what is this episode about?

This episode features two guests from the Eating Recovery Center (ERC), Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS the Denver regional medical director and Meredith Nisbet, MS, LMFT, CEDS licensed therapist and member of the ERC Clinical Response Team. We talk about what eating disorders are, how they present themselves, and how treatment at the Eating Recover Center can help. We also break down some myths regarding eating disorders and treatment, including discussions on body neutrality vs. body acceptance, body diversity, defining "health", using a Health At Every Size approach to care, and so much more!


This episode is packed with helpful information whether you have experienced an eating disorder yourself or not ... learning about these conditions and how to seek proper treatment is life saving so I encourage you all to listen!


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If you liked this episode, you can also check out another fantastic episode on Health At Every Size with Meredith Nisbet on Mental Note Podcast, a show sponsored by Eating Recovery Center & Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center.


Formal Bio's Below:

Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar comes to Pathlight following her role as Medical Director at Eating Recovery Center (ERC), Denver. Prior to joining ERC, Dr. Wassenaar served as a staff psychiatrist and medical director at the Lindner Center of Hope with emphasis on Child and Adolescent outpatient medication management and therapy.

She is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Wassenaar has completed advanced training in:

  1. Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program, Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute

  2. Family Based Therapy (FBT) Training, University of California San Diego Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Center

  3. Motivational Interviewing for Obesity in the Primary Care Setting, DuPont/Nemours Children’s Hospital System

Dr. Wassenaar is a Clinical Instructor at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and served as Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Assistant Professor Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center prior to relocating to Denver. In addition to her clinical practice she is an avid researcher and academic writer in the area of eating disorders.


Meredith Nisbet, MS, LMFT, CEDS is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and member of the Clinical Response Team with Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center, where she enjoys engaging with patients, families, and providers seeking admission nationwide. In addition to her work for ERC and Pathlight and in her private practice, Meredith also provides education and training on weight stigma and Health At Every Size-informed care around the country. Meredith earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University; she recently received accreditation as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through IAEDP. Meredith resides in Raleigh, North Carolina where she spends her free time listening to true crime podcasts, practicing hot yoga, and snuggling with her dog, Mac.

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