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Our Eating Disorder Treatment specialties, at our Dallas, TX a residential center specializes in Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, & Orthorexia Recovery.

Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Team | Dallas, TX

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 ED 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!

Kacy Grossman, MS, RD, CPT

Kacy Grossman, MS, RD, CPT

West Coast Supervisor of Outpatient Dietary Services

Kacy earned her bachelor’s of science in Clinical Nutrition and minor in Psychology from the University of New Jersey, Davis and went on to earn her master’s of science in Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition from New Jersey State University Northridge. To complement her education in nutrition, Kacy obtained a certificate in personal training from the American Council on Exercise.

Essentially by accident Kacy found a way to combine all her areas of interest and education when she began working as a Diet Tech in 2009 at A New Journey Eating Disorder Center. Once Kacy completed her dietetic internship through CSUN, she became a Registered Dietitian at ANJ and worked with adults and adolescents at the intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial day treatment (PDT) levels of care. In Early 2014 Kacy began working Center For Discovery where she now finds fulfilment working in adolescent residential and adult Outpatient eating disorder treatment. Kacy also maintains a private practice, The Shameless Eater, in Westwood, Ca and is serving as secretary of Behavioral Health and Nutrition dietetic practice group for the 2014-2016 term.

Eden Hyder, MA, LPC

Eden Hyder, MA, LPC

Program Director
Eden joins the Center for Discovery Outpatient team as Program Director after several years with the company. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, Eden pursued her passion for counseling. She completed a dual Masters in Counseling Psychology and in Christian Studies from the Seattle School of Psychology and Theology. Eden joined the Center for Discovery team while still in graduate school, supporting and counseling adolescents with eating disorders at our residential program in Edmonds, Washington.
Eden has worked in all levels of care, supporting adolescents and adults with eating disorders, anxiety, depression and body image issues. She is trained in Relational Psychoanalysis, which motivates her emphasis on clients’ relationships with themselves and their loved ones. Eden regularly complements that focus by incorporating several other modalities in her work with clients, including DBT, CBT, ACT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Play Therapy and Lifespan Integration. She is most passionate about collaborating with her clients to develop treatment goals that are both individualized and creative.
Eden believes that cultivating a team founded on hope, authenticity and integrity creates a positive and safe environment for the clients and their loved ones to learn and grow on their journey toward recovery.
Ruth Roddy, LPC

Ruth Roddy, LPC

Assistant Director

Ruth Roddy, LPC earned her bachelor’s of science in Psychology and minor in Child Development from Texas Christian University and went on to earn her master’s of science in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University. Ruth has gained experience in a variety of treatment centers including domestic violence shelters, schools, community mental health agencies, and hospitals. She currently serves on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professional’s board as Hospitality Chair and is active in the eating disorder professional community.

Ruth spent 2 years working with eating disorder patients at the inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient level of care at a pediatric hospital before starting with Center for Discovery in 2017. During this time she gained experience in working with clients struggling with self-harm, suicidality, and OCD as these are common in more acute cases. It was during this time that her particular passion for working with parents and support people of those struggling with eating disorders began. Ruth loves to empower parents and loved ones to feel equipped to support their loved ones through this experience. She does this by incorporating family sessions and parent coaching into client care, as well as facilitating parent support groups and family night. She believes that increasing family understanding and connectedness can be transformational in the treatment process.

Ruth is honored and privileged to be Assistant Director at Center For Discovery Dallas and is dedicated to supporting this team and our clients on their journey to recovery.

Raychel Yearsley, LPC

Raychel Yearsley, LPC

Primary Therapist

Raychel Yearsley, MS, LPC, NCC is a primary therapist at Center for Discovery and has more than two years of experience in treating eating disorders. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Art at Southern Methodist University, she completed her Masters of Science in Counseling at Southern Methodist University.

While in graduate school, Raychel completed specialized courses in expressive arts therapy and child and adolescent therapy. Raychel completed her graduate-level practicum at a performing and visual arts high school where she worked with creative adolescents in a demanding and high-pressure environment. She completed her LPC-Internship in a private practice setting where she worked with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders and in an eating disorder treatment setting where she worked with adolescents and adults with eating disorders, body image concerns, anxiety, and depression. Raychel has experience utilizing CBT, REBT, ACT, and Adlerian treatment modalities, in addition to incorporating activity therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga into therapy. Currently, Raychel is working toward her 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification and is passionate about incorporating embodied approaches into the treatment of eating disorders.

Amy Bartley, MS, LPC-Intern

Amy Bartley, MS, LPC-Intern

Primary Therapist

Amy Bartley, MS LPC-Intern is a primary therapist at Center for Discovery providing therapy to families and individuals impacted by eating disorders. Amy received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of North Texas and a Masters of Science in clinical mental health counseling from Texas A&M University at Commerce.

 Amy has experience with a wide variety of populations in multiple settings. Ranging from providing behavioral therapy to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, to providing case management and support to individuals and their families at a non-profit agency. While completing her graduate degree, Amy interned at a community mental health agency providing counseling to adults, adolescents, and families.
In working with clients, Amy uses a client-centered approach, focusing on client’s core beliefs, individual experiences, and attachment and development. Amy works to provide a collaborative, safe, and supportive environment to provide clients with the capacity to reconnect with themselves and others.
Elizabeth Lenox, BA

Elizabeth Lenox, BA

Facility Coordinator

Elizabeth obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Louisiana Tech University. Prior to joining Center for Discovery, she worked in foster care as an Intake Coordinator verifying therapeutic foster parents through the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. She joined the Dallas Outpatient team in July 2018 as the Facility Coordinator.

Elizabeth is passionate about breaking the stigma of mental illness and promoting recovery. She uses her past experience in the mental health and social services industries to cultivate a positive facility environment for both clients and staff and manage the therapeutic milieu.

Nikki Weber, RD, LD

Nikki Weber, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Nikki Weber is the Registered Dietitian at the Center for Discovery Dallas outpatient facility treating adolescents, adults, and families affected by eating disorders. Nikki graduated from Texas Christian University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences. She completed her dietetic internship hours while in school through the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at TCU.
She has nutrition experience working in hospitals, diabetes clinics, and school districts. Nikki had the opportunity to intern at an eating disorder facility where she developed a passion for helping individuals struggling with eating disorders. After creating meal plans and providing nutrition education to school aged children and parents at a local school district for a few years, Nikki is ready to begin her career as a dietitian at Center for Discovery.
She believes in providing thoughtful individualized nutrition counseling for her clients so that they can one day embrace the “all foods fit” philosophy.

McKenzie Ramirez, RD

McKenzie Ramirez, RD

Registered Dietitian

McKenzie Ramirez is a Registered Dietitian at Center for Discovery Dallas Outpatient treating adolescents, adults, and families impacted by eating disorders. McKenzie graduated from the Texas A&M University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics. She completed her clinical dietetic internship through Texas A&M at world-class dietetic facilities in Houston.
McKenzie has great passion for and experience treating adults and adolescents with the eating disorders. She believes in providing professional, warm and compassionate individualized nutritional counseling to help her clients rebuild and nurture a healthy relationship with food.

Jamie Schwartz RD, LDN

Jamie Schwartz RD, LDN

Clinical Outreach

Jamie Schwartz RD, LDN, joined the Center For Discovery team in 2015. Jamie is a registered dietitian with years of experience treating clients with eating disorders. She received her first Bachelor’s degree in biology from UT Dallas. After working at UT Southwestern in developmental biology and Baylor hospital, testing infants for inborn errors of metabolism, she realized that she had a passion for helping people with eating disorders.  She returned to school to receive her second Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics at Texas Women’s University. She was part of the nations first Dietetic Internship with an emphasis on eating disorders at the University of Minnesota. After several years in direct client care in residential and PHP eating disorder facilities, she returned to her hometown of Dallas, TX and began her work as a Clinical Outreach Representative at Center For Discovery.

Jamie is dedicated to connecting clients and professionals with the services they need to meet their specific needs. She is passionate about connecting with professionals in the mental health field, providing education and awareness, and helping people find the best possible treatment available. She continues to expand her own clinical knowledge and loves being pat of the Center For Discovery family, where clinical excellence and dedication to the individual client make recovery possible. She would be happy to hear from you with any questions or concerns.

 
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