Curious about Neruofeedback and EMDR? Meet Center for Discovery Clinical Advisor Cyndi Pulsinelli, LMFT

Curious about Neruofeedback and EMDR? Meet Center for Discovery Clinical Advisor Cyndi Pulsinelli, LMFT

Neurofeedback and EMDR are becoming increasingly prevalent in eating disorder treatment in San Diego and elsewhere. Cyndi Pulsinelli, LMFT, is a San Diego eating disorder therapist who is also the clinical advisor for Center for Discovery’s Del Mar Outpatient eating disorder treatment center. In this post, Cyndi shares about her background, as well as the work that she is doing with neurofeedback and EMDR at Center for Discovery. Eating disorders are incredibly complex, so it’s important to explore various treatment options to find the ones that are right for you. Neruofeedback and EMDR can be effective strategies to supplement and enhance eating disorder treatment. Plus, Cyndi is an all-around nice person, so I’m glad you’ll get to know her and the amazing work that she’s doing!

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How Can Psychiatrists Help Eating Disorder Recovery? Meet San Diego Physician Dr. Heather Mak, M.D.

How Can Psychiatrists Help Eating Disorder Recovery? Meet San Diego Physician Dr. Heather Mak, M.D.

Struggling with anxiety and depression in your eating disorder recovery? Seeing all the people frolicking in the sun and surf in San Diego, wondering when the heck you will feel like participating in life again? Working with an eating disorder psychiatrist may help! There is research on how mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are more frequent in people with eating disorders when compared to the general population. If that is the case, it can be helpful for your eating disorder recovery to work with a psychiatrist as well as an eating disorder therapist. I prefer to refer people to psychiatrists rather than their primary care physicians, as psychiatrists are specialized in psychopharmacology. They know the nuances and can manage any side effects of psychotropic medications (medications that can help with moods, etc.). One amazing psychiatrist in San Diego is Dr. Heather Mak, M.D. She is a very kind person who does great work with people in eating disorder recovery. Plus, she loves dogs (like me!). :) I’m excited for you to get to know her!

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Introducing Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Therapist Christine Capuano, APCC

Introducing Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Therapist Christine Capuano, APCC

Happy Friday, everyone! I want to introduce you to Christine Capuano, APCC (associate professional clinical counselor). She is a San Diego eating disorder therapist who works for Center for Discovery’s (CFD) partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) in Del Mar. Christine is a very talented therapist who does great individual, family, and group work. She also works part-time in a private practice in La Mesa, California.

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What the Heck is Coaching Anyway? Meet Personal Coach Cassie Gaub.

What the Heck is Coaching Anyway?  Meet Personal Coach Cassie Gaub.

Hello and Happy New Year! I wanted to introduce you to a good friend of mine who has been working for years in the eating disorder field in San Diego, Utah, and now Atlanta. She is also a personal coach, and I can tell you that she is AMAZING at what she does! I have gone to one of her seminars on unearthing your personal attitudes about money, and I found it so transformative. She is incredibly positive, encouraging, and nonjudgmental. People from all walks of life would benefit from working with her—especially those who want support and accountability to instigate powerful change in their lives. I interviewed her both on her experience in the eating disorder community and on what she can provide as a coach. Enjoy!

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