Thousand Oaks, CA

Thousand Oaks Residential Eating Disorder Program

Discovery begins here.

Welcome to the place where you’ll find the peace and comfort you need to get back to the you you’re meant to be.

Here, you’ll gain the strength to uncover what needs to come to light in our warm, home-like environment. Every facility is selected to be the very best match possible for your specific needs.

At Discovery, you’ll work with our highly-trained, expert staff who’ll give you the confidence and reassurance you need to succeed. Using evidence-based techniques, they’ll guide you through the entire process and help propel you to discovering a better you.

It won’t always be easy. But we will always be here for you.

Welcome to Discovery. Welcome to new beginnings.

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 females 18 years of age or older. This facility opened in March 2017 and offers eating disorder treatment with or without substance abuse treatment for adult female clients who are battling an eating disorder alone or an eating disorder with an underlying alcohol or drug addiction. This facility uses the 12-step substance abuse module and strictly enforces that each client 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 clients all over the Southern California and Central California areas, reaching over 1 million individuals.

Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks 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.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

228 Rimrock Rd,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-5203

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Meet the Team

Regina McAuley, MA

Regina McAuley, MA

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Regina McAuley earned her Masters Degree in Counseling from Canyon College. Regina is the Program Director at Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks, CA treating adults and families impacted by eating disorders.

In addition to being the Facility Manager, Regina has 21 year experience in healthcare administration and counseling adults with chemical dependency and mental illness.

Regina’s hope is to become a nurse in the future to further her knowledge and scope of practice within Center for Discovery. Her passion is in assisting clients and families overcoming the struggles and difficulties of eating disorders and making treatment as therapeutic and comfortable as possible.

Kimberly Melcon, MA, LMFT

Kimberly Melcon, MA, LMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Kimberly Melcon, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for Center for Discovery. She earned  her Master’s degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute and her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from California State University Northridge. Kimberly is the Primary Therapist at Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks RTC  treating adults and families impacted by eating disorders, mental health, substance abuse. She also has a private practice in Agoura Hills, CA.

Kimberly has always had a passion for working with children, adolescents and families. She began her career as a Behavioral Therapist for individuals and families impacted by Autism and other special needs. Kimberly pursued a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling in hopes to gain a greater understanding of how the education system supports special needs. During her 15 years in this field, Kimberly noticed that parents and siblings had very little support so she found herself constantly providing extra support to the family system. The needs of the families inspired Kimberly to pursue another Master’s degree in Psychology and attain a license in marriage and family therapy.

In addition to being the Primary Therapist, Kimberly treated adolescents and adults and families impacted by eating disorders in another eating disorder facility working in both Residential and Outpatient levels of care. Kimberly had the privilege to see the value in both levels of care. Prior to working with eating disorders, Kimberly completed her internship at a community resource center called Friends of the Family in North Hills, Ca. During her 6 years with Friends of the Family, Kimberly provided therapy for individuals, couples, families who struggles with various disadvantages such as low income, poverty, lack of education, employment and family and community violence. In addition to this, Kimberly co-facilitated parenting, anger management, and other family violence groups.

Kimberly is very passionate about her work with eating disorders and is dedicated to the field. Kimberly is currently pursuing her CEDS and one of her future goals with Center for Discovery is to become a program director.

 

Kelley Storrer, RD

Kelley Storrer, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

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.

Vladimir Lipovetsky, MD

Vladimir Lipovetsky, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Vladimir Lipovetsky is the medical director at Center For Discovery Woodland Hills treating adolescents, adults and families impacted by psychiatric conditions, including eating disorders, substance abuse and others.  Dr. Lipovetsky is a psychiatrist who earned his MD at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine.  He completed his psychiatry residency training at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.  There he also completed a fellowship in trauma. He is a board certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience of treating patients across the range of psychiatric disorders, including eating disorders.

Dr. Shilpa Jindani, MD

Dr. Shilpa Jindani, MD

PROGRAM PHYSICIAN

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.

Diana Campos

Diana Campos

NURSE ADMINISTRATOR

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.

Thousand Oaks Residential Eating Disorder Program

Discovery begins here.

Welcome to the place where you’ll find the peace and comfort you need to get back to the you you’re meant to be.

Here, you’ll gain the strength to uncover what needs to come to light in our warm, home-like environment. Every facility is selected to be the very best match possible for your specific needs.

At Discovery, you’ll work with our highly-trained, expert staff who’ll give you the confidence and reassurance you need to succeed. Using evidence-based techniques, they’ll guide you through the entire process and help propel you to discovering a better you.

It won’t always be easy. But we will always be here for you.

Welcome to Discovery. Welcome to new beginnings.

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 females 18 years of age or older. This facility opened in March 2017 and offers eating disorder treatment with or without substance abuse treatment for adult female clients who are battling an eating disorder alone or an eating disorder with an underlying alcohol or drug addiction. This facility uses the 12-step substance abuse module and strictly enforces that each client 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 clients all over the Southern California and Central California areas, reaching over 1 million individuals.

Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks 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.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

228 Rimrock Rd,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-5203


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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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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