This website was originally created in 1997 by Colleen Thompson, while she was recovering from an eating disorder. She hoped to provide education and support for others with eating disorders while also educating herself and working through some of the issues that she struggled with personally.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld, Editor
Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld is a licensed psychologist, certified group psychotherapist, certified eating disorder specialist, and the author of Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging Our Nation’s Fixation with Food and Weight. She has worked at treatment centers and universities around the U.S., including Columbia University Medical Center in New York and UCLA in Los Angeles. Dr. Rosenfeld is the director of Gatewell Therapy Center in Miami and works with individuals, couples, families, and groups, using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, and motivational interviewing approaches. Dr. Rosenfeld is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, the Binge Eating Disorder Association, and the Eating Disorders Coalition of Miami.
Elisha Carcieri, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY #26716). Dr. Carcieri earned her bachelors degree in psychology from The University of New Mexico and completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Saint Louis University. During her graduate training, she conducted research focused on eating disorders and obesity, and was trained in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for eating disorders and other mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. Dr. Carcieri completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Long Beach VA Medical Center, where she worked with Veterans coping with mental illness, disability, significant acute or chronic health concerns, and chronic pain. In addition to cognitive behavioral strategies, she is also a proponent of alternative evidence-based approaches such as mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment-based strategies, depending on the needs of each client. Dr. Carcieri has experience working with culturally diverse clients representing various aspects of diversity including race/ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and size. She is currently living in Charleston and working as a full-time mom to her two sons, ages 3 and 1. Dr. Carcieri is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eva Musby, Community Liaison, Advocate and Writer
Eva Musby is a respected author, and has created resources to help parents in support of their children with an eating disorder. Her work is the result of personal experience (her child suffered from anorexia age 10), and is supported by research, writings, and accounts from parents and professionals across the world. Her book ‘Anorexia and other eating disorders – How to help your child eat well and be well’, and her videos, are recommended by eating disorder experts and parents world-wide. She also offers individual support to parents. You can contact Eva at her Website or on Twitter.
Molly Bahr, Editor and Writer
Molly Bahr is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Miami, Florida. She is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, trained in EMDR, and practices from a Health At Every Size lens. Molly earned her masters of counseling degree from the University of Colorado Denver and undergrad degree in psychology at Arizona State University. The focus of her practice is on helping people make peace with food and their body while creating a full and meaningful life. Molly works with disordered eating, body shame, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Molly has worked in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient and outpatient programs for eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, and an outpatient transgender clinic. She is also a member of the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals. You can find her on Instagram, where she promotes body acceptance, body liberation, information to improve mental health and your relationship with food and body, or her website.
Lauren Koffler is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in New York City with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from NYU. Lauren has experience in both clinical and academic settings, and she has worked with a variety of patient/client populations. Throughout these experiences, Lauren’s counseling has continuously focused on long-term, sustainable health promotion and disease prevention with an emphasis on intuitive eating, body positivity, and the ability to achieve health at every size. Lauren is a member of the New York chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals as well as the Binge Eating Disorder Association.
Tabitha Farrar, Writer
Tabitha Farrar is an eating disorder recovery coach and founder of the new innovative online meal support service for people in recovery from eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating disorder (if you or someone you know would benefit from meal support in eating disorder recovery then please visit her website).
Today, our mission is to build upon Colleen Thompson’s work by providing information, education, and support to the community, including people dealing with eating disorders themselves and loved ones that want to support friends or family members with eating disorders.
We want to help you get the help you need to recover. We want to support you as you’re supporting a loved one with an eating disorder. We want you to succeed and to have a happy, healthy life.
We also want to help parents, educators, and other adults that work with children and adolescents to be more aware of the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, so they can provide early intervention when needed. We want parents and educators to know what they can do to help prevent eating disorders in young people, but we also want them to know that eating disorders can occur no matter what you do, and if it happens to a child you care about, we want to support you in helping that child.
We want you to know you’re not alone. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, an estimated eleven million Americans struggle with eating disorders. Eating disorders affect people of all ages, men and women, people from all walks of life.
Unfortunately, some people with eating disorders will not survive. Anorexia is considered to be the most lethal of all psychological disorders. But we want you to be one of the survivors. We want you to know help is available and recovery is possible. We want to assist you on your journey to good health.
If You Need More Information
If you aren’t finding the information you need here, please email us. We’ll try to get you the information you need or direct you to other sources of information. We can’t give you medical advice, but we’ll do all we can to assist you.
If You Think You or a Loved One Needs Help with an Eating Disorder
This website is not a substitute for professional treatment and advice. If it’s not an emergency, you can call your primary care physician or your counselor, if you are currently in counseling. If you aren’t currently in counseling but want to talk to a counselor or are interested in a treatment program, you’ll find a list of treatment centers on this website, or you can ask your primary care physician for a referral, or you can check with your health insurance company to find out which counselors and eating disorder treatment programs are covered on your plan.
If You Need Immediate Assistance
If you, or someone you love, needs immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Help is available and we want you to get the help you need.
If You Want To Get Involved
If you want to help and are not sure where to start, become an eating disorder advocate. Your efforts may help others, and you may find it empowering to be involved.