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Adult Eating Disorders Program

The Adult Eating Disorders Program is a specialty program that provides time-limited, evidence-based, outpatient treatment to patients with disordered eating behaviors that impact their health and quality of life. The Program’s mission is to provide efficient, efficacious outpatient treatment for our patients while supporting clinician and trainee professional development and well-being. The Program, housed within Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry Psychosocial Treatment Clinic, serves adult patients ages 18-75.

We offer an initial consultation to evaluate eating disorder symptoms. The purpose of the evaluation is not to establish a therapeutic relationship or to initiate treatment. As part of this consultation, we will give you feedback about your diagnosis and will outline a treatment plan that will best support your goals. Treatment recommendations will, whenever possible, include providers within our program. Please note, however, one purpose of this visit is to determine if we can meet your needs within our program. If we determine that we are not able to meet your needs within our program, we will suggest alternative options to help you achieve the most appropriate level of care. In some cases, we may recommend outpatient treatment at another clinic or a higher level of care such as a residential or intensive program prior to initiating outpatient treatment.

Please note, we do not have residential or intensive care (e.g., inpatient, IOP, PHP) programs.

For patients younger than age 18, please see the Eating Disorders Clinic.

Areas of Focus

  • Disordered eating
  • Body image distress
  • Post-bariatric surgery challenges
  • Anorexia nervosa (weight inclusive)
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED)
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
  • Rumination disorder
  • Night eating syndrome

The Stanford Adult Eating Disorders Program recognizes eating disorders have serious medical and psychological consequences and can be life-threatening. To ensure your safety, we may require regular monitoring by your medical physician. The specific medical indicators and frequency will be determined after consultation with your primary medical physician. Therapy in our program is subject to termination for failure to attend recommended medical monitoring visits.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Anti-racism

Our clinic is committed to delivering evidence-based treatments for EDs using a weight inclusive approach with individuals of all gender identities, sexual orientations, race/ethnicities, and religious practices. We are committed to anti-racist practices as they affect our attendings, supervisees, trainings, and patients.

Clinic Co-Directors

Debra Safer
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)
Kristine Luce
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinic Providers

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Stacy Lin
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Devin Rand-Giovannetti
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Aubrey Toole, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Cristin Runfola
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Natalie Szykowny
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Yuri Tsutsumi
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Hilary Oleon, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Additional Resources

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) – SF Bay Area

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

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