A Note of Introduction From Terese Weinstein Katz, MFT, PhD:
If there’s one thing I know, it’s how much people struggle to eat well and stay fit.
My career as a clinical psychologist has spanned over 20 years. I’ve worked with the full spectrum of people who’ve suffered with anorexia, bulimia, and binging—children and adults; women and men; heavy and thin. And in recent years I’ve focused more and more on the “normal”, all-too-common, problems of overeating and weight maintenance. This arose as my previous work convinced me that we all stand to benefit from eating more sanely in this food- and weight-crazy world.
In the past I’ve worked in schools, hospitals, and community clinics. I now maintain a busy private practice for both general psychotherapy and diet-related issues. I also offer phone coaching services. I’ve written a self-help workbook and ebook, EAT SANELY: Get Off the Diet Roller Coaster for Good, as well as other materials available on my website.
My primary objective has been to help people find healthy solutions to their eating issues. I know that as they find these solutions, they benefit greatly—and not only on the scale. I assume that weight solutions differ from person to person, but the goal remains the same: to find ways of eating that support health and peace of mind. Toward this end, I call on a broad range of skills and knowledge, using cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and insight-oriented pathways as befits each person’s need.
Finally, I have great empathy for people’s struggles and pain in this area. I myself love food and cooking and eating. At the same time, I’ve long been concerned with appearance and health. What to do in a world where it’s so easy to overdo on stuff that’s not good for you? It’s an important question. And the answers to it involve our psychology, our biology, our families, our personalities, and even our social climate and politics. I feel fortunate to play some part in helping people reach better solutions.
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