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Our Eating Disorder Treatment specialties, at our Alexandria, VA, an outpatient center specializes in Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, & Orthorexia Recovery.

Eating Disorder Treatment Team | Alexandria, VA

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. Dawn 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 Eating Disorder 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!

Jacquelyn Supplee, MPH, RDN, LD/N, ATC-L

Jacquelyn Supplee, MPH, RDN, LD/N, ATC-L

East Coast Supervisor of Outpatient Dietary Services

Jacquelyn has been working with eating disorders since 2015, where she gained experience at an inpatient, residential and partial hospitalization program as a clinical dietitian. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Tampa in athletic training and became a certified athletic trainer in 2010. She then went on to her master’s degree in public health and nutrition at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to become a registered dietitian. Jacquelyn has experience in working not only with eating disorders, but substance and alcohol abuse patients as well. Jacquelyn enjoys teaching nutrition principles and providing her clients with the tools they need to improve their relationship with food and exercise.

Gabrielle Katz, LCSW

Gabrielle Katz, LCSW

Program Director

Gabrielle (Gabby) Katz is the Program Director of Center for Discovery, Alexandria Outpatient. Gabby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia. Gabby graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Master of Social Work program. During her time at UPenn, Gabby worked as a clinical social worker in multiple settings, including an inpatient psychiatric hospital. She also volunteered as a sexual assault hotline counselor at Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center. After graduating from UPenn, Gabby worked at an eating disorder inpatient and partial hospitalization program where she began as the Primary Therapist and concluded her tenure as the Program Manager. Gabby utilizes an eclectic therapeutic model including CBT, MI, and DBT, but she believes the most important aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. On top of Gabby’s extensive eating disorder treatment experience and training, Gabby was the Board President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National Capital Area Chapter (AFSP NCAC) from 2014-2018. Through AFSP NCAC and LivingWorks, Gabby received her certification as a safeTALK trainer. Gabby has been providing suicide education and prevention trainings to communities in the DMV area since 2014.

Carly MacDougall, RD

Carly MacDougall, RD

Registered Dietitian

Carly is a Registered Dietitian at Center For Discovery’s Alexandria outpatient eating disorder and mental health program. Carly began her career at Elon University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Inspired by the role that food plays in overall health, Carly pursued a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise program. Carly continued her professional development in the Virginia Tech Dietetic Internship program where she spent considerable time cultivating motivational interviewing skills in a counseling environment. Carly believes that the foundation of lifelong health is nourishing the body and engaging in joyful movement. In her role, Carly aims to support clients on their path to recovery by helping them re-establish a healthy connection with food and eating so they are able to nourish their body for all life has in store.

Taylor Craven, MS, RDN, LD, CD

Taylor Craven, MS, RDN, LD, CD

Registered Dietitian

Taylor Craven, MS, RDN, LD, CD is a registered dietitian at the Center for Discovery, Alexandria Outpatient. He completed his BS in dietetics and nutrition at Texas State University and his MS at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Taylor also completed his dietetic internship through the University of Kansas Medical Center. In 2016 during his internship, he began clinical dietetics and working with veterans with eating disorders at the Kansas City VA Hospital. He continued his passion and internship at a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient center for eating disorders and upon graduation worked at the center as a registered dietitian helping individuals and their families work toward making peace with food and healing from their eating disorder. Taylor believes in an all foods fit and health at every size approach.

Additionally, Taylor has done advocacy work and training for healthcare professionals regarding transgender identities and inclusion in healthcare settings and as well as education on the intersection of trans identities and eating disorders to improve quality of care in the Kansas City area. He hopes to continue this, as well as work toward his CEDRD certification here in the DMV area and while at the Center for Discovery.

Lindsay Wright

Lindsay Wright

Primary Therapist
Lindsay Wright is a Primary Therapist at the Center for Discovery in Alexandria, VA. With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), she has practiced in medical and mental health settings as a clinical social worker, researcher, and therapist. For example, Lindsay has provided therapy for a wide range of mental health and adjustment challenges – including depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, and grief – and has worked extensively with survivors of sexual trauma and domestic violence. Based from her considerable experience working with both comorbid medical and mental health concerns and the bodily manifestations of psychological trauma, Lindsay has a particular interest in the connection between physical and mental well-being. Thus, she is committed to helping clients strengthen their physical and mental health as they work toward recovery from eating disorders, where this connection is especially important.
Lindsay aims to facilitate healing with individualized strategies developed through close collaboration with her clients. Specifically, her therapeutic approach is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing and is augmented with aspects of mindfulness and interpersonal process. Lindsay is a strong proponent of intuitive eating and the Health at Every Size movement.
Hallie Fliesch, LCSW

Hallie Fliesch, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Hallie Fleisch, LCSW, graduated from The Ohio State University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Washington University with her Master’s in Social Work. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Primary Therapist for Center for Discovery, Hallie comes with extensive experience in the mental health field. Hallie has worked with children and adolescents in hospital settings, partial-hospital and intensive out patient facilities, and schools. She has worked with families on improving communication, educated them on a variety of mental health issues, and provided them tools to support their loved ones. Hallie has experience working with depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, and distorted body image concerns that are often times co-occurring with eating disorders. She has experience providing meal support and community based assistance to individuals with eating disorders. Hallie is passionate about helping individuals struggling with eating disorders and other mental health issues improve their self-esteem and address underlying issues in order to be healthy. She is very excited to be part of the Discovery Difference and to use her expertise in the Alexandria, VA program.

Rachael Scholl, MSW

Rachael Scholl, MSW

Primary Therapist

Rachael Scholl received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington, and then continued on to receive her Master of Social Work in Clinical Practice from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rachael specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma, and has additional experience working with a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. Rachael is interested in the connection between life experiences and eating behaviors, and is passionate about the inextricable link between mind and body – recognizing the importance of simultaneous healing.

Rachael is grounded in evidence-based practice, utilizing an integrated approach informed by cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, while employing strengths-based and person-centered frameworks. Rachael views therapy as a collaborative process, that can assist in identifying and working through challenges, so that life can be lived in more balanced and fulfilling ways. She strives to create a safe space for individuals to freely express their authentic selves, while working together to set and progress toward therapeutic goals.

Sabrina Paulsen

Sabrina Paulsen

Facility Coordinator

Sabrina graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology with minors in criminal justice. Sabrina began working as an Eating Disorder Technician at an eating disorder treatment center in Seattle, Washington. After working as a Tech for 9 months, Sabrina decided to move back to the East Coast and continuing to provide support and care to those with struggling with eating disorders and other mental health concerns. She plans to continue pursuing her career in eating disorder treatment at Center for Discovery and by returning to school for a master’s degree to obtain her licensure as a therapist.

Brigitta White, MS, R-DMT

Brigitta White, MS, R-DMT

Expressive Therapist

Brigitta White, MS, R-DMT holds a Master’s of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy from The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist with the American Dance Therapy Association since 2007. In 2010, Brigitta added a certification in Children’s Yoga to her mind-body-movement psychotherapy training. Brigitta White, MS, R-DMT is excited to join Center for Discovery Alexandria, Virginia to help clients in their healing with the understanding that the body holds our thoughts and feelings, and our movement expression is the most primal and fundamental experience of self.

Holly Serrano, MA, NCC

Holly Serrano, MA, NCC

Program Therapist

Holly Serrano has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. Practicing since 2015, Holly is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Professional-Resident in Virginia. Holly has worked with women, children, teens and families to address a range of concerns such as anxiety, body image, crisis intervention, disordered eating/eating disorders, healthy relationships, family dynamics and self- harm. She has seen how eating disorders in particular signal deeper concerns for clients that tie into questions of identity and purpose. Holly enjoys coming alongside clients as they learn skills to overcome their eating disorder and reconnect with joy in their lives.

Rebecca Lyn Gillam, MS, ATR-BC

Rebecca Lyn Gillam, MS, ATR-BC

Expressive Therapist

Rebecca Lyn Gillam, MS, ATR-BC, Board Certified Art Therapist and Resident Counselor, graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a dual masters of science in art therapy and counseling. While in graduate school Rebecca specialized in art therapy with children and completed a certificate in Thanatology (the study of, dying, death, grief, mourning and bereavement) under the guidance of Dr.  Kenneth Doka, a senior consultant for the Hospice Foundation of America. Rebecca’s senior internship was with Hackensack University Medical Center’s pediatric oncology and hematology unit within the child life department. Rebecca has worked with Center for Discovery since 2016 when the second residential house in Virginia opened in Alexandria.

Rebecca specializes in art therapy. Rebecca is currently completing work to become a certified eating disorder specialist with IEDPT. Rebecca works as an on call therapist for the Virginia residential facilities and runs a weekly group at the PHP and IOP facility in Alexandria, VA.

Sara Boothe

Sara Boothe

Counselor

Sara Boothe graduated from Duquesne University with her BA in Psychology, and is currently in getting her master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Marymount University. Sara is an on-call Counselor for Center for Discovery, bringing two years of previous clinical experience from her work at an eating disorder treatment center inpatient level of care. Sara is currently focusing her learning on different types of trauma, and the best new treatments for those suffering trauma’s side effects. Sara respects and embraces the multiplicity of Eating Disorder’s, being that those suffering from ED may also experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc. By emphasizing the independent self, and the holistic acceptance of body, mind, and spirit, Sara is honored to be even a small part of each client’s recovery journey.

Abby Dilk

Abby Dilk

Counselor

Abby Dilk is a counselor at Center for Discovery, where her main role is to support clients during meals and snacks and leads the Nutrition in the News and Kitchen Skills groups. Prior to working at the Center for Discovery, Abby worked for two years at a non-profit where she advocated for various nutrition policies on Capitol Hill and through her work on reports and letters to federal agencies. She earned her B.S. in Nutrition Science from Purdue University, with minors in biology and chemistry, from Purdue University in 2016. She is currently finishing up her Master of Public Health Nutrition at The George Washington University. Abby hopes to someday be an eating disorder therapist and/or work to integrate mental health promotion and the Health at Every Size model into the public health framework. In her free time, Abby enjoys camping and hiking with her boyfriend and family that live in Colorado.