Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology, Bryn Mawr College M.S.S. in Clinical Social Work, Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research 17 years at The Renfrew Center, residential and outpatient treatment of eating disorders 1985-2002 Private practice in Yardley, PA 1995-present Co-founder PhiladelphiaCouplesWorkshops.com providing educational programs to strengthen close relationships Co-founder Changethemessage.com, a campaign to help individuals, families and communities resist body negativity. Using Mindfulness Based Interventions since 2009: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion and facilitating groups for the mindful eating app Eat Right Now.
founding member of the board of Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy providing trainings to mental health professionals and resources to the general public
Dedicated to strengthening self-care for wellness, through community education as well as psychotherapy (e.g., www.philadelphiacouplesworkshops.com, www.changethemessage.com)
Decades of experience helping people with all types of eating problems, currently offering live support group for users of the mindful eating app Eat Right Now. (see www.peacefuleating.net)