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Introducing FEAST Advisor: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim

Lauren Muhlheim FEAST advisor

F.E.A.S.T., as you may  know, is an international, non profit, volunteer run organization governed by a Board of Directors. In addition, however, to the informed guidance of our Board of Directors, F.E.A.S.T. benefits greatly from the consultative expertise of a group of international professionals and allies who sit on our Advisory Panel. 

Today we would like to introduce you to Dr. Lauren Muhlheim:

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., CEDS, is a clinical psychologist who, during graduate school, trained in the Rutgers Eating Disorder Clinic under G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D.  Along with Chris Fairburn, Terry Wilson was instrumental in the development of cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders.  In this research clinic Dr. Muhlheim was trained in cognitive behavioral therapy for bulimia, and eating disorders have remained a primary focus and interest of study.  Since leaving the research clinic, Dr. Muhlheim has continued to employ evidence-based cognitive behavioral psychotherapy for eating disorders in outpatient practice, most recently in Shanghai and Los Angeles.

Dr. Muhlheim obtained training in Maudsley Family-based treatment (FBT) for adolescent eating disorders and is certified in FBT by the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders.  Dr. Muhlheim is also certified as an eating disorder specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP).

Dr. Muhlheim is active in the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and currently serves on the Academy’s Board of Directors as Director for Outreach. Previous positions include Co-Chair of the Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee, Co-Chair of the Social Media Committee, and Founding Co-Chair of the Family-Based Therapy Special Interest Group. She is chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)’s Eating Disorder Special Interest Group and also serves on LACPA’s Ethics Committee and Continuing Education Committee.  Dr Muhlheim is the Eating Disorders Expert for Verywell (formerly and is Clinical Director of the Eating Disorder Information website, Mirror-Mirror Eating Disorders.


Dr. Muhlheim directs own group practice in Los Angeles, Eating Disorder Therapy LA, which specializes in evidence-based eating disorder treatment for adolescents and adults. She is active on social media – especially facebook and twitter.

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