Based out of the northeastern Indianapolis suburb of Anderson, Indiana, Selah House is a CARF-accredited behavioral health facility providing treatment programs for eating disorders to adults and adolescents. Programs are available exclusively for women. While the facility describes itself as Christ-based and Christian-oriented, treatment plans also rely on a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities. All programs are offered in a comfortable homelike environment, with both outpatient and residential treatment plans available.
Accommodations and Food
All told, Selah House has two large homes on 78 acres of Indiana countryside. The houses can hold eight and 12 people respectively, each in rooms shared between two to four clients in comfortable full beds. Both homes are well-appointed with high ceilings, spacious floor plans, modern furniture, common areas with cable TV, offices and expansive kitchens. Clients are not allowed to use laptops or cell phones during their stay to better focus on their recovery (except in case of emergency). The grounds themselves also have plenty of spacious woodlands, ponds and even a horse paddock.
Throughout their stay, residents are served three healthy and often vegetarian meals a day with individualized meal plans created by on-site dietitians and chefs. On Fridays, clients sometimes order in from fast food restaurants as a form of exposure therapy.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning a program, all clients go through an initial intake and assessment process to help staff members develop their care plans. Though on-site detox for substance abuse-related issues is not available, the inpatient track of the program does provide 24-hour supervision and medical oversight. Although inpatient and residential plans occur in the same place, inpatient has more supervision and is more focused on getting residents stabilized so they can continue with therapy.
Though each program may vary somewhat, treatment typically includes individual, group and family therapy with evidence-based treatment practices including CBT, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Groups are wide-ranging and cover body awareness, meal planning, journaling, healthy body image, trigger identification, spirituality and emotional processing. Trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis support are also available, including medication management whenever necessary. Though 12-step recovery is not explicitly required, clients are encouraged to consider a spiritual approach to recovery.
The staff at Selah House consists of LMHCs, LCSWs, dietitians, equine therapists, chaplains, RNs and additional Master’s and PhD-level clinicians.
As a bonus to the nutritional counseling and medical supervision, programs also include a range of holistic approaches including equine therapy, art therapy, yoga and movement therapy for those who have developed eating disorder-related health issues such as osteoporosis. Those who complete primary care can also continue on to the organization’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) as a step-down option, though PHP also includes supervised housing. Those who want to discharge can work with clinicians to develop aftercare plans as necessary.
Overall, Selah House’s approach to eating disorder order treatment is all-encompassing and includes clinical, nutritional and spiritual approaches to help clients heal. Treatment is evidence-based and supplemented with a number of holistic approaches, including equine therapy. While the cost of these programs may vary depending on each client’s insurance coverage, Selah House remains a strong resource for those in the area.
Selah House Location
1106 Meridian St, Ste 300
Anderson, IN 46016
Selah House Cost
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