A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE RECONNECT WITH FOOD® PROGRAM

Yoga-Based Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

I would love to be a patient in our partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment programs. There is something magical about our facility, where individuals feel activated and transformed after experiencing our treatment programs. If I were a patient in the Reconnect with Food® program at Inner Door Center, I would be lucky enough to:

Consult with Dr. Robert Pohl, our medical director. Dr. Pohl loves working with individuals who struggle with addiction and is so personable. For years, he taught psychiatry and conducted clinical research as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is also the author or co-author of over 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications related to anxiety and depression. Dr. Pohl was also the Director of the Adult Outpatient Department at the famous Lafayette Clinic in Detroit, Michigan before the infamous Governor Engler of Michigan decided to close several psychiatric facilities in Detroit, in the 1990′s, leaving those who struggle with mental illness to fend for themselves.

Have a medical exam by Art Efros, MD. Dr. Efros is one cool doc. He really “gets” eating disorders. He knows and understands the condition very well and is so human. And, he does yoga!

Undergo a nursing assessment with Alice Subia, RN. Alice is a high quality person and is brilliant. Our patients feel so comfortable and safe with her as she is so confident. She is thorough and doesn’t leave any stone unturned. She has a great sense of humor and is trained in traditional yoga and laughter yoga!

Learn from Marie Fox, LMSW our lead group therapist. As a licensed, master’s social worker and registered yoga teacher, Marie has bridged the chakras and eight limbs of yoga together with traditional group and individual psychotherapy. She is kind, compassionate, and cares so deeply about her patients. There is a huge sense of trust and grounding that one experiences with Marie. Marie is so approachable and also delivers a great “Shiva Rea” type yoga class that she mixes with dance and movement.

Experience Nancy McCaochan, E-RYT. Nancy is the most unique individual I have ever met. Her expressive therapy programs range from movement to many drum journeys incorporating shamanic work along with experiences in nature. She is so connected to her patients and is wise beyond this universe. Nancy body image therapy goes beyond the mundane drawings and tracings but has you feel every single part of your body in her experiential along with the emotion buried within.

Eat and explore food with Lisa Howard our chef. Lisa’s enthusiasm for food is contagious. Food is her expression of art. She has a holistic knowledge of food and presents appealing, nutritious food for body and soul. She is commited to our patient population.

Be a part of Julie Stulberg, RYT’s recovery groups. Julie is our peer coach and a yoga teacher. Julie is one-of-a-kind. She is JULIE. Although she does not have the “credentials” that traditional psychotherapists acquire, our patients connect with her immediately as she has “been there, done that” and is a dynamo. Julie will call you out on your “crap.” She is no BS, but yet kind and compassionate.

Create with Janice Steingold, BFA. Janice is our art therapist whose creative wheels are always turning. She puts so much time and creative energy into all projects that she develops for our patients. Art therapy with Janice is not your everyday arts and crafts. She explores all possibilities and connects your project to what is going on inside. Patients freely open up to Janice, and with each other, as she naturally holds that space.

Perform with Sarah Grogan, MA, LLP. Sarah is a limited licensed psychologist along with a professional singer and actress. In graduate school, her classmates coined her “People Whisperer.” She may serve as a primary therapist for our patients and also conducts a weekly performing arts therapy group where you can be any character that you wish in this session. If you are in our clinic on a Friday afternoon, you will hear all kinds of noises and laughter coming from the yoga room.

Meet Regina Brown, limited licensed psychologist; David Price licensed professional counselor; Darci Noonchester Registered Dietitian; Karen Willner Registered Dietitian and Yoga Teacher; Cornell Colbert, DDS and RYT; Lisa Ballo, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Steven Fisher, Fully Licensed Psychologist and avid yoga practitioner who are all indirectly involved with our eating disorder treatment programs or outpatient therapy clinic. All are skilled and forward-thinking practitioners.

Last, but not least, Amy Passiak, our office manager. Amy is the first person you meet on the telephone when you inquire about our program along with the first person who greets you when you walk through the front door. Amy is a young but beyond her years. Self-coined the “Window Therapist,” she is a great listener. She is also a take charge individual, is serious about her work, is highly organized and will go to the Nth degree for each patient.

I am so grateful for our team. Coming together as we have was no accident. We are quite a conglomeration along with a real and authentic bunch. As I said and will continue to say, I would love to be a patient in our program.




Reconnect with Food Yoga and Group Support with Beverly Price and staff

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Inner Door Center Yoga-Based Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

Located in the eclectic and trendy town of Royal Oak, MI. Ask about housing for those who live out of the area.

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