I completed my BA at Wesleyan and Oxford Universities and my PhD in clinical psychology at Boston University. I trained at several Harvard teaching hospitals - including Cambridge Health Alliance, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Joslin Diabetes Center. I worked at Joslin for 16 years and served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

I am a specialist in eating disorders treatment and weight management, however my private practice is focused on psychotherapy for a variety of issues. I have unique training in health psychology which helps people cope with the emotional side of chronic disease.

During my time at Joslin, my treatment and research covered the spectrum of eating problems from anorexia, bulimia, and insulin restriction to binge eating and obesity. I directed the diabetes/eating disorders program and spear-headed a collaboration between Joslin and an eating disorder center in the Boston area - creating a staff training program to help them better address the unique needs of these patients. I continue to teach nationally about these issues and wrote a monthly blog, "Weighty Matters," for Psychology Today. My work has been featured on NPR, BBC Radio, Good Morning America, CNN, USA Today, Huffington Post, and The New York Times.

I was a co-creator of Why WAIT at Joslin (Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment), a weight management and wellness program for type 2 diabetes and a senior contributing author to the 2014 book, The Diabetes Breakthrough, based on this successful program.

I recently published a book through Routledge Press titled, Prevention and Recovery from Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes: Injecting Hope. It aims to help patients, loved ones, and healthcare professionals with this complex dual diagnosis.

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