Eating Disorder

Are We Treating Binge Eating All Wrong?

Removing the Shame and Building Self-Trust

Binge-eating disorder is the most common eating disorder, but it’s also the most underdiagnosed and misunderstood. Read more

Overeating Issues in Quarantine?

How to Relate To Food and Weight Now and Let the Shame Go

When COVID-19 hit and many of us began stocking up on food and sheltering in place, I grew deeply concerned for my clients. How were they going to handle the... Read more

Case Study September 4, 2019

Have we unfairly pathologized clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder? Read more

3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series “Insatiable”

…And 3 Ways to Talk about Them with Your Clients

There’s been a lot of outcry from mental health professionals, doctors, parents, and people who’ve suffered from eating disorders about the trailer for the... Read more

Case Study January 8, 2018

From Weight to Well-Being

The Challenges of Treating Binge Eating Disorder

Although binge eating disorder is more prevalent than anorexia and bulimia, many people still don’t get the help they need for it. Read more

Changing How You Think About Weight

Four Steps to Transform Your Internalized Views About Body Size

By Judith Matz - I’ve come to believe that the way we as therapists feel about our clients’ body size is not only a clinical concern, but a social justice... Read more

Hiding in Plain Sight

Clients' Symptoms Offer Clues to Their Strengths

As therapists, we’re taught to be master detectives who methodically investigate our clients’ symptoms in search of a “culprit”—the source of their... Read more

Case Study August 30, 2016

High-Stakes Therapy

Eating Disorders Can Be a Matter of Life or Death

When it comes to eating disorders, therapy can be a matter of life and death. Read more

Uncovering the Source of Suicidality with Brain Science

Are Serotonin Levels the Key Factor in Suicidal Depression?

I'm at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in northern Manhattan. My guide, Victoria, has been studying the brains of people who committed suicide, and... Read more

Symposium Highlight September 11, 2014

The Power of Paying Attention

What Jon Kabat Zinn Has Against Spirituality

Jon Kabat-Zinn is acknowledged as one of the pioneers in mind-body medicine--a field that integrates ancient spiritual traditions like yoga and meditation with... Read more