Treating Eating Disorders and PTSD

Irene Jacobs ImageIrene is the Clinical Director for Willow House at Meadows Behavioural Health in Arizona. Years of experience in counseling and administration has deepened her understanding of, and passion for, people who struggle with trauma and addiction.

Irene has expertise in the areas of sex addiction; love addiction; relationship and intimacy issues; victims of domestic sex trafficking; human trafficking; survivors of torture; self-harm; personality disorders; addictions; and disordered eating. She has worked as a Primary, Family, and Trauma therapist at The Meadows, giving her rich experience in how to treat women and their families struggling with intimacy and relationship issues.

On several occasions, Irene has been asked to contribute to the Dr. Phil Show as an expert on topics related to female intimacy and relationships. In addition, Irene is a contributing author to the book, Voices Against Sex Slavery. Her extensive knowledge and experience, combined with her clinical sensitivity and warmth, offers healing and hope for patients and their families.


The opinions and views of our guest contributors are shared to provide a broad perspective of eating disorders. These are not necessarily the views of Eating Disorder Hope, but an effort to offer a discussion of various issues by different concerned individuals.

We at Eating Disorder Hope understand that eating disorders result from a combination of environmental and genetic factors. If you or a loved one are suffering from an eating disorder, please know that there is hope for you, and seek immediate professional help.

Reviewed & Approved on October 30, 2019, by Jacquelyn Ekern MS, LPC
Published October 30, 2019, on EatingDisorderHope.com

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