DISCLAIMER: The following list is a short list of local, individual therapists who have worked directly with Beyond Hunger’s clinical program and therefore have a solid knowledge of Beyond Hunger’s philosophy. There are many great therapists who do wonderful work with eating disorders. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, please contact us at (415) 459-2270, or contact another licensed medical or psychological healthcare provider for professional help.
Carol Normandi, MS, LMFT, Co-founder of Beyond Hunger
Carol Normandi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice since 1992. She is a co-founder of Beyond Hunger, Inc. and co-author with Laurelee Roark of two books developing Beyond Hunger’s approach: It’s Not About Food: Ending Your Obsession with Food and Weight (Putnam 1998), and Over It: A Teen’s Guide To Getting Beyond Food and Weight (New World Library 2001). Carol works with adults, children, couples and families, specializing in eating disorders and body image disturbances. She has facilitated support groups, led workshops, and lectured about eating disorders for more than twenty years. Carol provides clinical consultation for Beyond Hunger. She is also the Executive of Amrita Eating Disorder Treatment.
Laurelee Roark, MA, CCHT, Co-founder of Beyond Hunger
(415) 497-8910. laureleeroark.com.
Laurelee Roark is a co-founder of Beyond Hunger, Inc. She has facilitated support groups, led workshops, and lectured about eating disorders since the 1980’s. She is co-author with Carol Normandi of two books developing Beyond Hunger’s approach: It’s Not About Food: Ending Your Obsession with Food and Weight (Putnam 1998), and Over It: A Teen’s Guide To Getting Beyond Obsessions with Food and Weight (New World Library 2001). Laurelee facilitates support groups, workshops, conducts presentations and trains facilitators. She also provides hypnotherapy, EFT, yoga instruction and low level laser light therapy treatments. She sees clients via Zoom and also in her office in Piedmont (Oakland), CA. Check out her podcast, “It’s Not ABout Food.”
Helen Shamis, MS, LMFT
Helen Shamis is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, who has lived in Marin County for almost ten years. She has worked with community non-profit programs, local mental health agencies and colleges in California since 1990. Specifically, her experience includes crisis counseling, individual, group and family treatment regarding adolescent life issues, working with children with learning disabilities and supporting clients to recovery from different eating disorders. She has a private practice in Marin.
Barbara Murphy, MA. Psy.D.
(415) 898-9966 feat2eat.com
Barbara Murphy is a Psychologist with a private practice in Novato. Her love of working with eating disorders has grown from her own experience of personal recovery. Barbara was part of the start-up of Quest, an Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program in 2001, and managed the program for many years. Her experience with families, adolescents, and groups has been especially fulfilling. As a Commercial/Instrument rated pilot, Barbara also works with those who have a fear of flying.
Shannon Myers, MA, LMFT
Shannon Myers is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Rafael. Shannon received her undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University and her Masters degree at the University of San Francisco. She works with adults, couples, families, and adolescents. Shannon has a background in family therapy and adolescent development. Her specialties include working with issues of depression, low self-esteem, body image issues and eating disorders, parenting challenges, abuse, and life transitions. Shannon offers a sliding scale and is aware of many community resources. She is a member of the Marin Eating Disorders Task Force and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Meg Tinsley, MA, LMFT
Meg Tinsley received her MA in somatic (body-oriented) psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1998 and has been licensed since 2003. She has worked in private practice, school-based, and hospital settings–the latter as a chemical dependency counselor for adults and adolescents in a Recovery Center. She has also been trained in Authentic Movement, a Jungian-based dance therapy approach, and enjoys assisting clients in their healing work via creative approaches. She has a private practice in Petaluma, CA. Website: www.megtinsleymft.com
For lists of local & national eating disorder treatment centers and therapists, please visit:
The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Health At Every Size (HAES)