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Path to Peace: Specialized Binge Eating Care

At Center for Discovery, we know the power of community spaces that foster safety and vulnerability. That is why we are invested in creating inclusive spaces for our patients who struggle with bingeing and chronic dieting. The Path to Peace program for bingeing helps patients explore the nuances of bingeing, the deceptiveness of diet culture and the wisdom in our coping.  

NEW! Path to Peace is Expanding and Available Virtually in Washington  

Binge eating disorder, also known as BED, is the most prevalent of all eating disorder diagnoses, though stigma and other barriers prevent equal access to quality care. Additionally, we know that bingeing shows up in other eating disorder diagnoses that require nuanced forms of treatment. 

In response to historical stigma and our patient’s requests, Center for Discovery has developed a virtual program for individuals living in Washington State struggling specifically with binge eating. This intensive outpatient program (IOP) runs during the evening hours, allowing patients to join virtually after their daytime responsibilities.  

Core Tenants of Path to Peace

  • Representation & Belonging
  • Community Healing
  • Accessibility
  • Gender Inclusive
  • Weight Inclusive Care (Health –at –Every –Size® (HAES®) Informed)
  • Shame Resilience
  • Trauma Attuned

BED Treatment: Connection Over Correction

“Why can’t I just stop?”  

We believe healing starts with the connection of the behaviors, rather than the correction of the behaviors. There are many elements and factors behind a binge. We work to find those connections and create healing. 

What Former Patients Are Saying About Path to Peace

“I was surprised how fast I felt heard and supported as soon as I shared about what was going on with me.” – Path to Peace Program Alumni 

“P2P was a safe haven!” – Path to Peace Program Alumni  

“Being in a community with folks that also struggled with something I kept a secret for so long was incredibly meaningful.” – Path to Peace Program Alumni 

Meet the Care Team

Lindsay Birchfield (they/them) has worked in the eating disorder field since 2012 specializing in gender affirming healthcare, somatic interventions, and trauma informed nutrition therapy. LB understands the role community plays in sustainable recovery. Because they firmly believe that healing happens inside of relationships, they created a more accessible program that seeks to foster authentic connection around shared lived experiences.  

Accepting Most Major Insurance Policies

Making Strides to Be More Financially Accessible

Center for Discovery is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. By submitting your insurance information, our team of experienced insurance verification specialists will confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, outofpocket cost you would incur.  

Myths & Facts about Binge Eating Disorder

  • Bingeing is so much more complicated than just overeating or emotional eating. (Turner, 2018)
  • Binge eating is not an addiction, but a survival response to manage anxiety, trauma and shame.
  • Binge eating is not any less serious than any other eating disorder.
  • Binge eating disorder impacts all body sizes. (Hudson et al., 2007)
  • You’re not alone. Despite the poor diagnosis rate, binge eating disorder affects 3-5 million Americans.

Find Support for Binge Eating

If you or a loved one needs care for binge eating, Center for Discovery can help. For more information, contact us today. 

*Health At Every Size® and HAES® are registered trademarks of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and used with permission. 

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outpatient centers nationwide.

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Path to Peace: Specialized Binge Eating Care

Unlike other treatment programs, Discovery provides specialized care forAt Center for Discovery, we know the power of community spaces that foster safety and vulnerability. That is why we are invested in creating inclusive spaces for our patients who struggle with bingeing and chronic dieting. The Path to Peace program for bingeing helps patients explore the nuances of bingeing, the deceptiveness of diet culture and the wisdom in our coping.

NEW! Path to Peace is Expanding and Available Virtually in Washington

Binge eating disorder, also known as BED, is the most prevalent of all eating disorder diagnoses, though stigma and other barriers prevent equal access to quality care. Additionally, we know that bingeing shows up in other eating disorder diagnoses that require nuanced forms of treatment.


In response to historical stigma and our patient’s requests, Center for Discovery has developed a virtual program for individuals living in Washington State struggling specifically with binge eating. This intensive outpatient program (IOP) runs during the evening hours, allowing patients to join virtually after their daytime responsibilities.

Core Tenants of Path to Peace

  • Representation & Belonging
    Community Healing
  • Accessibility
  • Gender Inclusive
  • Weight Inclusive Care (Health –at –Every –Size® (HAES®) Informed)
  • Shame Resilience
  • Trauma Attuned

<h2>BED Treatment: Connection Over Correction</h2>

“Why can’t I just stop?”  

We believe healing starts with the connection of the behaviors, rather than the correction of the behaviors. There are many elements and factors behind a binge. We work to find those connections and create healing. 

What Former Patients Are Saying About Path to Peace

“I was surprised how fast I felt heard and supported as soon as I shared about what was going on with me.” – Path to Peace Program Alumni

“P2P was a safe haven!” – Path to Peace Program Alumni

“Being in a community with folks that also struggled with something I kept a secret for so long was incredibly meaningful.” – Path to Peace Program Alumni

Meet the Care Team

Lindsay Birchfield (they/them) has worked in the eating disorder field since 2012 specializing in gender affirming healthcare, somatic interventions, and trauma informed nutrition therapy. LB understands the role community plays in sustainable recovery. Because they firmly believe that healing happens inside of relationships, they created a more accessible program that seeks to foster authentic connection around shared lived experiences.

Bianca is a Brazilian Dietitian who holds a bachelor degree in Nutrition from University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Public Health. She is currently completing a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition (Dietetics Focus) through University of New England to be able to sit for the Registered Dietitian exam. In her role as a Diet Technician at Center for Discovery, Bianca found her passion to be a group facilitator for the BED track, Path to Peace (P2P). Bianca is passionate about dismantling nutrition myths and diet culture. Bianca aims to provide trauma-informed and weight inclusive care through a Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating lens. Her goal in the dietetics field is to help people create a healthier relationship with food, mind and body. In her spare time, Bianca likes to try new recipes, hangout with husband and cat, and find new TV shows to watch.

Accepting Most Major Insurance Policies

Making Strides to Be More Financially Accessible

Center for Discovery is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. By submitting your insurance information, our team of experienced insurance verification specialists will confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, out-of-pocket cost you would incur.

  • Bingeing is so much more complicated than just overeating or emotional eating. (Turner, 2018)
  • Binge eating is not an addiction, but a survival response to manage anxiety, trauma and shame.
  • Binge eating is not any less serious than any other eating disorder.
  • Binge eating disorder impacts all body sizes. (Hudson et al., 2007)
  • You’re not alone. Despite the poor diagnosis rate, binge eating disorder affects 3-5 million Americans.

Find Support for Binge Eating

If you or a loved one needs care for binge eating, Center for Discovery can help. For more information, contact us today.

*Health At Every Size® and HAES® are registered trademarks of the Association for Size Diversity and Health and used with permission.

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outpatient centers nationwide.

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