Low-Cost Eating Disorder Psychotherapy Now Available

Low-Cost Eating Disorder Therapy

We are excited to announce that via our designation as a practicum site we are now able to train advanced graduate students in psychology in evidence-based treatment for eating disorders. This allows us to further our mission of helping to disseminate evidence-based treatments and to bring them to people in Los Angeles County who need …

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April 2018 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG

LA area professionals are invited to the April 2018 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG event. This event is open to non-members! Date: Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00 pm  Presenter: Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS  Title: Understanding Brain Development in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Description: This presentation will review three concepts of the current …

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Who Gets Treated for Eating Disorders in Los Angeles?

low cost eating disorder treatment Los Angeles County

Update June 2021: We are so excited to have our own low-cost option. Please read more here.  This NEDAwareness week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the theme of “Let’s Get Real.” One stubborn myth about eating disorders is that they affect primarily white, upper-middle-class females. It would take you just one afternoon at my …

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A Viewing Guide for “To The Bone”

Eating Disorder Film Guide

Ten Things I Want Viewers of To the Bone to Know “To The Bone,” Marti Noxon’s semi-autobiographical film about her experience as a young adult living with anorexia, was released today on Netflix and has already stirred up much controversy within the eating disorder community. As a general rule, I do not see things in …

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A More Diverse Eating Disorder Film

Eating Disorder film Tchaiko Omawale

In the wake of the premiere on Netflix of another eating disorder film, my friend, JD Ouellette, reminded me that the frustration over another stereotypical narrative about eating disorders could provide an opportunity. At the NEDA Conference in 2014, both JD and I (as well as many other attendees) were impressed by Tchaiko Omawale’s sharing …

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LACPA Eating Disorder SIG

The Eating Disorder SIG (EDSIG) is an active group of Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) professionals interested in eating disorders, body image, and related issues. The group, founded in 2012,  by Stacey Rosenfeld, Ph.D., is now led by Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D. Through presentations and discussion, the EDSIG helps LACPA members explore the field of …

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OCD and Eating Disorders – LACPA ED SIG Event – March 2016

It’s the time of year when the Los Angeles County Psychological Association SIG events are open to nonmenbers.  So, come try it out.  Details on our next event are as follows: Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 PM Presenter: Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT Title: When OCD and Eating Disorders Collide: Assessment and Treatment Planning for OCD and …

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Fall 2014 LACPA Eating Disorder SIG events

The Los Angeles County Psychological Association Eating Disorder SIG is kicking off the membership year with 2 great events.  Join LACPA now to take advantage of these and other events.  1)  Date:  Thursday, October 23 Time:  7- 8:30 pm Presenter:  Dagan VanDemark Title: TRANSforming Eating Disorder Recovery: Deconstructing the Overrepresentation of Eating Disorders in Trans and …

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Psychological assistant providing low cost treatment for eating disorders

I remain committed to the practice of and dissemination of evidence-based treatments. To that end, I am excited to announce that I have added a registered psychological assistant to my practice in Los Angeles: Liliana Almeida, M.A, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Student, PSB-94020579 is no longer with the practice, but we do have a new therapist in training …

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Free fitness Hollywood/miracle mile area

I commonly see patients in my psychology practice for depression, anxiety, and other emotional complaints. When I’m taking someone’s history, there’s one question I always ask which may surprise you:
“Tell me how often you exercise.”

The benefits of exercise are enormous and well documented: exercise invigorates, improves mood, reduces anxiety and stress, boosts self-esteem, and improves focus and concentration.

Many of my clients who are new to Los Angeles struggle to develop an exercise regimen here. Many feel overwhelmed and don’t feel they have the time. If this is the issue, change your perspective: exercise isn’t adding to your problem – it’s part of the solution. Exercise is one of the simplest, least expensive ways to manage stress and maintain life balance. With a little creativity, you can build exercise into your routine here.

Sometimes cost is an issue. If running in the great LA weather doesn’t appeal and joining a gym in the Hollywood area is too expensive, there are still numerous opportunities for free and FUN fitness in the area. All of these offer the opportunity to meet people as well.

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