The team at Center For Discovery New Jersey treats a maximum of eight clients and includes a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S), physician, psychiatrist, program director, therapist, registered dietitian, dietary technicians and master's level counselors.
Jennifer Gorman is the Vice President of the Residential Eating Disorder Consortium (RED-C) and has been an eating disorder specialist since 1991. Jennifer Gorman is the Director of Operations at Center For Discovery, where she has been fortunate to work since 2002. Jen has specialized in eating disorders for over twenty-five years as a clinician, supervisor, and operations leader. She lives in Southern California with her husband and 12-year-old son.
Jen first joined Center For Discovery as the Program Director of our Lakewood facility, later opening and directing our program in Whittier, California. During her tenure at these programs she invested heavily in the training and development of program staff and in building a positive company culture. Many of Discovery’s current leaders were mentored during that time and have become regional and national leaders in the field of Eating Disorders treatment, both at Center For Discovery and in the greater treatment community.
Jen’s passion for contributing to the field of eating disorders treatment and prevention is informed by her personal struggle with anorexia and bulimia, during the 1980s, a time when there were very few treatment resources available. She is a living example of the importance of authenticity, vulnerability and perseverance in recovery. Jen is passionate about training all of Center For Discovery’s clinicians to constantly improve the quality of treatment that is delivered and to be experts at communicating with insurance companies, so that our clients are able to receive the life-saving care that they need.
Dr. Robyn Welk-Richards has been specializing in the treatment of eating disorders for nine years. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Social Work in 2012 from Loyola University Chicago where she focused her research studies on outpatient treatment of eating disorders and quality of life. She is passionate about understanding the impact that eating disorders have on an individual's quality of life and the impact of outpatient treatment. .
Her intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has provided Dr. Welk-Richards with a solid clinical foundation in treating adolescents and providing them with healthy alternatives to their eating disorder lifestyle. On top of her DBT foundation she believes eclecticism and creativity are imperative when helping individuals find their path in recovery.
Jamie is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for food. She has worked in this field since 2007, and since completing her Bachelors of Science, studying nutrition and psychology at California State University of Long Beach and her Dietetic Internship, she helps 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. Jamie believes in helping her clients to find their own path, thus allowing them to take ownership of their recovery. Jamie has worked with both adults and adolescents in all levels of care: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. She is currently the Supervisor of Adult Dietary Programs, and a Registered Dietitian at Center For Discovery, supporting clients where they are in their recovery.
Emily Sanders is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has specialized in the treatment of women and their families since 2009. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and later received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland. She has worked with women with eating disorders in various levels of care, including Partial Hospitalization Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and Outpatient therapy. In addition, Emily has extensive experience in treating individuals with a history of trauma and self-injurious behaviors. She approaches treatment with hope, compassion, and creativity to empower clients to access their personal strengths and overcome barriers to recovery.
Colleen has been working with women and adolescents with eating disorders since 2011. She earned her BA in Communication Studies from James Madison University, and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. She has worked with clients with eating disorders and their families in outpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of treatment. She approaches treatment as a holistic process that focuses on all aspects of a person’s health and well-being. Colleen uses many evidenced-based treatment approaches including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion-focused therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to target the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects of the disease.
Dr. Joglekar earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in Software Engineering and began his graduate work in Software Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. After medical school, Dr. Joglekar developed an electronic medical record at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD while conducting a Phase II clinical trial on advanced head and neck cancers.
Dr. Joglekar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine) and completed his residency at HCMC in Minneapolis, MN (University of Minnesota).
Dr. Joglekar believes that a healthy lifestyle, strong mental health and preventive approach lead to the promotion of wellness.
A Board-certified psychiatrist, Tatiana Menick, M.D. completed her four-year residency training in psychiatry in the St Elizabeths Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program, Washington, DC,
Dr. Menick has more than ten years' experience conducting pharmacotherapy and individual and group psychotherapy in community mental health clinics.
She provides psychiatric consultation for Center for Discovery Virginia and also maintains a thriving private practice. She is the first author of multiple articles appearing in the International Journal of Child Health and Human Development and Environment, Mood Disorders and Suicide and other books.