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If you suffer from an eating disorder now or have in the past, please email Joanna for a free telephone consultation.



Eating Disorder Recovery
Joanna Poppink, MFT
Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist
serving Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Utah.
All appointments are virtual.


Formal Credentials: B.A. from UCLA.  M.A. from Antioch University. MFT licenses: #15563 in California, MT3982 in Florida, MT3982 in Oregon, 15632 in Arizona, 11992953-3902 in Utah 

History of Joanna Poppink's Professional Affiliations:

Ongoing education in credit granting conferences, educational organizations and ongoing seminars in:

  • Eating disorders
  • Nutrition
  • Attachment theory
  • Neuroscience and Affect Regulation
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Jungian Psychology
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Guided imagery and psychodrama
  • Integration of East and West Healing Principles
  • Developmental psychology
  • Systems theory and unconscious processes in group dynamics including families
  • Self Psychology (Kohut)
  • Dissociative Disorders

Supportive learning activities Joanna feels are clinically useful in eating disorder recovery:

  • Journal keeping
  • Creative writing
  • Yoga

Various forms of meditation (not necessarily silent time in lotus position but also walking, dancing, working, gardening, playing meditation)

  • Study of many religions
  • Study of myths and legends
  • Extensive world travel exploring different cultural perspectives

All the arts: reading, writing, painting, sculpting, dancing, singing i.e. all creative forms of expression that allow the authenticity of a person's deep caring to emerge into the world.

Play and Laughter: with children, with dogs and cats, with adults where the source of laughter is found in delightfully surprising places, in water, on land, in private and with others.


Joanna has been in private practice since 1980.  All her studies are informed and enriched by the personal experiences her clients share with her throughout their recovery work. Their courage, creativity, determination, pain and suffering, joy and developing strength continually teach her the depth and range of the healing experience in eating disorder recovery.

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Written by Joanna Poppink, MFT. Joanna is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in eating disorder recovery, stress, PTSD, and adult development.

She is licensed in CA, AZ, OR, FL, and UT. Author of the Book: Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder

Appointments are virtual.

For a free telephone consultation, e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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