for daytime appointments
in Providence practice
(updated November 13, 2019)
Be Collaborative Care is a holistic eating disorder recovery center in Providence, RI that provides comprehensive care to individuals in all stages of recovery. Staffed by a team of social workers, dieticians, expressive arts therapists, and yoga therapists, Be offers individual and group therapy sessions, and an intensive outpatient program.
Be is unique among treatment centers in Rhode Island in its holistic, integrative approach, which supports individuals in reconnecting to their bodies and to loved ones. Clinicians at Be will also collaborate with outside treatment teams to provide a full continuum of care. Be clinicians combine evidence-based treatments with a true passion for helping clients heal, and are committed to going the extra mile to meet each client's needs.
+ Who can seek treatment at Be?
Be welcomes adolescents and adults of all ages and genders, who are seeking support for a wide range of challenges. Most people come to Be when they are in transition, and have found eating to be a recurring challenge.
Be clinicians specialize in the treatment of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, emotional eating, and binge eating disorder. Be clinicians get to know each client's eating disorder individually and provide support around associated challenges including anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, substance use, over-exercising, and trauma.
+ What is the Intensive Outpatient Program?
The Intensive Outpatient Program was designed as a middle recovery stage for those who need to step-down from inpatient level of care or partial hospitalization or as a step-up for those whose weekly outpatient care is not enough support. It meets three days per week for three hours, and both evening and midday sessions are available.
A typical day at the IOP includes meal support, group therapy, self-expression via creative arts, and mind-body work. Be IOP provides added support to therapy; it is not a replacement.
It is understood that the meal support part of the program may be the most difficult experience and patients are supported in their efforts to consume food in a safe environment. Tools such as journaling, intuitive eating, menu planning and various experiential activities, including eating out in restaurants and cooking help develop the diversified and structural curriculum necessary to facilitate nutritional recovery.
+ What should I know if my child is about to begin care at Be?
Be Collaborative Care is committed to helping families grow closer together through the healing process.
While every family dynamic is different, and Be clinicians adjust family involvement accordingly, feel it is essential for family members to be a part of the recovery process, and encourage family involvement whenever possible. Supportive care for family members includes:
- Family therapy
- Individual support for family members
- Lending library of books to learn about your loved one's challenges
- Workshops for parents and loved ones
- Parent groups
- Family meals so you can transfer the therapeutic eating environment to the home
+ Do you take insurances?
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Be Collaborative Care is “in-network" and accepts insurance for IOP and outpatient groups from the following insurance companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare Student Resources (student insurance through Brown Univeristy, Johnson and Wales University, University of Rhode Island, & Rhode Island School of Design)
- Tufts Health Plan
If your insurance is not listed above, please know we have entered into Single Case Agreements with other insurance providers including Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and United Healthcare. Such agreements are specific to each client and may take 30-60 days to implement. Please contact your health insurance provider and ask if you are eligible for a Single Case Agreement. We can not begin to advocate for a Single Case Agreement on your behalf before you call the insurance company and begin the conversation.
All insurances, whether in-network or a single case agreement, may have deductibles, co-payments, and/or co-insurance requirements, as well as be subject to pre-certification. Pleased clarify this with your insurance company as you are responsible for any charges that are not covered.
Outpatient Therapy for Individual Nutrition or Individual Behavioral Health
Our individualized (1:1) nutrition services and outpatient therapy are contracted with the following insurance companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare Student Resources (student insurance through Brown University, Johnson and Wales University, University of Rhode Island, & Rhode Island School of Design)
- Tufts Health Plan
- Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
- United Healthcare
Please note that not all providers are contracted with each insurance company. Our patient care team can provide information about individual clinicians contracting.
If your insurance company does not have a contract or Single Case Agreement with Be Collaborative or you are uninsured:
If your insurer is not with Be Collaborative Care or you wish to pay out of pocket, we will see you on a fee-for-service basis.