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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.

Patty Shirley, LMFT, CATC, CCTP

Patty Shirley, LMFT, CATC, CCTP

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Patty Shirley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, having worked in the field of addiction since 2008.  Patty is certified as a Masters Level Registered Addiction Specialist and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor, as well as certified in trauma, co-occurring disorders, anger management, domestic violence, women’s treatment, and dementia-related behaviors.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Addiction Studies from Bethany University and a Master of Arts in Psychology from California Southern University.

Patty has joined the Center For Discovery Pleasanton team as Program Director in 2018, is passionate about working at the Intensive Outpatient Program level.  Patty’s experience in the field of mental health includes residential, intensive outpatient, perinatal, forensic and group practice, focusing on co-occurring disorders including addiction of all types, both substance, and behavioral addictions, trauma and more.

Patty enjoys motivating, encouraging and collaborating actively with her clients, working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Patty utilizes a multi-theoretical psycho-education approach, integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, SensoriMotor Psychotherapy, Family Systems, the Twelve Steps and more. In order to help others achieve health, wholeness, and balance in their lives, Patty comes alongside her clients, showing compassion and encouragement. Patty uses a strong, holistic focus on teaching others new ways to communicate, strengthen relationships, set healthy boundaries, increase social skills, to ultimately increase self-esteem and self-care.

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.
Marcia Yamashiro

Marcia Yamashiro

Registered Dietitian

Marcia Yamashiro has been a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist for the past 25 years. She has been the lead dietitian for the Serenity Inpatient Eating Disorders Program, Casa Serena Intensive Outpatient Program and currently, The Center for Recovery in Pleasanton, CA.  In addition, Marcia has a private practice in Concord, CA specializing in eating disorders and weight-related issues.  She works as an integral part of the outpatient treatment team serving as a nutrition resource for physicians, psychotherapists, and dietitians.  She is frequently asked to speak at community events on various topics related to eating disorders. She is also a consultant for dietitians, helping them to become specialists in the field.  Her passion, dedication, and determination to helping people recovery continue daily.

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.