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Center for Change, Orem, Utah

Last Updated: April 25, 2022

Authored by Dr. Ahmed Zayed

Reviewed by Michael Espelin APRN

Overview of Center for Change

Center for Change is a behavioral healthcare provider located in the City of Orem, Nevada, about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City. The facility serves a clientele that is exclusively female thus, making for a more comfortable atmosphere on campus. They provide highly specialized treatment programs for a range of eating disorders that covers the three basic types comprising bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and anorexia.

The facility also offers treatment for more specific manifestations of eating disorders. These in include Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder(OSFED) as well as other forms of disordered eating associated with diabetes, substance abuse, and the rigors of unhealthy athletic diet and training. Thus, their programs specialize in treating the common as well as the more niche forms of eating disorders.

Accommodation and Food

Center for Change serves female clients whose ages vary in range from 15 to 30 years. As such, their living quarters are sectioned off to ensure that the various age groups are accommodated together. The residential areas have living rooms that are furnished with full-length windows to give the rooms an airy feel and ample sunlight and also sport a cozy fireplace. The buildings have multiple smaller family rooms to provide a meeting place where families visiting clients can converge upon.

The residential facility has a 98-bed capacity with 28 of these beds reserved for inpatient treatment, and 14 of them kept apart for inpatient stabilization. The remaining beds are assigned to residential treatment. Every room is shared between two clients who get their own bathroom or share one with their neighbors. The rooms come furnished with twin-sized beds and closets that offer storage space.

Food is a very important component of the treatment offered here, this being an eating disorder treatment facility. As such, registered dietitians and therapists devise a menu that offers a wide variety of food to enable clients to break off from certain narrow eating patterns. The diets may range from carrots and hummus to donuts.

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Treatment Options at Center for Change

This facility offers its clients treatment in a residential inpatient as well as an outpatient setting. Consequently, clients who cannot forego work or other social obligations during the course of their treatment can enroll in the outpatient program. While clients in need of a more stringently monitored treatment setting can opt for the inpatient program. The treatment options available here are as follows:

Inpatient Services

  • Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment
  • Inpatient Short-term Stabilization
  • Residential Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Outpatient Services

  • Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders
  • Independent Living Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Therapy Choices at Center for Change

The therapy choices offered at the facility include the following:

  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • Experiential therapy
  • Dual diagnosis support
  • 12-step therapy
  • AA/NA meetings
  • Aftercare

Payment Options and Insurances

Center for Change charges a sum of $30,000 for 30 days of treatment. They accept payment through both self-pay and a variety of state-funded and private insurances. Some of the insurance providers accepted here include the following:

  • Aetna
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Regence
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Value Options
  • Empire BlueCross


  • Accredited by the Joint Commission
  • Certified by Tricare

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Center for Change Amenities

Center for change recognizes that eating disorders often stem from a certain mental outlook. It also tends to have a draining effect on the family that has a member suffering from various eating disorders. As such, they provide a full spectrum of treatment that seeks to heal mind and body by inducing a complete mental recalibration. This ensures that the individual no longer turns to food as a source of gaining greater control over their lives or associates it with self-worth.

Furthermore, their treatment programs take on a holistic approach to ensure the healthy recuperation of the mind and the body. To this effect, they combine traditional techniques such as evidence-based therapies with holistic therapies that include physical activities and exercises. The campus also has a fully accredited high school on-site so that teenaged clients can continue with their studies while undergoing treatment.


The staff at the facility comprises a team of highly qualified professionals. This team includes registered dieticians, therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, experiential therapists, psychiatrists, and care technicians. Some of the important individual staff members associated with the Center for Change are:

Michael E. Berrett
Chief Executive Officer

Michael Berrett is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and a Licensed Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working extensively in the field of eating disorder treatment. He has authored several books on the topics and has presented papers at many national conferences. He has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and a minor in marriage and family therapy.

Reid Robison
Medical Director

Dr. Reid Robinson has a multidisciplinary approach to his work with interests and several degrees in medical areas ranging from neuroscience and genetics to anatomy and business. He has a demonstrated work history and extensive experience in the field of behavioral healthcare. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University and an MD and MBA from the University of Utah.

Julie B. Clark
Clinical Director

Julie Clark is a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in treating various women’s issues ranging from depression and anxiety to eating disorders and self-esteem issues. As the Clinical Director at Center for Change, she is in charge of coordinating with staff and overseeing the quality of the treatment delivered and the progress of the clients enrolled in them. She has a Masters in School Psychology and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University.

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Published on: December 24th, 2018

Updated on: April 25th, 2022

About Author

Dr. Ahmed Zayed

Dr. Ahmed Zayed has degrees in Medicine and Surgery and is a graduate of The University of Alexandria. Dr. Ahmed Zayed has a passion for writing medical and healthcare articles and focuses on providing engaging and trustworthy information to readers.

Medically Reviewed by

Michael Espelin APRN

8 years of nursing experience in wide variety of behavioral and addition settings that include adult inpatient and outpatient mental health services with substance use disorders, and geriatric long-term care and hospice care.  He has a particular interest in psychopharmacology, nutritional psychiatry, and alternative treatment options involving particular vitamins, dietary supplements, and administering auricular acupuncture.

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