My new book, Lasagna for Lunch, chronicles my experiences as an eating disorder therapist over the past forty years. This book is an intimate account of what goes on behind the scenes between client and therapist to resolve emotional eating.
A person’s eating disorder is a creative solution to inner turmoil. The therapist helps expand the creativity of the client to find solutions that are emotionally nurturing, not hurtful. Every patient’s needs in therapy are special and personal. The thrust of this book is to explore the ways our relationships with ourselves and others can go awry and lead us to conclude that trusting food is safer than trusting people.
I also discuss how the relationship with an empathic therapist can help us find the path back to healing, health, and wholeness.