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, as well as the only eating disorder specific intensive outpatient program in the state.
Be is a unique treatment center in Rhode Island with its holistic, integrative approach, that supports individuals in reconnecting to their bodies and to loved ones. Clinicians at Be will 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.
Registered Dietitian, RD
Be welcomes adolescents and adults of all genders, who are seeking support for a wide range of challenges.
Be clinicians specialize in the treatment of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, ARFID, 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.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) 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 supported meals, group therapy, self-expression via through creative arts, and mind-body work. Be’s IOP provides added support to therapy; it is not a replacement.
It is understood that supported meals may be the most difficult experience throughout treatment. Patients are supported in their efforts to consume food in a safe and supportive 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.
Be Collaborative Care is committed to helping families grow closer together through the healing process.
While every family dynamic is different, Be clinicians adjust family engagement accordingly, we 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:
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Be Collaborative Care is “in-network" and accepts insurance for IOP and outpatient groups from the following insurance companies:
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 cannot 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. Please 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:
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.
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Anorexia - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely increasing body weight
Bulimia - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely reducing or eliminating episodes of binging and purging and/fasting
Binge eating - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating
Intensive Outpatient Program - Providing an Intensive Outpatient level of treatment