Eating Disorder Therapy LA provides training to prelicensed therapists (ACSW, AMFT, and APCC) in the Los Angeles area. Masters-level therapists work as employees while receiving extensive training in evidence-based therapy for eating disorders.
Our clinical supervisor, Carolyn Comas, LCSW, CEDS-S serves as primary supervisor of our prelicensed associate therapists. Ms. Comas is a certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor via the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) with extensive experience in all levels of eating disorder care. Our other licensed therapists—Mr. Dang, Dr. Carcieri, and Dr. Muhlheim—serve as additional supervisors and trainers for associate therapists.
Meet Our Current Associate Therapists 2023-2024
Louisiana Wermer, AMFT enjoys working with kids, teens, and adults. She has a passion for applying Health at Every Size® and social justice throughout her work. Ms. Wermer spent over 10 years working in various positions within community mental health, education, and nonprofit spheres. She worked with a diverse caseload of high-need, at-risk children, families, and adults. Louisiana has prior experience working with a variety of mental health diagnoses including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and struggles with body image, self-worth, and self-esteem.
At EDTLA, Ms. Wermer provides both in-person and virtual therapy, in Spanish as well as English. She sees adults with eating disorders, anxiety, and depression, and body image concerns. She also sees teens for Family-Based Treatment.
Kylie Kirkwood, ACSW practices from a trauma-informed approach. She gained experience working with clients with marginalized sexual and gender identities at the LGBTQ Center in Long Beach. She also worked at the Emily Program, an eating disorder treatment center in Seattle, Washington as a Program Therapist in an adolescent partial hospitalization program. Kylie is a strong supporter of Health at Every Size® and follows an anti-diet and collaborative approach to treating eating disorders.
At EDTLA, Ms. Kirkwood provides therapy in-person in our office in Los Angeles and virtually to clients throughout California. She sees adults struggling with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety, and depression. Ms. Kirkwood works with clients with ARFID and who identify as neurodiverse. She also works with teens and is receiving training in Family-Based Treatment for teen eating disorders.
Learn More About Our Associate Therapist Training Program in Eating Disorders
Associates are employed either part-time or full-time. They receive training in 4 main domains during their time at Eating Disorder Therapy LA:
- Health At Every Size®, anti-diet, weight-neutral care for eating disorders
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adult eating disorders
- Family-Based Treatment for Teen Eating Disorders
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy for ARFID (CBT-AR)
Associates carry individual caseloads and run groups. They receive weekly individual and group supervision. They participate in staff meetings and receive didactic training from senior EDTLA staff members as well as other guided trainings selected for their growth and development.
Apply for an Associate Therapist Position at Eating Disorder Therapy LA
Due to high demand for our unique services, we are often looking for new therapists to join our dedicated team. If you are an associate therapist in the Los Angeles area and are interested in working for us and receiving training to become an eating disorder specialist, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest and your CV to email@example.com
Our Past Associate Therapists
We are proud to have helped these therapists obtain their hours for licensure.
Jamie Siegel, LCSW, now in private practice in California and Virginia
Lauren Barker, LMFT, is now in a group practice in North Carolina