Julie M. Simon, MA, MBA, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach with more than twenty years of experience helping overeaters stop dieting, heal their relationships with themselves and their bodies, lose excess weight, and keep it off. A lifelong fitness enthusiast, she is also a certified personal trainer with over twenty-five years of experience designing exercise and nutrition programs for various populations. Julie Simon is also the founder and director of the Los Angeles-based Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program, which offers an alternative to dieting by addressing the mind, body, and spirit imbalances underlying overeating. Her professional experience with and personal journey through childhood trauma, weight challenges, and body, brain, and spiritual imbalances led to the creation of the twelve-week program, which she has been running for twenty years. She is also the creator of the Women Who Eat for Emotional Comfort support groups.
For over two decades, Julie has presented seminars and workshops on overcoming overeating, and on associated mental-health topics, to both lay and professional audiences, at the UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center, the Santa Monica College Continuing Education and Community Services, the Learning Annex, the Los Angeles Dietetic Association, and the Whole Foods markets, among others.
Julie formerly served for many years on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in different capacities. She lives and practices in Los Angeles.
For more information and inspiration, visit Julie's website at www.overeatingrecovery.com.