Eating Disorder Resource Center
330 W. 58th St. Suite 206
New York, NY 10019
Offices located throughout Manhattan and in Westchester and Long Island
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The Center is based at 330 West 58th Street, with therapists working in private offices throughout Manhattan. We take into account location convenience when making a recommendation for a treatment referral.
All therapists are psychodynamically-trained and are skilled in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and body dysmorphic disorders. We are specifically known for directly intervening with the symptom, while at the same time understanding the psychological meaning the symptom can have for each person. Particular attention is given to helping individuals develop coping strategies and finding resources to deal with feelings underlying the eating disorder. We also offer a range of expertise, including specialties in the treatment of substance abuse and sexual abuse, assessment for bariatric surgery, and the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques.
Judith Brisman, Ph.D. was among the first to develop a program for the eating-disordered patient. She is well-respected in the eating-disorder community for her ongoing contributions to the field. In particular, she emphasizes the need for direct intervention with disordered eating, while maintaining a sensitive exploration of the psychological factors involved. She is co-author of Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends (Collins Living, 3rd ed, 2009) and is on the editorial board of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. She has published and lectured extensively regarding the interpersonal treatment of eating disorders. In addition to being the director of EDRC, she is an associate editor for the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and she is a supervisor of psychotherapy and is on the teaching faculty at the William Alanson White Institute. Dr. Brisman maintains a private practice in New York City. Please visit drjudithbrisman.com for more information.
Christel Parker, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Wiith nearly ten years of experience in the psychology and social work field, a Masters degree in clinical psychology and postgraduate fellowship training in adolescent healthcare, Christel has additional clinical training in the treatment of eating disorders and has experience with inpatient, partial hospital and outpatient levels of care. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan, New York, where she sees individuals, groups and families with a special interest in treating adolescents and young adults. Please visit christelparker.com for more information.
Shelly Dammeyer, LMSW received a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University and completed the Post-Graduate Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Training Program with the William Alanson White Institute. She maintains a private practice in Midtown Manhattan where she specializes in eating disorders, body image issues, substance abuse, trauma, loss and grief, depression and anxiety. Shelly works from a Relational and Interpersonal Psychodynamic model of therapy incorporating CBT and DBT techniques. She is also a certified Holistic Health Coach integrating aspects of nutrition with mental, emotional and physical health for an individualized therapy. In addition to her practice, she is a therapist and coach with Maria Droste Counseling Services, New York Clinical Recovery Specialists, and Cleanse NYC.
Patricia Bellucci received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. She is a graduate and faculty of the William Alanson White Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program and the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Services. Patricia has extensive experience in addiction research and treatment. She has worked at The Addiction Institute, the Comprehensive Addiction Program for Adolescents and the Women’s Health Project. Patricia maintains a private practice on the UWS of NYC where she works with adolescents, adults and families specializing in Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Personality Disorders. She works with a Harm Reduction approach integrating psychoanalytic psychotherapy with cognitive-behavioral strategies, relapse prevention techniques, moderation management and 12-step self-help models. Please visit drpatriciabellucci.com for more information.
Shannon Bradley, ATR-BC, LCAT is a licensed creative arts therapist who received her Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute. Shannon maintains a private practice in Manhattan where she has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, addiction, eating disorders, mental and medical illness. Shannon's theoretical view is an eclectic blend of psychodynamic, humanistic/client-centered, and existential therapies. "It's probably simplest to say I address problems holistically... with a mind/body/spirit and past/present/future focus."
Meredith Brown, LMSW, received a Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University and completed the Post-Graduate Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Training program at the William Alanson White Institute. Meredith maintains a private practice in Manhattan where she specializes in eating disorders, anxiety and depression, relationship conflict and body image issues. She works with her patients from an integrated approach, incorporating aspects of Psychodynamic theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), depending on what works best for the individual. Meredith previously worked as a Primary Therapist and then Team Leader at the Renfrew Center of New York. Please visit mbrowntherapy.com for more information.
Naomi Cutner, LCSW, received an MSW from the NYU School of Social Work and completed psychoanalytic training at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. Ms. Cutner currently maintains a full-time private practice in Manhattan, at Union Square. She treats individuals with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties and also works with couples in conflict. She has a special interest in working with individuals who have eating disorders and body image issues. Prior to becoming a therapist she was a journalist.
Jamie Fialkoff, MA holds a Master's degree in developmental psychology from Columbia University, and is working towards her MSW at Fordham University. Jamie is currently an intake coordinator at EDRC and is the group leader for the monthly EDRC support groups. Jamie has worked extensively with eating disordered patients, and has a background in both cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to treatment.
Angela Giuffra, LCSWR, BCD, SEP received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Toronto, Canada. She also completed a Certificate in the Treatment of Interpersonal Trauma and Trauma-Focused CBT from Columbia University. Ms. Giuffra maintains a psychotherapy practice in Scarsdale, New York. She currently specializes in working with adolescents and young adults, as well as families and couples. She treats anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, self -injury and addictions including eating disorders. She also is recognized for her expertise in utilizing mind body approaches to women’s health issues. She integrates the practices of Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and Internal Family Systems to promote emotional regulation and mindfulness.
Gail Grace, LCSW, received her MSW from New York University. She is a graduate of the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health Adult Psychoanalytic Program, a graduate of the Psychoanalytic Supervision program at the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies of Adelphi University, where she is also on the faculty in the Training Program in Adult Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and provides supervision to analytic candidates. Gail has worked in many areas related to women's health, maternal and child health, bereavement, pregnancy loss, couples, adolescent grief and professional boundaries. Gail maintains a full-time private psychotherapy practice in Manhasset, NY—with office hours in Manhattan—working with individuals, couples and groups.
Adrienne W. Katzow, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The New School for Social Research and completed Post-Graduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for eating and body image concerns at The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute. Adrienne maintains a private practice in Manhattan and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults in individual and group psychotherapy. She specializes in eating disorders, body image issues, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, loss and grief. She also has a specialty in working with young adults having worked as a staff psychologist at the counseling centers of New York University and Sarah Lawrence College. Please visit adriennekatzow.com for more information.
Jessica L. Moskowitz, LCSW, received a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University and a certificate in Psychoanalysis and Comprehensive Psychotherapy from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Jessica maintains a full-time private practice in Midtown Manhattan where she works with adolescents, adults, and couples. Her work focuses on eating disorders, low self esteem, LGBTQ issues, depression, relationship difficulties, and anxiety. Jessica also specializes in working with men and women struggling with religious identity issues. Please visit jessicamoskowitzlcsw.com for more information.
Lauren Waine, Ph.D. has a full-time private practice in Greenwich Village where she treats individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, body dysmorphic disorder, and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University in 2004. Prior to private practice, she worked with adults, and children, adolescents and families in out-patient and in-patient settings at Woodhull Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her work is informed by a knowledge of play therapy, post-graduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis, as well as experience in DBT and CBT treatments.
Bethany Ginn Waldrop, LCSW holds a license in Clinical Social Work in both the New York and Florida. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. Bethany maintains a private practice in Soho, where she specializes in eating disorders, self-esteem issues, anxiety, and depression. She also has an extensive background in working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families in the realm of crisis intervention, developmental delays, and emotional and behavioral concerns. Bethany uses a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic theory, along with the use of arts and play in her therapeutic approach with clients.
The complications of bulimia, anorexia and/or binge eating disorder often require the attention of different professionals to support the process of recovery. When needed, our therapists work closely with physicians, nutritionists, psychopharmacologists and school health care systems. We collaborate as a team in order to develop a thorough and consistent treatment approach for each individual. We also make referrals to other experts in the field and health care facilities as they are needed or requested.