Episode 109: Dr. Melissa Pereau & Nicole Goolsby: Orthorexia – When Healthy becomes Harmful

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Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Melissa Pereau and Nicole Goolsby, LMFT, and their topic is orthorexia, when healthy becomes harmful. This is a 2-part episode, so be sure to check back next week for the conclusion of this conversation. To listen to part 2, please click here.

Dr. Melissa Pereau is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and the Medical Director of the Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center Eating Disorders Partial Hospital Program. She specializes in Women’s Mental Health, including Eating Disorders, Women’s Trauma, and management of mental illness during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She is an Associate Professor for the Loma Linda School of Medicine and plays a strong role in the education of  medical students and resident physicians.

Nicole Goolsby is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and has over 7 years of experience working with teens, adults, and families in the mental health field. She has additional training and experience in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, and PTSD.  She currently works as both the clinical therapist and treatment coordinator in both partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient Eating Disorder programs at Loma Linda University and has a private practice in Rancho Cucamonga. She provides warm, genuine, and holistic treatment and enjoys bringing her sense of humor into her work with clients and colleagues.

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