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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.


Thank you, PTC, Shh and Jan. These stories are powerful and grouped together I believe have a healing force for others. Here's mine: I didn't know I had an eating disorder until I was a psychology student at UCLA. I received a flyer inviting me to a lecture where the discovery of a new illness, bulimia, would be discussed. OMG. I was terrified to go. I felt that I would have a B on my forehead and everyone would know. I didn't feel relief that what I did had a name. I only felt fear of exposure. sigh. Eating disorders create such tragedy. Sometimes I believe that getting on the recovery path is more difficult than the actual recovery work. My first sense of hope came when I heard Jane Fonda say on television that she suffered with bulimia. I believe she was the first person to go public with the illness. I know now that her revelation sent me into an altered state of consciousness, but some of what she said got through. I saw that at least one person could reveal her condition and remain intact. It was a start, although I didn't begin my committed recovery work for another three years.

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