Dr. Steinmeyer obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Edinborough State College in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Psychology from United States International University in 1986. Since then, she has served as an eating disorder consultant at various medical centers. She is currently the Director of the Eating Disorder Program for Sovereign Health and also maintains a private practice in Laguna Hills.
What an eating disorder is not:
What an eating disorder is: A functional abnormality, involving a complex interval of various mental and physical factors, with no predictable course.
Eating Disorder vs. Normal Behavior
The Mirror: “Every morning, I hate what I see in the mirror.” This is true for most people. For those with no eating disorder, the only person that is disappointed by the mirror is him/herself. People with ED usually think that they disgust everyone.
Characteristics of ED in general
Strengths of people with eating disorders
The Many Roles of Food
Anorexia (Anorexia Nervosa)
Bulimia (Bulimia Nervosa)
Compulsive Overeating (Binge Eating) Disorder
How do ED and substance abuse differ?
Treatment Philosophy at Sovereign Health
Additional Therapy Options