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Dr Tony Paulson has treated patients with eating disorders for more than 20 years and has lectured extensively on the topic to community groups and professionals. He is an adjunct professor at Sacramento State and teaches core classes at JFK University's eating disorders certificate program. He co-authored the book, "Why She Feels Fat: Understanding Your Loved One's Eating Disorder and How You Can Help" to assist families in better understanding and responding to their loved one's eating disorder. Dr Paulson's approach to treating anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder utilizes a combination of education, cognitive therapy, and experiential activities. Dr Paulson is the only clinician in Sacramento to be certified in Family Based Treatment by the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (see maudsleyparents.org). 

Your path to recovery starts with reaching out for help. I appreciate you visiting our web site and considering treatment. The path you are about to walk on can at times be steep and full of obstacles. You might feel like you can't take another step or the obstacles are too large to overcome. Yet at other times it might feel like the path is never ending. I can assure you that you will not walk this path alone. You will be given direction, guidance, and comfort on your journey to recovery by our dedicated staff.  Recovery is living a life you were meant to live and letting go of the fears that feed your eating disorder. Life away from your eating disorder has trials and struggles but is also full of love and connection to others. Open yourself up to the possibilities! - Tony Paulson, Ph.D.
 

Please feel free to email Dr. Paulson at drtonypaulson@gmail.com

You can also find him at http://www.facebook.com/sierratreatmentcenter 

http://www.twitter.com/drtonypaulson
 


Dr. Snyder is a licensed psychologist.  Her clinical experience started in 2008, providing individual, couples, family and group therapy in a variety of settings including community mental health and the VA.  She obtained her bachelors degree in psychology at University of California, Davis and her masters and doctorate degrees at Alliant International University.  She has been involved in international research in Vietnam as well as providing workshops there.  Dr. Snyder is trained in Family-Based Treatment (also known as the Maudsley Method) and works with patients and their families providing individual, couples and family counseling.   She also provides educational workshops about eating disorders and related issues, such as body image. 
 
I understand that finding the right therapist to work with is very important, especially when seeking treatment for an eating disorder. My goal is to provide personalized psychotherapeutic services in a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment.  I take a holistic approach to working with patients, which means considering a persons psychological, physical and spiritual contexts.  Collaboration with each patient is essential. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques so that treatment is tailored to your specific needs. 
 
Please feel free to contact Dr. Snyder at evedsnyder@gmail.com
You can also find her at https://www.facebook.com/drevesnyder 

Dr. Emma McManus has been treating patients for seven years in a variety of clinical settings. She has earned a masters and a doctorate degree in clinicapsychology. Dr. McManus is trained in evidence based treatments for eating disorders including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. To insure proper and effective treatment is available to all those who seek it, Dr. McManus offers services on a sliding scale based solely on financial need.  Dr McManus is a psychological assistant and is under the supervision of Dr. Tony Paulson.

There is no one best approach to treating patients suffering from eating disorders. Treatment and recovery is truly individualized and based on the unique needs of each patient. Through developing a supportive therapeutic relationship, you and I will work together to develop the treatment plan that will be most effective for you. I will bring to our work together a 
commitment to assist you in finding full recovery from eating disorders. The journey will not be easy but with proper guidance and the devotion and care I will show for your recovery freedom from ED is possible.  

Please feel free to email Dr. McManus at dremmamcmanus@gmail.com

You can also find her at http://www.twitter.com/dremma17
 
Jacqueline Badal is a Registered Dietitian and has recently joined the Natural Balance Nutrition and Sierra Treatment Center team. She has been a dietitian in large teaching hospitals in Texas and California since 2012, focusing the majority of her experience in pediatric and adolescent medical nutrition therapy. She received her Master’s in 2012 in Sports Nutrition with specific research devoted to eating disorders and their treatment. During graduate school, she worked as a diet aide and therapy assistant at a residential eating disorder treatment facility in Florida and trained under an outpatient eating disorder dietitian on her college campus. Since then, she has worked with both women and men struggling with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder as well as individuals struggling with other types of disordered eating behaviors including emotional eating, chronic dieting and orthorexia in both the outpatient and acute care settings. Due to her diverse nutrition background, she has gained a strong understanding of the unique, complex and challenging nutritional needs of this population and is able to give accurate, up-to-date nutrition information in an effective manner with compassionate style. Her passion is providing a comprehensive, personalized approach that supports behavior change and a healthy relationship with food.

 

Leslie Beggs is a Registered Dietitian with Natural Balance Nutrition. Leslie has several years of experience providing nutrition therapy for eating disordered patients in a variety of treatment settings including; residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient care.  Leslie understands the complexity of nutritional rehabilitation for eating disordered patients and provides a comprehensive, personalized approach that supports behavior change and healing of the body. She teaches mindful and intuitive eating skills to promote freedom from rigid eating behaviors by educating on how to interpret the body’s signals and feeding cues. Leslie is committed to helping individuals heal their relationship with food and their bodies through a compassionate, supportive approach. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness dietetics practice group.
 
My goal through nutrition therapy is to help individuals regain trust in their body’s ability to guide the eating process and break free from rigid thoughts and behaviors around food that can impact all areas in one’s life. The process of regaining trust takes time, practice, patience and perseverance but I am here to help you every step on this path to nutritional recovery!

 
Please feel free to contact Leslie at lesliebeggsrd@gmail.com
 

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916 431-0860 or
877 225-8790

 

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