Center for Discovery

Center for Discovery

(1-800) 760-3934
Priscilla Tran
2 Branches: (males and females, ages 10-19)
Menlo Park, CA (females, ages 18+)
Fremont, CA
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Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: At Center for Discovery we offer intensive residential treatment programs for adolescent females and males between the ages of 10 to 19 years

Board Certified: Yes-State of California and JCAHO

Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE:CFD utilizes highly skilled healthcare professionals who are carefully screened for appropriate education, training, experience, practical skills, certification, and licensure. Each member of our team demonstrates a deep commitment to the healing and well being of our patients and their families


Center for Discovery offers a comprehensive treatment approach using a multidisciplinary treatment team. Each resident is personally involved in the implementation of his/her treatment plan, which includes the following treatment components on a weekly basis: Private, Family and Individual Nutrition Therapy Group Therapy Emotion Regulation Management and Distraction Techniques Communication Skills Training Nutritional Education and Hands-On Exposure Medical Assessment and Monitoring Psychiatric Consultation Continuing Care/ Discharge Planning Exercise and Recreational Counseling Experiential Therapies Collaborative Educational Programming Community Reintegration Activities Substance Abuse Counseling (if needed) Cognitive-Behavioral Didactic Education Therapeutic Family Activities Community Resource Utilization Alumni Association (following discharge)

We think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as: Our treatment goals are to help our clients regain a healthy life, deal with clinical and dietary issues and develop the necessary tools so a full and worthwhile life may be experienced. Discovery seeks the family’s involvement in treatment in order to understand the resident’s issues and develop techniques to become an integral part of the support team for long-term recovery.


POPULATIONS SERVED:Adolescents, Athletes, Ethnic Minorities, Females, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified)

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Nutritional Counseling, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Residential Treatment

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Insurance-Contracts with most companies

Medi-Cal is accepted. Hospitals will work directly with the Center for Discovery for transitioning from in-patient to residential treatment. Contact the Call Center at (800) 704-0500 for more information about Intensive IOP and PHP programs.

If you are an SCC beneficiary and are denied services or an assessment, contact Jim Raphael of the Mental Health Advocacy Project (MHAP)at (408) 294-9730.