These unique programs provide a balanced combination of traditional and holistic modalities for eating disorder recovery and related addictions, along with co-occurring disorders, for adults and mature teens. They also offer the opportunity for self-transformation and personal growth. We work with eating disorders across the spectrum including anorexia, bulimia, diabulimia, orthorexia and binge eating disorder.The goals of the programs listed below are to:
Our participants are not only local, but come from out of state and even out of the country to experience our unique, mindfulness yoga-based eating disorder treatment program.
Our clinic and its treatment programs are overseen our medical director who is a psychiatrist, our adjunct medical director who is an internist and supervised by our clinical director who is a fully licensed psychologist.
We are credentialed as a Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) with most insurance companies. This program is a higher level care for medically stable individuals or as a transition from a residential facility. It is called a Partial Hospitalization Program, from an insurance standpoint, as this program generally falls under your inpatient healthcare benefits. However, is not an actual "hospital," but a full day program where individuals go home at night and learn how to practice concepts learned in a highly structured environment.
Although studies show that PHP treatment results are best achieved in your home community, we are aware that there is no other program like ours as participants come from near and far to experience our unique and effective program. We also have had many participants relocate to Michigan from out of state, establishing a new home. Therefore, we have housing available for out of area participants. We can also house families who travel to participate in family days, family therapy or to support their loved one as family involvement is a large component of our program. (Please note, these are shared apartments with rules congruent with our treatment program, including NO pets nor overnight guests).
Reconnect with Food Extended Stay Living
Reconnect with Food® Day Treatment Program (PHP) is a progressive, mental health partial hospitalization program that treats eating disorders and co-occurring disorders through holistic modalities interweaved with a traditional healthcare model.
In addition to group process/talk therapy, we offer a variety of modalities geared to individual needs, including yoga, art and music experiential, dance and movement experiential, progressive nutrition therapy, mindfulness training, performing arts experiential along with psychological support--with a high staff to patient ratio-- in an individual and/or small group setting. This treatment program offers a warm and caring environment for individuals to grow and heal. Our clients speak highly of their individual therapist and treatment team.
Our program is nested in a cozy warm environment at the Inner Door Center--a non-hospital/clinical setting in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan. Royal Oak is an eclectic and trendy town, with much to see and do. Our staff is composed of seasoned professionals whose approach is to connect with and empower participants, in a collaborative/client-centered atmosphere, to find their own key to healthy ways of coping with stress, anxiety and depression.
Prior to acceptance into any of our intensive programs, potential participants are to complete a health questionnaire regarding current health status, eating disorder/addiction involvement, family history, emotional health and commitment to the intensive program. This questionnaire will help us work with you more effectively in our program. If you are currently in a inpatient/residential treatment program, this questionnaire will be sent to you-via your treatment team. A phone appointment will also be required with you and/or family member prior to discharge from your current facility.
If you are an appropriate fit, the following assessments will be scheduled:
In some cases, you may be recommended for a higher level of care outside of the program. We follow American Psychiatric Association (APA) Guidelines: Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders, 3rd Edition, 2006, which are evidence-based and standard in the industry, for determining your recommended level of care. These are continually updated during your treatment program along with your plan of care.
Once admitted into the program, your commitment in this program is for as long as it takes you to achieve your treatment goals--which in most cases is an extended period of time-- to reach a point where you are at low risk for relapse in the immediate future. If you are not making scheduled progress in our program based on your treatment plan, a higher level of care may be recommended outside of our facility.
Although you may have an outpatient treatment team, your involvement with our treatment team only, while in our program, is required for continuity and comprehensive care along with requirements by state licensing, along with your health insurance plan and national regulatory agencies. You will be referred back to your referring treatment team following discharge from our program.
The Eating Disorder Intensive Program provides a safe, supportive, structured and nurturing environment that empowers participants suffering from eating disorders to address the main symptoms of the eating disorder, other related addictions personally and/or in the family, as well as to identify and begin to resolve the emotional issues that have contributed to the development and maintenance of symptoms. This is achieved by experiencing, in addition to just talking, using a variety of evidenced-based models.
This program provides the opportunity for participants to take back valuable information and experience to their referring treatment team for further healing work following the PHP and IOP.
Our program is "just right" in terms of length each day to provide individuals with an intensive therapeutic component, yet ample time to practice skills in the evening - thus a "true" partial program.
Accommodations are available for in and out of area participants. We encourage "in area" participants to stay at our extended stay living facility if their current living situation is not supportive.
We work closely, as a team, with each participant - along with their originating treatment team if referred from outside our facility - to communicate progress and suggestions for maximizing continued recovery. If needed, we will research and place participants with a fitting treatment team in their home community. We have many follow up programs at Inner Door Center for local participants along with phone availability for out of area participants.
“Diabulimia” is a serious eating disorder where individuals with Insulin Requiring Diabetes misuse their insulin. Learn more from articles in Diabetes in Control, by Beverly Price, our CEO and Founder
This program is a transition and continuation of our PHP, reinforcing skills and concepts. These programs may be accessed by individuals who desire a way to further recovery skills in a structured, yet individualized program with regular support of individual and group interaction following successful completion of our PHP/Day treatment program. We do not start individuals in our IOP without successful completion of our PHP at Inner Door Center.
Placement in our intensive outpatient programs (IOP) follows successful completion of our PHP/day treatment program. An IOP may fall under your outpatient mental healthcare insurance benefits. Group sizes are small and intimate.
The IOP is ideal for someone transitioning from our partial hospitalization program. Individuals in our IOP may transition to outpatient therapy at our facility or back to their referring treatment team. Individual and/or group support is available at our facility upon discharge.
Prior to acceptance into the IOP, if you are not transitioning from our own PHP, potential participants are to complete a health questionnaire regarding current health status, eating disorder/addiction involvement, family history, emotional health and commitment to the intensive program. This questionnaire will help us work with you more effectively in our program. If you are currently enrolled in an another partial hospitalization program, this questionnaire will be sent to you-via your treatment team. A phone appointment will also be required with you and/or family member prior to discharge from your current/facility.
PLEASE NOTE: It is rare that we start individuals in our IOP for eating disorders prior to successful completion of the partial hospitalization program at our facility.
If you are an appropriate fit, the following assessments will be scheduled:
We use the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Guidelines 2006, which are evidence-based and standard in the industry, for determining your recommended level of care. These are continually updated during your treatment program along with your plan of care.
Once admitted into the program, your commitment in this program is for as it takes you to achieve your treatment goals--which in most cases is an extended period of time-- to reach a point where you are at low risk for relapse prevention in the immediate future. If you are not making scheduled progress in this program, based on your treatment plan, a higher level of care may be recommended inside or outside of our facility.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is 5 days per week, four hours per day plus individual appointments.
Although you may have a treatment team, your involvement with our treatment team only, while in our program, is required for continuity and comprehensive care along with requirements by state licensing, along with your health insurance plan and national regulatory agencies. You will be referred back to your referring treatment team following discharge from our program.
Detailed schedule will be provided upon enrollment in the program; however, the typical schedule is 20 - 22 hours:
9:00 am – 12:00 N – Group Therapy incorporating talk therapy with yoga therapy, followed by Snack
12:00 N – 1:00 pm – Mindful eating experiential, lunch and support- we accommodate vegetarian (not vegan) and gluten free - only with specific testing by our medical team.
Individual appointments scheduled around core program hours
5 day IOP is Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
If you are interested in further exploring your relationship with food, body image and emotions, you will benefit from this dynamic yoga experience as an ongoing support program. It's the only one of its kind in town!
Beverly Price, RD, MA, E-RYT, CEDS, CEO and Founder is a nationally renowned Registered Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist who is recognized for her innovative approach to mindfulness-based eating disorder recovery using yoga therapeutics as a tool. She is featured regularly on local and national television, newspaper, on-line and in print regarding how her eating disorder treatment program integrates yoga systematically into the recovery process.
Beverly has walked in your shoes. She has struggled with her own food and body image issues and has done the work needed to heal. She has no secrets--she is real and can relate to your pain. Yoga was a key healing tool in her recovery process and the inspiration for starting Reconnect with Food® mindfulness yoga-based eating disorder treatment programs. Beverly opened Inner Door Center® , which is the first and only comprehensive eating disorder treatment program in Michigan and only mindfulness yoga-based eating disorder treatment program in the world.
In her former career, Beverly practiced as a registered dietitian for over two decades at Sinai Hospital of Detroit (now Detroit Medical Center), including Wayne State University Health Center. She also practiced at Henry Ford Hospital and owned/operated her own private nutrition practice from 1987 - 2001. She still maintains her registration with the American Dietetic Association and has completed numerous traditional and holistic continuing education and training programs in eating disorder recovery with experts across the country. A Michigan State University undergraduate and Wayne State University graduate with a master’s degree, Beverly also completed her yoga teacher training with Jonny Kest, Center for Yoga Birmingham, Michigan.
Beverly is the co-author of the book, Nutrition Secrets for Optimal Health, (Tall Tree Publishing, 1996) and the author of Reconnect with Food®...Unplugged! DVD. She has published and presented numerous abstracts and articles of research in her career, and has presented them at medical and nutrition conferences, including American College of Physicians and Soviet-American Nutrition Conference along with International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Beverly has also presented regularly at the annual Midwest Yoga Conference in Chicago, IL.
"This program has completely shifted and reshaped my way of thinking--not only my body and eating philosophy-- but it has begun to form my sense of spirituality. I've been introduced to yoga due to the program. Yoga, so far, has been a vital contribution to my recovery. Thanks to the program, I have also been introduced to some amazing people who have provided me a healthy, inviting platform to discuss my eating disorder. It is because of the people, the yoga and the program that I am finally motivated to seek a life of recovery and happiness."
"The people in my group were the most useful and inspiring. I felt that each and every one of them made an impact on me."
Bloomfield Hills, MI
"I learned that the answer to my relationship with food is inside of me. This workshop helped me open up and learn to be kinder to myself and others."
"I learned that I am not alone in my private struggle and that my experience and advice can help others."
Ann Arbor, MI
"This program is even more powerful when you are introduced to yoga."
"The Reconnect with Food® Intensive was enlightening and spiritually awakening. I enjoyed connecting with people similar to me. It felt good to bond and talk with others in the same boat."
St. Clair Shores, MI
"Thank you for the opportunity to experience this ‘mind gym.’ I learned tools to help me in all aspects of life—eating is just a small part. It was truly life changing. Bev, you’re a genius!"
Hazel Park, MI
"I learned about the yoga itself, about sharing ourselves and about the strength we all have."
"I learned so much that it would be impossible to not use the information in my everyday life."
Grosse Ile, MI
"For me, this is a mental check in knowing that there is a place to go for support."
"The Reconnect with Food Program was a truly transformational experience. It deeply healed hurt parts of me that I didn't even know existed. I feel much more grounded, purposeful, and present. I am more connected with and loving of all aspects of myself, which has allowed me to feel more connected to others. I feel free of so many of the ways I was holding myself back and keeping myself stuck. I am happier than than I have been in a long time. I came here to address an eating disorder, but I left with experiences, understandings, and tools that have changed the way I live my life. I truly feel that after this experience I have everything I need to face any challenge that I may encounter, that I don't have to struggle through life anymore. This program is indescribable. It is unlike any advice I've been given or anything I've read in a book, because it is a deep, personal and holistic experience."