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Individualized Eating Disorder Treatment in Austin, TX

Individualized Eating Disorder Treatment in Austin, TX

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Eating Disorder Treatment in Austin, TX

Center For Discovery Austin Outpatient (OP), is an eating disorder treatment center that is set to open the summer of 2018 and treats clients who are struggling with an eating disorder or with an eating disorder in the presence of a mental health disorder, otherwise known as a co-occurring disorder. This eating disorder location is located in a beautiful business center neighboring Austin High School and the Colorado River and serves the Austin community as well as neighboring cities such as San Marcos, Cedar Park, and Round Rock. Eating disorders are rarely about food but rather about ways to control feelings and emotions that cannot be controlled in other aspects of the client’s life. Underlying triggers associated with eating disorder include depression, anxiety, personality disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, bullying, genetics, self-harm, poor parental relationships, substance abuse, difficulty communicating negative emotions and difficulty resolving conflict. 

Benefits of outpatient day treatment include the following:

  • Trauma Focused CBT, EMDR
  • Support from peer community
  • Family therapy and family support
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Weekly collaboration with eating disorder specialists
  • Customized Dietary Program 
  • Meal planning and supervision
  • Individual, group, and family therapy 
  • Age-Specific Treatment (separate programs for adults and adolescents)
  • Nutrition science and specialized therapies groups 

Eating Disorder Treatment in Austin, TX

Center For Discovery Austin Outpatient (OP), is an eating disorder treatment center that is set to open the summer of 2018 and treats clients who are struggling with an eating disorder or with an eating disorder in the presence of a mental health disorder, otherwise known as a co-occurring disorder. This eating disorder location is located in a beautiful business center neighboring Austin High School and the Colorado River and serves the Austin community as well as neighboring cities such as San Marcos, Cedar Park, and Round Rock. Eating disorders are rarely about food but rather about ways to control feelings and emotions that cannot be controlled in other aspects of the client’s life. Underlying triggers associated with eating disorder include depression, anxiety, personality disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, bullying, genetics, self-harm, poor parental relationships, substance abuse, difficulty communicating negative emotions and difficulty resolving conflict. 

Benefits of these levels of care and distinct programs include:

  • Customized Dietary Program 
  • Meal planning and supervision
  • Individual, group, and family therapy 
  • Age-Specific Treatment (separate programs for adults and adolescents)
  • Nutrition science and specialized therapies groups 
  • Trauma Focused CBT, EMDR
  • Support from peer community
  • Family therapy and family support
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Weekly collaboration with eating disorder specialists

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Treatment Program Overview

Intensive ​O​utpatient ​T​reatment (IOP)

Intensive outpatient treatment ​is approximately nine hours of group and/or individual therapy per week which is ​typically ​divided up into three-hour sessions three evenings to five evenings a week for 12-16 weeks duration. IOP is suitable for individuals who ​tend to be ​high​er​ functioning​,​ who ​may be​ employed or​ in school fulltime and​ have a social ​support system thereby allowing clients to ​practice and ​maintain their ​skills throughout the week. Individuals in IOP ​may have successfully completed a more intensive program such as residential treatment (RTC) or partial hospitalization (PHP) and are transitioning to a lower level of care but are not yet ready to ​go to traditional outpatient therapy which is 1-2 sessions (one to two hours per week). ​S​ome individuals are recommended by their therapist to attend IOP without going through a higher level of care ​if their eating disorder​ is​ mild​er​ in severity.

Partial ​H​ospitalization ​Program ​(PHP)

Partial hospitalization is a higher level of care than IOP, meaning that clients need more ​support and supervision​ in order​ ​to successfully manage and treat their eating disorder​ and any co-occurring mental health condition​. PHP is still an outpatient level of care since clients do not ​reside at the treatment center but rather go home after a full day of therapy. ​Our ​Partial Hospital​ization or day treatment​ program ​is offered up to ​six days a week​ 6 hours of clinical programming per day​. Frequency of visits and number of hours depends on the individual’s needs. Typically, clients in PHP receive more group and individual or family therapy per week than clients in intensive outpatient and may have regular consultations with the psychiatrist for medication evaluation and monitoring. Average length of stay is 3-4 weeks though depends on severity of symptoms and progress in treatment. 

Binge Eating Disorder Program

Center For Discovery offers specialized Binge Eating Disorder Treatment utilizing the principles of intuitive eating and health at every size. Discovery does not promote recovery through weight loss, is weight inclusive, stands for body acceptance and creates a safe space for clients to heal from the effects of weight stigma. 

What We Do

Understand that eating disorders come in all shapes, sizes, genders, and cultures


Promote recovery by changing behaviors associated with binge eating


Provide a safe space to help heal internalized weight stigma


Inspire clients to find their recovery voice

What We Don't Do

Judge an individuals health or eating disorder based on their body, gender or culture


Promote recovery through weight loss


Perpetuate implicit biases related to weight


Support one idea of what recovery looks like

Path To Peace With Food

Path To Peace With Food, founded on Intuitive Eating and mindfulness principles, is designed to bridge the gap between disordered and attuned eating.  Binges can be chaotic and leave one feeling out of control and disconnected from their body.  Path To Peace With Food teaches the skills to move toward compassion, awareness, and freedom.

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating practices empower clients to trust their body’s hunger and fullness cues, instead of using external rules and numbers that come with dieting practices, to nourish their bodies.

Health At Every Size® (HAES)

HAES is a paradigm that supports individuals adopting healthy behaviors for well being and not for weight loss/management/control.

Weight Inclusive Approach

The Discovery Difference in treating Binge Eating Disorder is simple: Create an inclusive environment where all bodies are safe and free from judgement by clients and professionals alike.   

Center For Discovery Austin Outpatient

1717 West 6th Street #300
Austin, TX 78703
866.482.3876

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Dawn Delgado, MS, LMFT, CEDS-S

Dawn Delgado, MS, LMFT, CEDS-S

NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, OUTPATIENT EATING DISORDER

Dawn Delgado, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an EMDR trained trauma specialist. She holds both her CEDS, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and CEDS-S Supervisor designation through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Dawn has dedicated herself to working with adolescents and adults recovering from eating disorders and co-occurring mental health issues for over 15 years.

In addition, to her lengthy tenure at Center For Discovery, she has directed and been instrumental in developing residential, partial hospitalization/day treatment, intensive outpatient, and transitional living programs. Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), she incorporates this form of trauma treatment in her private practice, Inspire Evolve, and into the clinical programming at Center For Discovery. An active member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), she is a former chair member of the Los Angeles chapter. Dawn has a passion for yoga and travel and has served as a consultant to clinics and hospitals in Bali, Singapore, Java, and Dubai.

Kelsey Latimer, PhD, LP

Kelsey Latimer, PhD, LP

EAST COAST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EATING DISORDER OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, LP became the first college graduate in her family in 2001, double majoring in anthropology and psychology at the University of Rhode Island and receiving the university’s annual president award/excellence award in both disciplines. Dr. Latimer’s passion for research and the health/wellness of children and young adults led her to furthering her education, earning her doctorate and masters of science degrees from the University of North Texas, with emphases in child/adolescent development and neuropsychology. Throughout her doctoral training, Dr. Latimer became extremely passionate in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, completing her research in this area, as well as pursuing specialized clinical training with preceptorships in disordered eating and administration/training during her APA-accredited predoctoral-internship.

Since that time, Dr. Latimer joined a pediatric hospital and medical school to continue devoting her career to the development of eating disorder intervention programs at all levels of care, training future professionals in the field and acting as an advisory board member to healthy body movements including Healthy is the New Skinny. In addition, she comes with a strong managerial/leadership background and uses a compassionate leadership model in growing talented team members. She has presented at over 50 regional/national/international conferences, written many articles and been featured in print/online magazines on the topic of body image and training/administration, and is currently completing a book on the principles of effective eating disorder treatment scheduled for publishing in 2017. Dr. Latimer is thrilled that these experiences have led her to her next step on her professional journey of empowering young people to fight against eating disorders by joining the Center For Discovery as the new East Coast Assistant Director of ED Outpatient Services!

Jacquelyn Supplee, MPH, RDN, LD/N, ATC-L

Jacquelyn Supplee, MPH, RDN, LD/N, ATC-L

EAST COAST SUPERVISOR OF OUTPATIENT DIETARY SERVICES

Jacquelyn has been working with eating disorders since 2015, where she gained experience at an inpatient, residential and partial hospitalization program as a clinical dietitian. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Tampa in athletic training and became a certified athletic trainer in 2010. She then went on to her master’s degree in public health and nutrition at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to become a registered dietitian. Jacquelyn has experience in working not only with eating disorders, but substance and alcohol abuse patients as well. Jacquelyn enjoys teaching nutrition principles and providing her clients with the tools they need to improve their relationship with food and exercise.

Marjorie O’Connor, MPsy, LPC, LCDC

Marjorie O’Connor, MPsy, LPC, LCDC

Program Director

Marjorie O’Connor, MPsy, LPC, LCDC is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed chemical dependency counselor who moved to the Houston area in 2013 to practice after completing her Masters in Psychology at the University of Dallas in 2013. Marjorie utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods in sessions with a focus on strengths based client-centered therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused sessions.

Marjorie has worked in inpatient, residential, and private settings with a focus on treating co-occurring issues. Marjorie specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, mood disorders and substance abuse. She has completed training in EMDR, an evidence-based trauma treatment, provided by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Art has been a lifelong passion for Marjorie and she has enjoyed incorporating expressive arts as a method for client healing for the past 4 years.

Amreen Bora, RD

Amreen Bora, RD

Registered Dietitian

Amreen is a graduate of the University Of Texas where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Sciences and became certified in Health Information Technology. She completed her dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center where she continues to practice as a Clinical Dietitian. Amreen has treated adults and adolescents in various levels of care in the acute, long-term, and outpatient settings. She believes in providing compassionate and individualized nutritional counseling to help her clients foster a healthy relationship with food.

Jessica Sprengle, MA, LPC

Jessica Sprengle, MA, LPC

Program Therapist

Jess Sprengle, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor. She received her BA in psychology from Wagner College in NY and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rowan University in New Jersey. She remained in New Jersey until moving to Austin in September 2017. While in NJ, she maintained a full and thriving practice and helped many children, adolescents, young adults, and families (her specialties!) heal from eating disorders. Prior to her time in private practice, Jess worked in crisis, college counseling, and educational settings. Jess is passionate about providing eating disorder education and care that is holistic and intersectional, approaching EDs from a weight inclusive, Health at Every Size, anti-diet perspective. Jess pulls from a wide variety of treatment modalities, but especially enjoys drawing from RO-DBT, traditional DBT, ACT, and other acceptance-, mindfulness-, and relational-based approaches. She holds hope and space for every client’s unique journey toward recovery and a life worth living.

Jessica Strauss, LPC-Intern

Jessica Strauss, LPC-Intern

Primary Therapist

Jesse Straus is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern who is supervised by Lindsey Irons, M.Ed., LPC-S. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and her Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. Jesse has a wide range of counseling experience, which includes working in a residential treatment center for children who experienced trauma, an intensive outpatient setting for adults and adolescents with substance use disorders, and a partial hospitalization program for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. She is passionate about helping others learn how to cope with challenges in more effective ways in order to gain self-confidence and reach their full potential in life

Emily Bent, MA, LPC-Intern

Emily Bent, MA, LPC-Intern

Program Therapist

"The staff and therapists are wonderful, I do believe that they truly care about their patients and support them and their families on the road to recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with and eating disorder, I highly recommend Center for Discovery."

Ruth R.
Discovery Alumni

"The staff and therapists are wonderful, I do believe that they truly care about their patients and support them and their families on the road to recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with and eating disorder, I highly recommend Center for Discovery."

Ruth R.
Discovery Alumni

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Why Choose Discovery?

Joint Commission Partnership

The Joint Commission asked Discovery to help set the national standards for residential mental health and eating disorder treatment


20 Years Of Success

Discovery has established a legacy of success for over 20 years


Personalized Care

Discovery values personalized care so we purposely limit our milieus to a small number of clients treated at one time


Feinstein Institute Partnership

Center For Discovery partnered with the Feinstein Institute of Biomedical Research for the analysis of Discovery's treatment outcomes


Gender Inclusive and Gender Specific

Center For Discovery offers gender inclusive and gender-specific treatment with separate programming for adolescents and adults


Family Support

Discovery keeps the family and support system involved every step of the way


Nationwide Locations

Center For Discovery offers nationwide, accredited, and state licensed locations so clients and families don't have to travel far for specialized treatment


Holistic Treatment

Discovery specializes in treating and resolving underlying and co-occurring conditions


Support in Recovery

Discovery offers free resources including weekly support groups, a recovery app, free screenings, and treatment scholarships


Health At Every Size

Discovery embraces Health at Every Size principles which create an inclusive and respectful community and supports people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves


BEDA and IFEDD Members

Discovery staff includes members of the Binge Eating Disorder Assocation (BEDA) and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians


IADEP Leadership

Discovery staff includes Presidents, Chapter Directors, and Secretaries for the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals

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