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Meet Our Admissions Team
Gabrielle will probably be your first contact at ‘Ai Pono. She will collect the necessary medical and insurance information for your admission.
Tina is our Program Supervisor and is in charge of the overall process. She will interview you over the phone to make sure that treatment at ‘Ai Pono is appropriate for your particular situation.
Skye will review your medical records to make sure that ‘Ai Pono can treat you safely. When you arrive, she’ll be waiting to greet you with a lei.
The Leading Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Women
Aloha and mahalo for visiting our website to learn more about our program today. At Ai Pono Maui, the Premier residential treatment center for women with eating disorders, we offer a holistic yet highly clinical therapeutic approach for the treatment of eating disorders for women ages 13 and older. Women who have been struggling with eating disorders desperately searching to find the path towards recovery. Before you read any further, close your eyes and take a deep breath and hold…it’s time to go deep into who you really are to try to understand what might be holding you back from taking the first step towards your personal recovery. Now exhale and read on to understand why you need to come work with us at Ai Pono Maui, our residential eating disorder treatment program for women.
Why choose Ai Pono maui for residential eating disorder treatment?
What makes our residential eating disorder treatment center the right place for you?
Aside from being located on Maui, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, each aspect that makes up our residential eating disorder treatment program has been tailored by design to be the best eating disorder treatment experience. Many of our services and programs take place outdoors and have been meticulously created by our Clinical Director, Dr. Anita Johnston, to best meet the needs of women from ages 13 and older. Our tropical setting, scenery, fragrances, beaches and activities are part of what draws people to Maui but are also part of what makes our residential eating disorder treatment center uniquely balanced and in a state of harmony.
“The staff have a genuine desire to work with the residents and provide them the support they need and even the support they don’t recognize as needing. They are compassionate, relatable, and trustworthy individuals which make it easier to share one’s fears, be vulnerable in group, and ask for help. It’s also nice to just joke around and chat about various topics of life.” — A FORMER RESIDENT
For some time, you’ve heard your inner voice whispering, questioning and nudging you asking for help to sort through the darkness and confusion. And now you’ve decided to listen carefully and identify those voices and reasons that are keeping you from reaching out to us and taking the first step towards becoming your best self, living a normal life and reaching your full potential.
Why not allow yourself the opportunity of a lifetime to do the work necessary to get in touch with your inner voice and work towards recovery in a tropical paradise with treatment unlike any other residential eating disorder treatment program? With only 8 residential beds, we are one of the few remaining “boutique” residential eating disorder treatment programs that offers individualized treatment programs.
what do i need to Learn about Treatment for eating disorders in order to find the right place for me?
To begin with, not all treatment for eating disorders are the same…we provide a holistic yet highly clinical treatment approach here at Ai Pono Maui’s Residential Treatment Center for Women with eating disorders.
Eating disorders are serious, complex and often fatal conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health and your emotions. These behaviors, if left un-diagnosed and or untreated, can and often have a negative effect on not just your health but on your relationships with your loved ones. Among the most common eating disorders treated at the Ai Pono Maui Residential Treatment Center are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
As each person’s experience with eating disorders is unique, finding the right eating disorder treatment program to address your physical and mental health is a matter of researching the eating disorder treatment center most suited to your specific needs, objectives and goals. At Ai Pono Hawaii, our eating disorder treatment staff will introduce you to unique program experiences blending a sophisticated cutting edge approach to treatment modalities in combination with Hawaii’s Aloha and spiritual values.
Are you tired of bouncing from one eating disorder treatment program to another? If you can’t find the right eating disorder treatment program in time, you risk considerable harm to yourself not to mention impacting and often damaging relationships with your loved ones. Free Intake assessment over the phone at (855) 249-9992
There is no single reason why you should come to the Ai Pono Maui Residential Treatment Center for Women with Eating Disorders in the middle of the Pacific Ocean but sometimes, “If you travel far enough, one day you will recognize yourself coming down the road to meet you. And you will say YES.”
what to expect prior to admission to the Ai Pono maui residential eating disorder treatment program prior to entering treatment
Here’s some information we will need in order to begin processing your admission prior to arrival at the Ai Pono Maui residential eating disorder treatment program
We begin with a comprehensive review of past history of your personal struggle with your eating disorder as it relates to where you are now, presently seeking help for eating disorder treatment. Together with any prior eating disorder treatment history and a thorough medical and psychiatric assessment that we will need prior to admission, we can begin working to get you approved by your insurance for admission into our eating disorder treatment program.
This assessment process can often include members of your family. It’s all about your success…it’s all about your commitment to your recovery and by choosing the right eating disorder treatment program, you can discover your path to recovery. With a complete and in-depth review of your personal history and challenges, our treatment specialists will be able to begin to understand you and your eating disorder and the treatment plan suited for your recovery.
what to expect upon arrival at the Kahului Airport on your way to the ai pono maui residential eating disorder treatment program
You will be greeted at the airport by one of our staff with a flower lei and then driven back to the Ai Pono Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Program which is just 15 minutes away. “I am so thankful that Vida was the first to pick me up from the airport. She had an energy, kindness, and genuine concern that allowed me to feel more at ease.” — patient “J”
“It’s so difficult to not know what to expect coming into treatment. Once in treatment, it’s difficult to begin to trust a group of professionals making changes to behaviors one has relied on for so long. It’s also difficult to know how one will connect with a group of strangers”. — A FORMER RESIDENT
As you enter the doors for the first time, you will be greeted by staff and members of your treatment team who will orient you to Ai Pono Maui’s residential eating disorder treatment program and work with you to develop your treatment plan and help you understand how to prepare yourself for your journey towards recovery.
You can expect to sit down with each staff member for orientation and will have scheduled one-on-one time with your therapist and other caregivers as well as the rest of your treatment team. You can expect us to provide an individualized personal care plan. You can expect us to work with you to help you understand what may have contributed to your darkness and then help you find a way out towards the light.
your treatment process at the ai pono maui residential eating disorder treatment program
This is a time of hard work and discovery. By admitting yourself into our eating disorder treatment program, you have taken the first step into the labyrinth toward recovery with our individualized approach.
Day by day we will help you regain control over your unhealthy thoughts and behaviors and help you through your eating disorder treatment plan. Seeing for the first time things right in front of us is a process and happens one step at a time, maybe on your daily mindful walk to the ocean or walking through the Tori Gate into the garden or listening to the waterfall in the pond in the tropical setting. “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. Buddha Siddhartha Guatama
Want to know why you are doing what you do with food? Tired of hating your body? Do you want to break free from the struggle? Who do you have to be that you’ve never been before? What do you need to know about recovery that you have never learned before? These are some of the many questions our eating disorder treatment program works to help our adolescents and adult population answer to help you chart your course to recovery in your eating disorder treatment.
We will take the time to listen to you in order that we can honor your unique experiences. Through this process, you will learn to listen to you own intuition with the help of your treatment team who will help you to deal with the many emotions and feelings of guilt, shame, anger and fear that come with you as baggage into the program.
Breathe in…hold…exhale. Call us now at (855) 249-9992.
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What you can expect to experience here at Ai Pono Hawaii outpatient eating disorder programs and the Ai Pono Maui residential eating disorder
Your personal experience here for eating disorder treatment will depend mostly on your own commitment to your recovery. What you bring with you will determine the level of healing and quality of your personal experience in our eating disorder treatment program. Your own inner voice, your intuition is calling out to you — can you hear it?
As you spend more time in our eating disorder treatment here in Hawaii with personalized attention and compassionate care and support you will learn to recognize your inner voice. And if you can truly commit yourself to your path towards recovery by doing the work in our program, you will learn to recognize that inner voice and it will start to get clearer as it gets louder. And by listening, you may step into a life beyond your wildest dreams.
So, if you’re someone wanting to learn how to break free from eating disorders and negative body image, someone who wants to learn how to transform your relationship with food through our eating disorder program designed and tailored for women seeking treatment for eating disorders, outpatient or residential, then call us. Call us today at (855) 249-9992.
your unique experience here on Maui for eating disorder treatment at ai pono maui
The cultural experience for eating disorder treatment at Ai Pono Hawaii is uniquely filled with Aloha.
So, what is your “story”? Why makes you “unique” in this world? What makes “you” who “you” are and brings “you” here to our website searching for an eating disorder treatment program to help you discover your path towards recovery? Why are you reading about us now and about our eating disorder treatment programs?
Is it because you are ready to commit yourself to your own recovery? Are you tired of dealing with the stress and the pressure of your eating disorder? Are you ready to learn how to recognize your intuitive voice?
Even though thousands of adolescents and women struggle with eating disorders, finding the right eating disorder treatment program is critical when seeking freedom from struggles with eating disorders and body image. Our treatment program for eating disorders provides an individualized approach, empowering you to make your own choices.
The experience at Ai Pono Maui’s Residential Treatment Program for Women with Eating Disorders is as unique as you are. Our holistic and experiential therapies include group outings to the beach or to the lavender farm or Iao Valley and the individualized nutritional plan and counseling, are part of your unique elements of care while in treatment for eating disorders.
You have your own story to tell and no one will be able to completely understand “you”. We cannot begin to comprehend your struggles with eating disorders but as you search for the right eating disorder treatment program, please keep us in mind… uniquely located on Maui, an eating disorder treatment program unlike any other. Call us now at (855) 249-9992!
transforming your relationship with food and body image at the Ai Pono hawaii eating disorder outpatient treatment programs and the ai pono maui residential eating disorder treatment program
“I have seen thousands of women fully and completely recover. I know it is totally possible and I feel so fortunate to have a front row seat — where I get to see them step into a life beyond their wildest dreams. So if you are someone who wants to learn how break free from negative body image and transform your relationship with food…” Dr. Anita Johnston, Clinical Director at Ai Pono Hawaii, Author of the Best Selling Book “Eating In the Light of the Moon”.
What is your experience with food and body image? Coming here for eating disorder treatment will depend mostly on your commitment to your own recovery. No one here will judge you or criticize you for past behaviors or relationships with food. What you bring with you will determine the level of healing and quality of your personal experience in our eating disorder treatment program. Is the universe speaking to you? Have you ever prayed “God, send me a sign?”
Understand and know that by coming here for eating disorder treatment, you are not alone. Your value to yourself and to others in your life lies in the fact that you are making a choice to seek help and treatment for your eating disorder. The time for your recovery is now. Call us at (855) 249-9992.
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Immerse yourself into a sensory rich experience and wake up to discover your path to recovery. “I have seen thousands of women fully and completely recover. I know it is totally possible.” — Dr. Anita Johnston.
Feeling out of touch with yourself or intimidated? Struggling with your decision on what eating disorder treatment program to come to? When you choose to enter the eating disorder treatment program at Ai Pono Hawaii, whether for outpatient work or for residential eating disorder treatment, you are demonstrating the courage necessary to achieve long term recovery.
You will also benefit from positive relationships with fellow travelers on similar paths committed to their own recovery seeking treatment for eating disorders.
Please take a moment for yourself…take a deep breath…breathe in and breathe out. Be mindful of your body and your mind and your courage and your strength. And now, take a moment to call us at (855) 249-9992 to discuss your own struggle and your decision to look for treatment for your eating disorder.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Intensive Outpatient Program(IOP)
An Intensive Outpatient Program or IOP is a specific type of mental health treatment for eating disorders limited to 3.5 hours/day that combines several types of individual services, such as psychotherapy, nutrition, and group education/ process groups 3 – 7 days/week, depending on the needs of each individual.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
PHP Treatment provides a 5 to 7 day/week structured environment that immerses clients in a deeply therapeutic and caring all-day program. Many of our clients enter PHP as a step down from the residential level of care. Our consistent and comprehensive support system maximizes your success.
Residential Treatment Care Program
Comprehensive treatment to address medical, nutritional, and therapeutic needs. Individual psychotherapy sessions will be three times per week and will include treatment for trauma and substance abuse, if necessary. Family involvement will be included as needed. Our highly trained staff will be available 24/7 to provide individual support.