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WELLINGTON EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Wellington, CT

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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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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. 

Dietary Program: Handling Eating Disorder Treatment with CARE

Healing, growth and a positive relationship with food is possible with the Center for Discovery Dietary Program. Our approach the CARE-CFD Model, which stands for “consistent attuned relational eating.” This means patients have the steadiness of a dietary plan that is adaptable to what’s happening in their life. The CARE-CFD Model embraces: trauma-focused nutrition therapy; collaboration between patients and the care team; responsiveness to the whole body, including being in tune with the nervous system; and weight inclusivity.

Insurance and More About Wellington

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.

MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Marcie Schneider, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

PHYSICIAN

Amy Patnode, MS (She/Her)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ellen Grossman-Kase RN, BSN

NURSING DIRECTOR

Nicole Antaya

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Dakota Bennett, MS, RDN, CDN

REGISTERED DIETICIAN

Kristen Nash

Milieu Manager

Mikaela Rivera-Irizarry

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Abigail (Abby) Kinder

PROGRAM THERAPIST

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*

“This is the best treatment facility I have been to. I felt very welcomed and cared for during my entire stay and learned a lot about myself outside of my eating disorder.” – E.M., former patient at CFD Wellington

“I’ve never done more emotional work in my entire life than I have at Center for Discovery. The facility changed my life and perspective.” – M.H., former patient at CFD Wellington

*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).

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.

FIND HELP TODAY CALL 866.482.3876
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