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Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks Residential Eating Disorder and Substance Use Treatment Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
228 Rimrock Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-5203
PH 866.482.3876
24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Partial Hospitalization
Female Identifying
Non-Binary
Adults 18+

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COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks is an eating disorder treatment center in Southern California that provides residential treatment and partial hospitalization levels of care to female and non-binary (regardless of sex assigned at birth) patients ages 18 and older. This facility opened in March 2017 and offers eating disorder treatment with substance abuse treatment for adult patients who are battling an eating disorder with an underlying alcohol or drug addiction. This facility uses the 12-step substance abuse module and strictly enforces that each patient has a sponsor within the program. Thousand Oaks is the second-largest city in Ventura County, California, and is located with 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles. Thousand Oaks is one of the safest cities in the United States with a total population of 130,000. Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks provides eating disorder treatment services to patients all over the Southern California and Central California areas, reaching over 1 million individuals. 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 Anthem BC, Employee Health Network (EHN), HMC, Kaiser (So Cal) and Optum/UBH. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks practices mindful movement yoga therapy, art therapy and experiential therapy.

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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Conditions with a secondary diagnosis of substance use and a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder such as:

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MEET THE TEAM

SENIOR MILIEU MANAGER

Regina McAuley, MA, CWC, CNLPP

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Kelley Storrer, RD

PROGRAM PHYSICIAN

Dr. Shilpa Jindani, MD

NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

Diana Campos

Psychiatrist

Litos Mallare M.D.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jeff Welch

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Nesha Tandon, PhD, AMFT

Program Director

Jillian Clark

Registered Dietitian

Jaclyn Morimune

SENIOR MILIEU MANAGER

Regina McAuley, MA, CWC, CNLPP

Regina is the senior milieu manager at Center for Discovery (CFD) in Thousand Oaks, CA, treating adults and families impacted by eating disorders and substance use disorders. Regina earned her master’s degree in counseling from Canyon College in 2008. She has 26 years of experience in healthcare administration and counseling adults with chemical dependency and mental illness. Regina is a certified Body Positive facilitator and holds a certification as a wellness coach, personal awareness coach and neuro-linguistics programming practitioner. Her passion is in assisting clients and families overcoming the struggles and difficulties of eating disorders, making treatment as therapeutic and comfortable as possible. Currently, Regina is studying to become a licensed nurse (November 2021) to broaden her ability to assist patients within the medical scope of practice.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Kelley Storrer, RD

Kelley Storrer is a Registered Dietitian and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and immediately completed her dietetic internship at California State University, Fresno.  Kelley is the Registered Dietitian at Center for Discovery’s RTC in Thousand Oaks, CA treating adults and families impacted by eating disorders.

In addition to serving as the dietitian in a residential setting for both adolescents and adults, Kelley has worked at an IOP for eating disorders and an adolescent mental health RTC within Center for Discovery.  She’s also part of the Discovery in Recovery App team in which she develops content and streamlines the dietary features.

Kelley is very passionate about her work with the clients and enjoys taking the time to get to know each one individually, outside of their eating disorders, to increase rapport and promote success in recovery.  She also enjoys training new dietitians within the company so that she can share her knowledge and help spread the Discovery Difference®.

PROGRAM PHYSICIAN

Dr. Shilpa Jindani, MD

Dr. Shilpa Jindani is a board-certified diplomat of the American Academy of Family Medicine. She received her training in India at Sawai Man Singh Medical College and completed her residency in Family Medicine at UVM/Vermont. She is currently practicing as a Family Medicine Physician in California and Medical Director at Health Net. Dr. Jindani believes in overall health maintenance through integrative, preventive, and mental health. She serves as the Vice President of Tri Valley Indian Medical association and is on the Medical Advisory Board of Find Your Care, LLC.

Dr. Jindani’s passion is taking care of her patients, and in her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and yoga.

NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

Diana Campos

Hi, I am Diana Campos the Nurse Administrator for Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks.  I have 12 years of nursing experience and a Master’s of Science Nursing with a specialty in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix.  I am a native Texan but California has grown on me over the past 20 years.  My background in nursing ranges from working with ventilator dependent clients in a CLHF setting, home health, skilled nursing facility, in clinic surgical procedures, Case Management, and teaching nursing students in the classroom and clinical setting.

I take part in outside organizations such as Boy Scouts of America with my two older sons and this fall will incorporate Girl Scouts with my youngest daughter.  I am a member of the following organizations for nurses: AWHONN Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; and California Association for Nurse Practitioner’s.  My hobbies are quality time with my family, scouting, and being a part of organizations that I believe are paving the way of difference in healthcare.

I absolutely love the nursing field in working with a diverse population.  Every patient has there own story and I am blessed to take part in the outcome.

Psychiatrist

Litos Mallare M.D.

Litos Mallare M.D. is the Psychiatrist at Center For Discovery and Cliffside Malibu treating adults impacted by eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse. Dr. Mallare received his B.S. degree from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, M.A. degree in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles and his M.D. from American University of the Caribbean. He did Surgery internship at the University of Vermont and completed his Psychiatry residency at UCSF. Dr. Mallare has been practicing Psychiatry for over 20 years and is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has experience in various Psychotherapeutic modalities with a focus on Operant and Classical conditioning. Dr. Mallare also has 13 years of experience in detoxification from all substances including opiates, alcohol and sedatives. He is licensed to prescribe Buprenorphine.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jeff Welch

Jeff Welch is a Primary Therapist at Center for Discovery in Thousand Oaks. Jeff completed his M.A. in Counseling, specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy at California Lutheran UniversityAn exploration of trauma-informed care, cultural competency, working with adolescents and families, and self-concept were hallmarks of his graduate work. As a therapist, Jeff’s primary clinical interests include anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, self-esteem, empowerment, and working with teens. Jeff’s therapeutic approach is client-centered and strengths-based, and he strongly believes highlighting resilience and fostering hope is critical. Jeff’s clinical work is grounded in building a healthy, therapeutic rapport with his clients, in order to offer the best possible support and therapeutic environment.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Nesha Tandon, PhD, AMFT

Nesha is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who obtained her Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology from University of California, Riverside, Doctorate in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Psychotherapy from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University.

Nesha’s experiences include working in the following areas: family reunification, court mandated, substance abuse, and a psychiatric intensive outpatient program. Furthermore, Nesha has worked with clients from all ages with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, transitional life periods and addictions. Nesha’s approach is collaborative and creative. She integrates a range of evidence-based practices such as Dialectical behavioral therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Program Director

Jillian Clark

Jill joined Center for Discovery after working in a variety of treatment programs, including residential, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs with children, teens and adults presenting with eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and trauma. Jill earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University and her Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. During her graduate program, Jill provided psychotherapy to veterans struggling with traumarelated symptoms and substance abuse at a Veterans Affairsfunded program. After graduating, she continued providing support to individuals with co-occurring diagnoses. In her last role as clinical director, Jill created a curriculum for a mental health and substance abuse track for clients, creating a program that was more intentional with clinical care. She has served as a clinical supervisor at previous treatment programs and is passionate about providing support to associates in order to foster their personal and professional growth. Jill’s therapeutic approach is centered around humanistic, cognitive behavioral and traumainformed styles. She has received evidence-based practice certifications in cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders, seeking safety train-the-trainer, parent-child interaction therapy and risking connections for trauma. Jill focuses on fostering clients natural resiliency, utilizing a strengths-based approach that supports clients in identifying their passions and purpose in life. She believes that the trust and connection between client and therapist is the foundation to longterm treatment success.  

Registered Dietitian

Jaclyn Morimune

Jaclyn is a registered dietitian at Center for Discovery. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutrition with an emphasis in dietetics from Seattle Pacific University in Washington and her master’s degree in exercise and nutritional sciences from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jaclyn has worked with both adolescences and adults with eating disorders and values sharing nutrition knowledge with a non-judgmental approach. She loves to integrate body positivity into her nutrition support through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-informed nutrition care. She values each patient as a person with a unique story and always seeks to meet each individual where they are in their recovery journey. Jaclyn’s favorite part about her work is building therapeutic relationships with each patient and creating a safe space for them to feel physical/emotional nourishment through food freedom and meaningful connections.

Support Group

This location provides free online eating disorder support groups. Our online support groups vary. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

THOUSAND OAKS RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER AND SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT PROGRAM

COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks is an eating disorder treatment center in Southern California that provides residential treatment and partial hospitalization levels of care to female and non-binary (regardless of sex assigned at birth) patients ages 18 and older. This facility opened in March 2017 and offers eating disorder treatment with substance abuse treatment for adult patients who are battling an eating disorder with an underlying alcohol or drug addiction. This facility uses the 12-step substance abuse module and strictly enforces that each patient has a sponsor within the program. Thousand Oaks is the second-largest city in Ventura County, California, and is located with 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles. Thousand Oaks is one of the safest cities in the United States with a total population of 130,000. Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks provides eating disorder treatment services to patients all over the Southern California and Central California areas, reaching over 1 million individuals. 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 Anthem BC, Employee Health Network (EHN), HMC, Kaiser (So Cal) and Optum/UBH. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks practices mindful movement yoga therapy, art therapy and experiential therapy.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

Covid Clean Logo Large

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Conditions with a secondary diagnosis of substance use and a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder such as:

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

YouTube video

Support Group

This location provides free online eating disorder support groups. Our online support groups vary. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
228 Rimrock Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-5203
PH 866.482.3876
24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Partial Hospitalization
Female Identifying
Non-Binary
Adults 18+

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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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