Dr. Heidi J. Dalzell, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. She is the and co-director of the Bucks Eating Support Collaborative and Bucks LGBTQ Center. Dr. Dalzell brings 20+ years of experience to these roles. Dr. Dalzell graduated summa cum laude from Immaculata University, where she completed her research on early trauma. She holds an Ed.M. from Temple University. Dr. Dalzell has a busy private practice specializing in eating disorders and has a particular interest in the intersection between eating disorders, trauma and LGBT concerns. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings
Elizabeth is a Registered Dietitian, specializing in eating disorders and family feeding. She co-owns Sunny Side Up Nutrition, a simple cooking, nutrition and family feeding blog. She sees clients in her group practice, Pinney Davenport Nutrition in Washington, DC, and guides clients and their families toward positive relationships with food. She was a clinical nutritionist at Children’s National Medical Center, where her clients included children with eating disorders and family feeding issues. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Elizabeth spent several years cooking and baking professionally. She attended graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill, where she received a Masters of Public Health in nutrition. Elizabeth is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. Elizabeth shares cooking solutions and recipes to make family feeding easier at Sunny Side Up Nutrition.
Alethia Davis is a Primary Therapist/Intake Coordinator at BALANCE eating disorder treatment center. She received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College and her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College. Alethia has experience providing group and individual psychotherapy in various levels of care, including partial hospitalization programs, day treatment programs, and intensive outpatient programs. In addition, she has experience treating individuals with substance use disorders, personality disorders, and mood disorders using evidenced-based treatment approaches, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Through her experiences, Alethia has been able to provide supportive and compassionate care to her clients and is committed to providing comprehensive treatment to help individuals achieve therapeutic goals and maintain overall wellness.
Julie is a Registered Dietitian, Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor, host of the Love Food Podcast, speaker, and author with 20 years of experience helping people along their Food Peace journey.
Caroline Dooner is the creator of The F*ck It Diet, where she writes and teaches chronic dieters how to heal their relationship with food and weight. Caroline is a comedian, yoga teacher, and author. Caroline transformed years of suffering through the diet mentality and body image issues into writing, yoga classes, and online courses that guide people towards intuitive eating, self-care, and body acceptance. Overall, Caroline helps chronic dieters come back into their bodies, rest, breathe, and be willing to be human.
Mary is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and Approved Supervisor (CEDRD-S) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) where she serves as the Chapter Chair of the Mentoring and Connections Committee and is an active member of the Excellence in Practice Committee. She co-authored “The CEDRD in Eating Disorder Care”, March 2015, with fellow members of the Nutrition and Health Management Committee of iaedp. Mary is a seasoned speaker and has conducted numerous workshops and seminars across the country focusing on body image, weight inclusivity, intuitive eating and the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Over the course of her career, Mary has led university nutrition initiatives focused in eating disorders, served as the Director of Nutrition for the Oliver-Pyatt Centers in Miami, FL, maintained a private practice in New York City and consulted internationally on the assessment and treatment of eating disorders. She is now back in her hometown of Virginia Beach, VA where she has established a specialty private practice focused on the prevention, assessment and treatment of eating disorders.
Lisa Ellis is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and therapist in private practice in the NYC area. She received a B.S, in nutrition and psychology from Simmons College; an M.S. in clinical nutrition from New York Medical College; and a CSW from Fordham University. Her areas of expertise include eating disorders and emotion-triggered eating in children, adolescents, adults and families. A recognized expert in the field of nutrition and emotion-triggered eating, she has contributed nutrition information to a variety of publications, including Redbook, Glamour, Westchester Magazine, Runner’s World, Yahoo, and Today’s Dietitian and is currently writing a book about emotion-triggered eating to be completed within the next year.
Marci is a Food and Body Imager Healer®. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. In addition to her group private practice and three adjunct teaching positions, Marci launched an online eating disorders training for dietitians in 2015 and co-directs a specialized eating disorder internship at Simmons College. She volunteers for a number of national eating disorder organizations including the iaedp certification committee and is serving as an eating disorder resource professional for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has spoken locally and nationally at numerous conferences and media outlets.
Dr. Howard Farkas is the founder and president of Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC. He is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of emotional eating. Dr. Farkas is on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and is the author of 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating, forthcoming from W.W. Norton, from which this essay was adapted.
Ivy Felicia is a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Expert with a gift for helping people of all body types to embrace body peace and self-love at any stage of life. Her Body Relationship Coaching work is centered on her personal experiences with barriers to body love, and more than a decade of social and professional involvement in the emotional wellness and health education movements.
Jessica Flint is a modern muse of hope and healing. As the Founder of Recovery Warriors and CEO of True Warrior, she's helped millions of people connect to support for their eating disorder, depression, and anxiety. The unifying theme in all her work is to educate and inspire people to work through life's greatest challenges, becoming more resilient and empowered through the process.
Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) in Calabasas, CA, specializing in Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size® and helping clients reclaim Body Trust®. Aaron's goal is to help you leave behind the world of diets and body shame and instead embrace your relationship with food and your body with curiosity, self-compassion and empathy. This is a revolutionary approach, especially in our diet-obsessed culture. Aaron is also the co-host of Dietitians Unplugged podcast.
Emily Fonnesbeck is a Registered Dietitian who owns her own private practice in Logan, Utah. She specializes in treating eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns and digestive issues. She is passionate about helping individuals create a peaceful relationship with food and their body, building confidence in their own natural ability to know how to eat.
Brittany Franko, M.B.A., Embody Instructor Personal Trainer, and Eating Psychology Coach
Brittany obtained a dual bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Psychology after her first-hand experience that personal transformation called for more than engaging in ways that manipulate the body. Her combined knowledge developed through life experiences and education, led to her realization that the process of lifestyle change occurs through learning, pushing beyond our comforts and strengthened resiliency. Drawn to the clinical field, Brittany worked for Yale's Medical Hospital as an Assistant Heart Transplant Coordinator and then proceeded to serve the eating disorder population within partial hospitalization settings as a recovery coach, diet technician, and later transitioned into the role of facility manager.
These experiences helped her to develop a holistic approach to mind/body wellness; drawing upon her skill set in personal training, nutritional coaching and embodiment. Brittany believes that a positive self image develops in response to our body's experience of joyful movement.
Rini is a fashion school graduate and former personal trainer turned online educator and soon-to-be podcast host. Her online courses teach women how to overcome disordered eating, chronic dieting and body image issues.
She chose to move away from the fashion industry and the fitness world, because she wanted to focus on her own recovery from her eating disorder and on helping other women find peace with food and their bodies, just like she did.
Her focus and expertise lies in intuitive eating and an anti-diet approach to food, as well as educating you on true Self-Care, Self-Love and Body Acceptance.
Her mission is to help women love and accept their bodies and to stop letting food get in the way of their live's purpose and opportunities.
Jennifer L. Gaudiani is the Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, she completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard, medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Yale. From 2008 to 2016, she was one of the leaders of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health. She left after serving as its Medical Director and as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine to found the Gaudiani Clinic, which provides outpatient in-person and telemedicine medical care to patients of all genders with eating disorders and disordered eating and to those in recovery. The Gaudiani Clinic is a HAES®-informed provider that cares for people of all shapes and sizes. Dr. Gaudiani has lectured nationally and internationally, is widely published in the scientific literature as well as on blogs, is a current member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and the Academy for Eating Disorders Medical Care Standards Committee and is a former board member of iaedp. Dr. Gaudiani’s book Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders was published in 2018 and is available on Amazon.
Leslee Gillette, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 7 years of working with and helping couples, individuals, and adolescents. She has a broad scope of clinical expertise encompassing adolescent behavioral problems, divorce, all kinds of relationship problems, and any relational challenges. She also has extensive experience in dealing with parents, PTSD, self-injuring behavior, and communication skills building. Leslee has specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), couples and marital therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), for adolescent, couples, and adults.
Greta Gleissner, LCSW
Greta Gleissner specializes in eating disorders, addictions, and trauma, In 2013, Greta founded Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists (EDRS)--the first model of its kind--which provides in-home, on-campus, and virtual post-acute care and recovery support for adolescents and adults with eating disorders. EDRS offers programming in 27 states, utilizing 135 therapists, registered dietitians ,and clinical coaches nationwide. Greta's interest in eating disorders grew out of her 20-year struggle with bulimia. Having been a professional dancer, she knew from the age of 16 if I could ever heal from her eating disorder it would be her life’s mission to help others. Shortly after graduate school at New York University, Greta published her first book, Something Spectacular: The True Story of a Rockette’s Battle with Bulimia, a raw, personal chronicle of the devastating effects bulimia had on her personal and professional life during her time as a Radio City Rockette. Greta maintains a private practice on the Upper West Side and is trained in EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing.
Kathy has a BA from UNC-Asheville and an MA from UT-Knoxville. She teaches writing as a tool of recovery and transformation, and facilitates a spirituality group that explores and applies unifying principles to recovery. Godfrey knows her primary value to women in transition is to remind them of their innate value and ability to feel joy. She is currently a group facilitator and yoga teacher at Willow Place For Women, a therapeutic treatment center for women who are suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol and/or eating disorders.
Robyn Goldberg is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified eating disorder specialist, certified intuitive eating expert and a Health at Every Size® (HAES) clinician. For the last 22 years, Robyn Goldberg has had a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, where she specializes in medical conditions, disordered eating, eating disorders, dual diagnosis, preventative nutrition and athletes maximizing optimal nutrition.
Haley specializes in eating disorder recovery, Intuitive Eating, and body image healing from a Health At Every Size® (HAES) perspective. She is currently pursuing her Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) Certification and is also the Eating Disorder Resource Professional for the Behavior Health Nutrition dietetic practice group. In addition to individual client work and managing her group private practice, she is also the co-founder of INSPIRD to SEEK, a community-based learning experience designed to mentor and guide nutrition entrepreneurs to build amazing businesses. Haley strongly believes in integrating the Non-Diet Approach and HAES philosophy into all health care settings, including nutrition therapy. She advocates through her writing, speaking, social media presence, and mentorship for practitioners.
Bree is the founder of the Vermont Center for Integrative Therapy. Opened in 2010, VTCIT is one of the first mental health centers to combine ancient systems of healing interwoven with current cutting edge systems of care. Utilizing her decades of experience as a psychotherapist who is also trained in healing and spiritual practices, Bree created a unique four phase model of understanding and care delivery through which she birthed protocols for eating disorders, trauma and mood disorders among other diagnoses. Bree has lectured and presented extensively at institutions, conferences and universities on topics in integrative medicine, eating disorders and addictions. She has trained and supervision over 150 practitioners from disciplines ranging from internal medicine to yoga therapy. In 2015 VTCIT and Bree were featured in the documentary film “All of Me” which explored the deeper issues and meaning surrounding eating disorders for individuals and their families. In 2018 following a desire to reach a wider range of professionals and clients Bree scaled back VTCIT. She currently leads a small team in the service of creating and delivering cutting edge clinical programs and professional trainings that change how we view and deliver care. Out of a deep desire to change the paradigm of mental health treatment Bree continues to teach, write and train in the areas of somatics, eating disorders, spirituality and addiction/trauma.
Amy Hanneke, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian in Denver, CO specializing in eating disorders and women’s health. She has a passion for helping restore women’s relationships with food and their bodies and find a flexible and nourishing eating pattern. Amy practices with a Health At Every Size® philosophy, because all bodies are worthy of care and belonging.
She has earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Missouri State University and completed her dietetic internship and Master of Science in Nutrition at University of Kansas Medical Center. Upon completion of her dietetic internship, Amy served as Director of Food and Nutrition Services for a critical access hospital in southeastern Idaho. Amy began Satisfy Nutrition in 2016 as a nutrition and wellness blog, and serves clients in Denver, CO as well as virtually across the United States.
Cara Harbstreet is a Kansas City based Intuitive Eating Registered Dietitian and nationally-recognized food and nutrition expert. She obtained a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from Southeast Missouri State University. She went on to complete her Dietetic Internship and Masters of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition at The University of Kansas Medical Center. Upon completion, Cara worked in community nutrition, corporate wellness, retail settings. She later worked with the Endocrinology Department of a regional pediatric medical center and provided inpatient and outpatient support to children and families in the largest non-surgical specialty area. In 2016, Cara founded her private practice and began focusing on sports nutrition, intuitive eating, and applying the Health At Every Size model for clients in the Kansas City area. Since then, she has expanded into virtual and telehealth services and serves as a consultant and nutrition communications expert. Cara is also an active volunteer in the dietetics field, serving as a multi-year Board Member for the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also the current Communications Director for the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group.
Beth Hartman McGilley is a psychologist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of eating and related disorders, body image, athletes, trauma, and grief. A Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Supervisor, she has practiced for over 35 years, writing, lecturing, supervising, directing an inpatient eating disorders program and providing individual, family and group therapy. She has presented, edited and published extensively in the field of eating disorders, including being a former journal editor for Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, and co-editor for the book: Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research/Practice Gap. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. McGilley has been a chair or member of numerous committees for the Academy for Eating Disorders since its inception, a member of the Renfrew Conference Committee and a core curriculum teacher for IAEDP certification students. Dr. McGilley also specializes in applications of sports psychology and performance enhancement techniques for athletes at all levels of competition. She was the sports psychology consultant for the Wichita State University Women’s Basketball team from 2005-2008. She was the co-founder and co-chair of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) Eating Disorders Special Interest Group from 2007-2012. Dr. McGilley co-founded and for 12 years served as the President of the Healing Path Foundation, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in Kansas. She was a 2008 graduate of the Kansas Health Foundation Leadership Fellows Training program. Her hobbies include competitive cycling, hiking, writing, and time with her therapy dog, Wheeler the Healer.
Katy is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from Kansas City. Katy has provided care to clients with eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. She is passionate about helping people struggling with eating issues and body shame heal their relationship with food, using an intuitive eating and non-diet approach. She has undergone extensive training and supervision in treating all types of eating disorders, and has a special interest in binge eating disorder and post-bariatric surgery.
Katy serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Body Balance Coalition, a foundation designed to promote education and awareness regarding eating issues and weight-inclusivity to both professionals and the general public. She previously served on the Board of Directors for REbeL, Inc., a nonprofit eating disorders prevention program. Katy is currently an active member of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD) and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). A lifelong learner, Katy loves attending conferences and is an avid reader. Additionally, she is trying to influence change by writing and speaking on weight-bias, diet culture and eating disorders and has authored several e-books, online courses, and a blog which can be found at www.katyharvey.net. Katy is married and the mom of two busy boys who love being outdoors. Website | Twitter
Louisa Harvey is a writer, MA student, writing teacher, and coordinator at the charity AnyBody. She is also recovered from anorexia.
Mary Slate Heston is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Sciences from Auburn University. She currently works at Veritas Collaborative in Durham, North Carolina where she is able to help those struggling with eating disorders begin the journey to experience freedom in their relationship with food. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook