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


Joanna Poppink writes not only of the heart but from the heart. She has been there, and shares generously of her personal struggles with bulimia. Her authenticity cannot be mistaken and gives her readers reason to be confident that she knows whereof she writes, and will not offer mere theory, nor platitudes, nor judgment. This confidence does not prove mistaken.

She has also been there as a psychotherapist--a gifted and experienced therapist, a genuine healer. This, too, comes through clearly in her book. Through many examples, exercises, and distillations of her well-earned wisdom, the author gives hope and help to women who are struggling with the pain and shame of eating disorders.

Make no mistake: this book offers no easy “fix.” The author invites her readers to undertake an admittedly difficult and often intimidating exploration of self, of the hidden meanings of symptoms and actions. She knows that one must “stay present and bear your feelings” to walk this path, and also knows how to extend help. She knows and teaches that “everything counts.” I imagine that most readers will find that they cannot work through this substantial book all at once, but will need to return to it again and again, sometimes with frustration but often, too, with joy.

Joan A. Lang, M.D.
Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst
Professor Emeritus & Former Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Saint Louis University

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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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