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Rosa Lim, PhD. Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating.

July 25, 2022 Yin J. Li, LMFT Season 1 Episode 11
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Rosa Lim, PhD. Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating.
Show Notes

In this episode, I speak with Rosa Lim (she/her) who is a clinical psychologist based in NYC.

We cover a lot in 45 minutes. Rosa and I talk about: 

·       the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating,

·       how eating disorders is a disorder of disconnection, 

·       the correlation of trauma and eating disorders,

·       how eating disorders develop,

·       the kinds of treatments available and what healing looks like,

·       what to look for in a clinician,

·       what could be helpful in preventing eating disorders,

·       and how our experiences of immigration, food, and language intersects with the development and treatment of eating disorders.

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, there might be information in this episode that might evoke strong reactions. At times you might feel understood and hopeful; and at other times, you might feel defeated and scared. Whatever this conversation brings up, my hope is that you can be gentle with yourself and know that healing is possible even if challenging. 

Eating disorders are a serious condition. Bulimia and anorexia can be life threating. 

As with any health condition, there is not a single, sure way to address it.  Please do your research and enlist friends and family to help in the process whether reading books, listening to podcasts, or finding a clinician or clinicians.

Here are the resources that Rosa mentions on the podcast:

·       National Eating Disorders Association

·       Academy of Eating Disorders

·       Eating Disorder Anonymous

Rosa Lim, PhD, (she/her) is a licensed clinical psychologist in NYC who has worked in private practice and in college counseling for the past 20 years. Currently, she is involved with the William Alanson White Institute’s Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions program, as both a member of the steering committee and as guest faculty.  She can be contacted at

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