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Our Eating Disorder Treatment specialties, at our Portland, OR a outpatient center specializes in Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, & Orthorexia Recovery.

Eating Disorder Treatment Team | Portland, OR

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 Eating Disorder 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 5 years, she has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in various settings. 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 IOP setting.

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.

Mary Jo Mastro, LCSW

Mary Jo Mastro, LCSW

Program Director

Mary Jo Mastro, LCSW has been licensed for over 10 years and practicing in the mental health field for over 20 years. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and groups in all age range in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her professional methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based Practices, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Prior to joining the Center for Discovery team, she held a private practice specializing in eating disorders and anxiety. She also has experience in facilitating a wide variety of group populations including those who were experiencing grief and loss, people diagnosed HIV positive, male prison inmates, and heart transplant, patients.

Ms. Mastro is a member of the National Social Workers Association, the American Psychological Association, the Accredited Case Management Association, and Psychology Today. She has been a field instructor for UCLA and USC graduate students. She was a supervisor for MSW candidates and a guest lecturer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Ms. Mastro has a passion for physical, spiritual, and mental health. She sees the client as an individual within a system and tailors treatment plans according to a client’s individual needs. Her passion for health goes beyond the work setting as she herself is committed to her own health having completed multiple marathons, triathlons, and other road races.

 

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Maureen Peterson, MA, LMHC, CEDS-S

Regional Director- OP

Maureen Peterson is the NorthWestern Outpatient Regional Director and Program Director at Center For Discovery Tacoma OP treating adolescents, adults, and families impacted by eating disorders. Maureen is a licensed mental health counselor and earned her BA  in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University and her MA in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University. She also completed a certificate program in The Long Term Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders through the University of Washington School of Social Work. Maureen has been working in the mental health field since 1991 and has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 1996. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. In 2011, Maureen received the “Spirit of the Alliance” award through the Alliance for Families, a national organization. She is passionate about community service, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Abigail Ginder, RD

Abigail Ginder, RD

Registered Dietitian

Abby completed her Bachelors Degree in Dietetics at Concordia College in Minnesota, and Dietetic Internship at Iowa State University. Throughout and following her education, she has sought out various opportunities to work with and treat individuals with eating disorders. This includes an inpatient clinic in Fargo, North Dakota and an outpatient program in Auckland, New Zealand. Her passion to work closely with clients and help people achieve their best quality of life drew her to this field of work. Abby works from the model that all foods fit in a balanced diet and strives to help clients develop a healthy relationship with food.

Gina Garrett, RD, LD

Gina Garrett, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Gina earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics at Iowa State University. After completing her dietetic internship, she accepted a position with a specialty clinic working in both the healthy lifestyles and bariatric surgery programs. In these roles, Gina had the opportunity to work with numerous individuals struggling with disordered eating and eating disorders. Gina has been with Center For Discovery Portland location since they opened in the fall of 2016. Gina utilizes a holistic approach to help individuals heal their relationship with food. She meets the clients where they are on their path to recovery and supports them in making progress on their journey. In order to assist individuals in making behavior changes, Gina utilizes motivational interviewing techniques, as well as teaches mindfulness and intuitive eating skills. Her nutrition philosophy is: there are no “good” or “bad” foods; all foods can fit in a balanced diet. Gina is committed to providing a nurturing partnership with the people she serves. She has a strong passion to help people learn to nourish their bodies with the amount and variety of food they really need.  When Gina is not at Center For Discovery, you may find her at her private practice or spending time with her family enjoying beautiful Oregon. Gina is a member of the Columbia River Eating Disorder Network (CREDN) and holds the Media/Technology Chair position for the Willamette Chapter of The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (IAEDP.)

Amanda Soden, MA, Registered LPC Intern

Amanda Soden, MA, Registered LPC Intern

Primary Therapist

Amanda completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health at George Fox University and is a Certified Body Trust® Provider through Be Nourished. Prior to joining the Center for Discovery team, Amanda was in private practice specializing in eating disorders. She practices from a Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating lens, focusing on how individuals live in relationship to their bodies, with others and their communities. Some of the treatment orientations she works from include Existential-Humanistic, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care. In addition to her role at Discovery, Amanda is also an adjunct professor in the graduate counseling department at George Fox University. Amanda is passionate about creating a safe space for the therapeutic process. She is dedicated to providing her clients with a space to explore and challenge themselves while taking into consideration intersections of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, class, body size, abilities, and religion.

Arianna Kupras, BA

Arianna Kupras, BA

Facility Coordinator

Arianna graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Before arriving in Portland, Arianna worked within Center for Discovery in Sacramento, CA as a behavioral health counselor at the residential level of care for adolescent’s receiving treatment for eating disorders. Arianna also previously worked as intake coordinator, verifying a client’s health care benefits at the outpatient level of care. Currently, Arianna is the Program Coordinator for Center for Discovery’s Portland outpatient facility. She has been passionate about finding opportunities to work with, and advocate for those who have eating disorders. She also seeks to promote eating disorder research, education, and treatments. Arianna is also currently continuing her education by attending Portland State University to earn her Master’s degree in Social Work.

Alli Williams, RD

Alli Williams, RD

Dietetic Technician
Alli completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree in dietetics at California State University, Chico. She then completed her dietetic internship through the Department of State Hospitals, Napa, and became a Registered Dietitian in the summer of 2017. Alli enjoys various areas of dietetics but has always held a strong interest in behavioral health nutrition. During her dietetic internship, she obtained experiences in acute and long-term psychiatric care, ranging from children to adults. Prior to becoming a part of the Center for Discovery team in Portland, she was most recently the dietetic manager of an acute behavioral health center in Northern California.
Alli is a non-diet dietitian who enjoys encouraging others to build a healthy relationship with various foods. She utilizes and promotes the Health at Every Size (HAES) principle as well as intuitive eating. Alli has obtained advanced training in motivational interviewing as a way to facilitate behavior changes. In addition to being passionate about nutrition, Alli enjoys gardening, trying new foods from various cultures, and hiking.
Kirsten Kupras

Kirsten Kupras

Yoga Instructor

Kirsten found yoga while living abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland.  She gravitated to the physical and spiritual practice of yoga and how it is able to provide a calming space during difficult times. Kirsten invites clients to explore mindfulness and movement on their mats and to stay curious to what they are bringing to the shared experience and practice. Kirsten is also an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist and is able to use yoga postures and philosophies in her work. Kirsten received her 200-hour yoga teacher training through Yoga Medicine in 2016.

Rachelann Bryant, MSW

Rachelann Bryant, MSW

Clinical Outreach Representative

Rachelann Bryant is the is the Clinical Outreach Representative at Center For Discovery Portland. She received her BA in Family and Human Services at the University of Oregon in 2004 and her Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis on Community Based Practice from Portland State University in 2010. She has over 15 years experience working with youth, adults, and families in behavioral health including residential treatment facilities, community mental health and engagement programs. She has worked in outreach for the last 5 years striving to develop relationships with community partners and helping to eliminate barriers and expand access to care for individuals and their families. She is passionate about collaboration and the power of community to work towards breaking down the stigma attached to behavioral health and being a part of providing exemplary care to individuals and their families. She is an Oregon native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends exploring the great outdoors as well as the beautiful city of Portland.

Marjorie Hulihan-Meade, RN

Marjorie Hulihan-Meade, RN

Registered Nurse
Marjorie has been a registered nurse for over thirty years. She believes that the human body is amazing in its ability to heal and strive for balance, and that balance can be achieved when we see each person as a whole being. Body, mind, and spirit all work together to keep each of us thriving. Marjorie has been fortunate enough to have lived in Oregon since 1991, and thoroughly enjoys doing just about anything in the beautiful northwest outdoors.