Virtual treatment available: CFD outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.
Center for Discovery Temecula is an outpatient eating disorder treatment center for patients of all genders and all ages. The Temecula IOP/PHP treatment facility serves all of Southern California. It opened in November 2019 and is located near the 15 Freeway and the 79 Freeway. 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 Cigna/ Great West, Health Net, Humana (Life Sync), Multi-Plan and TriCare Military Region WEST MHN/HealthNet. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
The eating disorder outpatient team is highly trained in eating disorders, including certifications in eating disorder treatment and abundant experience with high acuity patients. Many of the staff members are trained in trauma therapy, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). This eating disorder treatment facility strongly supports family involvement in the treatment process and holds family nights as a way to involve loved ones to enhance the involvement of the patients.
MEET THE TEAM
Ryan Branson, MS, RD
Ryan Branson earned his Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition from University of Illinois at Chicago. Ryan also earned a Master’s of Science in Eating Disorders & Clinical Nutrition from University College London. As a part of his dietetic supervised practice, Ryan worked as an intern at Rogers Behavioral Health and Eating Recovery Center. Aside from his professional education, he has been actively involved in the eating disorder field for many years, including volunteer work with eating disorder organizations. Following graduation from his dietetics program, Mr. Branson worked as the registered dietitian at Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment in Long Beach, CA, prior to joining the Center for Discovery ED OP Temecula team. Through his volunteer and professional work, he has developed a deep passion and empathy when it comes to working with clients struggling with eating disorders.
Mr. Branson is thrilled to work with Center for Discovery as Registered Dietitian ED OP, working collaboratively with the treatment team to provide the highest and best quality of care and instilling hope that recovery is possible to clients. Outside of work, Mr. Branson enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling to new destinations, and continues to further his education in an effort to obtain the Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) credential.
Kaydeese Washington (she/her)
Kaydeese is a San Diego native who graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Kaydeese was fascinated with the study of I/O psychology (industrial and occupational psychology), which focuses on how psychology can be used to create a happier and more productive work environment. She has leveraged her past experiences working in customer service and sales to help create a warm, welcoming space for patients and staff. Kaydeese has been with Center for Discovery since 2019 and enjoys working closely with patients and their families. She strives to make sure that every person who steps through the doors feels safe, welcome and heard. In her free time, Kaydeese enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys and her youngest daughter. Kaydeese is also a movie aficionado and will never pass up an opportunity to cuddle up on the couch and get lost in an amazing plot.
Paris started with Center for Discovery Temecula in April 2021 as a dietary technician. She received her bachelor’s in sports and health sciences from American Public University and is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s and master’s in dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado. Paris is an aspiring dietician with a passion for nutrition education. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and five parrots.
Marlena Galippo, M.A. LMFT
Marlena is a primary therapist at Center for Discovery’s outpatient program in Temecula and joined the team in November of 2020. Marlena received her bachelor’s in psychology from California State University, San Bernardino and received her master’s in clinical counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has primarily focused on diverse needs from those within the foster system and school-based settings and has a special interest in trauma-focused work with eating disorders, body positivity, depression, grief and anxiety. Marlena has a heart for working alongside those with eating disorders and believes eating disorders are often overlooked, seldomly acknowledged and that limited education is often shed on the topic. She is trained in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and personally enjoys using narrative therapy with patients to allow them to create and share their stories, allowing patients to fully understand where they have been and create where they want to go. Outside of work, Marlena enjoys being in nature and reading a good book.
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.