The Healthy Teen Project Team – A Place For Teen Eating Disorder Recovery in San Francisco Bay Area

Our multidisciplinary team consists of professionals with medical, psychiatric, therapy and nutritional backgrounds that treat teens with eating disorders. Our team has experience treating eating disorder patients across a range of environments including: in-patient medical and psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, as well as outpatient clinics. Every Therapist at The Healthy Teen Project has completed (or is in the process of completing) certification for Family Based Treatment via the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders.

Susanne Martin, MD Medical Director

Susanne Martin, MD
Medical Director  |  Direct: 650.946.1971

Dr. Susanne Martin is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Adolescent Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Yale School of Medicine followed by a three-year Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2014. She has been working at The Healthy Teen Project since beginning of 2015. She stepped into the role of Medical Director beginning of 2017.

In addition to The Healthy Teen Project, Susanne works as a Clinical Instructor at the College Health Center Vaden, Stanford School of Medicine and at Sutter/Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in urgent care. She is also the primary care provider for a residential treatment program that specializes in treating eating disorders in adolescents.

Susanne’s professional interests include adolescent growth and development as well as management of eating disorders in adolescents. Her research focused on bone health and hormonal balance in adolescents. Susanne has experience in wilderness medicine through volunteer work in search and rescue. In the future, she would like to learn more about complementary medicine and integration into her clinical work.

She is fluent in German.

Katie Bell, NP Co-Founder and Medical & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Katie Bell, NP
Co-Founder and Medical & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner  |  Direct: 650.900.8228

Katie Bell is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in Adolescent and Adult Medicine and Psychiatric Mental Health with a sub-specialty in Eating Disorders. Katie received her Nurse Practitioner degree from University of California, San Francisco in 2003.

Prior to joining The Healthy Teen Project Katie provided medical and psychiatric care to adolescents and adults at The Carlton Clinic and the intensive outpatient eating disorder program at Kaiser Permanente. She also did community outreach work with Bay Area schools to improve early identification of eating disorders.

Katie is invited to speak at local and national conferences on eating disorders.

Katie is a member of the following organizations:

  • Academy for Eating Disorders
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • California Association of Nurse Practitioners


Jennifer Zumarraga, MD Co-Founder and Medical Director

Jennifer Zumarraga, MD
Co-Founder and Psychiatrist  |  Direct: 650.946.1972

Dr. Jennifer Zumarraga is a board certified psychiatrist in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has over ten years of experience in working with children of all ages. She started out in research at the National Institute of Mental Health working with youth with ADHD.  She continued her training at the University of Rochester and the University of Southern California.

Jen was formerly the Medical Director of ASPIRE, After-School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education at El Camino Hospital. She was involved in the formation of this specialized program for teens in response to the glaring shortage of services for adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders and the lack of resources for their families.

Jen’s professional interests include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and working with individuals with eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. She believes that in combating these illnesses, we must use the bio-psycho-social model, which includes working with the individual and family to address the educational issues, social/relationship difficulties, and medical aspects in order to treat the whole individual.

Dr. Zumarraga is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Erika Bent, LPCC Director of Clinical Operations

Erika Bent, LPCC, LMFT, CEDS
Director of Clinical Operations  |  Direct: 415.797.1412

Erika is a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of California who earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Erika’s clinical experience spans across a wide range of inpatient and outpatient settings where she has gained expertise in the treatment of adolescents and adults with eating disorders. She has published research papers on body image and biological characteristics of Anorexia Nervosa, and serves of the board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Erika is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California who earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Erika’s clinical experience spans across a wide range of inpatient and outpatient settings where she has gained expertise in the treatment of adolescents and adults with eating disorders. She has published research papers on body image and biological characteristics of Anorexia Nervosa, and serves of the board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Erika utilizes an integrative approach to treatment, emphasizing Family Based Treatment (FBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based techniques. She is a certified Eating Disorder Specialist recognized by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and certified in Family Based Treatment by Train2Treat4ED.

Erika is passionate about helping adolescents and families in their journey to recovery. Her treatment philosophy promotes a collaborative therapeutic relationship while empowering individuals and families to cultivate their own path to wellness.

Erika is a member of the following organizations:

  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
  • California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
  • Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders San Francisco
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders


Diana Bonner, LMFT Therapist

Diana Bonner, LMFT
Therapist  |  Direct: 650.935.4330

Diana is a licensed marriage and family therapist, having completed her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University with an emphasis in holistic studies, including somatic and transpersonal psychotherapies. Diana earned her B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work from Chapman University. Her undergraduate internship included working with families through a local Child Abuse Prevention Agency, educating families and parents about healthy parenting practices.

Diana has over six years experience working at various eating disorder treatment centers throughout the Bay Area. Her experience includes residential, PHP/IOP, and out-patient settings working with teens, adults and their families.

Diana has a background in energy healing practices and yoga and has certifications as a Reiki teacher and practitioner, hypnotherapist and yoga instructor. She is passionate about working with those struggling with eating disorders. Her approach is client-centered and integrates DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), somatic (body-oriented), gestalt, psychodynamic, and emotionally-focused theories.

She views her role in the recovery process as an ally and strives to encourage individuals and families to be a mindful participant in their lives through self-compassion, witnessing and accepting one’s emotional experiences, strengthening the true Self, and finding healthier ways of coping.

Diana is a member of the following organizations:

  • International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Katie Colver, Milieu Therapist and Yoga Instructor

Katie Colver
Milieu Therapist / Yoga Instructor  |  Direct: 415.797.1414

Katie is a milieu therapist and yoga instructor at the Healthy Teen Project. She is also a professional musician. Katie has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and has taught at studios, music festivals, museums, for employees at tech companies and nonprofits, as well as in schools, prisons, and hospitals. Combining her passions for healing arts and creative arts, Katie founded “Showga” in 2011. Showga, still thriving today, produces events involving yoga, live music, aromatherapy, and lights.

Katie has a BA in psychology with a concentration in holistic health from San Francisco State University, and she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in counseling psychology. Her goal is to inspire clients to work toward living more full and meaningful lives through creative expression and mindfulness.

Casey Crosbie, RD Director of Nutrition Services

Casey Crosbie, RD, CSSD
Director of Nutrition Services  |  Direct: 650.900.8466

Casey Crosbie is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She joined The Healthy Teen Project during its inception in 2013, playing an integral role in the development and leadership of the nutrition program. Casey previously served as the lead dietitian for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program at Stanford from 2008-2013. It was there that she trained with leading experts in Family-Based Treatment for adolescents with eating disorders. Throughout her career, Casey has published two scholarly articles focused on the medical and nutritional needs of adolescents with eating disorders and regularly speaks at professional conferences and events. Casey is co-author of “How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder: A Simple, Plate-by-Plate Approach to Rebuilding a Healthy Relationship with Food” published July 2018.

Casey received her B.S. in food science and nutrition from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and completed her dietetic internship at UC Davis Medical Center to earn her RD. She is passionate about working with adolescents and their families to break free from diet rules and establish a positive relationship with food.

Casey is a member of the following organizations:

  • International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
  • Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
Levy Downs, LMFT Therapist

Levy Downs, LMFT
Therapist  |  Direct: 650.492.5936

Maria Olivita Macalolooy White Downs practicing as Levy Downs is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. She earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Holistic Studies from John F. Kennedy University. She has been working in the field of mental health since 2001 and has worked in several treatment settings ranging from nonprofit agencies to an inpatient hospital. Much of her career has been focused in working with Stanford Children’s Hospital as a milieu counselor and subsequently parent educator. Levy ran a number of patient groups such as media literacy, relapse prevention, communication skills, psycho-education about eating disorders and the side effects of malnutrition, and others. She also facilitated the parent support group there since 2005 and has had extensive education and experience working with families of patients with eating disorders. In 2015, she created her own private practice working with clients of various ethnic backgrounds, ages, and presentations including: mood disorders, trauma addiction and eating disorders.

Her theoretical orientation is Psychodynamic, and she draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Based Therapy (also known as the Maudsley Method), Acceptance Commitment Therapy and SoulCollage®. As a clinician, Levy is committed to helping clients identify their goals to improve their lives, heal from painful past experiences and move forward in the direction of their goals. Her style can best be described as relational, insight-oriented, client-centered, compassionate and direct.

Levy is a member of the following organizations:

  • California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
Kim Erlich Medical Provider

Kim Erlich, RN, MSN, MPH, CPNP, PMHS
Medical Provider  |  Direct: 650.941.2300

Kimberly Erlich, RN, MSN, MPH, CPNP, PMHS is a behavioral health pediatric nurse practitioner practicing in a variety of outpatient psychiatric specialty settings, including intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs for children, adolescents, and transition-age youth with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. She is also a consulting associate faculty member in the pediatric nurse practitioner program of a top-ten school of nursing, where she develops and teaches pediatric behavioral health curricula. Prior to her current psychiatric specialty practice, she coordinated a regional effort to expand access to mental health services for adolescents in a primary care-behavioral health integration project in a large Northern California health system. She also previously worked as a nurse practitioner in Child Neurology at an academic medical center, where she cared for patients with diverse neurologic disorders, including neurodevelopmental, genetic, learning, demyelinating, and headache disorders. Prior to entering specialty practice, the bulk of her experience has been in pediatric and adolescent primary care.

Ms. Erlich regularly speaks locally and nationally about behavioral health integration and topical areas of developmental-behavioral and mental health. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Yale University, and also holds a Master of Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.


Katy Lackey, LCSW Therapist

Katy Lackey, LCSW
Therapist  |  Direct: 415.797.1410

Katy Lackey is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW 85780) in the state of California. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a focus on community mental health. Katy’s clinical experience includes being a milieu therapist at the Healthy Teen Project before moving into a therapist role in the same setting. Prior to joining HTP, she worked with young children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including the foster care system and acute inpatient setting for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Katy takes an intentionally eclectic approach to meet the needs of each person and family in treatment. She incorporates Family Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and creative art techniques. She is certified in Family Based Treatment, with supervision completed with Dr. Kara Fitzpatrick and Blake Woodside, M.D.

Katy is currently pursuing additional training in Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and trauma-focused treatment approaches as she is dedicated to ongoing educational pursuit to provide her clients with high quality, evidence-based, and relationally driven care.

Katy sees the therapeutic relationship as an essential tool for healing, while also placing great focus on empowering families to connect to and heal with their own strengths and skills. She takes pride in supporting teens through the process of healing and exploring their true selves.

For self-care and balance, Katy practices yoga, dances at live music shows, explores new food spots in SF, and spends time with her friends and family.

Caitlyn Lanigan Milieu Therapist

Caitlyn Lanigan
Milieu Therapist  |  Direct: 650.900.8465

Caitlyn Lanigan is one of the Milieu Therapists at The Healthy Teen Project. Caitlyn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California, in San Diego, with a focus on human health and development. She is pursuing a Master’s in Social Work from San Jose State University. Prior to joining HTP, Caitlyn worked as a clinical research assistant to UCSD’s Eating Disorder Center for Treatment and Research, studying emotion regulation strategies. She assists HTP’s clinical staff by facilitating a safe space for all clients, encouraging personal growth and promoting a recovery-minded atmosphere. Caitlyn has a passion for transculturally informed approaches to mental health and health education.

Tylynn Ludwig Registered Dietitian

Tylynn Ludwig, RD
Dietitian  |  Direct: 415.797.1406

Tylynn Ludwig is a Registered Dietitian who completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and her dietetic internship at the Minneapolis Veterans Affair Medical Center (VAMC). Furthering her education, Tylynn fulfilled a six-month nutrition fellowship at the San Francisco VAMC specializing in interdisciplinary outpatient treatment.

Following several years of practice at the VA, Tylynn transitioned to Sutter Health where she settled into the role of Clinical Dietitian for the adolescent inpatient and partial hospitalization programs at Herrick of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, CA. During Tylynn’s tenure, she gained valuable knowledge and experience working in eating disorders. Concurrently, Tylynn served as an intermittent dietitian at Sunol Hills at Oakview in Lafayette, CA.

Kacey McCormack, RD Dietitian

Kacey Legnitto, MS, RD, CEDRD
Dietitian  |  Direct: 415.797.1409

Kacey Legnitto is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD), and Intuitive Eating Certified Counselor. Prior to joining The Healthy Teen Project in 2017, Kacey served as the dietitian at Cielo House Comprehensive Eating Disorder Recovery Program. She has also worked with athletes at the University of Oregon and in a corporate wellness program at Intel in Mountain View, CA. Kacey manages a private practice in Los Altos, CA where she works with individuals suffering from Eating Disorders. Kacey is passionate about helping individuals heal their relationship with food, their bodies, and exercise.

Kacey received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from California State University, Chico. She earned her Master’s Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, with an emphasis in Dietetics, from Eastern Illinois University and completed her dietetic internship at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL to earn her RD.

Kacey is a member of the following organizations:

  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation
Nicole Long Milieu Therapist

Nicole Long
Milieu Therapist  |  Direct: 650.900.8465

Nicole is one of the Milieu Therapists at The Healthy Teen Project. Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Chico, and has received a Certificate in Integrative Holistic Health with a concentration in Energy Medicine from Energy Medicine University. With over ten years of previous experience working with children and adolescents, Nicole strives to create a safe environment conducive to growth and self-acceptance, while encouraging clients to focus on their recovery in a nurturing, empathetic way.

For self-care and fun, Nicole likes to practice yoga, do fluid acrylic art, read, try new restaurants, and spend quality time with family and friends. She is currently working on a kids yoga certification, with plans to bring mindful movement to the lives of children and adolescents.

Auveen Maghsoodnia Milieu Therapist

Auveen Maghsoodnia
Milieu Therapist  |  Direct: 415.797.1414

Auveen is one of the Milieu Therapists at The Healthy Teen Project in San Francisco. Auveen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, in Santa Cruz. From her social service experience and work with children and teens, her passion for helping others and for mental health care has grown to become her main motivation in her career. At HTP, she hopes to create a safe and open space for clients through encouraging a positive mindset and supporting them through their treatment. Auveen is currently applying to Master’s in Social Work and Public Health programs to further gain knowledge on mental health care and accessible resources for all communities.

Ida Milani Milieu Therapist

Ida Milani
Milieu Therapist  |  Direct: 650.900.8465

Ida is one of the Milieu Counselors at The Healthy Teen Project. Ida received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is currently getting her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Ida is working towards her goal of being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and intending on working with adolescent populations. With previous experience working with children and teens, Ida hopes to help create a safe space for adolescents to work through their challenges.

Sarah Morgan Therapist

Sarah Morgan, LMFT
Therapist  |  Direct: 415.797.1411

Sarah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her degree from University California, Davis in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute. Sarah’s approach is congruent with the philosophy of the Wright Institute, which emphasizes support focused on resiliency, recovery, and social justice. Sarah utilizes her training in client-centered therapy to create a therapeutic environment that is strength-based and trauma-informed. She believes in the importance of a relational approach to cultivating an authentic, supportive connection between therapist and client.

Sarah has worked both in the outpatient and residential level of care for the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders. Prior to focusing her therapeutic work on families and individuals with eating disorders, Sarah worked as a school counselor at a non-profit organization providing school-based counseling services. In this position, Sarah worked with adolescents and families in providing individual and group therapy. Her work involved collaborating with school administration and staff, as well as outside agencies and facilitators. Her areas of professional interest include trauma-informed care, grief and loss, addiction, and social issues from a strength-based approach.

Kira Olson, AMFT,APCC Therapist

Kira Olson, AMFT, APCC
Therapist  |  Direct: 650.900.8462

Kira Olson is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist/Professional Clinical Counselor. She completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2007. She has worked with a variety of populations in diverse settings, including eating disorders, addictions, and developmental disabilities. Prior to her clinical role, Kira worked as a Group Home Counselor and Life Skills Coach. She has over 5 years of experience in community education and outreach, program development, and referral relations for eating disorder programs, including the Eating Disorders Resource Center and Castlewood Treatment Centers. She completed a year of clinical internship at Momentum for Mental Health, in which she provided individual counseling for transitional age youth with complex mental health diagnoses.

In addition to The Healthy Teen Project, Kira works as a therapist at Community Health Awareness Council, both in the counseling center and in a local middle school. Her approach is creative and client-centered, integrating Solution-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She conceptualizes the eating disorder through a bio-psycho-social model in order to treat the whole individual and address both internal and external systems. By attending to the underlying causes and function of the eating disorder, developing healthier coping strategies, and strengthening one’s core sense of self, she believes full recovery is possible.

Kira additionally participates in local advocacy and education events, has been a guest speaker on CreaTV and KBAY 94.5, and has had her writing featured in recovery blogs and newsletters such as Eating Disorder Hope and Recovery Warriors.

Kira is a member of the following organizations:

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IADEP), Bay Area Chapter Board Chair
  • Eating Disorder Recovery Support (EDRS), Former Board Committee Member
  • Dancing with ED, Board Member
Aparna Ramadurai, RD Dietitian

Aparna Ramadurai, RD
Dietitian  |  Direct: 650.935.4140

Aparna Ramadurai MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian with over 13 years experience in clinical nutritional management, medical and surgical weight management, health education and wellness. She manages a private practice In San Jose/Los Gatos, CA where she works with adolescents/young adults suffering from Eating Disorders as well as with those suffering from other health and lifestyle-related illnesses. She has also worked with individuals undergoing bariatric surgery who struggle with eating disorders before and after surgery. Aparna is passionate about enabling her clients to “savor and enjoy food again” and utilizes a personalized approach to Nutritional and Lifestyle Management.

Aparna completed her Masters/Certificate training in Nutrition & Dietetics at Loma Linda University, CA and her internship at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. She recently moved to the Bay Area from San Diego.

Aparna is a member of the following organizations:

  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group

Diana Iniguez
Office Manager and Intake Coordinator  |  Direct: 650.935.4111

Diana manages the Los Altos office for The Healthy Teen Project. She has over 20 years of office management experience for a wide range of medical practices and brings expertise in executive administration, human resources, insurance contracting, billing and client relations.

Sandra Carrasco
Reception  |  Direct: 650.941.2300

Sandra runs the front desk at The Healthy Teen Project and will be your first point of interaction at HTP. Sandra has spent the last twenty years working with Bay Area companies ranging from health programs to Fortune 500 companies.

Tom Brehme
CFO/COO  |  Direct: 650.900.8464

Tom is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for The Healthy Teen Project. He brings over 20 years of investment banking, strategic advisory, financial and accounting experience having worked with a large number of companies ranging from early stage technology companies to large multinational corporations.

Natalie Savicke
San Francisco Office Manager  |  Direct: 650.415.1407

Natalie manages the San Francisco office for The Healthy Teen Project. Natalie attended Saint Mary’s College of California to complete her B.S in Health Science and started her work in healthcare at Lucile Packard in the Adolescent Eating disorder unit where she found her love for working in behavioral and mental health. She is excited about being part of the HTP team and looking forward to helping those in recovery while also spreading awareness regarding eating disorders and mental health. In her free time, Natalie goes to Ocean Beach with her dogs or spends time exploring the city on her Vespa.


Our Advisory Board

Our advisory board consists of eating disorder professionals that are actively involved in generating awareness and directing eating disorder treatment in the Bay Area.

Nan Shaw, LCSW Program Director

Nan Shaw, LCSW

Nan Shaw, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and FBT credentialed therapist. Nan has been treating eating disorders for over 30 years, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings and specializing in treating both eating disorder sufferers and their families.

In addition, Nan had a 21-year tenure with Kaiser Permanente, serving as the clinical and administrative lead in the Eating Disorder Treatment Program at Oakland Kaiser, as well as holding the position of Best Practices Chair for Eating Disorders for Northern California Kaiser. Nan developed and implemented several group programs (DBT, ACT) as well as established an eating disorder medical clinic in the department of medicine to treat patients needing urgent medical care. Nan participated in writing and updating Best Practices recommendations, developing training programs and organizing conferences for evidenced-based eating disorder treatments, facilitating a weekly advisory panel for providers to consult on difficult cases, piloting technologies to use with eating disorder clients, and developing procedures to measure outcomes. Nan also wrote a training manual for new providers to the
field of eating disorders (“Mistakes and Missteps in Working with Eating Disorder Patients and Strategies for Clinicians to Manage Them”).

Nan joined The Healthy Teen Project in 2014 as Program Director and is now in private practice, continuing to work in the field of eating disorders.

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Barbara Birsinger,ThD, MPH, CEDRD

Barbara Birsinger, ThD, MPH, CEDRD

Barbara Birsinger, ThD, MPH, CEDRD, (Founder, the Behavior Decoding Method™) has helped individuals for over 25 years transform their behaviors, beliefs and identities stuck in disordered eating and weight-related symptoms across the spectrum, working with a Health At Every Size® approach and her unique Intuitive Eating Program. Dr. Birsinger is passionate about helping others heal, having recovered herself over three decades ago. Currently, she practices at The Body Positive Institute in San Rafael, Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and virtual counseling with clients world-wide. She conducts research, workshops and professional CE-trainings in her Behavior Decoding Method™ and develops innovative products for client success. Since her training at UC Berkeley in Public Health, she continues to bring a depth of modalities to her practice as a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, Medical Nutrition Therapist, Certified Master NLP Practitioner, Licensed HeartMath® Trainer, Certified Quantum Healing Hypnosis® Therapist, and Licensed Spiritual Counselor with a Theology Doctorate in Spiritual Healing and Energy Medicine. Dr. Birsinger currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of Eating Disorders Support, Inc, and also on the Boards of Andrea’s Voice Foundation and the Integrative Medical Foundation.

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly is an author and speaker who advocates on issues of men in families. He teaches professionals how to use men as resources, and leads groups for men whose loved ones have eating disorders.

A co-founder of Dads & Daughters and New Moon Girls magazine, Joe is the author of 10 books, including Dads & Daughters®, The Body Myth: Adult Women & the Pressure to Be Perfect (with Dr. Margo Maine), and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being a New Dad. His awards include the Eating Disorders Coalition’s Activist of the Year and Women’s Sports Foundation Title IX Father of the Year.

Joe serves on advisory boards for Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood, Ophelia’s Place, Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day, and Voice Malemagazine.

Elizabeth Scott, LCSW is a pioneer in the field of eating disorders prevention and treatment. She has been practicing psychotherapy for 24 years, specializing in treating women and girls with eating and body image problems.

Elizabeth Scott, LCSW

Elizabeth Scott, LCSW is a pioneer in the field of eating disorders prevention and treatment. She has been practicing psychotherapy for 24 years, specializing in treating women and girls with eating and body image problems. In addition to her private practice she provides training, supervision, and continuing education to psychotherapists who treat clients with eating and body image problems. In 1996, Elizabeth co-founded The Body Positive to start a movement to transform the beliefs people hold about beauty, health, and identity that result in body hatred and eating disorders. Elizabeth consults to secondary schools, universities, and professional organizations to develop peer-led activism programs promoting student resilience against the development of eating disorders. She has trained educators nationwide to bring The Body Positive to more than 600 school districts. The Marin County Board of Supervisors honored Elizabeth as a Public Health Hero for her work in eating disorders prevention.

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