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    Virtual Programming for Eating Disorders

    Treatment that’s Accessible & Relatable

    GET HELP NOW

woman enjoying treatment through virtual programming at home

Virtual Programming for Eating Disorders

Treatment that’s Accessible & Relatable

GET HELP NOW

Virtual Program Locations

California | Connecticut | Florida | New Jersey | Texas | Washington

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Online IOP & PHP Treatment that Validates Who You Are

At Center for Discovery (CFD), our virtual online eating disorder treatment program for intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) levels of care was intentionally created to meet the needs of patients with eating disorders in the comfort of their own home. Patients have different reasons for not being able to attend therapy in-person – transportation, daily schedules, commitments. All reasons are valid, and everyone should have the opportunity to get the quality care that meets them where they are – physically and mentally.

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Online IOP & PHP Treatment that Validates Who You Are

At Center for Discovery (CFD), our virtual online eating disorder treatment program for intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) levels of care was intentionally created to meet the needs of patients with eating disorders in the comfort of their own home. Patients have different reasons for not being able to attend therapy in-person – transportation, daily schedules, commitments. All reasons are valid, and everyone should have the opportunity to get the quality care that meets them where they are – physically and mentally.

GET IN TOUCH

4 Core Values of the CFD Virtual Program 

At CFD, we want to ensure virtual IOP and PHP treatment is not only convenient but is founded on principles that provide an inclusive and validating experience. The core values of our eating disorder virtual IOP and PHP include:  

1. Integrity in Clinical Care 

2. Accessibility in Action 

  • Trauma-focused nutrition care with our CARE-CFD Model  
  • Path to Peace online program for those struggling with binge eating 
  • Harm-reduction training for staff 
  • Medical advocacy and coordination  
  • Affinity groups for patients 
  • Convenient hours: 5:30-8:30 p.m. time slots  
  • Hybrid programs with in-person and virtual care  
  • Individualized scheduling for PHP patients 
  • Free alumni group 

3. Humility in Relationships 

4. Creating Community 

  • Patient-informed curriculum  
  • Partnerships with non-profit groups 
  • Collaboration with ED professionals 
  • Free Path to Peace alumni groups  
  • Free Path to Peace family support night  
  • Free alumni meal support 

CFD Virtual Program Is Helping Patients Thrive

How effective is online eating disorder treatment? Just ask patients who’ve been through the program. After treatment, patients reported the following:*

97%
said, “I have my own plan to stay or become well.”

98%
reported, “I can handle what happens in life.”

94%
stated, “I am hopeful about my future.”

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients treated in the Center for Discovery Program virtual intensive outpatient program in 2021 and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) (N = 57).

CFD Virtual Program Is Helping Patients Thrive

How effective is online eating disorder treatment? Just ask patients who’ve been through the program. After treatment, patients reported the following:*

97%
said, “I have my own plan to stay or become well.”

98%
reported, “I can handle what happens in life.”

94%
stated, “I am hopeful about my future.”

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients treated in the Center for Discovery Program virtual intensive outpatient program in 2021 and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) (N = 57).

Virtual Support for Binge Eating Care

Path to Peace is a uniquely designed virtual program that honors the nuances of bingeing, the deceptiveness of diet culture and the wisdom in how patients cope. The safe online community of Path to Peace emphasizes connection over correction, tracking progress through a patient’s experiences of agency.

DISCOVER PATH TO PEACE

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6 Reasons to Choose Virtual Treatment at CFD

The need for eating disorder treatment is substantial and the delivery of services should reach anyone who needs help. So, why should a person consider online eating disorder treatment at CFD?

1. Purposefully virtual content and curriculum – This platform takes our in-person IOP and PHP to make an equally impactful virtual program.

2. Uniquely designed binge eating programPath to Peace was created to be a virtual haven for individuals overcoming binge eating.

3. 25+ years of eating disorder recovery expertiseSince 1997, Center for Discovery has treated eating disorders with evidence-based and holistic therapies that are inclusive to all patients.

4. Specially trained teamTherapists and dietitians are specifically trained to conduct treatment in a virtual setting and are well-versed in technology.

5. Communities that support engagement among patientsIn their own safe space, patients may find participation more comfortable compared to in-person group sessions.

6. Increased accessibility – For those who struggle finding adequate transportation and have obligations close to home, school or work, the virtual program is ideal.

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man setting up his next eating disorder treatment on his phone

6 Reasons to Choose Virtual Treatment at CFD

The need for eating disorder treatment is substantial and the delivery of services should reach anyone who needs help. So, why should a person consider online eating disorder treatment at CFD?

1. Purposefully virtual content and curriculum – This platform takes our in-person IOP and PHP to make an equally impactful virtual program.

2. Uniquely designed binge eating programPath to Peace was created to be a virtual haven for individuals overcoming binge eating.

3. 25+ years of eating disorder recovery expertiseSince 1997, Center for Discovery has treated eating disorders with evidence-based and holistic therapies that are inclusive to all patients.

4. Specially trained team – Therapists and dietitians are specifically trained to conduct treatment in a virtual setting and are well-versed in technology.

5. Communities that support engagement among patientsIn their own safe space, patients may find participation more comfortable compared to in-person group sessions.

6. Increased accessibility – For those who struggle finding adequate transportation and have obligations close to home, school or work, the virtual program is ideal.

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What to Expect from CFD’s Virtual IOP & PHP

The virtual program at Center for Discovery meets in a convenient and validating space that is HIPAA compliant. With our virtual program, patients can expect:

  • Treatment available in the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Texas and Washington
  • Meetings for 3 (IOP) or 7 (PHP) hours per session, 3-5 days per week for 12-16 weeks
  • One-on-one sessions with their therapist and dietitian
  • Group sessions and supported meals or snacks with peers
  • Evidence-based treatment modalities (cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and exposure & response prevention (ERP) therapy )
  • Introduction to our CARE-CFD Model – a model that stands for “consistent attuned relational eating,” meaning you have the steadiness of a dietary plan that is adaptable to what’s happening in your life
  • Robust aftercare support

Patients are considered part of the CFD family for life with Discovery for Life™. It begins with Discovery365™, a 16-point interactive assessment and check-in program for one year after discharge. The CFD alumni program also helps patients navigate real-world scenarios with the following no-cost resources::

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What to Expect from CFD’s Virtual IOP & PHP

The virtual program at Center for Discovery meets in a convenient and validating space that is HIPAA compliant. With our virtual program, patients can expect:

  • Treatment available in the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Texas and Washington
  • Meetings for 3 (IOP) or 7 (PHP) hours per session, 3-5 days per week for 12-16 weeks
  • One-on-one sessions with their therapist and dietitian
  • Group sessions and supported meals or snacks with peers
  • Evidence-based treatment modalities (cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and exposure & response prevention (ERP) therapy)
  • Introduction to our our CARE-CFD Model – a model that stands for “consistent attuned relational eating,” meaning you have the steadiness of a dietary plan that is adaptable to what’s happening in your life
  • Robust aftercare support

Patients are considered part of the CFD family for life with Discovery for Life™. It begins with Discovery365™, a 16-point interactive assessment and check-in program for one year after discharge. The CFD alumni program also helps patients navigate real-world scenarios with the following no-cost resources:

CONTACT US NOW

Meet the Virtual Program Team

Executive Program Director of Virtual Programming

Brittany Davis, LMHC, LPC

Executive Director of Path to Peace

LB/Lindsay Birchfield, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

Lead Therapist for Path to Peace and Primary Therapist for Washington and Texas

Grace Whorley, MA, LMHC, LPC

VP of Operations Outpatient Division and Virtual Programming

Shayne Tinsley

Senior Registered Dietitian

Sammy Paulsen, MS, RD

Path to Peace Milieu Manager

Jenna Rudnitskas

Executive Program Director of Virtual Programming

Brittany Davis, LMHC, LPC

Brittany graduated from New York University with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness. Prior to working with Center for Discovery, Brittany worked with adults struggling with severe and persistent mental illness in a underserved area of Brooklyn. Brittany primarily utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy, in combination with CBT and DBT, to help individuals in recognizing their inner strength and most authentic self.

Executive Director of Path to Peace

LB/Lindsay Birchfield, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

LB grew up in Chicago, IL, completed their bachelors in dietetics from Miami University, received their masters in clinical nutrition from New York University and completed their internship at the James J Peters VA Hospital in New York City. They are a certified weightlifting coach (L1), and they are currently pursuing a certificate in somatic therapies. LB has practiced body and nutrition therapy across the continental US within various eating disorder treatment programs for the past 12 years prior to joining Center for Discovery. Their areas of specialization include disordered eating across age and genders, somatic therapies to support compulsive movement, trauma-informed weightlifting, nutritional healing following gastric surgeries, food-related trauma, and exposure therapy.

LB is the Executive Director of CFD’s Path-to-Peace Virtual IOP and Path-to-Peace Outpatient Programming. In their spare time, LB finds inspiration within the classroom where they teach masters-level dietetic students about the complexities of health and body oppression within traditional healthcare. When looking for rest and relaxation, you can find LB at a Seattle Storm game, walking their dogs, or exploring various cuisines in their kitchen.

Lead Therapist for Path to Peace and Primary Therapist for Washington and Texas

Grace Whorley, MA, LMHC, LPC

Grace is a licensed mental health counselor and a Health at Every Size ® advocate. A Washington state local, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Washington University in psychology, with an emphasis in neuroscience. She went on to earn her Master of Arts degree in psychology with an emphasis in counseling specialization from Saybrook University while working with at-risk youth in Snoqualmie. Grace had always had an interest in being on a team supporting those through eating disorder treatment and officially started working in the eating disorder field in 2018. She is passionate about serving those on the margins of eating disorder treatment and empowering them to approach recovery in creative and compassionate ways. On the weekend, you likely will find Grace playing outside and enjoying all forms of joyful movement.

VP of Operations Outpatient Division and Virtual Programming

Shayne Tinsley

Senior Registered Dietitian

Sammy Paulsen, MS, RD

Path to Peace Milieu Manager

Jenna Rudnitskas

Jenna is an ED technician III at Center for Discovery’s outpatient program in Tacoma, Washington. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jenna moved to Washington to attend Pacific Lutheran University. Jenna graduated with her Bachelor of Art degree in psychology with plans to pursue her master’s degree in social work. Jenna is dedicated to uplifting peer-based recovery and support and believes in a patient-centered approach to care. Jenna uses her lived experience with mental illness and the harmful effects of diet culture to understand the pressures that society puts on us and the harm that comes from it, and uses that first-hand experience to best inform treatment of others. Jenna has fully embraced the Health at Every Size ® philosophy and has been especially passionate about sharing these values with her five young nieces. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys traveling, experiencing new foods and tabletop gaming with friends.

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Insurance Coverage for Virtual Programming

Good news: The CFD virtual program for eating disorders is covered by most major commercial insurances. (Unfortunately, we are not able to accept Medicare or Medicaid at this time.) For a complimentary insurance benefits check, call us at 866-482-3876.

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Connect, Engage & Heal from Home

With virtual programming at CFD, people don’t have to postpone treatment that they or their loved one needs for an eating disorder. Getting help is truly accessible and can turn lives around for the better. Call us today at 866-482-3876 or fill out the form below for more information.

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