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Food Psych #41: Eating with Joy - Recovery From Anorexia & Binge Eating with Joy Jacobs

Joy Jacobs eating disorder recovery psychology

In our season finale, Christy talks with psychologist Joy Jacobs about her history of anorexia and binge eating, the role of readiness and meal planning in her recovery, the science of eating disorders, and lots more! 

Dr. Joy Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at UCSD School of Medicine, and published author who provides individual, family and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder) and weight management concerns. She has trained in multiple treatment modalities, including Maudsley family-based therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Jacobs is one of the few officially certified providers of Maudsley family-based treatment nationwide and internationally. Find her online at

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