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!

Why did you choose to become an eating disorder specialist in San Diego?

I chose to work with eating disorders because it is an underserved population, for both families and the struggling individual. There are great resources available for treatment and support, but so many families/individuals feel stuck with where to turn or how to access this care. Unfortunately, the stigma around eating disorders seems to be more ingrained these days when compared to addiction and even mental illness. It leads to feelings of isolation and a sense of being lost, especially in times of crisis. It was important to me that we created a team of professionals that could effectively support these families/individuals in accessing appropriate care for their needs. 

What kind of services do you provide?

We provide the following wrap-around services to ensure treatment effectiveness: Interventions, Treatment Placement, Case Management and Family Coaching. 

Do you work with only eating disorders?

Doyen Consulting Groups also has specialists in the area of addiction, trauma, mental illness and relationship trauma (domestic violence). 

How long have you been working with eating disorders overall, and how long have you been in San Diego?

I have been working with eating disorders for five years and have been in San Diego for 11 years.

Who are your favorite types of clients to work with?

Our favorite clients are the individuals that do not see they have a problem. We love being able to motivate them toward health and wellness. At the same time, we support families in learning how to show up for their loved ones in a way that is likely more effective than what they have been doing in the past. Although it is always nice to work alongside someone that is dedicated to their treatment plan/process, like in a consulting or case management capacity, there is something really special about helping clients access treatment when they may not have otherwise. 

What happens during a first appointment with you?

I provide a complimentary 30-minute consultation over video conference (for those not in San Diego) or in person, during which I want to get to know YOU. Whether you are a family member seeking our services for your loved one or if you are the individual in need, it is important for me to understand YOU, as it helps me better understand the disease that we are faced with. 

What do you wish people knew about getting treatment for eating disorders?

There are different ways eating disorders are being treated today and not every form is a good fit for every individual. I think it is important to understand the underlying issues and ensure the treatment program can effectively address those issues.  

How can people learn more and contact you?

You can learn more about me on our website at www.DoyenCG.com or by reaching out directly to me at (916) 529-5466 or Jennifer@DoyenCG.com. Please be aware we are re-branding so we are working as fast as possible to get the new site up but you can also find us on our legacy site at www.cbi.healthcare.

Share one fun fact about you.

I danced professional ballet until age 20.

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Marianne

If you are struggling to find eating disorder treatment in San Diego give me a call for your free 15-minute phone consultation at (858) 699-3754, and I will help you get where you need to be!

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