Hi, I’m Sharon Maxwell (she/her), and I’m your Practice Manager. I will often be the first person you connect with at Eating Disorder Therapy LA, and I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
Formerly a middle school English teacher, I decided to leave the classroom to go back to school to pursue becoming a therapist. During my transition back to higher education, I began advocating through my social media platforms and public speaking engagements to fight the stigma around mental illness and eating disorder recovery. Through a Health at Every Size and anti-diet lens, I am passionate about sharing my story and helping folks see that pursuing peace with their body and their relationship with food is possible.
When I’m not working or studying, I am often exploring the beauty of San Diego with my pup, Mia. I enjoy spending time with my friends, singing and dancing, making art, and traveling.
I know that pursuing recovery from an eating disorder or any mental illness can feel like a daunting and difficult task. I am here to help make your experience with EDTLA as smooth as possible, as you take the next step on your healing journey.