Fairfield (Wellington), CT

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Wellington 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 Wellington is a high level of care eating disorder treatment center located in Fairfield Connecticut and treats female clients 18-26 years of age. This location offers residential treatment and partial hospitalization and has been opened since March 2017. Center For Discovery Wellington is located minutes from the Merritt Parkway and about an hour from Manhattan, attracting clients from all over Connecticut and New York. This high level of care eating disorder facility offer dance movement therapy, yoga therapy, and provides an individualized treatment plan for each female client.

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

600 Wellington Dr
Fairfield, CT 06824-1984

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Meet the Team

Elizabeth Damon, R-DMT, LPC

Elizabeth Damon, R-DMT, LPC

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Damon is a registered dance/movement therapist and licensed professional counselor with over ten years of experience in the mental health field. She believes in providing empirically validated treatment in a safe and supportive environment and is passionate about treating women with eating disorders. Her treatment approach is to provide room for growth and self-reflection as well as laughter and joy. She hopes that when her clients leave treatment they feel whole again, and are able to experience themselves, as well as life, in a more rich and complete way.

Jessica Filipkowski, RD, CD-N

Jessica Filipkowski, RD, CD-N

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Jessica Filipkowski is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist in the state of Connecticut. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Haven. Additionally, Jessica successfully completed a clinically focused 50-week dietetic internship program at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. During more than 1400 hours of supervised practice, Jessica provided intensive nutrition therapy to numerous patient populations with various disease states. Jessica has nearly 5 years of experience working with both adolescents and young adults at the Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Programs. She is currently working towards her specialty certification as a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian. Jessica has a strong passion for helping others and is excited to support, educate, challenge, and motivate her new clients throughout their recovery process.

Danielle Worst, MA

Danielle Worst, MA

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Danielle Worst earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications Studies from Baldwin Wallace University and then continued on to earn her Master’s degree in Performance Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Danielle began working with clients with eating disorders while in graduate school and continued working with this population after earning her graduate degree. Danielle is a Licensed Body Positive Facilitator and believes in helping people of all ages, genders, and sizes to learn to love and accept their body. Danielle believes in creating a safe and encouraging therapeutic environment in which she can challenge the eating disorder, and also support her clients while at their most vulnerable.

Lauren Hunt

Lauren Hunt

FACILITY MANAGER

Lauren is a Connecticut native who received her Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College. Lauren’s career in the Mental Health Counseling field began at Center for Discovery, where she worked as a counselor and on-call Facility Manager for the Southport Adolescent facility. She has seen stepped into the role as Facility Manager of the Wellington Young Adult facility. Lauren has a passion for introducing young women to the journey of recovery and providing them with the opportunity to change the course of their lives.

Amanda Capela, MA, MFT

Amanda Capela, MA, MFT

THERAPIST

Amanda Capela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fairfield University and earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the same institution. Within the Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program, Amanda has experience working as a Counselor III and has recently entered the role of therapist. Amanda is passionate about working with families and practices from a systemic lens to create a safe space for all members to be open and honest in a therapeutic environment. Her style focuses on using theory in therapy that increases self-esteem, decreases anxiety, and shows how important one’s overall self-worth can be. Amanda believes in promoting growth and healing in the individual, as well as the family, and views family therapy as a key part on the journey to recovery.

Wellington 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 Wellington is a high level of care eating disorder treatment center located in Fairfield Connecticut and treats female clients 18-26 years of age. This location offers residential treatment and partial hospitalization and has been opened since March 2017. Center For Discovery Wellington is located minutes from the Merritt Parkway and about an hour from Manhattan, attracting clients from all over Connecticut and New York. This high level of care eating disorder facility offer dance movement therapy, yoga therapy, and provides an individualized treatment plan for each female client.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

600 Wellington Dr
Fairfield, CT 06824-1984


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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

  • 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