Now providing Safe and Sound (SSP) remote facilitation.

MY BOOKS.

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Both her memoir and its companion workbook were born of Dr. Kari’s desire to help anyone striving to find safety in their body and break free from obsessive cravings, impulsivity, and loss of control around food.

“Her approach blends compassion and science that feels simple and reachable like a trusted friend guiding you through a journey to find the calm you are seeking.”

Dr. Kari Anderson

Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting

Dr. Kari is the owner, therapist and consultant for myEatingDoctor, LLC, an eating disorder treatment and consulting business. Having specialized in eating disorder treatment for over 30 years, Kari has positioned herself as a respected clinician and leader in the field. She has recently introduced Food, Body, and Love Programs, offering coaching and courses virtually anywhere for anyone needing extra support to find calm with food, body or just life!

Dr. Kari Anderson

eating disorder treatment

Counseling

Kari's counseling services are scientifically valid and supported by over 30 years of practical experience. You will experience mindfulness based and trauma informed therapies to create an intrinsically motivated, highly skilled and connected life.

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Coaching

All change is hard, but changing eating behavior for good is complicated. I will help you navigate through this process. Changing eating behavior involves the mind, body, and heart. When it comes to change this time, don't try harder, try different.

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Consulting

This service includes supervision, consultation, and training for professionals wanting an independent license in professional counseling or become a certified eating disorder professional or simply work with those struggling with food and weight concerns.

Blogs and Podcasts.

Thoughts and lessons from Dr. Anderson's life

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Testimonials

Jane A.
Program Participant

I attended Dr. Kari Anderson's Food, Body & Love intensive workshop at Hilton Head Health and Wellness, it was amazing. The workshop was lifechanging for me. I was able to connect my binge eating/restriction/overexercise to my past traumas and how long term it has affected my nervous system and how truly I have lived being fearful for years. We learned the skills to have compassion and grace for ourselves as well as so many mindful skills and intentional living moving forward. I absolutely recommend her book/workbook and especially the FB&L program.

Fred A.
SSP Participant

I noticed that my nervous system is calmer and can focus more easily, my startle response has decreased a lot. I went to a crowded breakfast event this morning and was much calmer and more engaged. I have more facial expressions, and my rate of speech has slowed. I feel more comfortable in my skin. I feel less obligated to do things I do not want to do. I am finding that I am wondering what I can do in my life now that my anxiety is reduced.

Jennifer M.
SSP Participant

I am SO grateful that I chose to work together with you because the Safe and Sound protocol ended up being so much more than I even hoped it might. It is difficult to put to words all that I have been experiencing since starting the protocol because I have experienced so many positive benefits. I found listening to the sessions to be very relaxing in and of themselves. I looked forward to them because they felt very soothing to my nervous system. I found my ability to allow difficult feelings and emotions really shifted and I began to be able to tolerate feelings that prior to the protocol would really overwhelm my system. My confidence in my own ability to deal with difficulty increased. I noticed that I was dissociating less in my therapy sessions, and I was beginning to get even more out of my sessions. I have noticed an increased sense of confidence and hope in my ability to heal from past traumas that have seemed near impossible for me to feel that I would even heal from. I can say that I am indeed healing. I feel more whole and happier than I have in a long time. I feel that my eating disorder has really quieted, and I feel a sense that I no longer need my eating disorder ... I am very grateful to you and to SSP for the many ways I am healing as a result.

Samantha K.
Course Participant

“The Food, Body, and Love course wove all the ingredients that I needed in order to establish a strategy to feel safe and regain my power. The cookie and I have an indifferent relationship now; I am no longer powerless. Having my power allows me to actually feel all my emotions- which is wild to experience! I’ve moved into a new state of consciousness because of Dr. Kari Anderson. I would recommend her to anyone with a challenging food relationship. She helped me create a relationship with myself that was filled with love and compassion.”

Stephen B.
Course Participant

Kari Anderson’s Food, Body, and Love course is a life-changing course, and I recommend it to anyone who has struggled with binge eating disorder (BED). Kari’s approach is different from other books, courses and plans—she approaches the participant with compassion and understanding as she shares what she has learned from experience and research. She patiently explains and reviews the lessons to reinforce what she presents. Kari’s course addresses key elements of BED which are usually absent in other programs, she directly addresses what can be challenging for those of us with BED. Kari steps us through how we can finally make effective changes not only to improve our health but also how we can reach our best potential.

Jessica Lambros, MA, LPC, Co-owner of Stories Counseling
Clinical Supervisee

I was supervised by Dr. Kari Anderson to obtain my independent state counseling licensure. Kari was incredible and offered consistency, professionalism and practical support for the areas of growth I needed to get me through to the next stages of my career. I am beyond grateful for the insight and care she provided not only for my client cases but for me as a business owner, a growing therapist and as a person. Kari has a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills and knew what questions to ask to help me go deeper in the clinical work I was doing both in my training and with my clients. She was diligent, trustworthy and intentional and I could not have asked for a better teacher in preparation as an independent therapist.

Tamara Z.
Parent

I am so grateful we found you. You have done an amazing job with helping our daughter. She smiles, she is dating, she is eating. She is flexible with exercise. She is doing great. You are very talented and exactly what we needed.

Debbie B.
Course Participant

I completed Kari’s program and with some practice, my relationship with food and emotional eating has completely changed. I can’t remember the last time I overate, and I don’t think a whole lot about eating unless I’m hungry. I’ve relied on food for pleasure my whole life, and while I still very much enjoy good food, it’s far from the center of my life. I attribute much of this change to the lessons I learned from Kari’s course..

Dan LeMoine
Clinical Director

We cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Kari as a human and her work. She's our secret weapon when it comes to tackling the mental/psychological side of eating

Sophia A.
Course Participant

For anyone struggling with binge eating, Kari's course is top rate. Kari has clearly been tracking with what psychology and neuroscience have been teaching us about binge eating, and genuinely wants to be helpful. She does a phenomenal job not only instructing about IFS, ACT, DBT, CBT, and PVT therapies, but also translating them into workable techniques.

Jenny Scheid, MA LPC
Clinical Supervisee

I had the honor of having Dr Kari Anderson supervise me right out of graduate school. She is creative, thinks outside the box, helps identifies your strengths and develops them. I credit a lot of who I am as a therapist to her influence, teaching and role modeling. Anyone being supervised by her will be well prepared in working with clients, become competent in the counseling field and personally blessed.

Travis Stewart, MA, LPC, NCC
Clinical Supervisee

Kari was instrumental in my training as an eating disorder professional. Her commitment to providing professional expertise in service of the well-being of clients has deeply influenced my own work over the years. She continues to be a leader in the field of treating eating disorders and caring for people.

Benita G. RD, MC and Coaching Participant

“Kari is awesome at helping people change and find their better* selves. *I was going to say “best” selves, but I’m working on my perfectionism!”

Kari has moved to online services!

Although Kari has in-person services once per month in Scottsdale, Arizona, and once per week in Chelan, Washington, Kari has made the switch to primarily telehealth and virtual coaching services using a Zoom video platform. This shift allows for greater access to Kari and more flexibility for her clients.

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