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Established in 1997, Center For Discovery provides eating disorder treatment programs exclusively for adolescents struggling with eating disorders and dual diagnosis issues. Based in Whittier, Calif., the organization provides a comprehensive residential treatment program for adolescent males and females of ages 10 to 19 years old. Its eating disorder treatment programs include individualized and intensive treatment sessions under 24 hour supervision, for identifying and addressing the destructive behaviors and underlying emotional issues of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other complex disordered eating. The center s dual diagnosis program treats adolescent males and females of ages 12 to 17 year old, who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, depression, anxiety disorders, abuse, grief, sexual acting out, failing at school, emotional issues and other self-injurious behaviors. Center For Discovery is licensed by the States of California and Washington and is a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accredited facility.
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Phone: (562) 698-0051

TollFree: (800) 760-3934

TollFree: (866) 303-6225

TollFree: (844) 940-3505

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Santa Fe Springs, West Whittier-Los Nietos

Center For Discovery Whittier

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Cliff B.
Edited: 07/31/2022
Warning do not send you child here!!

My daughter was a client here and they over promised and under delivered constantly
They don't actually care about anything long term so they don't actually try to find out what the real problem is. They are more of a stabilization facility according to Heather the family therapist Dr Matt the director will promise the world and deliver nothing. Ask for everything in writing he refused He also provided protected information from a therapy session. Very unethical

They will make things worse by promising " this will be the best thing ever for your child"
And give false hope. Since they don't really care about long term goals they don't look into what the real problem is and try to solve those

They are a short term only and their attitudes and actions reflect it Very corrupt business

When I asked for the contact for the CEO I was given wrong information
Be very careful. Read the reviews they are true.
They allowed my daughter who had runaway associate with another kid that was known for running away from the facility and both of them ran away from the facility and the staff did nothing to prevent it and took no responsibility at all.
I was told could call and get updates anytime I wanted but when I called they would give any information and wouldn't provide their name when asked who am I speaking to they would say. " staff"

Which means they have no consequences for anything they say or do
They are a joke.

DO NOT send your child here if you care about their long term health, happiness and safety

Daniela M.



This place is awful. My sibling has been there for over 2 months and this has been the worst experience for my entire family. These people do not care about any of their patients' health. All they do is force-feed and medicate them. My sibling was recently dropped from her school due to lack of attendance and the center did absolutely nothing about it. The therapists and nurses are incompetent to say the least. It is also extremely expensive even if you have insurance. Please stay away from this place and look for other alternatives.


Phone: (562) 698-8888

Address: 11911 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606


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