Center for Discovery Chicago Appoints New Program Director

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Center for Discovery, a national leader in eating disorder treatment, is honored to welcome Dr. Robyn Welk-Richards, Ph.D. to our team.

Center for Discovery, a national leader in eating disorder treatment, is proud to announce the appointment of Robyn Welk-Richards PhD, LCSW, MSW, to the position of Program Director of Center for Discovery Chicago.

Dr. Robyn Welk-Richards has been specializing in the treatment of eating disorders for nearly a decade. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Social Work in 2012 from Loyola University Chicago where she focused her research studies on residential treatment of eating disorders and quality of life.

Her intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy has provided Dr. Welk-Richards with a solid clinical foundation in treating adolescents and providing them with healthy alternatives to their eating disorder lifestyle. Dr. Welk-Richards has participated in various research projects and is recognized as a thought leader in the eating disorder community. She has given numerous presentations on the treatment of eating disorders at a number of public speaking engagements, both locally and nationally.

Mark Hobbins, President and COO of Center for Discovery, said, “We are pleased to have Dr. Welk-Richards deep eating disorder expertise to help our clients and families achieve long-term recovery. Our adolescent eating disorder program in Chicago will continue to be a center of excellence for treatment professionals, payers and families alike.”

Center for Discovery Chicago is an eating disorder residential treatment program for teens and adolescents struggling with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. The eating disorder treatment program is dedicated to the treatment of adolescent females and males, ages 11 to 17, and treatment is intensive and personalized for each resident. Center for Discovery’s multi-disciplinary treatment team is extremely effective at uncovering the underlying psychological and emotional issues and addressing the destructive behaviors associated with eating disorders. Every member of the Center for Discovery Chicago team is deeply committed to the health and healing of our residents and their families.

About Center for Discovery

Center for Discovery is a national leader in intensive residential treatment for teens and adult women who are struggling with eating disorders. Center for Discovery locations provide clinically sophisticated eating disorder treatment to help clients learn the practical skills and knowledge necessary for long term change and recovery. Center for Discovery locations are fully licensed by the state and JCAHO accredited.

For more information about Center for Discovery programs, please contact our Admissions Department at 866-339-2669, email us at corporatenews(at)centerfordiscovery(dot)com or visit our website at

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