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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 | New Haven, CT

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.

Kelsey Latimer, PhD, LP

Kelsey Latimer, PhD, LP

East Coast Assistant Director of ED Outpatient Services

Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, LP became the first college graduate in her family in 2001, double majoring in anthropology and psychology at the University of Rhode Island and receiving the university’s annual president award/excellence award in both disciplines.  Dr. Latimer’s passion for research and the health/wellness of children and young adults led her to furthering her education, earning her doctorate and masters of science degrees from the University of North Texas, with emphases in child/adolescent development and neuropsychology. Throughout her doctoral training, Dr. Latimer became extremely passionate in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, completing her research in this area, as well as pursuing specialized clinical training with preceptorships in disordered eating and administration/training during her APA-accredited predoctoral-internship. 

Since that time, Dr. Latimer joined a pediatric hospital and medical school to continue devoting her career to the development of eating disorder intervention programs at all levels of care, training future professionals in the field and acting as an advisory board member to healthy body movements including Healthy is the New Skinny.  In addition, she comes with a strong managerial/leadership background and uses a compassionate leadership model in growing talented team members.  She has presented at over 50 regional/national/international conferences, written many articles and been featured in print/online magazines on the topic of body image and training/administration, and is currently completing a book on the principles of effective eating disorder treatment scheduled for publishing in 2017.  Dr. Latimer is thrilled that these experiences have led her to her next step on her professional journey of empowering young people to fight against eating disorders by joining the Center For Discovery as the new East Coast Assistant Director of ED Outpatient Services!

Jacquelyn Supplee, MPH, RDN, LD/N, ATC-L

Jacquelyn Supplee, MPH, RDN, LD/N, ATC-L

East Coast Supervisor of Outpatient Dietary Services

Jacquelyn has been working with eating disorders since 2015, where she gained experience at an inpatient, residential and partial hospitalization program as a clinical dietitian. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Tampa in athletic training and became a certified athletic trainer in 2010. She then went on to her master’s degree in public health and nutrition at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to become a registered dietitian. Jacquelyn has experience in working not only with eating disorders, but substance and alcohol abuse patients as well. Jacquelyn enjoys teaching nutrition principles and providing her clients with the tools they need to improve their relationship with food and exercise.

Capri Warchol, Psy. D

Capri Warchol, Psy. D

Regional Director Northeast OP Programs

Dr. Capri Warchol is the Regional Director for our Northeast ED programs at Center For Discovery.  In addition to acting as regional director, she is also the program director for the Greenwich Outpatient Program. Dr. Warchol is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York and Connecticut.  She earned her Doctor of Psychology degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where her primary research focused on the experiences of social comparison in residential treatment settings for females with eating disorders.  Dr. Warchol has nearly a decade of experience diagnosing and treating eating disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders, in residential and outpatient settings.

Dr. Warchol has worked in both clinical and supervisory capacities, providing individual, group, couples, and family therapy. She practices therapeutically from a client-centered approach with the belief that each individual is the expert on his or her own life and has the ability to reach his or her full potential.  As the Northeast Regional Director and Program Director at Center For Discovery Greenwich Outpatient, Dr. Warchol believes in creating a safe and collaborative environment in which every individual has a voice and opportunity to grow.

Christine Pitotti, LPC

Christine Pitotti, LPC

Primary Therapist

Christine Pitotti received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Radford University, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on counseling, from Roosevelt University. While completing her master’s degree Christine worked with non-traditional college students experiencing a variety of mental health issues. During this time Christine also helped to develop and facilitate a group on healthy relationships for female students.

For the past year, she has worked as a clinician in a residential setting for adults experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. This provided Christine with in-depth exposure to the recovery process, as she worked with clients individually and in therapeutic groups. She has experience working with substance abuse, personality disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Christine believes in fostering a warm and empathic environment for all of her clients and has a passion for utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Christine is enthusiastic about supporting her client’s through recovery and is looking forward to bringing her passion to Center for Discovery.

Emily James, RDN

Emily James, RDN

Registered Dietitian

Emily earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Haven. During her clinical and community focused dietetic internship, Emily completed rotations through Yale New Haven Health, West Haven Public Schools, The Center for Advanced Pediatrics, CT Department of Public Health along with several other local organizations.

Emily uses an individualized, client-centered approach to nutrition therapy with each of her clients, incorporating motivational interviewing with positivity through nutrition counseling, individualized meal plans, nutrition groups and exposure response therapy. Her goal is to empower her clients to take control of their health and lifestyle by embracing balance, variety and moderation. She has a sincere passion for food and how it affects each individual. As she has always wanted to work with children and adolescents, Emily is thrilled to be with Center for Discovery to inspire positive food relationships among her clients.

Ronald A. Grant, M. Div., S.T.M., M.D., D. Min., LP

Ronald A. Grant, M. Div., S.T.M., M.D., D. Min., LP

Psychiatrist

Ronald Grant Is the Medical Director and Psychiatric Consultant at Center For Discovery’s New Haven outpatient program that specializes in treating adolescents and their families impacted by eating disorders, substance abuse and other mental health issues. He earned his MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine and trained as a physician and psychiatrist at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Ronald is also a Psychoanalyst having graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute of New York where he is a member of the faculty, a supervising and training analyst, and a past president of the Institute’s Board of Directors. Having done his undergraduate work at Tufts University, he is also a three time graduate of Andover Newton Theological School with an M. Div., an S.T.M., and a D. Min. in Pastoral Counseling.

Ronald has over forty years of experience working in the above areas and has been a medical director and psychiatric consultant to schools, churches and several different counseling centers. He has also been a supervisor to psychologists, social workers, psychoanalysts, pastoral counselors and psychiatric nurse practitioners. He has several certifications and is a Lifetime Member of the American Psychiatric Association. Ronald has special interests in Eating Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, Spirituality and Healing. He has private offices in Greenwich, Westport & Southbury Connecticut where he works with children, adolescents, adults, couples & families.

Sara Burris

Sara Burris

Diet Tech/Program Counselor

Sara Burris has a passion for Health and Wellness which is what brought her to Center For Discovery. Sara began her journey with CFD in one of Connecticut’s ED Adolescent houses as a Diet Tech. She has recently joined the Outpatient Facility in New Haven to further her career as a Diet Tech and has also taken on the role as a Program Counselor. Sara will be pursuing her education come Fall at the University of New Haven to receive her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

As the Diet Tech and Program Counselor, Sara oversees clients as a support system to the therapists, assists clients with meal planning and meal times. Her long-term goal is to become a Registered Dietitian and continue to assist clients towards their recovery.

Betsy Shah, LCSW

Betsy Shah, LCSW

Program Therapist

Betsy Shah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings many years of experience working within multiple therapeutic settings, including outpatient, extended day, and residential treatment. She is highly passionate about treating eating disorders and incorporates narrative and exposure therapy interventions into her work.  Betsy uses a variety of therapeutic and clinical techniques, tailoring her interventions to meet the individual needs of her clients. She has worked primarily with children, adolescents, and families, however, enjoys working with individuals of all ages.

Betsy incorporates playful interventions into her work with children and adolescents in an effort to promote feelings of safety and the freedom to have fun. She utilizes play therapy, is certified through the Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) in therapeutic drama and has received additional training in “Project Joy,” a national movement to heal and strengthen children who have experienced trauma.  Betsy promotes healing and growth by providing the highest quality of care so that individuals can lead healthier and happier lives.