California Eating Disorder Therapists, Counselors & Specialists

Eating Disorder Hope has put together a list of California eating disorder therapists into a single directory.

Specialists who treat bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, orthorexia, or other forms of disordered eating in their practice include:

  • Eating disorder therapists (also known as eating disorder counselors, or eating disorder psychologists)-Provide regular therapy sessions and may practice more specific forms of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), family-based therapy, or other proven treatments for eating disorders. An eating disorder therapist may also treat co-occurring disorders in their practice.
  • Registered dietitians-Create and maintain a balanced meal plan, and take part in Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Eating disorder psychiatrists-Prescribe medications and manage drug therapy
  • Physicians who specialize in treating eating disorders-Oversee core medical complications that arise from eating disorders (such as heart palpitations, muscle atrophy, chronic migraines, etc.)

Men and women with eating disorders typically create a dedicated treatment team made of an eating disorder counselor, a dietitian, psychiatrist, and physician. This level of comprehensive treatment has been proven to be the most successful method of fighting and recovering from an eating disorder.

Our specialist directory of eating disorder counselors is organized to quickly tell you:

  • Name, Location & Contact Information
  • Treatment Setting-Whether the therapist or counselor conducts individual, couples, family, or group therapy sessions
  • Types of Patients Served-Adolescents and / or Adults, Men and / or Women
  • Therapies available-The core eating disorder therapies the practitioner uses; CBT, Medical Nutrition Therapy, DBT, etc.

Eating Disorder Therapists & Specialists in CA

Name / InfoTreatment SettingPatient Types ServedTherapies Available
Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND
W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 304
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-551-1999
Email: [email protected]
Website: Elyse Resch
Individual, Couples, and FamiliesAdults / Adolescents / Children
Male & Female
Medical Nutrition Therapy, Intuitive Eating Approach
Joanna Poppink, MFT
10573 West Pico Blvd. #20
Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone: 310-474-4165
Email: [email protected]
Website: Joanna Poppink
Individual and VirtualAdults
Male & Female
CBT, Depth Psychotherapy, Journal Work, Dream Work
Kristen L. Caron, MA, MFT
9777 Wilshire Blvd., PH
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-246-0465
Email: [email protected]
Website: Kristen L. Caron
Individual Private Practice, Couples, FamilyAdults / Adolescents
Male & Female
Psychotherapy, Nutritional Intervention, CBT

Premier Eating Disorder Treatment Therapists

Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND

Elyse Resch ImageElyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND, is a nutrition therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills with over thirty-six years of experience, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size.

She is the co-author of Intuitive Eating and The Intuitive Eating Workbook, is the author of the upcoming Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens, has published journal articles, print articles, and blog posts. She also does regular speaking engagements, podcasts, and extensive media interviews.

Elyse supervises and trains health professionals, is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

[email protected]

Joanna Poppink, MFT

Joanna Poppink ImageStopping eating disorder behaviors is just the beginning of eating disorder recovery. I suffered from bulimia for many years. I know what it’s like to have an eating disorder when no one seems to understand the experience, including yourself.

In working with me, we slow down the dysfunctional eating (or non-eating) patterns while we discover and build on your genuine talents, gifts, and heartfelt desires. Your energy shifts from the eating behaviors to life fulfilling tasks. Eventually, you find that in living a satisfying life where you can be genuine in your work, love, and play, you no longer need an eating disorder.

My private psychotherapy practice is virtual and serves clients throughout Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Utah. I am the author of Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder, a guide to eating disorder recovery. To make an appointment for a free telephone consultation, e-mail [email protected]

[email protected]

Kristen L. Caron, MA, MFT

Kristen Caron ImageFor over 20 years, I have practiced as a licensed psychotherapist and published nutritionist specializing in eating disorder recovery, obesity and body image issues. For 13 years, I practiced in an endocrinology practice specializing in obesity and diabetes. Many of my patients presented with BED.

My approach to the treatment of obesity, eating disorders recovery and/or any maladaptive eating behavior is comprehensive. By integrating both the psychological and physiological aspects of these issues, I help clients achieve their optimum level of health, both emotionally and physically.

Education is a fundamental part of recovery from unhealthy eating behaviors. I provide the tools to achieve emotional balance and physical well being- no matter what size. For over 13 years, I practiced in an endocrinology practice specializing in obesity and diabetes furthering my expertise in treating BED.