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Center for Discovery, Alexandria

By November 8, 2018September 13th, 2019Treatment Centers

Center for Discovery Alexandria

Over 20 Years of Experience

Center For Discovery has been a leader in eating disorder treatment for over 20 years. All Center For Discovery locations have received the highest level of accreditation and are considered the gold standard. Each of our locations is dedicated solely to one of our specialized treatment programs. By keeping each location specialized, we are able to provide the most effective and efficient treatment. All of our locations provide treatment for only a small number of clients at one time to maintain an intimate setting and a high staff to client ratio. We place a high priority on providing an environment where our clients feel like and are treated like people, never patients. On satisfaction surveys from more than 2000 clients and families over 90% said that they would recommend Center For Discovery-call today to discovery why 855-816-3619.

Clinical Philosophy

Center For Discovery eating disorder programs employ a multifaceted, evidence-based treatment approach to address the complex psychological, neurobiological, and medical complications of eating disorders. Using a multidisciplinary, weight science informed approach that utilizes physicians working together with licensed and certified eating disorder clinicians, treatment focuses on the improvement of physiological measures, health behaviors, and psychosocial outcomes. Evidence-based Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) strategies guide clients and families through the treatment process by targeting emotional and traumatic triggers through in vivo exposures while fostering mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Working together, these treatment components provide the gold standard in eating disorder treatment.

Treating More Than Just Your Diagnosis

At Center For Discovery, we know that treatment is not only about the diagnosed issues, it is about the contributing factors that underlie those conditions. We understand that while the symptoms may be similar, the underlying factors are unique to each of our clients. All clients are personally involved in creating their treatment program and treatment is highly individualized to address the specific needs of each client.

Healing With The Whole Family

It is our firm belief at Center For Discovery that families are critical to the solution. Research has shown that family involvement is instrumental in providing for successful treatment outcomes. Family or whomever is the client’s primary source of support is closely involved in the treatment process.

Preferred In-Network Provider

Center For Discovery is in network with all major insurance companies and has worked collaboratively with managed care organizations for decades which means that there are never any surprises with regard to the cost when you receive treatment at Center For Discovery. And, because we are in network, your out of pocket cost will likely be significantly less than you would spend at an out of network facility. At Discovery, we believe everyone should have access to specialized mental health and behavioral healthcare without adding additional undue financial stress. Discovery provides complimentary benefit verification to determine what, if any, out of pocket cost you would incur.

Specialties & Programs

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Comorbid Conditions
  • Compulsive Overexercise
  • Diabulimia
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Mood Disorders
  • Muscle Dysmorphia
  • Night Eating Syndrome
  • Orthorexia
  • Residential
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Intensive Outpatient Program

Center for Discovery’s Specialized Treatment Includes:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention

Family Systems Therapy

Nutrition Science Therapy

Movement Therapy

Trauma Education

Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Treatment

Therapeutic Family Meal

Recreational Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Relapse Preventioni

Restaurant and Grocery Store Outings

Multifamily Group

Interpersonal Relationships and Codependency

Exercise Physiology

Life Skills Education

Individual, Family, and Group Therapy

Clients Include

Residential and PHP Programs: Adolescents 16+ and Adult Women.

IOP Program: Children, Adolescents & Adults 10+


7809 Schelhorn Rd.

Alexandria, VA 22306-2825


Phone: 855-816-3619


Insurance Accepted

For insurance acceptance, please contact Center for Discovery for a free insurance verification