Center for Discovery location near McLean, VA was selected to provide a therapeutic atmosphere conducive to healing and wellness for disordered eating such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
A combination of challenge and choice, the Discovery hands-on dietary program replicates real life experiences to prepare for successful transitions and translation of the skills learned in treatment to the home environment. Individualized menu planning, hands-on kitchen skills, meal preparation, meal support and therapeutic family meals. Discovery's dietary philosophy is that “All Foods Fit” in balance, variety, and moderation. Treatment includes fun food challenges, restaurant challenges, grocery, and clothing shopping.
Discovery specializes in resolving the underlying and co-occurring conditions that contribute to eating disorders. All programs are informed by evidenced-based treatment of trauma, self-injury, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior (DBT), Distress Tolerance Skills and Practice, Mindfulness and Somatic Therapies, Body Positive Curriculum and Workshops, and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) based dietary program all provide a comprehensive treatment experience.
Individually tailored treatment plans target underlying factors contributing to the eating disorder, form a foundation for intuitive eating, and teach clients distress tolerance skills and self-regulation.
Data collected from over 2,000 Discovery clients and analyzed by the Feinstein Institute for Biomedical Research suggest that our clients not only improve during treatment but continue to make gains after discharge. Center For Discovery has presented its outcome data to the Academy for Eating Disorders, The Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine, and the Pediatric Academic Society.
Clients explore vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness as it relates to their eating disorder and identify new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living.
We are committed to body positive principles in of all our programs. Our leaders and core staff have been trained by The Body Positive to facilitate a unique and powerful curriculum that teaches core principles that promote positive body image, increased self acceptance, and the development of a supportive and affirming community for recovery.
Because we value the opportunity to provide truly individualized care we treat a maximum of six clients. Treatment takes place in comfortable homelike settings to increase client's sense of safety.
Center For Discovery is Joint Commission Accredited and State Licensed. The Joint Commission requested that Discovery participate in developing the standards for eating disorder treatment.
Center For Discovery McLean is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in the city of McLean, VA. Our location was chosen carefully so that the neighborhood and home provide a warm and therapeutic atmosphere for our residents and their visiting families. Center For Discovery McLean is designed to help residents and their families through the treatment process comfortably. Our home-like setting and location in a residential neighborhood allows our residents to begin the recovery journey in a relaxed and spacious environment. Treatment is limited to a small number of residents in order to provide a more intimate setting and provide personalized treatment. Our residential treatment team work hard to ensure that the skills and knowledge learned at Center For Discovery are more easily transferrable to life after treatment.