Interview with UCSD Eating Disorder Center's Christin Conkle, LMFT

Interview with UCSD Eating Disorder Center's Christin Conkle, LMFT

Hi everyone! I interviewed one of my former marriage and family therapy (MFT) graduate students from Alliant International University. Her name is Christin Conkle, and she is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego. She graduated years ago, so she knew me when I was a new professor at Alliant! She now works at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Eating Disorder Center. She is the lead therapist in the adolescent programs, which provides a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) for teens with anorexia, bulimia, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED), which is a category that includes subclinical and atypical eating disorders. She is a lovely person who really has a heart for teens and families struggling with eating disorders.

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Meet San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Physician Dr. Alexandra Myers, D.O., Specializing in Eating Disorders in Athletes

Meet San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Physician Dr. Alexandra Myers, D.O., Specializing in Eating Disorders in Athletes

Hi all! This week’s interview is with Dr. Alexandra Myers, D.O., who works with athletes with eating disorders in San Diego. I think there is a misconception that in order for athletes to recover from eating disorders, they have to give up their sport completely. That is simply not the case. Dr. Myers is THE medical professional in San Diego who can help people heal their disordered eating and return to the sport they love. She is especially gifted in treating high-level athletes. Dr. Myers specializes in sports medicine, and she is the Director of Women’s Athletic Medicine at San Diego State University (SDSU). She also works with US Olympic athletes, other college and high school athletes, people who are active only on the weekends, and even non-athletes! She is incredibly supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental. Plus, she’s an all-around nice person to know!!!

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Get to Know North San Diego County Eating Disorder Dietitian Diana Wright, MS RD CEDRD

Get to Know North San Diego County Eating Disorder Dietitian Diana Wright, MS RD CEDRD

Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. I want you all to meet my friend and colleague Diana Wright, who is a registered dietitian in private practice in San Marcos, North San Diego County. She is incredibly gifted and very experienced with eating disorders. Diana hails from New York City, where she worked with famous eating disorder dietitian Melanie Rogers at Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center. She and I have collaborated on numerous cases, and my clients love working with her. Diana is compassionate, empathetic, and nonjudgmental. She is also direct when she needs to be. Diana is also a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD), which is a highly coveted certification gained through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) Foundation. She works from a HAES® (Health at Every Size) approach, and she is very passionate about helping her clients!

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Interview with San Diego Eating Disorder Intervention and Treatment Consultant Jennifer Tarzia

Interview with San Diego Eating Disorder Intervention and Treatment Consultant Jennifer Tarzia

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! I want to introduce you to Jennifer Tarzia, who is an amazing eating disorder professional in San Diego who is incredibly passionate about intervening with and supporting families with help when their loved one is struggling with an eating disorder. Jennifer’s company, Doyen Consulting Groups (formerly CBI Healthcare), works with individuals and families in finding the best fit for eating disorder treatment and care. She works virtually as well. Jennifer really has a heart for helping people, and she’s a wonderful person to boot!

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Meet Eating Disorder and Addiction Expert and Online Binge Eating Coach Dr. Carolyn Ross, M.D.

Meet Eating Disorder and Addiction Expert and Online Binge Eating Coach Dr. Carolyn Ross, M.D.

Hello everyone! I want to introduce you to eating disorder and addiction expert Dr. Carolyn Ross, a wonderful person who has practiced in San Diego and Denver. She has served for several years as the medical liaison for the San Diego chapter of the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals foundation (IAEDP). Dr. Ross has also launched an amazing online coaching program for binge eating, emotional eating, and compulsive overeating. PLUS, she has written several books on eating disorders, binge eating, and emotional eating! A very accomplished woman who really knows her stuff!!!

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Introducing San Diego Eating Disorder Dietitian Jaren Soloff, RD

Introducing San Diego Eating Disorder Dietitian Jaren Soloff, RD

Hi everyone! I’d like to introduce eating disorder dietitian Jaren Soloff, RD, who does amazing work both in North County San Diego in San Marcos, and also virtually over the phone or via videoconferencing. I’ve collaborated with her on a few cases, and I have really appreciated her vast knowledge about all types of eating disorders, as well as her passion in working with those with ALL body types. She definitely embraces the HAES™ approach. I also love love love that she comes from a feminist perspective as she strives to empower all people who are struggling with oppression from being told that you have to have a certain body type to be okay.

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Meet San Diego Psychologist Dr. Leslie Anderson of UCSD's Eating Disorders Center

Meet San Diego Psychologist Dr. Leslie Anderson of UCSD's Eating Disorders Center

San Diego psychologist Leslie Anderson, PhD, is a brilliant woman who is the director of training and a clinical associate professor at University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) Eating Disorder Center. I’ve gotten to know her through the Tuesday seminars at the center, which provide cutting-edge training for eating disorder professionals in the San Diego eating disorder community. I have attended other trainings by Dr. Anderson on using Dialectical Behavior Therapy for eating disorder treatment, which I’ve found incredibly helpful in my own practice. Dr. Anderson really knows her stuff!!! I deeply respect the work she is doing, both in her research and in her clinical work. She is very much advancing the field of eating disorder treatment.

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Interview with San Diego Eating Disorder Dietitian, Dr. Megan Holt Hellner, RD

Interview with San Diego Eating Disorder Dietitian, Dr. Megan Holt Hellner, RD

Hi everyone! I’m starting a blog series interviewing various eating disorder professionals in the San Diego area. I’m beginning with one of my favorite eating disorder dietitians to work with in San Diego—Dr. Megan Holt Hellner, RD. She and I have collaborated on many client cases, and she is conscientious, caring, compassionate, and thorough. One thing I love about Megan is that she has two advanced degrees in public health, and so she is especially good at working with people with challenging physical aliments. She also specializes in working with athletes.

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