Research in the field of eating disorders is advancing quickly. However, there is a great deal of misinformation out there. I am committed to sharing accurate and current information about eating disorders to help others.
As a clinical psychologist, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, FAED, CEDS-S specializes in providing evidence-based cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for a variety of problems experienced by adults and adolescents, including depression, anxiety, stress, and eating disorders. She is licensed in New York and California and provides teletherapy in both states as well as in person therapy at Eating Disorder Therapy LA, the group practice she directs in Los Angeles.
Dr. Muhlheim has worked in a variety of settings with clients with many different issues including an Obesity Research Clinic, inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, group homes, and private practice. For nearly ten years she was a staff psychologist at Los Angeles County Jail where she gained expertise in diagnostic assessment and crisis intervention. She spent three years in Shanghai, China working as a clinical psychologist treating expatriate foreigners in two different settings, one of which was a primary care clinic at Parkway Health, the largest international healthcare provider in Asia (www.parkwayhealth.cn). Dr. Muhlheim has experience supervising and training psychology interns and other mental health professionals.
Dr. Muhlheim has published a book for parents whose children and teens have eating disorders: When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia & Binge Eating
Dr. Muhlheim received her BA in psychology from Princeton University in 1990 and her PsyD in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University in 1995. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Northern California Health Care System.
Verywell Health is an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the medical topics that matter most to you. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 300 million readers annually.
Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices about your health.
Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, from physicians to medical journalists to patients/patient advocates. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.
Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.