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Dr. Lauren Muhlheim

Lauren Muhlheim FEAST advisor

Dr. Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS is a psychologist, certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS), and IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) – approved supervisor who provides evidence-based treatment for eating disorders in the outpatient setting.

She directs Eating Disorder Therapy LA in Los Angeles and is able to provide teletherapy in California and New York. She provides cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults and family-based treatment (FBT) for adolescents and adheres to Health at Every Size ® principles. She is certified in FBT by the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders.

Dr. Muhlheim is the author of When your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Overcome Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating, published by New Harbinger Publications in September, 2018. This book is an FBT-based book for parents who are helping adolescents with eating disorders.

Dr. Muhlheim is active in several professional organizations. She is a former board member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and has held numerous leadership positions within that organization, including being a founding member of the FBT SIG. Currently she is a board member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). She also is a member of LACPA’s Ethics committee, an assistant editor of the LA Psychologist, and chair of the LACPA Eating Disorder SIG.

Dr Muhlheim is the Eating Disorders Expert for Verywell (formerly About.com) and is Clinical Director of the Eating Disorder Information website, Mirror-Mirror Eating Disorders. She presents nationally to parents, professionals, and trainees. She is active on social media and in eating disorder advocacy efforts. Dr. Muhlheim spearheaded the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders during her tenure as the AED Director for Outreach.