Jenna Hollenstein is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness. Jenna’s private practice is located in New York City where she consults with clients in person and virtually. Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State, a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University, is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and an Open Heart Project meditation guide. In 2018, Jenna joined the board of The Center for Mindful Eating. Jenna teaches at mindfulness retreats in the United States and France. She has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Health, Mindful, Vogue, Elle, Glamour and Fox News. Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and the memoir Drinking to Distraction. Her third book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, will be released in January, 2019. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Kayla Jessop, RDN, CDN, CEDRD
Kayla Jessop is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and certified eating disorder dietitian. She studied and graduated from Utah State University. With experience as the Lead Dietitian at the top eating disorder treatment center in Manhattan, she is most known for being an eating disorder expert. Kayla has excellent experience working in different levels of care such as Day Treatment Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Outpatient Groups. She is an expert on intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, and improving people's relationships with food. Kayla Jessop is an Anti-Diet registered dietitian who has specialize in helping individuals of all ages regain peace with food and body. Website | Instagram | Facebook
Anita Johnston, Ph.D, CEDS
Anita Johnston is a clinical psychologist and iaedp certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor, is the Clinical Director of Ai Pono Hawaii Eating Disorders Residential Treatment Programs in Maui and Honolulu.
She is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages, author of several professional articles and book chapters, and the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive e-course and online “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon.
A pioneer in the field, Dr. Johnston has been working with women’s issues and eating difficulties for over thirty-five years. She founded the Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii in 1982 and Ai Pono, the first free-standing eating disorders IOP in the country in 2001.
She is currently Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Hawaii, which has an eating disorders residential treatment facility on the island of Maui and out-patient treatment programs in Honolulu and the Big Island of Hawaii.
She provides individual consultations online and conducts workshops and professional trainings around the world, using metaphor and storytelling, along with her training as a clinical psychologist, to address the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, weight, and body image.
Ginny Jones is the founder and editor of More-Love.org, a website dedicated to helping parents raise kids who are free from body hate, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, daughter and pets, and is 3 years recovered from a 30-year eating disorder.
Michele Kabas is a psychotherapist and certified eating disorder specialist with over 25 years of experience. She has worked with women throughout her years of practice dealing with Depression, Anxiety and a specialty with Body Image issues and Eating disorders. She strongly believes in a mind-body connection and works in a Psycho Spiritual approach incorporating Yoga and Buddhist philosophy. As Eating Disorders are not about the food, her work focuses on helping each individual connect with their true self, accept themselves as they are and find their authentic voice. Michele currently has a private practice in NYC and in Syosset, NY. Website | Facebook
Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC
Crystal Karges is a Master’s-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Nutrition Therapist. With a San Diego based private practice, Crystal offers specialized nutrition counseling for eating disorder recovery, body image healing, prenatal and postpartum wellness, pediatric health and child feeding strategies, and breastfeeding consultations. Combining her experience and expertise in the maternal and child health field, Crystal provides comprehensive nutrition support that empowers women to confidently nourish themselves and their families throughout the motherhood journey, cultivate a positive body image, and live freely in a peaceful relationship with food. Through a weight inclusive framework, Crystal is committed to providing effective, compassionate, and evidenced based nutrition care to mothers and families across San Diego county and worldwide through her online blog and virtual nutrition coaching practice. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Norman Kim, Ph.D.
Norman completed his B.A. at Yale and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, where he was the recipient of an individual National Research Service Award from the NIH. He has developed an expertise in treatment and assessment of psychiatrically complex populations with a particular focus on Eating Disorders, Trauma, and Bipolar Disorder. He is a regular national speaker, educator, and passionate advocate for eating disorder awareness and legislation with a particular focus on marginalized communities. He is on the Board of Directors of the Eating Disorders Coalition, the co-chair of the Transcultural SIG for the Academy of Eating Disorders, and on the Advisory Boards of Recovery Warriors, Spectrum CBT and Tikvah V’Chizuk. Norman is the co-founder and National Director of the Reasons Eating Disorder Center. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Katie Klein, M.S., LASAC
Professionally, Katie heads admissions and utilization management at Mirasol eating disorder recovery center in Tucson, Arizona. Katie’s background lies as a clinician in the treatment of eating disorders and substance use disorders. More importantly, Katie is passionate about improving her life and the lives of others by being an example of authenticity and vulnerability by working her own recovery. Website | Instagram | Facebook
Christine Knorr is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist with experience in outpatient, IOP, and Partial Hospitalization settings. I understand the complex issues that may underlie eating disorders such as trauma, depression, anxiety, family issues, and self esteem. Website | Instagram | Facebook
Lindsay Krasna is the owner and founder of LK Nutrition, a nutrition counseling private practice in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image concerns and those with chronic dieting histories. Lindsay also serves as the New York City chapter ambassador for the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD). She is passionate about helping her clients cultivate a peaceful relationship with food, movement and their bodies.
Jennifer Kreatsoulas is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is an inspirational speaker and author ofBody Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship With Your Body (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2018). Jennifer provides yoga therapy via online and in person at YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA, and leads yoga therapy groups at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia. She teaches workshops, retreats, and specialized trainings for clinicians, professionals, and yoga teachers. Jennifer is a partner with the Yoga & Body Image Coalition and writes for Yoga Journal and other influential blogs. She has appeared on Fox29 news and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Real Woman Magazine, Medill Reports Chicago, Philly.com, and the ED Matters Podcast.
Jodi Krizer Graber is the founder and director of Bravo! Wellness, LLC, a company whose passion and mission is to support and help individuals recover from the struggles of emotional eating, sugar addiction and eating disorders. After a life-long obsession with sugar and battle with perfectionism, Jodi was diagnosed with bulimia and credits her therapist and holistic healer for guiding her to a life she loves and is grateful for every day. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Institute for Integrative Nutrition program and the school's advanced Immersion Program. She had the extraordinary opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of self-growth, nutrition and functional medicine including Dr. Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mark Hyman, Deepak Chopra, Geneen Roth, (the late) Debbie Ford and Joshua Rosenthal. Jodi is a board certified holistic health coach. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD-S
Sondra Kronberg is a nutrition therapist who has 40 years of experience. She has been instrumental in forging the role of nutritionists both cultivating and informing the collaborative approach to the treatment of eating disorders. Sondra is the Founder/Executive Director of Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative, F.E.E.D. (Facilitated Eating Events and Direction) of New York and a recognized leader in the field. She specializes in the collaborative treatment for the full spectrum of eating disorders including Binge Eating Disorder and Orthorexia. She is a licensed clinical nutritionist, certified eating disorder specialist and collaborative treatment consultant. Sondra is a founding member and media spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and received the NEDA 2017 Legacy Award. She is the author of the Comprehensive Eating Disorder Learning/Teaching Handout Series Manual used today by many treatment centers and a contributing author to the book, Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional and Psychological Treatment. She is currently a consultant for the Carolyn Costin Institute, and an iaedp faculty member teaching the Eating Disorder Specialists Certification course. Sondra received the International Association of Eating Disorder Professional (iaedp) - Certified Specialist Award, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) - Excellence in Treatment Award and the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists (SCAN) Excellence in Practice Award. Sondra presents regularly at national conferences for professionals and the public. She has cultivated a solid path for nutritionists in this field and brings awareness to prevention, education and treatment of eating disorders. Sondra has also appeared on PBS, Good Morning America, ABC, CBS, Fox 5, Dr. Oz, 20/20 and Anderson Cooper. Website | Twitter | Facebook
Karin Lawson, PsyD, CEDS-S
Dr. Karin Lawson is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida, as well as, a certified eating disorder specialist and approved supervisor by the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). In addition to her private practices in Miami and Plantation, Florida, Dr. Lawson is an adjunct professor and Intensive Supervisor in the clinical psychology graduate program at Nova Southeastern University. Karin currently serves as the President of the Miami-Dade-Monroe Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Cassandra Lenza, MS, LCSW, RYT
Cassandra Lenza is the Training and Education Specialist at BALANCE. She is an experienced individual, group, and family therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders through the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB), where she was extensively trained. Cassandra has conducted psychotherapy and evidence-based interventions in numerous eating disorder outpatient treatment programs throughout New York City. She is a member of IAEDP, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Yoga Alliance, weaving yoga and mindfulness into the therapeutic process as BALANCE’s resident yoga teacher.
Cassandra received her Masters of Social Work from Columbia University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Social Work from New York University, where she serves as a guest lecturer. In her doctoral studies, she is researching Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other evidence-supported treatments for eating disorders, and enjoys integrating values and life purpose into her engaging therapeutic style.
Erica Leon is the owner of Erica Leon Nutrition, an outpatient group nutrition practice in White Plains, NY. With more than 30 years of experience, she and her team help individuals develop a positive relationship with food and work tirelessly to treat and prevent eating disorders and disordered eating in adults, adolescents, children and families.
Erica creates a safe and nurturing environment for individuals to explore their attitudes about food, weight and body image. She utilizes a “non-diet,” Health at Every Size ® approach, which helps chronic dieters discover their natural, internal signals of hunger and fullness. She is certified as an eating disorder dietitian with The International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, and as an Intuitive Eating Counselor.
Erica’s practice offers a wide variety of services including individual and group counseling sessions, meal support, cooking programs and in-person and online intuitive eating and nutrition workshops. She holds a bachelor's degree in nutrition from Cornell University and a master's degree in clinical nutrition from New York University.
Erica has written many professional articles on nutrition, is a frequent speaker on topics such as eating disorder treatment and prevention and belongs to many professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the Academy of Eating Disorders. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
Isabelle Carren-Le Sauter, MS, RDN, CDN
Isabelle Carren-Le Sauter is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose goal is to help clients heal their relationship with food. Isabelle uses an intuitive eating, all foods fit, health at every size approach to help clients rediscover and trust their internal cues to allow freedom and pleasure with food.
Isabelle received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Barnard College before earning her Master’s degree in Nutrition Education from Teacher’s College Columbia University. She is currently in private practice at Anastasia Health and is part of the nutrition team at BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center. She believes in the importance of rediscovering intuition through mindfulness and empowering clients to place their focus on overall health through one-on-one nutritional counseling, meal coaching, and meal planning.
Danielle Levitine is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. Danielle received her undergraduate education in dance and psychology at the University of Maryland and went on to earn a Masters Degree in Creative Arts Therapies from Pratt Institute in New York where she specialized in Dance/Movement Therapy. She has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families, gaining comprehensive experience working specifically in the eating disorder field. The bulk of Danielle's training has been in the inpatient, residential, PHP, and IOP levels of eating disorder care at nationally recognized treatment programs including Reasons Eating Disorder Center and Destinations to Recovery in California where she was primary therapist, family therapist, and intake coordinator. Her experience with children includes work as an Infant Development Specialist at First Steps Developmental Services in Los Angeles. Danielle is passionate about assisting clients, families, and providers to find appropriate treatment options that support holistic, in-depth, mindful, psychotherapeutic work. She specializes in providing psycho-education about the medical and psychological risks of struggling with an eating disorder and continuously encourages clients and loved ones to challenge barriers that often interfere with getting the help and support needed to recover. Danielle truly enjoys helping clients take their first step towards making a change as the Admissions Director at BALANCE eating disorder treatment center.
Emily Locke is a student, writer, blogger, mental health advocate, and an aspiring author. She is a junior at North Carolina State University majoring in English with a creative writing concentration. She has battled mental illnesses from a young age, and as a result is very passionate about raising awareness for eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and body acceptance. She has written several guest blogger articles for the National Eating Disorders Association. Her writing has also been featured on Women You Should Know’s website and she was part of a depression awareness collaboration with Healthline. Emily has learned that living with mental illnesses is a journey full of challenges that requires resilience. She has found strength in sharing her story and wants to help people who have struggled like she has as well as continuing to raise awareness for mental illnesses.
Anna Lutz is an Anti-Diet Registered Dietitian and co-owns Sunny Side Up Nutrition, a simple cooking, nutrition, and family feeding blog. Anna specializes in eating disorders and family feeding and sees clients in her practice, Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy, in Raleigh, NC. Through her work with people with eating disorders, Anna has become particularly passionate about family feeding and the importance of keeping diet culture out of feeding and children’s nutrition education. Anna first became interested in nutrition when she studied Psychology at Duke University and went on to study nutrition at the University of North Carolina where she earned her Master of Public Health in Nutrition. Anna is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and an Approved Supervisor both through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). She is also a national speaker and delivers workshops and presentations on eating disorders, the non-diet philosophy, and childhood feeding.
Margo Maine is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in eating disorders and related issues for over 35 years. A Founder and Adviser of the National Eating Disorders Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Dr. Maine is author of: Pursuing Perfection: Eating Disorders, Body Myths, and Women at Midlife and Beyond; Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research- Practice Gap;Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders; The Body Myth; Father Hunger; and Body Wars. The 2007 recipient of The Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, 2014 recipient of the Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award and 2015 NEDA Lifetime Achievement Award, she served as senior editor of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention for 25 years. A former board member and vice president of the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action, a member of the Renfrew Foundation Conference Committee, and their Clinical Advisory Board, and of the Walden Clinical Advisory Board, Maine is a 2016 Honoree of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. She lectures nationally and internationally on eating disorders and maintains a private practice, Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, in West Hartford, CT. She loves the earth and gets up early every day to celebrate it.
Traci Mann, Ph.D. is a Professor of Social and Health Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Her research aims to identify and understand the behaviors associated with eating regulation and body image as well as the process of self-control during health behavior changes. Traci is principal investigator of the Health and Eating Laboratory, which uses diverse research methods to study interesting topics such as increasing food consumption in NASA astronauts, increasing vegetable intake in elementary school children, and the ability of foods to reduce social and physical pain. Website | Twitter | Facebook
Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD-S
Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD-S is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose mission is to help people heal from diets, and find peace and balance with their food choices. She is the owner of a Eat With Knowledge, a private practice, in Nyack, NY. Jennifer is the creator of the online course Feel Fabulous About Food to help clients who struggle with binge eating find eating disorder recovery and intuitive eating. She created the business, Pursuing Private Practice, along with authoring a book series of the same name, to help other healthcare professionals reach their goal of owning their own business. She created the Pursing Private Practice Masterclass Ecourse in 2016 to help all healthcare professionals achieve their business goals. She provides individual supervision to other dietitians in the field of eating disorders.
Amanda Mellowspring holds a MS in Whole Foods Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle WA, one of the country's leading schools of natural medicine. Amanda also holds a BS in Foods & Nutrition from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
Amanda has been a Registered Dietitian for over a decade, with expertise in eating disorders, food reactions, & whole foods nutrition. Amanda was awarded the prestigious honor of equivalency certification through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) due to her significant contributions to the field of eating disorders and nutrition in 2012.
Amanda currently serves on the Certification Committee for IAEDP and co-authored the publication defining the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for RDs working with eating disorders in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Amanda speaks at professional conferences and symposiums on the topics of nutrition, eating disorders, & related subject matter.
Amanda currently serves as the Vice President of Nutrition Services for Monte Nido & Affiliates. With locations throughout the country, Monte Nido & Affiliates provides eating disorder treatment at Residential and Day programming levels of care.
Stacey Lorin Merkl is the Founder & Executive Director of Realize Your Beauty, a 501c3 organization promoting positive body image to youth through theatre arts. Stacey is a native of Denver, Colorado. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts and a BA in French from the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught theatre and music to children and teens at various arts centers in Colorado, Seattle, Paris (France) and New York City. Stacey founded Realize Your Beauty in 2010, combining her love of theatre arts with her passion for social change and education. She is a longtime volunteer for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and is a trained facilitator for NEDA’s Body Project. Stacey is also a trained facilitator of Confident Body, Confident Child, an evidence-based resource providing parenting strategies to promote positive body image, healthy eating and physical activity in children aged 2 to 6 years. She is a member of Endangered Bodies NYC, IAEDP Denver Chapter (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals), AED (Academy for Eating Disorders), Colorado Nonprofit Association and the American Camp Association.
Hayley is a dually licensed Registered Dietitian/Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in NY, Certified Dietitian in VT, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of CT. She specializes in eating disorders, cancer, diabetes, IBS and other GI issues, and PCOS. She contributes to a few different blogs regularly and has been published. She is also recovered from her own eating disorder and this increases her passion for this work.
Ed Munoz graduated from the New York University school of Social Work. He has an extensive background within the fields of psychology, behavioral management and personal development, as well as certifications in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy) and MI (Motivational Interviewing). As a trained addictions specialist and behavioral interventionist, he has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of addictions and trauma in adolescents and adults.
Ed is passionate about leadership development and work/life wellness initiatives. His formal education + trainings, combined with years of deep self-study, have led Ed on a path of sharing tools and best practices for a more balanced mind-body approach to wellness. He has studied at length the connection between how our thoughts have a direct impact on our emotional, cognitive and mental health.
Ed shares his expertise of building empowered living through creating digital content on his blog, social media outlets and Youtube channel. He is the founder of LivingDadly.com, an online lifestyle magazine for today’s modern family. Our mission is to inform, empower and entertain dads and families worldwide.
Wendy Oliver-Pyatt is a psychiatrist and world-leading expert on treating eating disorders. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, Wendy has developed a unique treatment approach that delves into the underlying issues that place a person at risk for mental health conditions and eating disorders and lead to healing, health and inner peace. Website | Instagram | Twitter