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Our Mental Health Disorder Treatment specialties, at our New Haven, CT a residential center specializes in Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, & Self Harm Recovery.

Mental Health Disorder Residential Treatment Team | 
San Diego, CA

Amy Brown, MA

Amy Brown, MA

National Director of Operations- Mental Health

After completing her Master’s degree in Psychology at Pepperdine University, Amy Brown began working to help individuals and families find healing and hope. Ms. Brown came to Discovery’s Resilience with extensive experience managing various eating disorder programs as well as behavioral health facilities. Under Ms. Brown’s leadership, Discovery’s Resilience’s substance abuse and mental health programs have flourished and Ms. Brown now oversees numerous mental health and substance abuse programs throughout southern California. Ms. Brown feels very deeply about the contribution she is making to improve the quality of life for adolescents and their families. One of the things that attracted Ms. Brown to Discovery’s Resilience was the shared commitment to providing the best quality of care to each patient and his or her family.

Nichomi Higgins, MFT

Nichomi Higgins, MFT

Assistant Director of Operations

Nichomi Higgins is the Program Director and Primary therapist at Center for Discovery La Habra. Generally speaking, Nichomi’s education and experience working in both eating disorder treatment, community counseling and domestic violence and abuse has been an integral part of her work as a marriage and family therapist. As a result she considers herself to be an attentive, culturally sensitive and empathic clinician, who is dedicated to considering all of the biopsychosocial factors that may impact a client and family’s emotional and interpersonal wellbeing. Nichomi is truly passionate about her work and believes that despite its challenges, recovery is possible.

Nichomi earned her Master of Science degree in family therapy from Mercer University’s School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA and considers herself a Georgia peach at heart! Her professional areas of interests include: eating disorder treatment and the process of achieving recovery, identity negotiation/development, grief and loss, family communication patterns as well as struggles concerning faith and spirituality.

Davida Price, LMFT, MT-BC (MFC #53045)

Davida Price, LMFT, MT-BC (MFC #53045)

Program Director

Davida is excited to be the Program Director at the Center for Discovery Resilience Mental Health Outpatient Program in San Diego. Davida is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Music Therapist, and Certified Yoga Teacher. Davida has worked both in an agency and private practice setting and has experience working with a wide range of ages and individuals experiencing a variety of diagnoses. Davida’s work using “Rock Therapy” with teens has been written about in the San Diego Reader, San Diego Women’s Magazine, and has been featured on About.com. Davida is an advocate for mental health and served on the San Diego Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015, and was the President of that organization in 2015.

Alyssa McArthur

Alyssa McArthur

Primary Therapist

After receiving her bachelor’s in Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University, Alyssa worked at a residential treatment facility specializing in chemical dependency for two years. While there she worked in both the detox center as well as the admission department before moving to California and obtaining her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant. While in her traineeship, Alyssa provided therapy to individuals, families and couples at San Diego City College in the Mental Health Center and upon graduation worked in the admissions department in a private residential facility specializing in mental health and substance abuse prior to coming aboard at Center For Discovery as a Primary Therapist. Alyssa’s vison for the outpatient mental health program is to provide a safe and supportive environment that allows adolescents to gain new insight; and skills to be to manage their mental health symptoms throughout the course of their lifetime.

Hannah “Maia” Bondy, IMF 88595, PCCI 2322

Hannah “Maia” Bondy, IMF 88595, PCCI 2322

Clinical Coordinator

Originally from the Midwest, Maia has had a lifelong passion for helping our nation’s youth.  Prior to becoming a therapist, she worked as a nanny for 10 years. Maia earned her Master’s at Azusa Pacific University, graduating in 2015 with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  During her practicum, she worked at a crisis house serving primarily homeless clients diagnosed with severe mental illness, an environment that led to a deep passion for the TAY (Transition Age Youth-18 to 25 year olds) population and crisis interventions. In order to better understand the challenges that youth face, Maia worked in a public school district, quickly learning more about public education and advocating for her clients in IEP teams.  In May 2017, Maia joined Center For Discovery, working on call for the Resilience residential facility in Vista, CA. In September 2017, she joined the Resilience IOP/PHP team in San Diego, CA as the Clinical Coordinator, combining her managerial skills and therapy skills in one role. Maia’s therapeutic approach is fairly simple: meet the client where they are at and work with them to reach their goals. Outside of work, Maia enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, and traveling.