Our residential treatment program in Riverside County provides 24-hour care for patients in need of structure and support. Our 19-bed San Jacinto home is a serene place where patients can focus on their recovery. Treatment is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and more.
Patients are also encouraged to make the mind-body connection by finding activities that promote healing and feelings of self-worth, including making use of our full-size basketball court and swimming pool as well as weekly hikes and other mindful movement activities.
Two onsite educational liaisons provide three hours of schooling a day, either working with the school the student is enrolled in or in an independent studies curriculum through a nearby learning program. The goal in treatment is to have our patients gradually spend less school time on-premise with us and more time in a real-life educational setting that makes educational reintegration into their school back home as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Our robust family programming includes a 90-minute family session each week as well as appropriate activities, outings and multi-family groups on Sundays. Families who attend multi-family group are invited to join us for an onsite dinner every Sunday night after program.
Discovery is in-network with all major insurance companies and provides complimentary insurance benefit verification. We can also work to obtain a single case agreement if necessary.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Heather Mak, MD
Dr. Mak has been working with Center for Discovery since 2018 at numerous locations in partial hospitalization and residential treatment. Dr. Mak is currently the psychiatrist at Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program San Jacinto and the Center for Discovery partial hospitalization program in San Diego. Dr. Mak went to UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her psychiatric residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She was active duty navy for about eight years and is currently in the Navy Reserve. She likes to connect with patients, which is the reason why she gravitated towards the field of psychiatry. When Dr. Mak is not at work, she loves spending time with her family and friends, her dog, Mindy, and baking.
Dr. Elizabeth English has been working with Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program since 2019. Currently, she is a Program Director at the Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program in San Jacinto. Elizabeth has worked in various roles throughout Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program, doctorate practicum student at the Downey residential facility, Mental Health Tech III at San Jacinto, Primary Therapist at San Jacinto, and now currently working as the Program Director. Elizabeth received her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology in October 2021 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Elizabeth is determined to work with teenagers, to help them heal from their trauma and to help change the trajectory of their life. Elizabeth has experience working in a psychiatric hospital with teenagers and adults who have been placed on a 5585/5150, children and adolescents who are on the autism spectrum, with children and adolescents and their families who struggle with mood and anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, family conflict, and trauma. She is skilled in individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and family systems therapy. When Elizabeth is not working, she spends times with family and her dogs, working out, traveling with her boyfriend, watching sports, going to the beach, and finding new places to eat.
Stephanie has been working with the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since 2019 and is currently the milieu manager supporting the San Jacinto house. She started with the company as a mental health counselor and worked her way up to the role of milieu manager. Stephanie has been in the field of mental health for five years. She is passionate about helping adolescents and their families receive the support and resources needed. She has experience as a case manager, parent partner and working with community outreach to provide resources for underprivileged populations. Stephanie attained her bachelor’s degree in psychology and social behavior from the University of California, Irvine. As a milieu manager, she is set on making a difference for youth who are struggling with mental health. When she is not at work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and traveling to new places.
Tiara Grayson, ASW
Tiara has been a part of the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since 2022. As an associate clinical therapist with a concentration in mental health and wellness, it is Tiara’s goal to equip clients with coping skills aimed to maintain long term mental stability. Early intervention for children and adolescents is of vast importance to establishing long term stability, which is why this particular population contributes to her passion. A trait Tiara employs as a therapist is the ability to maintain a bubbly, goofy personality while interacting with her clients. Tiara acquired her master’s degree from USC in social work and it is her goal to continue striving towards licensure, as she is currently registered as an associate clinical social worker (ASW). As she continues to take strides towards her endeavors, she remains cognizant of an adequate self-care routine for herself and her own children. She thanks you for letting her be a part of your child’s journey through recovery.
Brenda Raymundo, ACSW
Brenda has been working with the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since December 2021 as a primary therapist. She entered this field after being an advocate for a non-profit organization, Project Sisters located in Pomona. Brenda graduated from the University of La Verne with her undergrad in psychology and received her MSW from Fordham University. Brenda is very passionate about helping and making a difference in people’s lives. She enjoys working with youth and is passionate in helping them achieve their goals. Brenda hopes to become an LCSW. When she is not at work, Brenda loves spending time with her family, her pets, working out and going to Glamis.
Marrissa has been working with the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since the end of 2021. Currently, she is a primary therapist supporting DMAP San Jacinto. Marrissa has two master’s degrees, the first in sport psychology and the second in marriage and family therapy. She entered this field because she felt that she had been through a lot in her childhood and growing up, and that she could relate to the population. Aside from sports, Marrissa has always enjoyed helping others. When she is not at work, she loves spending time with her 1-year-old son, family and friends. Marrissa loves sports – mainly basketball, football and boxing. She also enjoys music, movies and comedy events.