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Psychotherapist and Author

Eating Disorder and Recovery — Self-Awareness — Mindful Eating


Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, MEd, is a psychotherapist with an expertise in eating psychology--the how and why, not the what, of eating. She’s had over 30 years of experience working in this field, is a popular blogger and an award-winning, international author of seven books on eating, weight, and body image. She practices in Sarasota, Florida. 

I view eating “normally” and healthfully as part of self-care, something that we cannot do without having effective life skills, personality traits that support wisdom and success, and resolving intrapsychic issues that may be conscious or unconscious, all of which I’ve devoted books to. I’m happy to talk about any of these areas as well. The one area I don’t focus on is weight-loss, as it is a distraction from connecting to appetite and recovering from emotional or any dysregulated eating.