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 16-26. 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.
MEET THE TEAM
Regina McAuley, LVN, MA, CLC, CNLPP
Regina is the executive director at Center for Discovery (CFD) in Thousand Oaks, California, treating adolescent, adults and families impacted by eating 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. She is also a licensed vocational nurse to assist patients within the medical scope of practice. Furthermore, Regina is a certified body positive facilitator and holds a certification as a life coach, wellness coach, personal awareness coach and neuro-linguistics programming practitioner. Her passion is in assisting patients and families overcoming the struggles and difficulties of eating disorders, making treatment as therapeutic and comfortable as possible.
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.
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 trauma–related symptoms and substance abuse at a Veterans Affairs–funded program. After graduating, she continued providing support to individuals with co-occurring diagnoses. In her last role as a 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 trauma–informed 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 long–term treatment success.
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 Thousand Oaks changed my life. CFD showed me that as long as I am alive and willing, I can get better.” -Araceli H., former patient at CFD Thousand Oaks
“The staff and therapists are incredible. You guys truly have a warm, welcoming supportive environment here. I’m so grateful to have come here.” – Hanna M., former patient at CFD Thousand Oaks
“Because I was able to be in such a loving and welcoming home at CFD Thousand Oaks, I have regained hope in my recovery. I genuinely was giving up, and coming here both changed and saved my life.” – Destiny O., former patient at CFD Thousand Oaks
*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).