige started at Center for Discovery in 2022. She works with both adolescents and adults in recovery therapy as well as in group therapy. Paige received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling in 2020. With her specialization in trauma and crisis counseling, Paige started her career in the Department of Juvenile Justice before moving on to Center for Discovery. She hopes to one day become a clinical director, running a treatment program for adolescents. She enjoys going to Disney with her family and loves Harry Potter.
Mack started with Center for Discovery’s eating disorder treatment program in July of 2022. In the role of a group facilitator, Mack facilitates group therapy for patients in the PHP and IOP levels of care. Mack entered the field of behavioral health in 2008, counseling individuals with substance use disorders in a residential treatment program for a 6-to-18-month treatment episode. Mack graduated with his undergraduate degree in philosophy and minored in psychology and criminology. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in social work with the goal of becoming a licensed clinical social worker. Mack has a passion for helping individuals address behavioral and mental health concerns that are impacting their quality of life. Mack is an advocate of not only teaching self-care, but also practicing self-care in his personal life. When Mack is not at work, he engages in mindful movement activities and loves spending time with his family.
Regina Burns, MSW
Regina started with Center for Discovery in September of 2022. She provides both individual and group therapy to adults and adolescents. Regina received her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University and her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from Penn State University. Regina has experience working with both the mental health and substance abuse populations. She always had a passion to work with people and support them throughout their recovery. Regina is currently working towards obtaining her licensure to become a LCSW. When Regina isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking her dog to the dog park.
Jennifer Gonzalez, MSW, RCSWI
Jennifer earned her Master of Social Work with a clinical concentration from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. As an associate therapist, Jennifer works with patients to access their own strengths so they can grow and heal from their eating disorder. Her aim is to journey alongside patients, be persistently encouraging, provide them with honest, direct feedback and support them when moving forward alone is too difficult. Jennifer is a person-centered, strengths-based therapist who utilizes an anti-oppressive framework. Her approach is warm, collaborative, non-judgmental and oftentimes infused with humor. She works with children, adolescents, adults and families. Jennifer has experience in private practice, youth transitional housing, immigrant social services and home-based therapy. Prior to becoming a therapist, Jennifer was a journalist and a nonprofit communication professional. Jennifer is a registered clinical social worker intern working toward independent licensure. When not working, she enjoys taking road trips, spending time in nature, reading a good book with a strong cup of coffee and eating homemade Cuban food with family.
Kelsey Smith, RD, LDN, CLC
Kelsey is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian/nutritionist in the state of Florida. She completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics at the University of North Florida where she is currently finishing her Master of Science in Dietetics. Kelsey has a background in clinical and community nutrition and has a passion for advocacy. She believes it is a basic right to be liberated from the grip of diet culture. Kelsey is always excited to work with her patients and support those who are choosing to take their lives back from their eating disorder. In her free time, she enjoys lifting weights, gardening, trying new recipes, exploring thrift stores and spending time with her family and cats (Frank and Lavender.)
Penny Carey, PSyD, LMHC, LPC
Penny is originally from Colorado and a proud Air Force veteran. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology while serving in the Air Force and continued her education after separating from the Air Force. Penny earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PSyD) from the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. Penny has worked in several different areas since finishing her education, working with adolescents in residential facilities, to working with veterans with trauma, to working with both adolescents and adults with substance abuse/mental health issues. Penny has a passion for working with trauma and doing client-centered care, understanding the connection between trauma and many other mental health diagnoses. Penny also enjoys working with new clinicians and supervising them while they work towards their own clinical licensure. Penny is the proud mom to two grown children, one who is currently serving on active duty in the US Army and one who is living in Colorado and enjoying the snowboarding/hiking/fishing that is to be found year-round.
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*
“CFD truly changed my life. I loved everyone on staff. They were all so welcoming and really dedicated to their jobs. I can’t imagine going anywhere else for treatment.” – Savannah V., former patient at CFD Tampa
“This experience was life-changing.” – Mave C., former patient at CFD
*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).
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.