With facilities spread throughout the United States, Center for Discovery is a broad, Joint Commission-accredited organization founded in 1997. It specializes in providing comprehensive treatment programs for eating disorders. Because the company is so diverse, treatment options are available for adult and adolescent men and women. Of its many facilities in California, its Center of Discovery Danville caters to female teens and children struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Accommodations and Food
The facility itself is a scenic, six-bed home with gardens and several structures on a secluded, wooded property. Residents can expect to share bedrooms with one other roommate, each sleeping in twin beds with plush comforters. Bedrooms are adorned with modern decor, end tables, decorative carpets, dressers and shared closet space.
The home also boasts well-appointed living areas with couches and tables, a spacious dining room with a chandelier, a modern kitchen with a large island and a cozy group therapy room. There is a stone patio area in the backyard, decorative garden beds throughout and wide porches attached to the house.
Because healthy eating is the cornerstone of the entire program, all residents can expect personally catered meal plans designed with the help of on-site dietitians. Reasonable support for a range of dietary restrictions is also provided. Though on-site chefs take the lead on cooking at the beginning of each program, clients gradually learn to feel comfortable in the kitchen through nutritional counseling and cooking classes and eventually help with meal preparation.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning treatment, all incoming residents go through a thorough intake and assessment to help staff members develop their individualized treatment plans. Though support for a range of co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression is available, addiction is typically not a primary focus; as such, those in need of detox must arrange for these services before enrolling. However, clients with concurrent mental illness can receive medication management services and psychiatric help on-site.
Though each client’s protocol may differ, all plans include individual, group and family therapy rooted in evidence-based treatment practices including CBT, DBT and Exposure Prevention Therapy (ERP). In addition to these clinical methods, other groups include holistic therapies such as expressive arts, Somatic Experiencing, movement therapy (which can include yoga, gym time, Zumba classes or nature hikes) and mindfulness training. The overall curriculum covers a range of topics like body positivity, shame resilience, trigger identification and relapse prevention techniques. Though 12-step participation is not a part of the program, residents can get referrals to off-site peer support groups upon completing the program.
The staff at Center for Discovery Danville consists of a physician, a psychiatrist, dietitians, Certified Eating Disorder Specialists (CEDS), LMFTs, RNs and additional Master’s-level clinicians.
Center for Discovery also offers outpatient and residential treatment programs in other California cities, Washington state, Connecticut, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Texas and Oregon. Though the specifics of each location and program vary, some include additional therapeutic modalities such as equine therapy.
Those who complete primary care can work with staff members to develop stepped down aftercare plans. To that end, the company also has its own app to help alums track their meals, record their feelings and read dietary information.
In all, Center for Discovery Danville’s residential treatment program is nothing if not comprehensive. All clients go through busy daily schedules of evidence-based care, holistic therapies, nutritional counseling and dietary education. The staff encompasses a range of medical and psychiatric professionals, all with the weight of a nationwide organization behind it. Though the cost of treatment varies depending on each participant’s insurance, Center for Discovery Danville remains a strong choice for adolescents and teens struggling with eating disorders.
Center for Discovery Danville
212 La Questa Dr
Danville, CA 94526
Center for Discovery Danville Cost: Call for cost; varies by insurance. Reach Center for Discovery Danville by phone at (925) 718-8187 or by email at [email protected]. Find Center for Discovery on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram
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