by Joanna Poppink, M.F.C.C
About the Author
I have been a psychotherapist in private practice
in Los Angeles, CA since 1980. Many of my patients have struggled
with overeating. Some are brave adults on a particularly challenging
healing path as they explore not only their own inner world
but also how they contributed to the creation of eating disorders
in their children.
Guided imagery was my first specialty. This study still teaches
me about symbols and how we can use a disguised language to
work through problems we will not let ourselves know concretely.
Dream analysis became part of this study.
This led me to 12 step programs and psychoanalysis simultaneously as I
studied the grip of addiction and the power of memory, distorted memory and
lack of memory.
Gradually I began to more fully appreciate the joy and useful personal
development opportunities the creative arts and various body awareness
practices contribute to emotional healing.
I began a serious and ongoing study of eating disorders, compulsive
overeating and bulimia in 1983.
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licensed by the State of California in 1980, is a Marriage, Family, Child
Counselor (License #15563). She has a private practice in Los Angeles
where she works with adult individuals and couples. She specializes in
working with people with eating disorders and with people who are trying
to understand and help a loved on who has an eating disorder.
10573 West Pico Blvd. Suite 20
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 474-4165 phone
(310) 474-7248 fax