Eating Disorders Program

WTC is currently partnering with Liberation: Eating Disorders Education (LEDE) to provide an Eating Disorder Training Track to a cohort of our interns.

LEDE’s mission is to close the service gap in eating disorder care through financially accessible, evidence-based treatment, rooted in body
liberation and social justice frameworks. The overarching goal of the program is to provide accessible, culturally-attuned eating disorder treatment for the community, while growing and training a more inclusive community of eating disorder therapists.

What is the program?
LEDE provides interns with specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders, grounded in best practices from scientific and social justice frameworks. The Eating Disorder Training Track includes didactics, case conference and individual supervision with experts in the field. Didactic topics include: diagnosis and case conceptualization; assessment; medical & nutritional aspects; treatment approaches; working as part of a multidisciplinary team; body politics and sociocultural influences.

The cohort is comprised of masters- and doctoral- level associates, who are currently completing either the two-year or advanced training programs at the Women’s Therapy Center in Berkeley. As many clients seek therapists who reflect aspects of their own identities and lived experiences, we are thrilled to have a diverse cohort of trainees, representing a range of racial identities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ages.

The program allows clients to access weekly psychotherapy, with a therapist who can provide quality eating disorder treatment, at a sliding-scale fee, based on income. There is no limit to the number of sessions— duration of treatment is determined by the client and therapist, based on the client’s needs and goals. Most therapists remain at WTC between 2-3 years, and many transition with their clients into private practice afterwards, allowing for the possibility of long-term psychotherapy and continuity of care.

Who is eligible for this program?

- Adolescent (14+) and adult women, trans* and gender-nonconforming individuals seeking treatment for an eating disorder or disordered eating.
- All clients must have established care with a primary care provider (PCP) and be willing to sign a Release of Information for the therapist and PCP to coordinate care.
- Adolescents must be medically stable.**

** At this time, LEDE does not train therapists in Family-Based Therapy (FBT), which is considered best practice for adolescents with eating disorders. As such, LEDE will only accept adolescent clients who are medically stable and assessed to be ready for individual psychotherapy.

How do clients get connected to an ED therapist?

Call WTC at 510-524-8288 ext. 340 OR email to schedule a phone intake.

More information about LEDE is available at
Our therapists are advanced or post-graduate students working toward licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Psychologist.

They are supervised by an outstanding faculty of senior clinicians.
Fees are on a sliding scale, based on income and resources, allowing for flexibility and affordability.

The scale ranges from $40-$150 for individuals and $40-$180 for couples.

Check back in October for Online Scheduling. For now call our Counseling Request Line at 510-524-8288.
Ext 340

General therapy appointments are on Weekdays from 9 AM to 9 PM 
and Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM

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