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Fairfield, CT

Wellington Residential Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
600 Wellington Drive
Fairfield, CT 06824
PH 866.482.3876
Hours 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Female Identifying
Non-Binary
Adults 18-26

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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 Wellington is a high level of care eating disorder treatment center located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and treats female and non-binary (regardless of sex assigned at birth) patients ages 18-26. This location offers residential treatment and has been open since 2017. 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 Beacon Health Options (Value Options), Anthem BC/BS of CT, Optum BH – UHC/UBH Including PBH/Oxford, HealthNet and Optum BH – UHC/UBH Including PBH/Oxford. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

Center for Discovery Wellington is located minutes from the Merritt Parkway and about an hour from Manhattan, attracting patients from all over Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. This high level of care eating disorder facility offers body movement work, such as dance movement therapy and yoga therapy to help patients reconnect with their mind and body. Treatment plans are highly individualized for each patient.

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MEET THE TEAM

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Tracy Southworth, LCSW

PHYSICIAN

Dr. Marcie Schneider, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

PHYSICIAN

Sara Levine, MD, MPH, FAAP

Associate Therapist

Ethan Wattley

Associate Therapist

Samantha Anne Kent

Milieu Manager

Emilce Garcia

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Tracy Southworth, LCSW

Tracy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been working with individuals and families for over 20 years. Tracy has worked in hospitals and community agencies. She has a kind, non-judgmental and empathetic approach. Providing a supportive therapeutic style.

Tracy believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realizing their potential. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, Tracy draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation.

PHYSICIAN

Dr. Marcie Schneider, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Dr. Schneider graduated from Brown University, and attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her residency was in Pediatrics at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, followed by a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine was at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. She remained at North Shore for a total of 13 years and during that time became Associate Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, and Medical Director for the Eating Disorders Day Program. She was recruited by Greenwich Hospital to start an Adolescent Program, which ran from June 1999 through June of 2005. Since July 2005, she has been in full time private practice of adolescent medicine. Additionally, since 2012 she has served as medical consultant for Center for Discovery’s Fairfield county adolescent and young adult residential facilities. Dr. Schneider is board certified in Pediatrics and in the subspecialty of Adolescent Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She has served on the board of directors of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition from 2005 – 2011. She was has served on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health November since 2013.

PHYSICIAN

Sara Levine, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Levine is board-certified in both general pediatrics and adolescent medicine.  She graduated from Yale University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.  Dr. Levine is in private practice at Greenwich Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, and she has been a medical consultant to Center for Discovery since 2012.

Associate Therapist

Ethan Wattley

Ethan is a licensed professional counselor associate in Connecticut. He graduated from Northern Vermont University in Johnson, VT with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Ethan has worked in a variety of mental health settings and with a range of ages. These settings include crisis settings for adults and adolescents, as well as longer term treatment. Ethan has received training in trauma-informed care, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and sensorimotor psychotherapy (SP). Ethan encourages a gentle compassionate curiosity towards oneself, fostering an environment where the patient can set aside any judgements of themselves being good or bad. He encourages patients to mindfully explore their own inner world to gain a better awareness of how all the aspects of themselves are interacting, and why they do what they do. The clarity that comes along with this allows for growth and change.

Associate Therapist

Samantha Anne Kent

Sam is a licensed professional counselor associate in Connecticut. She has been working at the Center for Discovery Wellington House since June of 2020 as a milieu counselor. Equipped with the familiarity of the milieu, staff and clientele, Sam has joined the treatment team as an associate therapist. Sam graduated from the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT, with a master’s in clinical mental health counseling. She also received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the same university. Sam completed her internship program with the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center, South Campus, in Middletown, CT — a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescent females. Additionally, she maintained a second placement at The Center for Family Justice, a crisis center located in Bridgeport, CT, that works with domestic and sexual violence survivors. Imbued with a passion for helping others, Sam has half a decade of experience working with various age ranges and diagnoses, including mood disorders, personality disorders, substance use, anxiety and trauma. Her treatment approach is trauma-informed, person-centered, and supportive of the LGBTQ+ community. Sam works with her clients in an eclectic manner, drawing upon her extensive training in diverse clinical settings. Her goal is to provide each client with the foundation to cultivate self-reflection, self-love, honesty and positive assertiveness for their treatment journey and life afterward. Laughter is a must, expression through art is encouraged, and trivia about The Office is welcomed.

Milieu Manager

Emilce Garcia

Emilce is the milieu manager at Center for Discovery’s Wellington residential treatment center. She graduated from The City University of New York’s Lehman College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in early childhood education. Emilce began working for CFD in 2018 as an overnight counselor and transitioned into a two-year full-time counselor position. She then transitioned into the milieu manager role bringing with her an incredible foundation of patience, understanding, empathy and determination. During her time at CFD, Emilce has gained experiential knowledge of the facility, milieu therapy and clientele. She comes from a multiculturally diverse background and is bilingual as a Spanish speaker.

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.

WELLINGTON RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER 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 Wellington is a high level of care eating disorder treatment center located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and treats female and non-binary (regardless of sex assigned at birth) patients ages 18-26. This location offers residential treatment and has been open since 2017. 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 Beacon Health Options (Value Options), Anthem BC/BS of CT, Optum BH – UHC/UBH Including PBH/Oxford, HealthNet and Optum BH – UHC/UBH Including PBH/Oxford. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

Center for Discovery Wellington is located minutes from the Merritt Parkway and about an hour from Manhattan, attracting patients from all over Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. This high level of care eating disorder facility offers body movement work, such as dance movement therapy and yoga therapy to help patients reconnect with their mind and body. Treatment plans are highly individualized for each patient.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

Covid Clean Logo Large

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

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
600 Wellington Drive
Fairfield, CT 06824
PH 866.482.3876
Hours 24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Female Identifying
Non-Binary
Adults 18-26

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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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