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.
MEET THE TEAM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 Update: Online telehealth is offered for intensive outpatient treatment as an option to patients living in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas.
In-person intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization is also offered at this location. Residential treatment continues to be offered at our residential facilities for individuals in need of a higher level of care. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.