About Joanna

Joanna Poppink, MFT, created this site. Joanna is a Los Angeles psychotherapist, speaker and author of Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder.  She specializes in eating disorder recovery for adult women and with an emphasis on building a fulfilling life beyond recovery.

To make contact with Joanna for an in-person appointment at her West Los Angeles office or to invite her to speak to your organization or for a free telephone or Skype consultation, please e-mail her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 310-474-4165.

Joanna Poppink, MFT

joannaSoftHeadJoanna Poppink is a licensed psychotherapist since 1981 in Los Angeles, California. She is also an author and lecturer.

She creates a physical and emotional  professional environment that helps adult women develop psychological health and live successful and satisfying lives. The shared goal is for women to experience joy in their pursuits and their relationships based on a healthy and sturdy sense of self.

What are Joanna Poppink's credentials?

Formal Credentials: B.A. from UCLA.  M.A. from Antioch University. MFT license 15563 in California and MFT license in Oregon TO565. 

History of Professional Affiliations:

Who is Joanna Poppink?

first t shirt imageIMG 3396 Version 3Joanna Poppink is a seasoned mental health clinician, licensed since 1980 in California and recently licensed again in Oregon.  She suffered from bulimia for many years before it was named or recognized.  She knows  what it's like to have an eating disorder when no one seems to understand including yourself.  Joanna has dedicated her life, both personal and professional, to support and encourage genuine healing from eating disorders.

Joanna Poppink's Professional Continuing Education 2017 - 1989

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Joanna Poppink, M.F.C.C. License #15563
10573 West Pico Blvd. Suite 20
Los Angeles, CA 90064
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (310) 474-4165

Joanna Poppink, psychotherapist


Eating Disorders Program – Session IIB ……………………………………7.5
Driven to Excess: Altered States of Bopdy and Mind
Margaret A. Fetting, PhD
LAISPS Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalysis
Provider # PCE311
Weekly on Thursdays 1/5 – 2/2/17

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