I'm a Los Angeles private psychotherapist, licensed and practicing since 1980 (MFT #15563). I'm deeply committed to bringing recovery to people suffering from eating disorders.
My specialized psychotherapy practice is designed to allow adults to progress through anxiety situations to ongoing recovery from bulimia, compulsive eating, anorexia and binge eating. My primary goal is to provide people with a way to achieve thorough and long lasting healing.
Conari Press has invited me to write a self help book on eating disorder recovery with an emphasis on adult women. It should be out in early 2011.
Healing Your Hungry Heart Excerpt Chapter 2
“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
Before you picked up this book, you probably ...
November 26, 2011 - 1:08pm
Unreal to Real: Snapshots of My Story
Chapter One Excerpt from Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder
"Self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of ...
November 25, 2011 - 2:05pm
Joanna Poppink discusses the type of expert you should see for your eating disorder treatment.
June 10, 2010 - 3:52pm
Joanna Poppink shares how eating disorders are related to fear and safety.
June 10, 2010 - 3:39pm
Joanna Poppink explains how eating disorders relate to normal human development.
June 10, 2010 - 3:20pm
Joanna Poppink describes how your relationships will change during eating disorder treatment.
June 10, 2010 - 3:03pm
Joanna Poppink discusses bulimia triggers.
June 10, 2010 - 2:36pm
Joanna Poppink explains what you should do if you suspect you have an eating disorder.
June 10, 2010 - 2:23pm
Joanna Poppink shares ways to help yourself when you feel the urge to binge eat.
June 10, 2010 - 1:56pm
Joanna Poppink discusses whether anyone can fully recover from an eating disorder.
June 10, 2010 - 1:38pm
"Largest Study to Date Links Chocolate to Lower Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk" shout the headlines today. You and I know that if you have an eating disorder this good news can be ...
April 3, 2010 - 9:48am
Relying on a "kind question journal” is a powerful practice that helps you not only be more at ease around food but helps you build a more satisfying life.
How it works
Create a minimum of a ...
December 13, 2009 - 11:54am
This was a healing event, created out of a sister's love, brought smiles, loving tears and inspiration to the people who attended.
If you would like any or all of the information in the handout ...
November 20, 2009 - 3:26am
I'm in the middle of attending a great conference at UCLA this week end. It's "Adult Attachment in Clinical Context: Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview." Superb and gifted researchers ...
July 10, 2009 - 4:47pm
This article is my attempt to bring understanding to this painful, desperate and all too common experience in the life of a bulimic woman. Please share your comments as we develop more ...
July 4, 2009 - 4:57pm
Hundreds of people have asked me why someone develops an eating disorder. Of course many issues are involved, but from my exploration of this field over the years, I have concluded that there is ...
June 2, 2009 - 3:06pm