True eating disorder recovery is possible. A supportive, team approach, including a counselor/therapist, a dietitian, and appropriate medical providers, is most beneficial for this process.
Julie shares an office suite with two outstanding therapists who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders. She works closely with them to coordinate the best care possible for mutual patients. Also, clients are often able to schedule their nutrition and therapy appointments back to back to save on travel time. These two therapists are listed below.
*Note: If you would like referrals for other counselors/therapists in Richmond who work with eating disorder recovery, please ask. Referrals are available.
Julie Samitt, LCSW
Julie Samitt is an LCSW with a master’s degree from VCU School of Social Work and post graduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Washington School of Psychiatry in Washington D.C. Her work is with adults, adolescents and families. Julie Samitt’s clinical experience is concentrated in understanding issues of trauma, anxiety and addiction. She has a special interest in working with individuals experiencing eating disorders and has extensive training, experience and relationships with community partners pertaining to eating disorders and their accompanying labyrinth of thoughts, feelings and challenges. Julie Samitt’s work with clients with eating disorders is concentrated on issues of body image, food, power and sexuality. Contact Julie Samitt
Eliza Valentine, LPC
Eliza Valentine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Bachelor’s degree from UVA and a Master’s degree from The George Washington University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Eliza has experience working with individuals diagnosed with eating disorders in partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings in addition to working with individuals at an outpatient level struggling with issues such as: anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, and self-esteem/self-worth. Contact Eliza Valentine
Conveniently located in downtown Richmond, VA next to VCU campus