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

Eating Disorder Treatment Team | Newport Beach, CA

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 ED 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 7 years, she has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in various settings including eating disorders. 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 outpatient division.

Cyndi Pulsinelli, LMFT

Cyndi Pulsinelli, LMFT

Regional Director of ED Outpatient Services Southern California

Cyndi Pulsinelli obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in San Diego, California. She also holds undergraduate degrees in Communication Studies and Psychology with a minor in Civic Leadership. She is a passionate clinician who believes in helping individuals and families acknowledge their authenticity while finding balance in the family system.

She practices using evidence based treatment modalities including DBT and CBT, while cultivating hope through a strengths-based approach. She has experience working with a broad range of issues including eating disorders, grief and loss, mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, family struggles, PTSD, and crisis intervention.

Cyndi has worked at Discovery’s residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient centers in Del Mar, Newport Beach, and La Jolla; where she worked as primary therapist and support staff. She provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy to adolescents and adults with eating disorders and dual diagnosis. During her graduate studies, she worked for San Diego Hospice as a bereavement counselor, providing psychotherapy to individuals and families through their bereavement journeys. While also working for the San Diego Police Department as a Crisis Interventionist for several years, offering psychological first-aid to victims and witnesses who have experienced trauma. Cyndi currently serves as a volunteer Chaplin for the Office of Emergency Services of San Diego County, providing counseling services to first-responders and victims in emergency situations.

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.

Rachel Dore, Psy.D

Rachel Dore, Psy.D

Program Director

Dr. Rachel Dore is a scholar-practitioner and licensed Clinical Psychologist. Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Dore received her undergraduate Psychology degree at Loyola University New Orleans. She completed 5 years of full-time residency training on the East Coast, where she earned both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in School Psychology, from the Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. Dr. Dore’s areas of clinical scholarship and expertise include: applied psychology, psychological assessment, and evidence-informed intervention.

Dr. Dore’s previous professional activity includes distinguished clinical leadership, training, and program implementation at a renowned 58-bed Eating Disorder residential treatment facility. She has been recognized for the creativity she brings to the development and oversight of core curriculum and specialty programming initiatives. She has worked closely with leaders in the field to develop multidisciplinary treatment protocols that are consonant with the latest research and best practice standards. She has provided Expert Supervision and training to affiliated outpatient facilities across the East Coast to promote best practice and quality of care.

Dr. Dore infuses her prowess in evidence-based practice into her clinical work. She has experience in treating dual-diagnoses clients, mood disorders, and trauma. Dr. Dore’s theoretical orientation is an eclectic blend of principles from CBT, DBT, ACT, Emotion-Focused-Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Relational Cultural Therapy. She is skilled in utilizing her clinical acumen to enhance motivation, provide psycho-education, and facilitate therapeutic learning opportunities to foster insight, self-efficacy, and transformation. Happily settled on the West Coast, Dr. Dore joins the Center for Discovery Team as the proud Program Director of the Newport Beach facility.

Megan Bonynge, AMFT, APCC

Megan Bonynge, AMFT, APCC

Primary Therapist

Megan graduated from Cal State Fullerton with her Masters of Science in Counseling, and was the recipient of the department’s “Excellence as a Counselor” award for her graduating class. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (vocal performance). Megan is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is excited to bring her expertise to Newport.

Megan’s experience includes treating eating disorders at the residential level of care, treating trauma, anxiety, depression, dissociation, and psychosis at the outpatient level of care, working with juvenile offenders in juvenile hall, and working in community mental health addressing a wide range of concerns with a diverse population.

Megan’s therapeutic style is authentic, genuine, and highly client-centered. She strives each session to meet her clients wherever they are in the moment to provide quality, individualized, and intentional care. Megan combines humor, compassion, empathy, and clinical skill to create a therapeutic environment in which her clients feel safe enough to heal.

Stacey Rombough, RD

Stacey Rombough, RD

Registered Dietitian

Stacey Rombough joined the Center For Discovery team in January 2010 as diet tech for the Whittier and Lakewood locations working with eating disorders. During this time she completed the ISSP Dietetic Internship through California State Long Beach, which furthered her education in nutrition while interning at Placentia Linda Hospital, College Hospital, and Newport-Mesa School District. As a Registered Dietitian, Ms. Rombough hopes to further improve the health of the clients with eating disorders as well as assist them in incorporating the “All Foods Fit” motto into their daily lives.

Ms. Rombough attended California State University of Long Beach and graduated with a bachelors of Science degree in nutrition and Dietetics in May of 2011. She was on the President’s list (GPA 3.75-4.0) her last two years at Long Beach.

Sara Quint, AMFT

Sara Quint, AMFT

Primary Therapist

Sara Quint is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist that graduated from Chapman University in 2017 with her Master of Arts. Sara has worked in both substance abuse and eating disorder treatment, and prefers to approach therapy from a mind-body-soul perspective, incorporating the simultaneous use of coping skills and spirituality. She believes in empowering clients to make the changes they wish to, and in the potential of each and every client to recover fully from their eating disorder. In her spare time, Sara likes to laugh with friends, spend time with her two cats, and practice yoga/meditation.

Lexi Risner, LMFT

Lexi Risner, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Lexi Risner is a Marriage and Family Therapist, and began working at Center for Discovery in 2016 at the Newport Beach location. Lexi is the primary therapist at this location, and works hard supporting her team and her clients with her bright and contagious energy. Lexi obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Chapman University. Prior to joining the team at CFD Newport, Lexi worked as a Primary Therapist at a residential eating disorder treatment facility in Philadelphia, PA. Lexi has also worked as a School-Based Counselor with the Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove, providing in-school counseling to elementary school children and their families. Lexi is passionate about advocating for her clients, and she believes in supporting the family system as a whole during the recovery journey.

Angela Bain

Angela Bain

Facility Coordinator

Angela Bain joins the Center for Discovery team from Dallas, Texas. She studied Psychology at Texas Southern University. Her compassion for others sparked her interest in pursuing a career as a Healthcare Professional; Angela’s previous experience includes administration and management work at an outpatient rehabilitation facility. Angela has a can-do attitude and passionate work ethic that allows her to effortlessly support the Newport Beach Outpatient team with grace and a contagious zest for life.  In her free time, Angela loves to travel, cook and relax on the beach with a good book.

Nicole Nabor, BA

Nicole Nabor, BA

Diet Technician

Nicole is as seasoned Diet Technician at Center for Discovery of Newport Beach. She is passionate about working with clients and helping them explore their beliefs around food and eating. She works with clients in meal and group settings. Nicole holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition with her emphasis in Dietetics.

Nicole is thrilled to continue her studies towards becoming Registered Dietitian with a specialization in Eating Disorders. Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, exploring new areas, dancing, and playing piano.

Michael Louie, DO

Michael Louie, DO

Psychiatrist

Dr. Louie received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences and went on to complete his psychiatry residency training at Loma Linda University. He is well versed in treating adult, child and adolescent, and geriatric patients. Dr. Louie has an understanding and ability to treat a range of disorders including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, and psychosis.

Suzanne Toro

Suzanne Toro

Yoga Instructor

Suzanne Toro is an Author, Yoga, Wellness & Food Alchemy Educator, Radio Broadcaster and Sound Therapist. Suzanne has 25 years of business, education, design, and wellness experience. She is skilled at empowering individuals and groups to transform their relationship with self and others. She is passionate about teaching her clients and listeners how to cultivate a way of life that will support balance, inner peace and success.

Suzanne’s wellness skills, education, and studies include: Ayurveda System, Yoga and Meditation with Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD and Dr. David Simon, MD, 22 years of Yoga studies Hatha, Iyenger and Asthanga, 26 years of self studies in the areas of Nutrition, Body Mechanics and Mind, Body & Spirit , and 28 years of Culinary practice, Food Alchemy, and global food studies. Suzanne has an extensive history of Indigenous studies in Hopi, Mayan, Andean, Tibetan, Hawaiian, Indian and Philippines.