Professional Resource Network
EDIN’s Professional Resource Network
Dr. Jessica Baker, Ph.D.
750 Nettlebrook Lane
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Dr. Jessica Baker is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Georgia. She has been working with eating disorders since 1998 and is passionate about this work. She started working with this population while she was at the University of Florida and has continued throughout her career. She has worked in the counseling centers at the University of Florida, University of Georgia, Emory University, and Georgia State University. Dr. Baker was hired in July 2002 as the Director of the Eating Disorder Program for the Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences. As Director, she provided direct oversight of all components of the program including budgeting, marketing, assessments, treatment planning, discharge planning, staffing, and program scheduling. She also led therapy groups, conducted individual sessions, and provided supervision for graduate interns and staff. In 2007, Dr. Baker opened a private practice in Alpharetta, GA where she continues to work with individuals, families, and groups who are affected by disordered eating. In addition to her therapy, she is involved in community outreach and is a new member of the Professional Resource Network for EDIN.
Dr. Maureen Keown, Licensed Psychologist
1155 Upper Hembree Road, Suite B
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone 770-346-9914 Fax 770-475-1171
Dr. Keown creates a friendly and non-judgmental environment for her clients that empowers them to succeed in making real and lasting changes in their lives. Viewing each person as an individual capable of living life at their fullest potential, Dr. Keown will work at a pace that is comfortable for you to set and reach your personal goals. It is her belief that as people become more aware and accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding a sense of peace and contentment in their lives. The practice welcomes adults and adolescents age 15 and up. Dr. Keown has a special interest in helping with eating disorders, issues of body image, depression, and anxiety. The basis of her work is the relationship Dr. Keown develops with each client. Dr. Keown is a doctor of psychology, a mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend.
Dr. Kim Oppenheimer, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1090
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone 404-847-9560 Fax 404-847-9537
I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Georgia since 1986. After having been a professor at the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia State University, I started a full-time private practice and I am co-owner of Atlanta Psych Consultants, LLC. My approach to Eating Disorders is biopsychosocial. That is, one’s genetics, individual dynamics, and environmental influences uniquely interact to produce symptoms of disordered eating. I believe that change occurs within the context of a collaborative, trusting, safe, and supportive environment. I give feedback and homework assignments; what one does between sessions is as important in reaching one’s goals as what occurs in session. As part of a large, multi-disciplinary practice, medication management and family therapy are readily available to supplement individual therapy as needed.
Judi-Lee Webb, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
New Directions Counseling Center, LLC
4045 Orchard Road, Suite 100
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone 770-293-1950, extension 102
Utilizing a direct, interactive approach, with a touch of humor, I help clients address various psychological issues, but my specialty areas include eating disorders, body image issues and obesity issues. I believe in establishing a collaborative approach with my clients to help support the therapeutic process. Using mainly cognitive-behavioral techniques, I help them learn to identify and challenge their unhealthy thoughts and behaviors so they can develop happier, more meaningful lives. I received intensive training in the Eating Disorders Program at the Medical College of Georgia and the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. I have been in private practice since 2003.
Pamela M. Wright, Ph.D.
118 Governor’s Square, Suite D
Fayetteville, GA 30277
Dr. Pamela Wright is a licensed psychologist who has more than 10 years working with individuals, couples, and families. She works with adolescents and adults with a variety of concerns, including disordered eating, anxiety, trauma, and depression. Dr. Wright currently has a private practice in the Fayette/Coweta area where she provides therapy and psychological assessments. She has worked in a variety of hospital, university, and group practice settings, including the Women’s Center and Adult Day Hospital at Ridgeview Institute, The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Levin Center, and the Georgia State University Counseling Center. She has also worked as an adjunct faculty member for Argosy University and Georgia State University.
Dina Zeckhausen, Ph.D.
1927 Powers Ferry Road, Building 22, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Phone 770-953-4744, extension 13
Dina Zeckhausen received her PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1990. In 1996, she founded the Eating Disorders Information Network and wrote the play “What’s Eating Katie?,” performed by students nationwide. She wrote Full Mouse, Empty Mouse (Magination Press, 2007) the first children’s book addressing eating problems in kids. She’s developed outreach programs for high, middle and elementary schools and won the 2006 Community Education Award from the Georgia Psychological Association. She has been interviewed on The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Food Network, CNN and Headline News. Dr. Zeckhausen works in private practice in Atlanta.
Laura Belli, MA, LPC, NCC
3413 Blue Springs Road, Building 100
Kennesaw, GA 30101
Phone 678-468-9103 Fax 770-420-5203
Alyza Berman, LCSW
4015 South Cobb Drive, Suite 10
Smyrna, GA 30080
3750 Palladian Village, Drive, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30066
Alyza Berman is a therapist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, obesity, compulsive overeating, addiction, depression, and anxiety for individuals of all ages. Throughout her career, Alyza has worked as a therapist at both the Belmont Comprehensive Treatment Center for Eating Disorders and the Ridgeview Institute Women’s Program. Alyza has also co-founded the Body Matters Program, a program that treats child and adolescent obesity and eating disorders. Alyza has a passion for helping families and individuals achieve a healthy lifestyle and cope with life stressors, emotions, and relationships. She is a frequent speaker at various schools and organizations. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Indiana University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. Presently, Alyza works in private practice in Smyrna and Marietta, Ga. and treats individuals, families, couples, and facilitates two groups.
Amanda Coleman, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Mindful Body Counseling, LLC
12700 Century Drive, Suite E
Alpharetta, GA 30009
“Finding life…through awareness, acceptance and change” is the core of Amanda’s therapeutic philosophy. It is her belief that by becoming more deeply aware of the patterns that our emotions give rise to, combined with acceptance, rather than resistance of these emotions, we are then prepared to create change. Using techniques of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Amanda works with clients to increase self-awareness, to control self-defeating thoughts and to eliminate self-harm behaviors in order to create and maintain a life that is sustaining. Amanda focuses on the present rather than the past, on changing one’s behavior patterns and on living mindfully in the present moment to better utilize the tools learned in session. Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor, with extensive clinical experience working with individuals suffering from eating disorders and their family members. Passionate about this population, Amanda has worked in residential treatment facilities specifically treating eating disorders. Her specific areas of interest within eating disorders include clients who have difficulty regulating emotions, self-harm behaviors and Borderline Personality Disorder. With her passion, experience and down-to-earth style, Amanda provides therapy to individuals, families, and groups affected by disordered eating.
Alison Cross, LPC
The Atlanta Counseling Center
6111 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building C
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone 770-393-0232, voicemail 235
Alison received her BA in Clinical Psychology from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA. She has also received a diploma in Christian Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and a Masters Degree in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. Alison is also the founder and owner of the Body, Beauty, and Bravery Project (B3P) which exists to teach women and girls how to be comfortable in their own skin. Alison specializes in eating disorders in adults and adolescents, and works with a lot of the co-occurring problems, like body image issues, depression, trauma, anxiety, substance abuse, and relationship issues.
Hilary Delman, MS, NCC, LAPC, Therapy and Community Liason
The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute
THRIVE! Atlanta’s Premiere Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Program
1640 Powers Ferry Road, Building 9, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30067
Phone 770-953-0080, extension 330
Hillary Delman is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute (ASMI) in Marietta, Hilary believes strongly in client-centered therapy viewing the therapeutic relationship as the foundation for therapeutic work. Hilary uses an integrated approach that includes CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Systems Theory, and Strengths based techniques. She offers individual, group, and couples counseling. She co-leads ANAD Tuesday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM at ASMI. Areas of Interest and Specialties: Eating Disorders, Women’s Issues, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Empowerment, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Young Adults.
Tammy Holcomb, LPC
115 Vickery Street
Roswell, GA 30075
Tammy Holcomb has been working with those with Eating Disorders since 1987. Tammy began her career working on an Inpatient Eating Disorder Unit at Brawner Hospital. It was during that time that she developed a specific interest in working with women sexual trauma survivors with Eating Disorder and/or Addiction issues. After working at the Council on Battered Women, Tammy joined a group of other women in creating a private practice in 1993. Since that time, Tammy has maintained a private practice and worked at various facilities. This has allowed her to maintain balance in both her personal and professional life.
Ephrat L. Lipton, LCSW, Psychotherapist
4015 South Cobb Drive, Suite 250
Smyrna, GA 30080
Karen Macke, MA, LPC
6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 503
Duluth, GA 30097
Dunwoody Place Condos, Suite D
1845 Peeler Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Antioch Graduate School and am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. I have over 17 years of experience and training providing therapy with adults, children, and adolescents, material and family therapy, and working with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and OCD. I am certified in EMDR and have an advanced certification in hypnosis. Another area of interest of mine is working with an individual’s spirituality. I am presently in private practice and also work at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders (ACE).
Alyssa Mandel, LCSW
The Mandel Center of Arizona
8120 East Cactus Road, Suite 310
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone 480 – 734 – 1199
Fax 480 – 551 – 3363
I would like to introduce myself. I am Alyssa Mandel, LCSW, founder and Director of the Mandel Center of Arizona. Through the Center, I have created an environment that promotes psychotherapeutic healing for my clients. My philosophy centers around empowering my clients through the therapeutic relationship. I feel strongly that by working with patients from a non-judgmental perspective, fostering a comfortable and trusting environment and “being where the client is,” treatment times becomes more productive for all involved.
I earned my Masters degree from Columbia University’s School of Social Work in New York City, and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 16 years. My supportive philosophy is based on years of experience working with people from diverse backgrounds with numerous presenting problems.
Ginair Goodwin McKerrow, MSW, LMSW
4015 South Cobb Drive, Suite 250
Smyrna, GA 30080
Ginair Goodwin McKerrow, M.S.W., LCSW is a psychotherapist with a private practice specializing in treating women’s issues, depression and eating disorders with adult and adolescent women. Ginair also works as a case manager and therapist at Ridgeview Institute, at the Women’s Recovery Center, where she treats women with severe eating disorders, depression, substance abuse, grief and trauma issues. She has been part of the Ridgeview team for 10 years and has extensive experience treating acute to mild mental health issues with women on both an inpatient and outpatient level of care. Ginair lives life with the purpose of being an instrument for hope, healing and change- demonstrated through both her clinical experience as well as her volunteer service in the community. She is a passionate supporter of women and children’s causes and is active in several advocacy organizations. Ginair is the recipient of the 2009 Chayil Woman of the Year Award for contributions championing women causes in the community. In addition to serving on the board at CHC, Children Helping Children, and EDIN, the Eating Disorder Information Network, she has chaired and worked on many committees for V-DAY, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, GOAL, A Girls Journey for Growth, Men Stopping Violence, and Chayil.
Megan McSwain, MA, LAPC
215 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone 404-816-7171, extension 14
Drawing opportunities for healing, change, and growth Megan McSwain, an Atlanta native, works as part of the treatment team at The Florence McDonnell Center in Midtown. She currently provides both art and talk therapy to adults, children, teens, families, and groups. She has a special interest in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders through the use of art therapy. She also works with those affected by a wide array of mental health concerns from ADHD and behavioral disorder to depression and other mood disorders. In her work, Megan believes in facilitating change and growth through the use of the inherent strengths and creativity of the client.
Keira Oseroff, MSW, LCSW
3750 Palladian Village Drive, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone 770-592-0566 Fax 770-592-0326
Keira is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating/obesity since 2000. She also specializes in working with those that are learning to live life after bariatric surgery. Keira’s other areas of interest include cross-addiction, depression, and anxiety. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Keira worked as a therapist at The Ridgeview Institute for The Women’s Center, Young Adult Psychiatric and Addiction Program, and Adult Day Hospital. Keira has a passion for working with families. Helping them achieve a greater understanding of the connection between physical and emotional health is one of her most exciting and important goals.
Mandi Peek, MS, LPC
6375 Spalding Drive, Suite O
Norcross, GA 30092
Invested in healing at root levels, implementing lasting change and not quick fixes. I offer a perspective, insight, and practical and empowering skills. I hope to aid the journey of each client as they sort through their past experiences, influences, and suffering to distinguish their true self apart from baggage, masks, crutches, and coping mechanisms that lead to destruction. A goal is to live authentically with self acceptance and freedom. I seek to help my clients integrate their own personal and spiritual beliefs into the counseling process. I would characterize my counseling as “spiritually sensitive” as I am aware of how integrated the body, mind, and soul are- healing cannot be experienced without a uniting of all these. I am committed to and hold as sacred each client’s perspective and prerogative follow their own inclination as they pursue their spirituality. My own spiritual journey is distinctly Christian as I have experienced Jesus as gentle, faithful, and life giving. Healing has been, for me, a resting place and a homecoming of my self-experience in proper reference to the selfless love and acceptance of Christ. A spiritual perspective coupled with psychological understanding are a strength of my practice.
Gail Philips, LCSW
2964 Peachtree Road, Suite 510
Atlanta, GA 30305
Gail is a licensed clinical social worker who has been helping people with eating disorders since 1988. “At that time,” she states, “I hoped that the number of people developing eating disorders would steadily decline as other professionals specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and I worked to prevent eating disorders, but, unfortunately, the numbers have instead steadily increased over the years.” Gail has worked as EDIN’s Middle School Outreach Coordinator because she knows that thousands of students can be reached by just a few active students. “I decided that becoming the Middle School Outreach Coordinator with EDIN would be a great way to invest my time and energy toward the prevention of eating disorders!” She also educates parents of students so that they can help prevent their kids from getting off track and developing eating disorders. She gives presentations to groups on various topics related to eating disorders. Gail has a private practice in Atlanta and currently facilitates MOD Squad groups in the Atlanta area.
Rita Patel Garcia, LCSW
Counseling for Adults and Children
Allyn St. Lifer, MSW, LCSW, M.Ed.
1827 Powers Ferry Road, Building 22
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone 770-953-4744, extension 16
Allyn St. Lifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings 30 years of knowledge and experience to her work with clients. She is the founder and director of Slimworks, a mind/body, non-diet program for managing weight and transforming one’s relationship with food, body, and self. She is passionate about helping people to empower themselves to lose weight by breaking free from the diet mentality and to learn to eat mindfully while attending to true, physical hunger and point of satiety. In addition to specializing in the treatment of disordered eating, Allyn also sees individuals, couples, and families for a wide variety of life challenges including anxiety, depression, loss/grief, addiction, life transitions, stress management, and relationship issues.She received her B. A. in Psychology and English Literature from Boston University, a Masters in Education from the Harvard University School of Education and a Masters in Social Work from the Boston University School of Social Work. She is a member of the local and national chapters of NASW and a regular columnist for the online website, ShareWIK.
Susan Vanous, MSW, LCSW
108 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone 404 – 964 – 5465
Susan’s practice is located in the heart of downtown Decatur in the historic Masonic Lodge building (walking distance from Agnes Scott and Emory University’s shuttle stop). Susan feels very passionate about helping clients work towards recovery. Susan started working in 1990 with women struggling with varying issues including depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, and addictions in an inpatient setting. She started her outpatient practice in 1999. Susan also leads an ANAD support group in the Decatur community on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm. The group is free and open to families, friends, and anyone struggling with an eating disorder.
Dee Wagner, MS, LPC, ADTR
Link Counseling Center
348 Mount Vernon Highway
Atlanta, GA 30328
Jill Weinstein, LPC
3750 Palladian Village Drive, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30066
Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor and works with children, adolescents, adults and families. Jill specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and compulsive eating, and also works with families on the prevention of eating disorders. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from New York University. Jill enjoys helping her clients face and overcome life’s obstacles and challenges, therefore helping them gain insight and understanding into themselves. Jill believes that with this insight, her clients will be able to learn from these obstacles and challenges and ultimately make them stronger and live a more satisfying, healthy and fulfilling life.
Mary Ann Woodward, MA, LAPC, RD, LD
3905 Johns Creek Court, Suite 260
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone 770-753-0350, extension 108
Mary Ann Woodward is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and Registered Dietitian. While studying dietetics at Miami University, she sensed a calling to lead those struggling with eating disorders towards holistic healing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. She is passionate about empowering women and adolescent girls to live freely under the security of God’s unconditional love and acceptance. In addition, her degree specialization is in child and adolescent counseling, and she routinely treats depression, anxiety, grief and relational problems in both adults and adolescents.
Julie Brake, MS, RD, LD
3855 Shallowford Road, Suite 240
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone 404 – 326 – 5118
Julie is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed by the State of Georgia, specializing in family nutrition, sports nutrition, and prevention and treatment of disordered eating. She has also counseled clients for weight management and other nutritional concerns. She received both her Bachelor’s degree and her Master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida. Nationally, Julie is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN) dietetic practice group. Julie provides individual and family counseling, as well as nutrition education seminars, through her private practice, Positive Nutrition. Julie’s eating plans are highly personalized because she feels it is important to consider food preferences and individual schedules to increase client success. In addition to providing counseling and presentations, Julie hosts monthly support group meetings for those who struggle with eating in a balanced way. She is also a charter board member of Supporting Others Achieve Recovery, Inc. (or SOAR), a non-profit eating disorder recovery advocacy organization. Julie delights in helping individuals and families support positive nutrition attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent disordered eating attitudes and behaviors. She works with clients of all ages and can even provide counseling regarding infant and childhood nutrition. She enjoys helping people recover from unhealthy relationships with food.
Page Love, MS, RD, LD
Nutrifit Sport Therapy, Inc.
1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite W-507
Atlanta, GA 30338
Phone 770-395-7331 Fax 770-395-7332
Page Love, MS, RD,LD is a leading nutrition expert and owner of Nutrifit Sport Therapy, Inc., a company dedicated to helping clients reach wellness goals. The Nutrifit team specializes in counseling for disease prevention, weight management, sport nutrition, eating disorders nutrition therapy, and more. As a sports nutrition expert, Page has worked with professionals, collegiate teams, and individual athletes. Recent clients include the Atlanta Braves, the U.S Tennis Association, Men’s and Women’s ATP & WTA Professional Tennis Tours, and U.S Figure Skating Association. She provides individual and group counseling for disordered eating and also works with programs such as the National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorders Information Network, and The Renfrew Center, Eating Recovery Center and the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. Page serves as a board member for EDIN. She has published a 35 module Disordered Eating and Exercise workbook available through her website at nutrifitga.com or through the Gurze catalog on line at bulimia.com. She has been featured in People magazine, Men’s Health, Tennis magazine, and CNN Headline News. Locally, Page also coordinates facilitation of a free eating disorder support group on Saturday mornings called ANAD and a once per month breakfast meal support group called the Breakfast Club.
Kathianne Sellers Williams, MEd, RD, LD
688 Linwood Avenue, Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30306
Kathianne specializes in disordered eating and a non-diet approach to weight management. She has devoted her 12-year career to helping women develop better relationships with food and their bodies. Kathianne uses an integrated model combining nutrition with stress management and life balance skills along with successful behavior change strategies. She enjoys helping clients achieve health and happiness through reaching their individual goals and nourishing all parts of themselves.
Kathianne has a BS in nutrition from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in Health Education from Penn State, and extensive post-graduate coursework in behavior change. In June 2008, she moved to Atlanta from Boston, where she was the dietitian at an all-women’s college seeing primarily students with disordered eating.
OTHER EATING DISORDER PROFESSIONALS
IN THE ATLANTA AREA
Amanda Blackmon, PT, DPT, OCS
One on One Physical Therapy
Phone 770 – 500 – 3848
Amanda, also know as Mandy, is a magna cum laude graduate of The University of Georgia, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Medicine, and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. She also holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree with Honors from Emory University. As a dancer and great lover of the arts, Mandy decided to specialize in dance medicine. She finds great joy in treating these special and complicated artists. In addition to therapy, Mandy does consultation work on injury prevention and nutrition for dancers and dance organizations, including Project Dance and Dance ATL. Mandy is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic Section, Performing Arts Special Interest Group, and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. She is also a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, and is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, and a Polestar trained Pilates Instructor. Mandy’s clinical skills include training to teach Redcord Neurac. She is also a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist and is trained to perform Trigger Point Dry Needling. Mandy is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Mercer University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, teaching Anatomy, Applied Anatomy and Orthopaedic courses. She sits on the board for EDIN, the Eating Disorder Information Network, an Atlanta non-profit organization.
Caroline Correll, Movement & Fitness Trainer
Owner, FLOW Training
Caroline is a movement/fitness trainer utilizing a combination of aerobic training, Pilates-based exercises and yoga to help people from all walks of life. After discovering the healing powers of movement with music in her personal life, she began teaching others the joy of strength and flexibility. Caroline created FLOW Training, which provides in-home personal training and gentle movement workshops, to encourage people to thrive physically and emotionally through balanced exercise, creative thinking and authentic movement. She continues to push the world of fitness in new directions – staying open and sensitive to those at risk for disordered eating, teaching the philosophy of listening to the body’s unique wisdom, and marrying the body with the spirit.
Debi Demáre, Ph.D.
Dr. Demáre recently completed her Ph.D. in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Florida. The title of her dissertation was “From Thinspiration to Opposition: How Do Women in Recovery from Anorexia Negotiate Media Messages?” As a professional graphic designer, Demáre is interested in visual communication and gender portrayals in the media. She also has explored psychological and socio-cultural influences of media messages, regularly presenting research papers at international, national, and regional conferences. For seven years, Demáre taught at Georgia Southern University, serving for one year as a full-time graphic design instructor in the Art Department and the remaining years in a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts. Demáre has suffered from an eating disorder herself and now uses her recovery as an inspiration to others. She has been an active volunteer with EDIN since January 2007 and has donated her time and talents as both a speaker and expert in media, graphic design, and research.
Dr. Katrina Cryder, Wellness Chiropractor
5871 Glenridge Drive, Suite 115
Atlanta, GA 30328
Dr. Katrina received her doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA. While there she specialized in several techniques that required precise analysis. Her use of various gentle techniques allows her to care for people of all ages and sizes with great ease. Dr. Katrina specializes in the care of teenagers and young adults regarding natural health improvement and performance enhancement in all facets of life.
Sheri Gilburth, Nationally Certified Energetic Healer and Massage Therapist
4488 N. Shallowford Rd., Ste. 218
Atlanta, GA 30338
Sheri Gilburth is an energetic massage therapist with a focus on integrating the mind, body and spirit of her clients. Her healing journey began in 2000 when a serious case of anorexia and bulimia. She then left college and moved to the mountain town of Dahlonega, Georgia to seek therapy near her family.Over the next two years she saw a massage therapist/energetic healer and used alternative therapies to regain her health. “I was in awe of the natural human ability to heal and fell in love with massage and energetic healing.” Sheri began researching massage schools and in 2004 attended the Atlanta School of Massage. After graduating with honors from the Asian Bodywork program, she became proficient in the Chinese medicinal model as well as western anatomy and massage therapy. Over the past four years Sheri has received certifications in the fields of reiki energetic healing, pranic healing, alchemical hypnotherapy, and Native American healing ceremony.
Janet Mitchell, Reflexologist and Integrated Kabbalistic Healer
1854 Independence Square, Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30338
I am a native Georgian who has lived in Atlanta for the past 30 years. I graduated from Oglethorpe University in 1990 with a BA degree in Business and Behavioral Science. I had an exciting career in Information Technology working primarily in the business communications industry. But as I climbed the corporate ladder, I began asking myself, “Is this all there is to life?” “Do I have a greater purpose here?” “Why do I feel empty?” I decided to do some personal exploration. I began working with an Integrated Kabbalistic Healer to explore my feeling of “stuckness.” Little did I know that this work would jump-start my passion for the healing arts. I became certified in Reflexology and then embarked on a three-year journey to become certified as an Integrated Kabbalistic Healer (IKH). I realized that I had such a strong longing for experiencing life more fully, which for me means experiencing Divine Source more fully in each moment.