Dr. Janean Anderson, Ph.D., CEDS-S - Founder & Director, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
I am a licensed psychologist, podcast host, and author who writes about eating disorder recovery. I am also certified by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) as well as a CEDS Supervisor.
My first book, Recover Your Perspective, became a bestseller in the eating disorder field. It can be found on Amazon.
I am recovered from anorexia myself and believe recovery is possible for all people. My podcast, The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast, discusses the latest information about eating disorder recovery including how to recover from disordered eating, make peace with food, improve body image, and heal your relationship with yourself. The podcast showcases top leaders in the field and reaches people in over 50 countries worldwide, averaging tens of thousands of downloads. My podcast is available here.
Education & Training
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders in Denver, CO. I am a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and am an iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. As a CEDS-S iaedp Approved Supervisor, I am able to provide supervision to professionals seeking their CEDS credential. I am part of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Network of treatment providers and am a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED).
I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University and completed my doctoral psychology internship at the University of California, Davis in the Eating Disorder Emphasis program. I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 2008.
- Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association
- Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)
- iaedp Approved Supervisor (CEDS-S)
- Doctoral Psychology Internship, University of California, Davis, Eating Disorder Emphasis Program, APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
- M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, APA Accredited Program
- B.S. in Psychology Colorado State University, graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors
Approach to Therapy
I view psychotherapy as an opportunity for self-exploration and growth as a part of overall health. My work is integrative, drawing from several types of therapy. Primarily, I think of our behaviors as the result of things we learned in our relationships (Interpersonal). I also incorporate therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I work to empower clients to create change in their lives by helping them build skills to solve their problems while using insight-oriented therapy to examine deeper emotions and patterns that caused and maintains the pattern they are working on.
Sitting in the chair across from me, you’ll find that I’m a relatable, honest person. My style is very compassionate and warm and embraces candor and humor.
I grew up in beautiful Colorado and feel lucky to call Colorado home. When I'm not working, I enjoy getting my hands on as many books as I can, catching a Rockies game, trying my hand at painting, and spending time outdoors. Most importantly, I spend time with my loved ones, including my Golden Retriever and cats.