Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks is an eating disorder treatment center in Southern California that provides residential treatment and partial hospitalization levels of care to female and non-binary (regardless of sex assigned at birth) patients ages 16-26. This facility opened in March 2017 and offers eating disorder treatment with substance abuse treatment for adult patients who are battling an eating disorder with an underlying alcohol or drug addiction. This facility uses the 12-step substance abuse module and strictly enforces that each patient has a sponsor within the program. Thousand Oaks is the second-largest city in Ventura County, California, and is located with 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles. Thousand Oaks is one of the safest cities in the United States with a total population of 130,000. Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks provides eating disorder treatment services to patients all over the Southern California and Central California areas, reaching over 1 million individuals. Treatment modalities we offer include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure & response prevention (ERP) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
In addition to receiving evidence-based therapies, patients all have the opportunity to put “joyful” back into movement through yoga and other activities. Discovery’s specialized binge eating disorder (BED) program, Path to Peace, is also offered at this location.
Insurances we accept include but are not limited to Anthem BC, Employee Health Network (EHN), HMC, Kaiser (So Cal) and Optum/UBH. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
Center For Discovery Thousand Oaks practices mindful movement yoga therapy, art therapy and experiential therapy.
MEET THE TEAM
Regina McAuley, MA, CWC, CNLPP
Regina is the executive director at Center for Discovery (CFD) in Thousand Oaks, California, treating adolescent, adults and families impacted by eating disorders. Regina earned her master’s degree in counseling from Canyon College in 2008. She has 26 years of experience in healthcare administration and counseling adults with chemical dependency and mental illness. She is also a licensed vocational nurse to assist patients within the medical scope of practice. Furthermore, Regina is a certified body positive facilitator and holds a certification as a life coach, wellness coach, personal awareness coach and neuro-linguistics programming practitioner. Her passion is in assisting patients and families overcoming the struggles and difficulties of eating disorders, making treatment as therapeutic and comfortable as possible.
Dr. Shilpa Jindani, MD
Dr. Shilpa Jindani is a board-certified diplomat of the American Academy of Family Medicine. She received her training in India at Sawai Man Singh Medical College and completed her residency in Family Medicine at UVM/Vermont. She is currently practicing as a Family Medicine Physician in California and Medical Director at Health Net. Dr. Jindani believes in overall health maintenance through integrative, preventive, and mental health. She serves as the Vice President of Tri Valley Indian Medical association and is on the Medical Advisory Board of Find Your Care, LLC.
Dr. Jindani’s passion is taking care of her patients, and in her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and yoga.
Jeff Welch is a Primary Therapist at Center for Discovery in Thousand Oaks. Jeff completed his M.A. in Counseling, specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy at California Lutheran University. An exploration of trauma-informed care, cultural competency, working with adolescents and families, and self-concept were hallmarks of his graduate work. As a therapist, Jeff’s primary clinical interests include anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, self-esteem, empowerment, and working with teens. Jeff’s therapeutic approach is client-centered and strengths-based, and he strongly believes highlighting resilience and fostering hope is critical. Jeff’s clinical work is grounded in building a healthy, therapeutic rapport with his clients, in order to offer the best possible support and therapeutic environment.
Nesha Tandon, PhD, AMFT
Nesha is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who obtained her Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology from University of California, Riverside, Doctorate in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Psychotherapy from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University.
Nesha’s experiences include working in the following areas: family reunification, court mandated, substance abuse, and a psychiatric intensive outpatient program. Furthermore, Nesha has worked with clients from all ages with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, transitional life periods and addictions. Nesha’s approach is collaborative and creative. She integrates a range of evidence-based practices such as Dialectical behavioral therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Jill joined Center for Discovery after working in a variety of treatment programs, including residential, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs with children, teens and adults presenting with eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and trauma. Jill earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University and her Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. During her graduate program, Jill provided psychotherapy to veterans struggling with trauma–related symptoms and substance abuse at a Veterans Affairs–funded program. After graduating, she continued providing support to individuals with co-occurring diagnoses. In her last role as a clinical director, Jill created a curriculum for a mental health and substance abuse track for clients, creating a program that was more intentional with clinical care. She has served as a clinical supervisor at previous treatment programs and is passionate about providing support to associates in order to foster their personal and professional growth. Jill’s therapeutic approach is centered around humanistic, cognitive behavioral and trauma–informed styles. She has received evidence-based practice certifications in cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders, seeking safety train-the-trainer, parent-child interaction therapy and risking connections for trauma. Jill focuses on fostering clients’ natural resiliency, utilizing a strengths-based approach that supports clients in identifying their passions and purpose in life. She believes that the trust and connection between client and therapist is the foundation to long–term treatment success.
Jaclyn is a registered dietitian at Center for Discovery. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutrition with an emphasis in dietetics from Seattle Pacific University in Washington and her master’s degree in exercise and nutritional sciences from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jaclyn has worked with both adolescences and adults with eating disorders and values sharing nutrition knowledge with a non-judgmental approach. She loves to integrate body positivity into her nutrition support through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-informed nutrition care. She values each patient as a person with a unique story and always seeks to meet each individual where they are in their recovery journey. Jaclyn’s favorite part about her work is building therapeutic relationships with each patient and creating a safe space for them to feel physical/emotional nourishment through food freedom and meaningful connections.
Jill Eisenberg, MSN, RN, CNL
Jill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Chapman University and Master of Science degree in nursing with an emphasis in clinical nurse leadership from the University of San Francisco. Jill has four years of pediatric nursing experience, having worked at one of the Top 5 pediatric hospitals in the nation, and has been involved in the care of some of the sickest transplant, gastrointestinal and renal patients in the country. In addition to her dedication to the pediatric and adolescent population, Jill is deeply passionate about mental health advocacy. She recognizes that mental health plays just as big of a role as physical health when it comes to overall well-being. From the start, Jill has always seen her role as a nurse as less of a job and more of a privilege. She feels so lucky to play even the smallest role in the healing of every client who walks through Center for Discovery’s doors.
COVID-19 Update: Online telehealth is offered for intensive outpatient treatment as an option to patients living in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas.
In-person intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization is also offered at this location. Residential treatment continues to be offered at our residential facilities for individuals in need of a higher level of care. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.