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


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

meeting my needs, changing routines....moving in a different direction....I am happy to say that FINALLY, my new meds are working, my mind is clearing, my depression and anxiety is lifting.  SADLY, I have gained a ton of weight over the past 8 months experimenting with meds and I am in a quandry trying to figure out how to get rid of it safely, and without being harsh and demanding on myself. 

That being said, I am trying something new. I went to my boss today and really opened up and poured out my heart over my job stress and I feel "frozen" at work and non-productive. She was very understanding.  (whew!)....we have come up with a plan for me to work my days guided by how I feel. I may work 6 hours, I may work 8.  She offered to give me a few weeks off which, unfortunately, I cannot afford right now. 

It felt good to be able to speak with her frankly and to get from her what I needed, and still keep my job.  Knowing that I am not having to dedicate myself to 8 hours a day reduces my anxiety quite a bit.

I don't think this will be the job for me in the long run. I am working on a book project (a series of children's books), and I hope to turn the direction of my career path 180 degrees. 

I want to say that this has been my favorite blog, Joanna. It really spoke to me in ways that I needed to be spoken to.

I want to get off my dead end emotional dead end street, and my career dead end street!


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