Research in the field of eating disorders is advancing quickly. However, there is a great deal of misinformation about eating disorders. I am committed to the sharing of accurate and current information about eating disorders and am excited to be able to use this site to share information.
As a clinical psychologist, Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, FAED, CEDS-S (CA PSY15045; NY # 012827) 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 Mind, a
Dotdash Meredith Brand,
is an award-winning, trusted, and compassionate online resource that provides the guidance you need to improve
your mental health and find balance. We take a human approach to health and wellness, and reach more than 150
million readers annually. Verywell Mind content is fact checked and reviewed by our
for accuracy and integrity. Learn more
By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.