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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 Eating Disorder Program, 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 Eating Disorder Program.  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 Eating Disorder Program 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., CEDS-S

Capri Warchol, Psy.D., CEDS-S

Regional Director Northeast Outpatient Programs

Dr. Capri Warchol is the Regional Director for our Northeast Outpatient Programs at Center For Discovery Eating Disorder Program. Dr. Warchol joined the Discovery team in 2008 and was previously Program Director at both the residential and outpatient levels of care within Center For Discovery Eating Disorder Program. In addition to acting as Regional Director, she is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York and Connecticut. She holds both her CEDS Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and CEDS-S Supervisor designation from the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals. Dr. Warchol earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College and her Master’s degree in Psychology from Long Island University. She completed 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 over 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 their own life and has the ability to reach their full potential. As the Northeast Regional Director, Dr. Warchol believes in creating a safe and collaborative environment in which every individual has a voice and an opportunity to grow.

Jessica LePera, MFT

Jessica LePera, MFT

Program Director

Jessica LePera is the Program Director at Center for Discovery- New Haven. Jessica has been with Discovery since 2017. Within Discovery’s Eating Disorder Programs, Jessica has experience working as a Counselor III at the Adolescent Residential Eating Disorder Facility in Southport, CT. Jessica then joined Greenwich IOP/PHP as a Program Therapist and was the Path to Peace lead due to her joy of working with the Bing Eating Disorder population.

Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University in Psychology minoring in Forensics. Jessica continued her education at SCSU by gaining a Masters Degree in Marital and Family Therapy as well as certification in Gestalt Therapy and Evidenced Based Practices. She has worked with both children and adults providing individual, family and group therapy while using a systemic lens.

Jessica has a passion for using theory in therapy that increases self-esteem, decreases anxiety, and increases overall self-worth. Jessica’s goal within therapy is to bring the awareness of each client’s inner strengths into their journey within recovery.

Sara Jalbert, MHC

Sara Jalbert, MHC

Interim Assistant Program Director

Sara Jalbert is Interim Assistant Program Director at Center For Discovery, New Haven. Sara joined the Discovery team in 2017 and was previously a Program Therapist within Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program. Sara has been with the Center for Discovery for 2 years. Sara attended the University of Saint Joseph where she earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As a Master’s student, Sara received two rewards for Outstanding Research and Clinical Practice from her University, as well as Graduate Student of the Year from the Connecticut Counseling Association. Sara has conducted extensive research on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and domestic violence has presented at several conferences and has published her research on working with clients who have experienced trauma. Sara continues her journey as a Doctor of Psychology student at Antioch University of New England.

Sara has experience providing individual, group, family, and couples counseling in residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. Sara practices trauma-informed therapy and have guided many clients to recovery through issues including mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, grief and loss, addiction and more. Sara has extensive experience in conducting dialectical behavior therapy in individual and group settings.

Sara believes that a client is the expert on his or her own story; and utilizes integrative therapeutic techniques including narrative, body-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapies. Sara seeks to guide each client to better understand and rewrite their story on their journey to recovery.

Jacquelyn Bucci, MS, RD

Jacquelyn Bucci, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian

Jacquelyn Bucci is a Registered Dietitian at Center For Discovery Eating Disorder Program in New Haven.  In 2014, Jacquelyn obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.  After completing her undergraduate degree, Jacquelyn discovered that she wanted to pair her strong science foundation with her love of nutrition.  In 2015, Jacquelyn enrolled in the Master of Science program in Nutrition at the City University of New York – Hunter College to begin her journey to become a registered dietitian.  Upon completion of the degree, Jacquelyn was accepted to her dietetic internship in 2017 through the University of New Haven, where she received fieldwork training and supervision by registered dietitians in various settings including inpatient acute care, residential eating disorder treatment, outpatient mental health/substance abuse, and community nutrition.  Jacquelyn has a strong passion for providing nutrition education and guidance to individuals to help them form a positive relationship with food, rejecting the diet mentality and understanding that all foods fit. Jacquelyn is excited to bring her previous work experience and training to Center for Discovery to further strengthen what she has worked on and help clients on their journey in recovery.

Agnieszka Sikorska

Agnieszka Sikorska

Primary Therapist

Agnieszka Sikorska is a Marriage & Family Therapist who earned her master’s degree from the Marriage & Family Therapy Program at Southern Connecticut State University. She also earned a master’s degree in Pedagogy of Early Education at University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland where she was born and raised. Agnieszka is bilingual, and bicultural, which allows her to relate to themes of acculturation, immigration and broad spectrums of diversity. Agnieszka has worked therapeutically with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, couple and group settings. She provided guidance and professional support for treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, as well as took part in the treatment of loss, adjusting to life changes, relational difficulties, and family struggles related to addiction.

Agnieszka grounds her therapeutic work in supporting a person’s inherent strive to change and grow, as well as in potential to heal and adapt. Her relational approach to treatment is based on a person’s intra and interconnections, their improvement, and stabilization, their strengths, and interdependence. Finally, Agnieszka strives to be attentive to the wholesome sense of personhood in aspects of spirituality, emotionality, physicality, and intellectuality.

Elena Miller, LMSW

Elena Miller, LMSW

Program Therapist

Elena Miller is a Primary Therapist at Center For Discovery Eating Disorder Program in New Haven. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Connecticut and New York. Elena earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. After graduating, she knew she wanted to start a career in mental health. She also grew curious about the different systems and environments that shape human development. She attended University of Connecticut School of Social Work in 2015 and graduated in 2017. Elena first joined the team as a Consulting Therapist after completing graduate school. She went on to work with individuals coping with trauma, acute mental illness, and family struggles in their homes and communities. Elena has rejoined the New Haven team full-time and is eager to continue helping clients and families reach their recovery goals. Elena’s background includes treating mental health in children and young adults, client advocacy, and family counseling. Outside of work, she enjoys sketching, hiking, and movie nights at home.

Rikkia Ben Yehudah,, MA, EAT, LPC

Rikkia Ben Yehudah,, MA, EAT, LPC

Program Therapist

Rikkia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Expressive Arts Therapist with over 17 years of experience in the mental health field counseling youth and families. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She has worked in both nonprofit and private sector with jobs ranging from Adventure Specialist, to her 6 years working with Young Adults in DMHAS funded programs as a Clinical Director and now her clinical work as a therapist with youth and young adults. Rikkia has a proven passion for youth, young adults and families and looks forward to continuing to work in the New Haven area. She is trained in Risking Connections Trauma-Informed Care as well as the ARC model. She continues working towards a certification as an Adoption Competent Therapist through UConn Adoption Assistance Program. She is passionate about creating safe, supportive, and respectful spaces that meet clients where they are and allow them to move forward in understanding and strength to make meaningful and intentional healing changes in their lives. She incorporates creative arts experiential and bodywork (movement and relaxation techniques) into her therapeutic practice to engage clients through self-awareness and understanding of mental health symptoms.

Elizabeth M. Madden M.A.A.T., LPC

Elizabeth M. Madden M.A.A.T., LPC

Art Therapist

Elizabeth has attained her Master’s in art therapy as well as being a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has accrued over ten years of experience in the field of expressive art therapy and psychotherapy. Working with children, adolescents, and adults as well as families who are challenged by trauma, loss, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and addiction. She has worked in both in and outpatient programs, schools, and community centers. Elizabeth has established her own private practice with offices in Newtown, Westport, and Greenwich. She has always had a passion for art and believes it can be used as a means of initiating and facilitating the process of healing through the expression of images and symbols. It is also a unique and effective approach for offering an alternative means of communication.

Jessica Silverman, M.A.

Jessica Silverman, M.A.

On-Call Program Therapist

Jessica graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  She continued to advance her clinical skills by obtaining a general Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology in Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a license-eligible Master of Arts from the University of Hartford.  During her year at Columbia, she immersed herself in as many opportunities that New York City offered, doing both research and clinical work.  It was during this time that Jessica volunteered for the National Eating Disorder Association and worked in research at Mount Sinai’s Eating and Weight Program.  Determined to continue developing more experience and clinical knowledge around eating disorders, Jessica decided to further her education at the University of Hartford’s Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology Doctoral program.  Throughout her time in the Master’s program at The University of Hartford, she initially worked as a mental health counselor with adolescents at a local eating disorder clinic.  After graduating with her Master’s and being license-eligible, she began working at the same clinic as an adult clinician.  While Jessica has continued to broaden her experiences during her doctoral training at a university’s counseling center, she has continued to pursue her passion for working with the eating disorder population. 

Toni Brown

Toni Brown

Facility Coordinator

Toni Brown has a passion for working with the children and adult population which is what bought her to Center for Discovery. She began her journey with Center for Discovery in one of our Connecticut’s Eating Disorder Facility as a counselor/on call facility manager she recently joined the New Haven Outpatient facility to further her career as a Facility Coordinator.

Toni will continue to pursue her education in Business Management to receive her degree. Her long term goal is to work in Operations so she can continue to assist clients towards their recovery.

As the Facility Coordinator, Toni handles daily operations including administrative duties, research, clinical documentation, and customer service. Toni continues to strive to keep the adolescents and staff safe while keeping the facility a place they can call home.

In Toni’s free time, you can find her watching all of her favorite shows or playing her favorite card game Unstable Unicorns.

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 Eating Disorder Program’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.