• Virtual Programming for Mental Health Recovery

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Virtual Programming for Mental Health Recovery

Intentional. Virtual. Treatment.

GET HELP NOW

Online Therapy that Truly Meets You Where You Are

At Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program (DMA), our online virtual programming for mental health was intentionally created to meet the needs of adolescent and adult patients with mental health disorders in the comfort of their own home. Patients have different reasons for not being able to attend therapy in-person – transportation, daily schedules, commitments. All reasons are valid and everyone should have the opportunity to get the quality care that literally meets them where they are.

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Online Therapy that Truly Meets You Where You Are

At Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program (DMA), our virtual online program was intentionally created to meet the needs of adolescent and adult patients with mental health disorders in the comfort of their own home. Patients have different reasons for not being able to attend therapy in-person – transportation, daily schedules, commitments. All reasons are valid and everyone should have the opportunity to get the quality care that literally meets them where they are.

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DMA Virtual Program Is Helping Patients Thrive

How effective is online mental health treatment? Just ask patients who’ve been through the program. Patients reported the following:*

98%
stated, “I am hopeful about my future” at time of discharge.

98%
reported, “I know I can handle my symptoms” at time of discharge.

98%
stated, “I have my plan to stay or become well” at time of discharge.

DMA Virtual Program Is Helping Patients Thrive

How effective is online mental health treatment? Just ask patients who’ve been through the program. Patients reported the following:*

98%
stated, “I am hopeful about my future” at time of discharge.

98%
reported, “I know I can handle my symptoms” at time of discharge.

98%
stated, “I have my plan to stay or become well” at time of discharge.

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients treated in the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program virtual intensive outpatient program in 2021 and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) (N = 104).

5 Reasons to Choose Virtual Treatment at DMA

When we say our mission is to provide better access to mental health care to both adults and adolescents, we mean it. The need is great, and the delivery of services should reach anyone who needs help. So, why should a person consider online treatment at DMA?

1. Enhanced engagement among patients – In their own safe space, patients may find participation more comfortable compared to in-person group sessions.

2. 25+ years of experience in helping people manage a mental health disorder – The virtual setting is new, but not our expertise. Since 1997, DMA has treated mental health disorders with evidence-based and holistic therapies. Our approach to treatment is also guided by a commitment to be inclusive of all patients and staff members.

3. Purposefully virtual content and curriculum – This platform takes our in-person intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP; in select states) programs to make an equally impactful virtual program. An exclusively virtual curriculum also reduces the worry of sudden changes to in-person meetings by fully utilizing technology to get treatment.

4. Specially trained team – Therapists are specifically trained to conduct treatment in a virtual setting and are well-versed in technology.

5. Reduced travel burden – For those who struggle finding adequate transportation have obligations close to home, school or work, the virtual program is ideal.

FIND HELP TODAY

5 Reasons to Choose Virtual Treatment at DMA

When we say our mission is to provide better access to mental health care to both adults and adolescents, we mean it. The need is great, and the delivery of services should reach anyone who needs help. So, why should a person consider virtual treatment at DMA?

1. Enhanced engagement among patients – In their own safe space, patients may find participation more comfortable compared to in-person group sessions.

2. 25+ years of experience in helping people manage a mental health disorder – The virtual setting is new, but not our expertise. Since 1997, DMA has treated mental health disorders with evidence-based and holistic therapies. Our approach to treatment is also guided by a commitment to be inclusive of all patients and staff members.

3. Purposefully virtual content and curriculum – This platform takes our in-person intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP; in select states) programs to make an equally impactful virtual program. An exclusively virtual curriculum also reduces the worry of sudden changes to in-person meetings by fully utilizing technology to get treatment.

4. Specially trained team – Therapists are specifically trained to conduct treatment in a virtual setting and are well-versed in technology.

5. Reduced travel burden – For those who struggle finding adequate transportation have obligations close to home, school or work, the virtual program is ideal.

FIND HELP TODAY

What to Expect from DMA’s Virtual Program

The virtual program at Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program meets in a convenient and flexible space that is HIPAA compliant. With our virtual program, patients can expect:

• Treatment available in the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
• Meetings for 3 hours per session, 3-5 evenings per week for 12-16 weeks (in select states, meetings for 6 hours per session, 5 days per week for 6-10 weeks)
• Evidence-based treatment modalities (cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT))
• One-on-one sessions with their therapist
• Expert guidance with medication management
• Mind-body connection philosophy that promotes emotional wellness through nutrition and meaningful movement
• Educational support program for youth patients
• Family programming
• Robust aftercare program

Patients are considered part of the DMA family for life. The DMA alumni program helps patients navigate real-world scenarios with the following no-cost resources:

• Discovery app
• Online support groups
• Self-care activities
• Exclusive alumni events

What to Expect from DMA’s Virtual Program

The virtual program at Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program meets in a convenient and flexible space that is HIPAA compliant. With our virtual program, patients can expect:

• Treatment available in the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
• Meetings for 3 hours per session, 3-5 evenings per week for 12-16 weeks (in select states, meetings for 6 hours per session, 5 days per week for 6-10 weeks)
• Evidence-based treatment modalities (cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT))
• One-on-one sessions with their therapist
• Expert guidance with medication management
• Mind-body connection philosophy that promotes emotional wellness through nutrition and meaningful movement
• Educational support program for youth patients
• Family programming
• Robust aftercare program

Patients are considered part of the DMA family for life. The DMA alumni program helps patients navigate real-world scenarios with the following no-cost resources:

• Discovery app
• Online support groups
• Self-care activities
• Exclusive alumni events

Meet the Virtual Program Team

“High quality, effective and inclusive virtual treatment is a critical component of eliminating the currently high barriers to mental health recovery.” -Andrea Piazza, Director, Virtual Programming

Director, Virtual Programming

Andrea Piazza, MA, LMHC, Certified Telemental Health Director/Coordinator

CEO for Texas & Florida Virtual

Eleanor Cronley, LMSW

Regional Director for California Virtual

Robert Thomas

Executive Director for California Virtual

Kara Kimball

Director, Virtual Programming

Andrea Piazza, MA, LMHC, Certified Telemental Health Director/Coordinator

Andrea’s career crosses a variety of disciplines, empowering her to implement successful programming enhancements for companies spanning the spectrum of arts and medicine.  As the artistic director for Chance 2 Dance Inc., and owner of Inclusive Impact Therapy and Inclusive Impact Initiative, Andrea devised and implemented programming improvements generating exponential organizational growth via evidence-based interventions and strategic alliances on the international scale.

Andrea is a best-selling author of the inclusive children’s book, Peter Pan in Everland, and a multi-award-winning artist and scholar. Her most recent notable artistic works include Waving Through a Window, and The Nutcracker Reimagined, which brought together the Central Florida community to support a cast of nearly 100 individuals with special needs. Her research portfolio includes work related to Movement Practices for Athletes with Lower Limb Injuries, Couples Who Dance Together, Stay Together, and The Happiness Project: Investigation of Mental Health Literacy Intervention Among Economically Disadvantaged Youth. Andrea is consistently invited to present her academic research at events like the European Branch of the American Counseling Association conference and The Family Café: the Nation’s Largest Cross-Disability Event. Andrea has also been a sought-after keynote speaker for events like the Abilities Workshop: Heling Kids Achieve their Best, Teachable Expert Speaker Series and University of Central Florida’s “30 Under 30” and “40 Under 40” award ceremonies.

Andrea has also collaborated with organizations like Full Sail University to develop inclusive technology such as an accessible tap dance board to empower individuals with paralysis or severe cerebral palsy to participate in a dance class. She has developed protocols for the safe use of adaptive technology such as the University of Central Florida Physical Therapy Department’s harness system which allowed young paraplegic dancers to stand and perform on stage with their peers for the first time. Andrea has developed international inclusive dance education virtual programming for youth with Down syndrome in Saudi Arabia. Her fully virtual private practice received Orlando’s Best Mental Health Practice Award by Orlando Magazine 2021 for its efforts to provide affordable mental health care.

Andrea is a licensed mental health counselor and is a certified Telemental Health Director & Coordinator. Her clinical experience centers on working with the historically underserved, LGBTQIA+, special needs, eating disorder, trauma and substance use communities. Andrea began working with Discovery Behavioral Health as a graduate school intern for Center for Discovery, DBH’s eating disorder division. She was hired as a therapist by the treatment center post-graduation and has remained committed to the growth of the organization.

Andrea stepped into a new role as Discovery Behavioral Health’s first director of virtual programming in 2021. She is avidly working to enhance and expand the company’s telemental health virtual programming. Andrea is committed to developing state-of-the-art telemental health training, enhancing the virtual curriculum to be more engaging, and cultivating partnerships with organizations in order to expand access to care for thousands of Americans.

Andrea recently relocated to Southern California where she lives with her partner. She holds dual bachelor’s degrees in dance and psychology and a Master of Arts (MA) in clinical mental health counseling with advanced training in integrated health care systems.

CEO for Texas & Florida Virtual

Eleanor Cronley, LMSW

Eleanor is a licensed social worker who obtained her degree from Columbia University. In her 20 years of practice, she has worked with adolescents in all stages of recovery. Eleanor has worked in private practice, served as a consultant with various nationally recognized mental health institutions, as well as a public speaker on relevant mental health topics affecting adolescents and their families. Eleanor has served as a program director, regional director and today serves as the CEO for the eastern region of Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program. Eleanor works closely with all her facilities ensuring best practices and the company mission is always at the forefront of treatment.

Regional Director for California Virtual

Robert Thomas

Robert graduated from Pacific Oaks in Pasadena, California, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology-human development. He went on to continue at Pacific Oaks and received his master’s degree in marital and family therapy. He is a member in good standing with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). Robert is also a clinical staff consultant to the Mental Wellness Network foundation in Ontario, Canada. In addition, Robert is the founder and owner of “just BE you” Life Strategies ~ Coaching. He has worked in a variety of mental health positions, ranging from program director, lead primary therapist and on-call therapist in multiple settings, within RTC, PHP, IOP, sober living and private practice environments. Robert’s clinical specialties cover dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, depression and anxiety, ODD, sexuality, relationship issues, creative self-expression, narcissism, youth and young adult populations, and parent advocacy.

His theoretical perspectives consist of dual components of his personal/experiential journey combined with his behavioral studies in human development, marital and family therapy, family systems and life coaching as an integrative approach completely tailored on an individual basis per patient. Robert combines his passion and motivation to lead and model what Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program strives to promote, which is the well-being of individuals and families in the communities that we serve.

Executive Director for California Virtual

Kara Kimball

Kara is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and executive program director with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program. She has been with the company since April 2019. Kara studied at the University of San Diego and eventually received a Master in Social Work degree from San Diego State University. Kara has focused her career on supporting adolescents and families clinically, while also providing clinical and administrative support to various programs. Before joining Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program, Kara worked in various capacities, including with foster youth, the unhoused population in San Diego, and providing therapeutic services to adolescents. Kara enjoys working from an attachment and somatic-based lens to support individuals as they manage anxiety, depression and trauma. She also enjoys supporting parents in skill-building through a positive parenting approach. When she’s not at work, you can find Kara in the garden, in the mountains or at the beach with her dog, Lola.

Insurance Coverage for Virtual Programming

Good news: DMA’s virtual programming for mental health disorders is covered by most major commercial insurances. (Unfortunately, we are not able to accept Medicare or Medicaid at this time.) For a complimentary insurance benefits check, call us at 714-828-0808.

Connect, Engage & Heal from Home

With virtual programming at DMA, people don’t have to postpone treatment that they or their loved one needs for a mental health disorder. Getting help is truly accessible and can turn lives around for the better. Call us today at 714-828-0808 or fill out the form below for more information.

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