To make contact with me for an in-person appointment at my West Los Angeles office please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 310-474-4165.



joannaJoanna Poppink, MFTIf you are troubled with emotional pain or feel sorrow and anger at not being able to live a satisfying life or are frustrated by not acting positively toward fulfilling your goals or even knowing what your goals are, I can help.

If you suffer from an eating disorder or have an eating disorder in your past, or love someone who has an eating disorder, I can help.

I understand that your emotional situation is uniquely yours yet occurs within the context of a complex living situation you want to maintain, change or leave. Also, you are aging, and your physical and emotional needs, priorities and desires are changing.  I bring understanding and compassion to our therapy sessions while I provide you with healing and growth opportunities. We sort through what you see and what you don't see as together we find meaning in your experience, create new self-care tools, find solutions to problems and often bring unexpected new satisfactions and joys into your life.

How to Make Contact

To contact me for more information, set up a telephone consultation or make a therapy appointment, please call (310) 474-4165.

To avoid telephone tag or deal efficiently with time differences, you can e-mail me to set up a telephone appointment:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Making An Appointment

If you want to make an appointment with me you can e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at (310) 474-4165 to arrange for a telephone consultation.  I will give you an initial telephone consultation at no charge.

During that conversation you and I will determine if an in-person appointment seems like the best next step for you. If it is

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Therapy Online or Over the Phone

I believe effective eating disorder recovery work involves a real relationship with another person with both people in the same room at the same time.

Eating disorders manifest psychological, emotional and spiritual stress through the body.  For therapy to have meaning and

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Long Distance Consultations

Telephone consultations and private video consultations conducted through Skype are available.

These are informational meetings and relate to personal development issues and guidance as your work through the self-help exercises on this site and in my book, Healing Your Hungry Heart.

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Couples and Family Therapy

My main practice is with women, most of whom have or have ever had an eating disorder.

However, families with one or more members with an eating disorder, can come in for short term work to get a sense of how they can pull together to create a more healing environment for everyone. Usually such meetings are once a week for a

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Nutritional and Exercise Issues

Fears around food in general and some particular foods, emotional attraction to certain foods, vulnerability to binge foods,  issues regarding "safe" and "unsafe" foods are certainly addressed. 

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Insurance Coverage for Treatment

Insurance companies, not I, make coverage decisions.

I am not a member of any HMO program nor am I on any list of preferred providers.  If you have a PPO my fees may be partially reimbursed under the category of "out of network provider."  My services may be covered by private insurance.

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Therapeutic Requirements

I work with adults only. My practice is designed for women and men who are committed to their own healing, recovery, and personal development.  I work with people in an age range of 24 - 90+.

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Consultations vs. Psychotherapy

A consultation is a time limited experience with me where you provide specific information about yourself and your situations so I can give you professional perspective on your possible options.  You use my consultation services to learn more about healing and recovery exercises and how to apply them and integrate them into your life.

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