About Us

Eating Disorder Therapy LA is a specialized outpatient eating disorder practice in the heart of Los Angeles. Under the direction of Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, we offer psychotherapy at the outpatient level.

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Eating Disorder Therapy LA team
Eating Disorder Therapy LA Team Photo by Azzie’s Photography

Our specialty is in the provision of evidence-based treatment for adolescents and adults with eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Other Specified Eating Disorder (OSFED; formerly known as EDNOS or Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). We also treat ARFID, vomiting, choking, and swallowing phobias, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

We are committed to the treatment of eating disorders in people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. We provide state-of-the-art empirically validated treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Based Treatment (FBT). Dr. Muhlheim is one of only a very limited number of FBT-certified therapists in Los Angeles County. We also provide CBT psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, body image, and similar issues. We adhere to Health At Every Size® principles. We believe that all bodies are good bodies. We do not promote the pursuit of weight loss and we work to fight against weight stigma.

Eating disorders are complicated and dangerous illnesses. We collaborate with other professionals including registered dietetic nutritionists, internists, pediatricians, and psychiatrists.

We believe that families do not cause eating disorders, but CAN play an essential part in recovery. We work to provide support for family members who are providing care for their loved ones in recovery.

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