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Our Eating Disorder Treatment specialties, at our New Haven, CT a outpatient center specializes in Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, & Orthorexia Recovery.

Eating Disorder Treatment Team | Pleasanton, CA

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.

Jessica Harris, LMFT, CEDS-S

Jessica Harris, LMFT, CEDS-S

West Coast Assistant Director of ED Outpatient Services

Jessica Harris graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. She obtained her Masters in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Over the past 7 years, she has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in various settings including eating disorders. Prior to joining the Center For Discovery team, Jessica worked as the Program Manager of a Residential Treatment Center treating adult women with eating disorders. She has additional experience working with eating disorders at the inpatient, partial and outpatient level of care treating adult and adolescent men and women. During her graduate studies, Jessica worked as a developmental therapist with special needs children and their families assisting them in supporting their child’s communication, relational and social skills needs.  Jessica uses a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, narrative therapy and solution focused therapy.  She is passionate about providing individualized and group support in the outpatient division.

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.

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Regional Director- OP

Maureen Peterson is the NorthWestern Outpatient Regional Director and Program Director at Center For Discovery Tacoma OP treating adolescents, adults, and families impacted by eating disorders. Maureen is a licensed mental health counselor and earned her BA  in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University and her MA in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University. She also completed a certificate program in The Long Term Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders through the University of Washington School of Social Work. Maureen has been working in the mental health field since 1991 and has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 1996. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. In 2011, Maureen received the “Spirit of the Alliance” award through the Alliance for Families, a national organization. She is passionate about community service, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Leslie Summerfield

Leslie Summerfield

Program Director

Leslie is a licensed psychotherapist that has been working with individuals and families since 2011. Prior to working at The Center For Discovery, she worked at Casa Serena, an intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. Leslie brings a unique perspective to her counseling clients – with a deep background in human resources and organizational development, she is able to quickly identify concerns, issues, and an effective path forward for her clients. Leslie also brings warmth and compassion to her therapy work that puts clients at ease and encourages them to share often-difficult situations.

Leslie has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from UCLA, a Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Clara.

Crystal Tsai, MS, RD

Crystal Tsai, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian
Crystal graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Nutritional Science and went on to complete her combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Crystal believes that food serves as a connection between people from all walks of life and uses the principles of intuitive eating and HAES to counsel others. She enjoys nutrition counseling and education because it gives her the opportunity to simplify the science of nutrition and health. One of her favorite things about her job is getting to know the clients and working with them to build a healthy relationship with food.
Priscilla Wetmore, LMFT

Priscilla Wetmore, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Priscilla is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a background in dietetics and 12 years experience as a Certified Addiction Counselor and over 15 years working with teens in intensive outpatient and residential treatment settings. She has a passion for working with families in developing resilience in their struggles with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Her practitioner approach consists of individual psycho-dynamic therapy coupled with experiential learning of DBT skills, ACT, mindfulness and the integration of Dialectical Behavior and Seeking Safety trauma curriculums.

Dr. Indra Singh, MD

Dr. Indra Singh, MD

Program Psychiatrist
Erin Osanna-Barba, MSW, ASW

Erin Osanna-Barba, MSW, ASW

Program Therapist

Erin comes to Center For Discovery with over 20 years’ experience in victim advocacy, crisis intervention, and interpersonal violence/trauma. She is passionate about providing empathetic and individualized strength-based support to clients. For over 14 years she served as a Victim/Witness Advocate with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, working with survivors of violent crime within the criminal justice system. She has also worked for two community based domestic violence agencies in the East Bay where she provided crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, case management and community outreach for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. She most recently served as the Director of the CARE (Campus Assault Response and Education) Center at Saint Mary’s College of CA.

Erin holds Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is currently a registered Associate Social Worker with the California State Board of Behavioral Science. She has been certified in California as a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor since 1996. She holds certificates in both beginning and advanced Victim Advocacy from the State of California. She also received Crisis Response certification by the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) in 2001. During her career, she has provided multiple training on victim services, trauma, and crisis response for law enforcement, students and community organizations. She served as a panel member at a conference on hate crimes at UC Hastings School of Law and in 2005, contributed to the first community resource manual for response to hate crimes, published by the National Center for Transgender Equality.