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WOODLAND HILLS OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Woodland Hills, CA

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Center For Discovery Woodland Hills Outpatient provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment to patients of all genders and all ages. This facility is located in the Warner Center, just off the 101 freeway, between the city of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. There are many universities including, UCLA, USC, Cal State Northridge, Moorpark Community College and California Lutheran University, making this treatment center popular among college students. This outpatient treatment center offers yoga therapy, EMDR therapy and many other therapies that approach the mind and body connection. 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 Aetna/Shaller Anderson/GHC/First Health/Auto/WorkersComp, Fortified Provider Network (FPN), MCCP (Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC), OPTUM BH (PBH, UHC, UBH) and UNICARE – Beacon HS. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.

The staff has extensive experience treating eating disorders and this facility has a Body Trust provider on staff that has extensive experience in providing weight inclusive treatment using the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach. Because of the close proximity to universities, Center For Discovery Woodland Hills works closely with local universities and their staff for dietary education.

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MEET THE TEAM

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Wray, MS, LMFT

REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

Brooke Linberg, RDN

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Jasmine Washington, MS RDN

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Ilana Cohen, ASW

MILIEU MANAGER

Emma Conners, MPH

DIET TECHNICIAN

Briana Jacinto

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Rachel Douglas, AMFT

COUNSULOR

Anca Napau

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Wray, MS, LMFT

Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and her Master of Science degree in counseling with an emphasis on marriage and family counseling from California State University, Northridge, Summa Cum Laude. During her graduate studies, Elizabeth provided psychotherapy to low-income families, children, adolescents and adults at the Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic. Upon graduating she began working in the treatment setting, focusing primarily on eating disorders, often with the co-morbidity of depression, anxiety, chemical dependency or trauma. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as a fully trained EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and flash technique therapist, which she brings into her therapy practice. 

She is a clinical supervisor. She specializes in eating disorders and has been working in the treatment modality for over seven years. Prior to joining the Center for Discovery team, she was a program director of residential and outpatient treatment programs, treating teens and adults. 

Elizabeth has a Rogerian, humanistic background, and is very attentive on providing patient care that is warm and engaging. She encourages collaboration with the patient in the treatment planning process and goals. She is compassionate, warm, understanding and empathetic.  

REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

Brooke Linberg, RDN

Brooke Linberg is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She graduated from Viterbo University in Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Community-Medical Dietetics and minor in Sports Science. She went on to complete internships at an eating disorder center in Denver called EDCare, as well as at the University of Louisville Sports Nutrition Department. Brooke is currently working towards her master’s in nutrition sciences. Brooke has experience with the outpatient, IOP and PHP, and partial-hospitalization level of care with both adults and adolescents.

Brooke practices the All Foods Fit Philosophy, as well as Intuitive Eating. Brooke is passionate about helping others practice body positivity and learn how to make peace with both themselves and food. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Jasmine Washington, MS RDN

Jasmine is a non-diet registered dietitian who is passionate about dismantling diet culture. She seeks to help patients from diverse backgrounds make peace with food and reconnect with their joy of food and movement. She received her Master of Science degree in nutritional science from California State University, Los Angeles, and her Bachelor of Music degree in music business from New York University. Prior to joining Center for Discovery, Jasmine completed an internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, gaining invaluable clinical experience in pediatric and adolescent medicine, and participated in an interdisciplinary feeding team for children with feeding difficulties. 

She also completed a fellowship at California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (CA-LEND), where she honed her skills to provide family-centered care and developmentally appropriate care for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. 

Jasmine firmly believes that all bodies are good bodies and seeks to improve and enrich lives by helping patients heal and create a healthy relationship with the way they eat, move and view their bodies. She utilizes the frameworks of Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size® and an All Foods Fit philosophy.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Ilana Cohen, ASW

Ilana is an associate clinical social worker registered through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Ilana graduated with her B.A. in sociology and marketing from the University of Denver and received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. During her graduate studies, Ilana worked at a grief support center running groups for young adults grieving a parent and conducted clinical intakes for those interested in joining specific grief groups. 

The following year, Ilana worked as a therapist at the Actors Fund, a national human services organization that caters to the needs of the entertainment community. At Actors Fund, Ilana provided individual and group therapy to patients ranging from 18-60 years old. During this time, Ilana also assessed and administered financial grants provided by the fund to patients who met eligibility criteria. Ilana is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.

MILIEU MANAGER

Emma Conners, MPH

Emma earned her Bachelor of Science degree in health policy and administration at DePaul University. After finishing her degree, she pursued a Master in Public Health degree with a concentration in health service administration at the University of Arizona. While in graduate school, Emma discovered her passion for working in the eating disorder treatment field and spent a year and a half as a counselor assistant at Mirasol Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Tucson, Arizona. Emma used her experience and education to fuel her graduate internship project where she implemented Health At Every Size® and Intuitive Eating ideology into a peer support group program at a local network of health clinics. 

Emma advocates for food freedom, food access equity, and nutrition in the health care and public health field through sharing resources, information, and participating in thought-provoking discussions with other practitioners and professionals. She also enjoys researching and learning about the intersection of culture and food belief systems, something influenced by her upbringing on the Mexican-American border in Arizona. Emma is enthusiastic and honored to support patients on their journey to recovery.

DIET TECHNICIAN

Briana Jacinto

Briana is a diet technician at Center for Discovery-Woodland Hills. She is currently in the California State University, Long Beach, Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship Program. Additionally, Briana plans to complete her thesis with CFD on food insecurity in the eating disorder population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Briana enjoys working with the eating disorder population and would love to work at Center for Discovery as a registered dietitian nutritionist in the near future. Providing support at meals and seeing patients work on building a therapeutic relationship with food are highlights for Briana while working at CFD.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Rachel Douglas, AMFT

Rachel is a registered associate marriage and family therapist and an associate professional clinical counselor and therapist at Center for Discovery. She holds a Master of Science degree in marriage, couple and family counseling, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a specialization in child and adolescent development from Walden University where she graduated summa cum laude. She worked at Airport Marina Counseling Service where she gained practical experience in psychiatric and community mental health. Prior, she worked as a counselor for Crisis Text Line.

COUNSULOR

Anca Napau

Anca graduated from the Michigan School of Psychology with a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology. She has worked as a psychotherapist in a private clinic setting and as a case manager in community mental health, prior to joining CFD as a counselor. Her approach is compassionate and person-centered, with an emphasis on supporting individuals to reach their highest potential. In her spare time, Anca enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling and photography.

Support Group

We offer free, online support groups for those struggling with an Eating Disorder.  Register in advance for this meeting:
https://centerfordiscovery.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMld-CprzMiGdL_0XzGd3R2NlC9ICaTpGfD

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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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.

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