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Our Eating Disorder Treatment specialties, at our McLean, VA a residential center specializes in Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, & Orthorexia Recovery.

Eating Disorder Treatment Team | McLean, VA

Deandra Christianson, MA, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, CDWF

Deandra Christianson, MA, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, CDWF

National Director of Operations, Residential Eating Disorder Division

Deandra Christianson received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and then continued on to receive her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. While in her Master’s program she earned a Counseling Specialization and focused on treatment of children and adolescents. She is currently completing her PhD in Organizational Leadership at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Deandra has been with Center for Discovery in many capacities, both clinical and administrative, since 2013. She has been afforded many opportunities to speak at conferences and other engagements throughout the country. Deandra has worked with people with eating disorders, self-injurious behaviors, mood disorders, and other co-occurring issues in both residential and outpatient treatment settings. Additionally, she has worked with schools in program development and implementation that focuses on student leadership and bullying prevention and intervention. Deandra is passionate about her work, as well as, eating disorder awareness, advocacy, and treatment.

Andrea Ciarlelli, LMFT

Andrea Ciarlelli, LMFT

Assistant Director of Operation, East Coast, Residential Eating Disorder Division

Andrea Ciarlelli is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders for adolescents and their families. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University and later earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the same institution.

Ms. Ciarlelli has worked with adolescents and adults in various levels of care including Residential Treatment Centers, Therapeutic Group Homes, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Crisis Stabilization Programs and Outpatient Mental Health Clinics. Ms. Ciarlelli has extensive experience treating adolescents with complex psychiatric issues including: eating disorders, psychotic disorders, mood dysregulation, self-injurious behaviors and trauma. She approaches therapy utilizing a structural family therapy framework and believes that the support and inclusion of families in treatment is critical to the healing process. Ms. Ciarlelli is also an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University in the Psychology Department, where she teaches Infant and Child Development, Adolescent Psychology and Abnormal Psychology as needed.

Jamie Atkins, RD, CEDRD

Jamie Atkins, RD, CEDRD

Director of Dietary Services- Adult ED RTC

Jamie Atkins RD, CEDRD, is the Director of Dietary Services for the Adult RTC at Center for Discovery.  She has a passion for helping people meet their nutritional needs without losing sight of the social and emotional value of food. With a non-judgmental approach, Jamie helps people create a healthy relationship among food, mind, & body.  She believes in helping her clients to find their own path, thus allowing them to take ownership of their recovery, and at times does so utilizing a DBT informed approach she developed for Dietitians.  She has worked in the field for over a decade, and has experience working in all levels of care; hospitalization, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient.

Jamie is a Licensed Body Positive Facilitator and is an advocate for putting an end to weight stigma while spreading the message of size acceptance through speaking publicly on the topic across the country.  She has also spoken on various other topics related to eating disorders at the national and international level.  She is active in the community, both by raising eating disorder and weight stigma awareness and being on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) serving as the Social Media Chair, and Association of Size Diversity and Health serving as a Member At Large.  Jamie believes the most important step in helping a client on the path to recovery is meeting them where they are, and helping them to build a recovery they can see for themselves, bringing together mind, body, and soul.

Jayne Levenberg, MA, ATR, LCPC

Jayne Levenberg, MA, ATR, LCPC

Program Director

Jayne Levenberg is the Program Director at Center For Discovery McLean.  She joined Center For Discovery in May 2017 as Primary Therapist and took on her current role in September.  Jayne is an art therapist and psychotherapist, and earned her Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling at Drexel University.  She has been working within the field of eating disorders for 4 years, and specializes in helping clients express themselves through the healing and creative outlet of art creation. Specific areas of interest include using art therapy to assist in building motivation for recovery, increasing emotional awareness and communication, exploring identity, and facilitating the development of mind-body connection.

Charla Horhn, MS, LAPC (GA), NCC

Charla Horhn, MS, LAPC (GA), NCC

Facility Manager

Charla is the Facility Manager at Center For Discovery McLean.  She joined Center For Discovery in December 2016 as Counselor III and took on her current role in March.  Charla is an Associate Profession Counselor in the state of Georgia and earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University.  She has been working within the field of eating disorders for 1 year and in the field of counseling since 2016. Charla is focused on increasing the treatment experience for clients at Center for Discovery and helping to maintain the positive change that impacts their lives while in our care.

Alexis Buckheit, MS, ED

Alexis Buckheit, MS, ED

Primary Therapist
Kelly Odgen  MS, RD, CDN

Kelly Odgen MS, RD, CDN

Registered Dietitian