Eating Disorder Therapists and Dietitians in the Greater Boston Area

The following therapists, psychiatrists, and dietitians are experts in the treatment of eating disorders. These may include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, orthorexia, restriction of food, purging, compulsive thoughts about food, body image concerns, and other undesired or unhealthy relationships with food and one's body. Talk therapists and dietitians can help clients develop intuitive eating habits and build healthier relationships with food through talk therapy and meal planning.

Therapists in Boston

Rebecca Shingleton, PhD

Dr. Rebecca Shingleton is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Boston, MA. Her specialty lies in supporting clients with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and stress management. Having previously trained at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, she particularly enjoys working with college students and young adults and helping them navigate career or academic difficulties, adjustment concerns, relationships, and life transitions. 

Brie Shelly, LMHC

Brie Shelly is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in downtown Boston. Brie specializes in eating disorders, body image, substance use, life transitions, career development, and life design coaching, and offers both traditional talk therapy and coaching services. She has worked in various treatment programs, including Veritas Collaborative and McLean Hospital, and has particular expertise in holistic care for eating disorder and addiction clients. 

Erica Eckman, LICSW

Erica Eckman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in downtown Boston. Erica has deep expertise in college-related challenges, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, and couples issues. Prior to starting her private practice, Erica worked at the Emerson College Counseling Center and the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center. Erica continues to see college students and clients with eating disorders in her private practice as well as couples and adults, taking a collaborative approach to care.

Therapists, Psychiatrists, and Dietitians in Brookline

Alexis Beck, RD, LDN

Alexis Beck is a Registered Dietitian and Medical Nutrition Therapist in private practice in Brookline, MA. A seasoned clinician and leader in the field of disordered eating, her goal is to help clients form healthy relationships with food, eating, and their bodies. Alexis specializes in disordered eating, eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder), bariatric nutrition counseling (pre- and post-surgery), prenatal nutrition, Type 2 Diabetes, as well as coaching pre/post Bariatric surgery.  She works with children, teenagers, young adults, adults, and parents. By offering evidence-based Medical Nutritional Therapy, Alexis helps her patients find relief, recovery, and results.  

Brandon Erdos, MD

Dr. Brandon Erdos is a psychiatrist with an office in Brookline, MA. He offers integrated and highly personalized care for mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and anxiety. Both medication management and talk therapy are offered to form a powerful, evidence based, effective approach to treatment. Dr. Erdos offers the added convenience of telepsychiatry sessions for busy students and professionals seeking care outside of traditional office hours.

Sarah Karytko, PsyD

Dr. Sarah Karytko is a psychologist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on treating clients with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance use, and trauma. She especially enjoys seeing college students and adults as they navigate life transitions, individuate away from their family of origin, and develop their self-identity.

Therapists in Waltham

Jessica Foley, LMHC

Jessica Foley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Waltham, MA specializing in women’s mental health. She sees women navigating life transitions, including pregnancy and postpartum, as well as anxiety, depression, and eating and body image. Her clientele includes college students, young professionals, moms, and women working in STEM-related fields.

Therapists in Newton

Cathryn Freid, PhD

Dr. Cathryn Freid is a psychologist in private practice in Newton, MA. She specializes in anxiety, eating disorders, depression, family issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and relationships, and sees adolescents (age 12 and older) and adults. Dr. Freid provides evidence-based assessments and treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in which she has over 10 years of training and experience. She uses a collaborative approach to help clients understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and to develop skills for increasing cognitive flexibility and distress tolerance, improving symptoms and changing targeted behaviors.