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Dr. Samantha DeCaro, PsyD is the Director of Clinical Outreach and Education for The Renfrew Center, a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, and co-host of the podcast All Bodies. All Foods. She has been with Renfrew since 2012, completing her post-doctoral residency at The Renfrew Center Philadelphia – Spring Lane, then holding the position of Primary Therapist, and most recently serving as Assistant Clinical Director. As Renfrew’s national spokesperson, Dr. DeCaro has been featured in the media as an eating disorder expert on various television shows, radio programs, podcasts, and online magazines. She is a frequent lecturer and serves as the Alumni Representative for The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia.​

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Mary Anne Cohen, LCSW, is Director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders since 1982.  She is author of three books on the treatment of eating disorders: French Toast for Breakfast: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating, Lasagna for Lunch: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating, and Treating the Eating Disorder Self, recently published by The National Association of Social Work Press. Ms. Cohen believes every person’s eating disorder is unique as a fingerprint, and she creates an Individualized and Comprehensive Treatment Approach for each client that will help them break the chains of compulsive overeating, binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, chronic dieting and body image distress.


Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDS-S, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND, is a nutrition therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills, California, with forty years of experience, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size. She is the co-author of Intuitive Eating, now in its 4th edition, the Intuitive Eating Workbook, and The Intuitive Eating Card Deck—50 Bite-Sized Ways to Make Peace with Food.  Elyse is also the author of The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens and The Intuitive Eating Journal—Your Guided Journey for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food and a chapter contributor to The Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment. She has published journal articles, print articles, and blog posts.  Elyse does regular speaking engagements, podcasts, and extensive media interviews. Her work has been profiled on NPR, CNN, KABC, NBC, KTTV, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, AP Press, KFI Radio, USA Today, and the Huffington Post, among others. Elyse is nationally known for her work in helping patients break free from diet culture through the Intuitive Eating process. Her philosophy embraces the goal of reconnecting with one’s internal wisdom about eating and developing body liberation, with the belief that all bodies deserve dignity and respect.  She supervises and trains health professionals, is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor, a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Comer Rudd-Gates, ATR, LPC, CEDS, has over 25 years of direct clinical experience as a licensed psychotherapist and registered art therapist. She began her career with intensive inpatient psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital and then worked extensively with eating disorders in various clinical facilities in Atlanta, GA as well as facilitating body image support groups with Atlanta area colleges. 

There, she curated a six-year, traveling art exhibit, Hungry Souls: Nourishing Ourselves Through Art. She then co-produced a film, Bodyspeaks: Finding A Voice Through Art Therapy. Comer is past President of the Georgia Art Therapy Association and is a member of the American Art Therapy Association. Currently, Comer maintains a private practice in Guilford, CT, works in a community outpatient mental health clinic in Middletown, CT, and provides art therapy and eating disorder/body image services at a premiere private holistic residential program, Privé Swiss.


Jenny Jared is CoFounder of the NonProfit United We Om, an organization that shares trauma-responsive yoga, meditation and breathing in communities without access. Jenny feels that Yoga saved her life, offering her a path through her own struggle with an eating disorder, anxiety and depression, and she is passionate about sharing these simple healing tools with others. Jenny has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years, and holds the highest certification from Yoga Alliance. In the last 6 years, she and her CoFounder and Partner have trained hundreds of people in the connection between trauma, addiction and the nervous system and how to integrate yoga as a healing modality in their own lives.


Arden is a seasoned LCSW and is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social work. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor through IAEDP. Arden had been honored to be working with the distinguished team of professionals at Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative / F.E.E.D. facilitating and leading two 10-week eating disorder support groups and seeing individual clients as well. She is currently seeing a trauma informed evidence-based group of women in the fifth iteration of her emotional eating, binge eating group. Arden has an evidence based, integrative, psycho-dynamic, intuitive and compassionate approach as a psychotherapist and group leader. Always the “student of life”, she is curious and open to learning and refining her skill set. Periodically, she leads a workshop for clinicians on “Mindful self-care, YOU are your MOST significant other.” She is the author of the book, What Do You Expect? She’s a Teenager! A Hope and Happiness Guide for Moms with Daughters Age 11-19 (Sourcebooks, 2011).  She earned a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College, completed five years of post-masters training at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, where she earned a certificate in Comprehensive Psychotherapy and a Certificate in the Supervision of Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis. 

She is a member of IAEDPNY, N.A.S.W. and SAG/AFTRA., as well as formerly serving on the Rockland County Eating Disorder Task Force. She was also President of the Rockland County Chapter of the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work Psychotherapists. Arden loves nature walking by the Hudson River and the Ocean. She loves singing and is most appreciative and grateful for sunrises and sunsets. She is the consummate dance aficionado.

Prior chat videos are rotated biweekly for ongoing changing support from different previous chat expert guests

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