Adults with Eating Disorders: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim


I had the pleasure of talking to the fabulous Dr. Lauren Muhlheim over Skype today about adults with eating disorders.

Below are some of the issues that Dr. Muhlheim and I discussed. This is just the bare bones of the conversation and I recommend that you listen to the whole podcast as Dr. Muhlheim gives some incredibly valuable insight and decorates these points fantastically.

Lauren greyDr. Lauren Muhlheim

Dr. Lauren Mulhleim is a clinical psychologist at Eating Disorder Therapy LA who specializes in providing evidence-based cognitive behavioral psychotherapy for a variety of problems experienced by adults including eating disorders. Dr. Muhlheim regularly volunteers her time for several organizations including the Academy for Eating Disorders, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and Best Friends LA. She is my go-to professional and a highly valued member of the eating disorder advocacy community.

In short: Dr. Muhlheim gets eating disorders. Check out her website for more information and resources and follow her on twitter @drmuhlheim 



In this podcast you will find information on:

Outlining the biggest obstacles for adult sufferers when it comes to accessing treatment options.

Adult and post-menopausal onset of eating disorders.

Dynamics of family and relationships for adults with eating disorders and financial implications. 

The role and potential of Family-Based Therapy.

Post inpatient treatment plans and relapse avoidance plans 

Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

F.E.A.S.T – Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders — this is the website that helped me save my own life. Literally.

And here are those Dr. Muhlhiem mentioned at the end of the podcast:

ASPIRE – Adults Supporting Peers in Recovery from Eating Disorders

Recovery Warriors


Please follow and like me :):

About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

4 thoughts on “Adults with Eating Disorders: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim

  • Adult anon

    I’ve just listened to your podcast interview and was really pleased that those issues were addressed. In my experience, I’m daily trying to FBT myself. It’s so hard. But I’m also using any advice, research, mantras too. My latest was found by reading some random magazine article in well being and it said, ‘ we have to be mothers to ourselves too…we wouldn’t be intimidating, insulting, neglectful etc to our own child, so don’t do it to our own body’. I like that and I’ve thought about that the last week.
    I hadn’t heard of FEAST so that’s a new one to look at too. Thank you, as I am constantly trying to find workable ways to keep positive. Your pod was refreshing and just good to listen to. Maybe a pic from ex sufferers talking about and stating their tips would be good too. Yes, you can find them but your site is also one I trust. Just a thought.

    • Tabitha Farrar Post author


      Glad you found that helpful. I have recorded this week a more in depth account of my own methods that I used with success taken from FBT. I will publish that one on Sunday. I totally intend to keep going with exploring this and building a battery of tips and advice for adults with eating disorders.

      • Adult anon

        Thank you. I know that I’ve just returned from a holiday/ family visit that has triggered negative behaviours. Wobbles like this, even when I thought I was prepared (last year the trip happened too but I felt more exhausted and negative) have proved to have been challenging. Getting back on the recovery road is what’s needed and desired, but doing it takes pushing, mentally and physically. Tips for this, for example, overcoming the little wobbles along the way, etc, would be useful. I have found that getting my husband to see the signs and to be normal, unsympathetic but ‘there’ has helped. Like he gave me cheddar slices then an extra one as he said he only cut thin ones. I had no choice but to take it. I just said thanks. I wouldn’t have given myself the extra one.