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Woodland Hills, CA

Woodland Hills Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
21650 Oxnard Street
Suite 2375
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
PH 866.482.3876
24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

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Center For Discovery Woodland Hills Outpatient provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment to male and females of 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, California Lutheran University nearby 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.

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” 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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Elizabeth Wray, MS, LMFT

Elizabeth Wray, MS, LMFT

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Wray earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Science in Counseling with 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 co-morbidity of depression, anxiety, chemical dependency and trauma.

She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and additionally, fully trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, which she brings into her therapy practice. She specializes in eating disorders and has been working in the treatment modality for over four years. Prior to joining the Center for Discovery team, she was a Program Director of Residential and Outpatient treatment programs, treating teens, and adult women and men.

Elizabeth has a Rogerian, humanistic background, and is very attentive on providing client care that is warm and engaging. She encourages collaboration with the client in the treatment planning process and goals. She is compassionate, warm, understanding and empathetic. She loves to decorate cakes, crochet, travel and read.

Kaley Leshem, MA, ASW

Kaley Leshem, MA, ASW

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Kaley Leshem is a registered Associate Social Worker and therapist at Center for Discovery. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California, where she gained practical experience in psychiatric and community mental health settings, and developed a clinical and academic interest in eating disorder treatment and prevention. Prior, she worked at Crisis Text Line, where she trained and supervised on-call crisis counselors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, summa cum laude, from Tufts University, where she focused on feminist history

Kaitlin Stone, MFTI

Kaitlin Stone, MFTI

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Katie Stone is the Primary Therapist at Center For Discovery, Woodland Hills OP, treating adolescents and adults and families impacted by eating disorders. Katie is a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and earned her Bachelor’s of Art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Psychology and Art and her Master’s of Art degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Katie has a specialized interest in mindfulness and is certified yoga teacher. She is a member of the International Honor Society in Psychology (PSI CHI) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

Aaron Flores, RDN

Aaron Flores, RDN

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist based out of Los Angeles, California.  With nearly 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings.  A large part of his career was spent working at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System where he helped develop and launch one of the first Binge Eating Disorder programs to help Veterans struggling with this disorder.  Since leaving the VA, Aaron has continued to work in the eating disorder community helping run groups and providing individual counseling to adolescents at multiple treatment facilities in Los Angeles.

His main areas of focus are Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® and in his work, Aaron helps individuals learn how to make peace with food and develop body-positive behaviors.  Aaron’s work has been featured during Weight Stigma Awareness Week, in blogs for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre and was the closing keynote speaker of the 2016 Binge Eating Disorder Awareness Annual Conference. Along with his work with eating disorders, he also is a co-host of the podcast, Dietitians Unplugged. Aaron is most recently a Body Trust® certification recipient.

Tessa Gordon, AMFT

Tessa Gordon, AMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Tessa Gordon, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Yoga and Mindful Movement Instructor.  Tessa graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Southern California and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University–where she specialized in Narrative/Postmodern Therapies. She specializes in eating disorders, body image, anxiety, substance mis-use, relationship dynamics, and trauma.

Combining clinical and lived experience with a love of social justice, Tessa works as a Program Therapist for Center For Discovery, where her passion to help others find recovery and healing is integrated into each part of her work. For several years, Tessa has been actively involved in the eating disorder recovery field. Prior to joining CFD, Tessa has provided therapy at a variety of community counseling centers, treatment facilities, and in private practice. Tessa has worked as a mentor and ED recovery coach, helping others receive the appropriate level of care, advocating for clients and families rights, and promoting body acceptance. Tessa is extremely passionate about working closely with individuals to discover and connect to their hopes, values, passions and interests outside of the problem, and support them in re-(dis)covering what their “anti-eating disorder” life will look like. Her ability to think outside the nine dots, and ask questions that others may not, enables her to work with her clients to develop creative solutions to help untangle what many would consider to be complicated situations.

She believe that learning to trust our true nature means unlearning the socially constructed narratives that tell us we are less than others and somehow inherently flawed

Alyssa Song, BA

Alyssa Song, BA

FACILITY COORDINATOR

Alyssa obtained her Bachelor of Arts, in Sociology & Psychology, from Whittier College. As an undergrad she focused her senior research on childhood self-esteem which validated her want to work in the treatment field because she knew she had a passion for aspiring to help others realize their worth. She previously helped open an eating disorder outpatient treatment center in the Santa Clarita Valley where she coordinated and managed the administrative and clinical needs of the facility. A firm advocate for the eating disorder field she was fast promoted and began to work closely with the admissions department and developing marketing approaches. After 3 years she was ready to move up and recently became a part of the Center for Discovery team at Beverly Hills and now Woodland Hills. No stranger to the eating disorder field, she is always ready to take on any task at hand and her no- nonsense attitude attributes to her determination to providing superior care for clients and their families.

Jamie Bratman, RD

Jamie Bratman, RD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Jamie Bratman is a registered dietitian. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition and went on to the University of Minnesota for her dietetic internship, the only internship in the country with an eating disorder emphasis. Jamie has had experience in most levels of care with both adults and adolescents, from residential at the Anna Westin House in Minnesota to the outpatient level of care at the Eating Disorder Center of California and now Center for Discovery.

Jamie has done supervision with both Elyse Resch, co-author of Intuitive Eating, and with other eating disorder practitioners in the LA area. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals). Jamie is passionate about helping rekindle the intuitive relationship we all had with food as babies and being able to share her excitement of being an eater in the world, which sometimes can feel very challenging.

Brooke Linberg, RDN

Brooke Linberg, RDN

REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

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.

Kenda Woolfson, ASW

Kenda Woolfson, ASW

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Kenda Wooflson is a registered Associate Social Worker and Therapist at Center for Discovery. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in English Literary Studies with a focus on creative writing and minor in Philosophy. After earning her undergraduate degree, Kenda worked as a write in the non-profit sphere and has been deeply involved in advocating for policy reform pertaining to survivors of sexual assault. In 2015, Kenda returned to graduate school at the University of Southern California, where she earned her Master of Social Work degree and was part of the Phi Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. Kenda previously worked with youth experiencing homelessness at My Friend’s Place, where she was involved in program development for the organization.

Kenda has served as a mentor to individuals struggling with eating disorders for the past five years and has studied Intuitive Eating under co-founder of the Intuitive Eating Movement, Evelyn Tribole. Kenda is thrilled to work at Center for Discovery where she can continue to support individuals as they navigate the ups and downs of recovery and find their way out of darkness and into fulfilling lives. Outside of work, Kenda is an avid reader, musician, and animal lover who can often be found at the dog park or searching for the best oat milk latte in Los Angeles.

Pritika Sehgal, AMFT

Pritika Sehgal, AMFT

PROGRAM THERAPIST

Pritika Sehgal is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor and Masters of Art degree from Amity University, India in Clinical Psychology in 2015. She pursued her Master of Art degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Southern California and graduated in 2018. As a Marriage and Family Trainee, she worked at a middle school site through Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC), where she conducted individual and family group sessions with students struggling with anxiety, mood and behavioral problems.

Following graduation, Ms. Sehgal began working at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders to follow her passion for working with individuals struggling with eating disorders. She was responsible for running group and family therapy sessions with the clients. Ms. Sehgal is excited to work with Center for Discovery to continue her work with the eating disorder population to create recovery-oriented environment and healing for the clients. She believes in strong influence of family and culture on an individual’s personality and incorporates the unique familial and cultural knowledge in her therapeutic style.

Alexandria Conway

Alexandria Conway

DIET TECHNICIAN

Alexandria (Alex) is currently studying to become certified as a Registered Dietetic Technician. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, specializing in Nutrition and Dietetics from California State University Northridge. Alex has worked in the eating disorder field for two years now and has acquired experience from two other facilities in Southern California. Beginning next year, she will begin to complete her master’s specializing in sports psychology. Her goal is to work with athletes at the collegiate and high school level.

Alex’s passion in health and nutrition has helped her cultivate an interest in nutrition and psychology. As an athlete herself, she would like the opportunity to help other athletes create a safe environment to discuss their feelings and guide them towards personal goals and accomplishments. Alex is very happy to be working for Center for Discovery and privileged to be on the team.

WOODLAND HILLS OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAM

Center For Discovery Woodland Hills Outpatient provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment to male and females of 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, California Lutheran University nearby 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.

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” approach. Because of the close proximity to universities, Center For Discovery Woodland Hills works closely with local universities and their staff for dietary education.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

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GET IN TOUCH / CALL 866.482.3876

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
21650 Oxnard Street
Suite 2375
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
PH 866.482.3876
24/7

PROGRAM FEATURES
Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
All Ages

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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