Erin Terada, PsyD, CEDS-S is the director of clinical training at Relief Mental Health in Oak Brook, Ill. She is highly regarded by her peers and has decades of experience in treating feeding and eating disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and trauma disorders. Over the years, she has practiced in multiple treatment settings throughout the Greater Chicagoland Area.
In this episode, we discuss;
- What is an Eating Disorder?
- How to identify an ED
- Underlying causes
- How the media and diet culture shapes body perception
- Orthorexia and when “clean” eating becomes detrimental
- The relationship between addiction and eating disorders
- Addressing stigma
- The recovery process
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Terada knows that many factors can prevent people from seeking treatment during times when it is truly needed. Whether it is due to anxiety, depression, or other struggles, Dr. Terada wholeheartedly believes that everyone is worthy of help and support to live their best life.
In her work with clients, Dr. Terada deploys evidence-based and evidence-informed practices, including skills-based psychoeducation, specialized therapy modalities—Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-e), Inference-based Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (I-CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)—and alternative supportive services in order to offer the most diverse experience in the process of change.
In addition to direct patient care at Relief, Dr. Terada provides leadership in tandem with Relief’s clinical director, supervises numerous therapists across all of Relief’s locations, and provides ongoing training for all Relief staff.