Meet the Staff at The Body Image Therapy Center
The experienced staff at The Body Image Therapy Center is dedicated to treating eating disorders and other related disorders. We follow accepted best practices while adapting treatment to meet your unique needs. Our staff includes those who are in recovery ourselves, so we understand what you are experiencing.
Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS, Founder, CEO
Andrew Walen is the founder and CEO of The Body Image Therapy. He is a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders, body image, anxiety and depression, self-harm, and self-esteem. He is an active author, speaker, and advocate on these issues.
Mr. Walen currently serves as President of the executive board for the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED). He was also a founding board member of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). He has appeared on The Today Show, was featured in The New York Times, and interviewed for film documentaries, television, and radio as an expert in the field of eating disorders and body image. In addition, he has authored numerous articles and presented workshops on eating disorders, body image disturbance, exercise addiction, bariatric surgery recovery, and binge eating disorder. His first book, Man Up to Eating Disorders, which is a memoir and self-help book directed at males with an emphasis on binge eating disorder, was published May 2014.
Mr. Walen is a magna cum laude graduate of the University Of Tennessee College Of Social Work in Nashville. He also is a published singer/songwriter and performs regionally (www.andrewwalen.com).
Elizabeth Mitchell, Operations Director
Elizabeth serves as both head of human resources and day to day operations of The Body Image Therapy Center. Prior to joining The Body Image Therapy Center, she worked in the medical billing field and ran a home daycare business. A Baltimore native, Elizabeth’s personal experience helping family struggling with mental illness led to her passion for this field of work. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys gardening, attending concerts and watching her son and daughter play lacrosse.
The Body Image Therapy Center is here to help you and your family. Please give us a call at (877)-674-2843 or CLICK HERE today.