Reconnect with Food®

Mindfulness Yoga-Based Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

These unique programs provide holistic modalities for eating disorder recovery and related addictions. They also offer the opportunity for self-transformation and personal growth. The goals of the programs listed below are to:

  • Learn how to be comfortable in your own body
  • Break the perfection cycle
  • Connect with others, while connecting to the deepest part of you
  • Provide aftercare post residential treatment or as a viable alternative to residential care
  • Begin to let go…

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.

Programs

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) / Day Treatment Program

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 less 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.  Therefore, we can also direct you to nearby, non-affiliated housing for out of area participants. Concepts learned during the day may be implemented independently after program hours.

>>Details

Reconnect with Food® Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)/ Day Treatment Program is the first and only comprehensive eating disorder program in Michigan, along with the only program in the Midwest, offering holistic modalities interweaved with a traditional healthcare model.

In addition to group process/talk therapy, we offer a variety of modalities including yoga, art and music experiential, dance and movement experiential, progressive nutrition therapy, mindfulness training, performing arts experiential along with psychological support in an individual and/or small group setting.  This support program offers a warm and caring environment for individuals to grow and heal.

We serve adults and adolescents with special permission, all ethnicities and females, along with males as appropriate for our program.  Group size is limited and selective.

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 empower participants, in a non-controlling atmosphere, to find their own key to healthy ways of coping with stress, anxiety and depression.

>>Initial Interview

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 an appropriate fit, the following assessments will be scheduled for program clearance:

  • Psychological assessment by our program director and licensed therapist.
  • Psychiatric assessment and consultation by our psychiatrist (medical director).
  • Medical assessment by our internist and/or adult nurse practitioner.
  • Nutrition assessment by our registered dietitian.
  • Nursing assessment by our registered nurse.

These outpatient assessments and consultations, prior to entering our PHP are charged/billed separately from our facility rate below. These services, particularly nursing and nutrition assessments, may or may not be covered by your insurance. In some cases, you may be recommended for a higher level of care outside of the program.  We follow 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 a minimum of seven (7) consecutive weeks or as long as it takes you to achieve your treatment goals and 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.

Prior to full transition into our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) after completion of our PHP, a step down program of a minimum of three (3) days in our PHP may be recommended.

Although you may have a treatment team, your involvement with our treatment team in our program is required for continuity and comprehensive care along with requirements by state licensing, your health insurance plan and national regulatory agencies.  You will be referred back to your referring treatment team following discharge from our program.

>>Program Overview

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 treatment team for further healing work following the PHP and IOP.

>>Program Times

  • 5 Days a Week, approximately 30 - 35 hours +
  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Lunches and snacks are provided, along with mindful eating/food experientials.

>>Schedule

  • 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
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Creative Arts Experiential (art, music and dance, performing arts) and Skill Building (life and self-care skills, food and nutrition, individual challenge time, etc.  Some of these may be organized on a one-to-one basis involving integration into the community/school/career with our Occupational Therapist)
  • Snack and Depart

>>Additional hours per day

  • Weekly to bi-weekly individual psychotherapy (also includes family therapy)*
  • Nutrition therapy*
  • Morning report and daily vitals by our medical assistant
  • Case management
  • Medication reviews by our medical director (psychiatrist) and/or psychiatric nurse practitioner**
  • Follow up medical exams by our internist and/or adult nurse practitioner**
  • Case conferencing supervised by our medical director and clinical director.
  • Volunteer work in the community

*Individual sessions with psychotherapist (1 - 2 per week) are included in the per diem charge of the program if enrolled 5 days a week for full days.

**Charged out separately in addition to per diem charges.

A skills assessment by our activity therapist is completed on the first day of the program.  Vocational along with social services programs will be offered if indicated.

>>Housing Accommodations

Accommodations are available at offsite homes or at the Hampton Inn, Madison Heights or The Holiday Inn Express, Birmingham, Michigan for "in" and "out of area" participants.  We encourage "in area" participants to stay at one of these accommodations if their current living situation is not supportive.  We will discuss these arrangements upon initial interview. We also have other living options available.  Jump Start Consulting, LLC DBA Inner Door Center is not affiliated with any of these housing options, and patients handle arrangements directly with any facility, which are suggestions only.

>>Coordinating and Continuing Care

We work closely, as a team, with each participant along with their originating treatment team 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.

>>Program Costs

$3,000 per full week ($600 per day)

Program includes lunch, snacks, all programs and supplies.  It does not include lodging, transportation or other meals other than what is stated above.

We participate with almost all health and managed care plans licensed to do business in Michigan.  Many self-insured companies will approve non-covered services.  All non-covered fees and incidentals, along with co-pays and deductibles, are your responsibility and must be paid in full prior to enrollment in this program along with preliminary assessments.  Other deposits may apply.

We except cash, cashier's check or credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover) for all out of pocket costs.  There are no refunds or exchanges at any time, for any reason.  This is a serious commitment.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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.

>>Details

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.

The IOP is ideal for someone transitioning from our partial hospitalization program or for someone looking to enter an IOP for various issues in recovery.  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.

>>Initial Interview

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 an appropriate fit, the following assessments will be scheduled for program clearance prior to the start of the program:

  • Psychological assessment by our program director and licensed therapist.
  • Psychiatric assessment and consultation by our psychiatrist (medical director).
  • Medical exam by our internist and/or adult nurse practitioner.
  • Nutrition assessment by our registered dietitian.
  • Nursing assessment by our registered nurse.

These outpatient assessments and consultations, prior to entering our IOP from outside of our facility are charged/billed separately from our facility rate below. These services may or may not be covered by your insurance, particularly nursing and nutrition assessments.  In some cases, you may be recommended for a higher level of care inside or outside of the program.  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 a minimum of seven (7) consecutive weeks or as long as it takes you to achieve your treatment goals and reach a point where you are at low risk for relapse prevention in the immediate future.  It is billed at $300 per day and may be covered by your health plan. 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 Full time Day Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is 5 days per week, 3 1/2 - four hours per day.

Although you may have a treatment team, your involvement with our treatment team in our program is required for continuity and comprehensive care along with requirements by state licensing, your health insurance plan and national regulatory agencies.  You will be referred back to your referring treatment team following discharge from our program.

>>Intensive Outpatient Program Components

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual and Family Psychotherapy
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Mealtime Support and Therapy
  • Creative and Experiential Therapy
  • Family and Friends Support

>>Day IOP Schedule

Detailed schedule will be provided upon enrollment in the program; however, the typical schedule is 18 - 20 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

* 5 day IOP is Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.

>>Recovery IOP Evening Schedule

Detailed schedule will be provided upon enrollment in the program; however, the typical schedule is 9 - 11 hours: Tuesday:
6:00 – 9:00 pm – Yoga followed by dinner and group therapy
Thursday:
6:00 - 9:00 pm – Joyful movement followed by dinner and experiential therapy

Additional 3-hour block of psychotherapy and nutrition therapy

>>Additional hours of IOP

  • 1 hour individual psychotherapy that includes family therapy in a 5 day per week program*
  • Nutrition therapy weekly in our 5 day per week program*
  • Morning report daily vitals by our medical assistant in our 5 day per week program
  • Case management
  • Medication reviews by our medical director (psychiatrist) and/or psychiatric nurse practitioner**
  • Follow up medical exams by our internist and/or adult nurse practitioner**
  • Case conferencing supervised by our medical director

*Individual sessions with psychotherapist (1 per week) and individual nutrition therapy (1 per week) are included in the per diem charge of the program if enrolled 5 days a week for IOP.
**Charged out separately in addition to per diem charges.

>>Program Costs

IOP - $1,500 per full 5 day week/$900 for 3 days per week
($300 per day, billed out per day).

Program includes lunch or dinner (based on whether you are enrolled in day or evening program), snacks, all programs and supplies.  It does not include lodging, transportation or other meals other than what is stated above.

We participate with almost all health and managed care plans licensed to do business in Michigan.  Many self-insured companies will approve non-covered services.  All non-covered fees and incidentals, along with co-pays and deductibles, are your responsibility and must be paid in full prior to enrollment in this program along with preliminary assessments.  Other deposits may apply.

We except cash, cashier's check or credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover) for all out of pocket costs.  There are no refunds or exchanges at any time, for any reason.  This is a serious commitment.

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Yoga and Group Support Program - Royal Oak and Ann Arbor

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!

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Click here to learn more about how we use the philosophy of yoga, and the physical practice of yoga to help you in your eating disorder recovery.

 

"I believe this approach [yoga] will assume an important role in psychiatry in the new century."
--David Shannahoff-Khalsa, MD, University of California and National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD

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"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."

Jerilyn C.
Ferndale, MI
"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."

Laura N.
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."

Kelly O.
Scottsdale, AZ
"This program is even more powerful when you are introduced to yoga."

Barb W.
Saline, MI
"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."

Frances S.

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!"

Wendy L.
Hazel Park, MI
"I learned about the yoga itself, about sharing ourselves and about the strength we all have."

Teresa Z.
Livonia, MI
"I learned so much that it would be impossible to not use the information in my everyday life."

Maggie C.
Grosse Ile, MI
"For me, this is a mental check in knowing that there is a place to go for support."

Jessica N.
Warren, MI