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Joanna Poppink, MFT, Eating Disorder Recovery Specialist

Individual Member
Los Angeles California 90064

Dial toll free 844-HEAL-EAT ext 7550 or 844-432-5328 ext 7550

TOP RATED for Eating Disorder Help. just ANY eating disorder professional or treatment center WON'T do!

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  • Philosophy or Treatment Model
  • Underpinning psychotherapy work with Joanna is development of compassion, self understanding, self forgiveness and a reawakening of creative life force that equips you to live well without an eating disorder. If you have or have ever had an eating disorder, you may find what you need in Joanna's practice. Psychotherapy with Joanna involves four themes: slow down and then stop eating disorder behavior, heal emotional wounds, restart emotional/psychological development that stopped when the eating disorder started, support entry into the world as you rely on new found healing and inner strength. Methodology includes open ended conversations that lead to psychodynamic work, journal writing, non-diet approach, creativity stimulation and development, self psychology, CBT and new learning from neuroscience research. For more information see her website and blog. Joanna is the author of Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder. She works with adult women. She also works with parents of a child of any age who has or had an eating disorder.
  • Personal Side
  • Joanna provides provides private depth psychotherapy for adults looking to free themselves of their eating disorder and channel their energy toward what is meaningful in their lives. How to tolerate anxiety, work through grief and anger and discover what satisfies your mind, heart and soul is the therapeutic journey. We combine practical conversation about immediate challenges with exploration of inner experiences through creative arts and dream work. Eating disorders affect every aspect of your life so nothing is off limits. Joanna provides a free initial telephone consultation where you and she decide if taking the step for an in person appointment seems right.

    Joanna provides Skype video consultations for people who are reading and working through Healing Your Hungry Heart.
  • Treating Eating Disorders Since
  • 1985
  • Credentials and Specialties
  • Certificate from Los Angeles Institute of Psychoanalytic Studies in Eating Disorders.

    Certificate from UCLA in Sustainability

    Author of Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder.

    Sustainability activist.

  • Honors, Awards and Extra
  • Joanna Poppink, LMFT 15563 (1980) provides long-term solid psychotherapy work to adults to making the journey to eating disorder recovery.

    Private office, garden setting, Westwood area
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