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Milwaukee, WI


Also available in the region: Illinois centers 

For 25 years, Center for Discovery has provided compassionate and evidence-based eating disorder treatment to those in need. We are pleased to bring this quality care to the CFD facility that’s situated in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Serving adults of all genders (and soon adolescent patients of all genders), we are eager to support and work with the people in this region, as well as help anyone coming here from Chicagoland, Michigan or across the country.  

We are committed to being good partners in the community by building relationships with the patients and their support systems who walk through our doors. And when we recognize that a patients is in need of a higher level of care, we are always willing to collaborate with the expert eating disorder providers in Wisconsin and surrounding states. 

Our 24-bed (12 beds for eating disorders; 12 beds for mental health disorders) residential center in Milwaukee is either walking distance or a simple bus ride from various higher education schools, such as Marquette University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Milwaukee Area Technical College. We understand many young people struggle with eating disorders, so we want to make it easy on them with being in close proximity to universities. For those traveling from outside the state, we are less than nine miles from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.  

Evidence-Based Treatment for Real-Life Recovery™ 

Patients will receive evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Patients will also learn exposure & response prevention (ERP) techniques, which are commonly used to help individuals overcome anxiety. ERP therapy slowly helps patients heal their relationship with food by re-integrating their foods and food situations that have been avoided; this can help patients finally “make peace” with these foods as well as their relationships overall. Getting to the root cause of the eating disorder through such therapies will help the patient move to the next level of care, continuing them on the path to a lifetime of recovery.  

Our unique dietary program is rooted in the dietary philosophy of All Foods Fit™, Health at Every Size® (HAES), Intuitive Eating™ and exposure & response prevention (ERP) techniques. Each patient gains hands-on food preparation experience while meeting his or her individual dietary needs.  

Patients can also expect programs after treatment, such as: 

  • Aftercare to facilitate transitions and challenges post-discharge.  
  • A customized Discovery app to provide information, resources and a community of support for family members.  
  • Discovery alumni online support groups, in-person and virtual events for family members and patients to assist in post-discharge transition and provide an ongoing support system to facilitate long-term recovery.  

Preferred In-Network Provider 

Center for Discovery is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. Our team of experienced insurance verification specialists will confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, out of pocket cost you would incur. Reach out to the team today to verify your coverage.   

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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.

Support Group

This location provides free online eating disorder support groups. Our online support groups vary. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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