In addition to the groups held here at MEDA, many of our professional members offer group sessions outside of MEDA. Please click on any name to be redirected to their page. We recommend calling each provider to learn more about their groups.

Van Dusen Nutrition: This 6 week group is for women ages 16+ who are struggling with a negative relationship with exercise.  The group is designed for those who over-exercise, describe exercise as obligatory, obsessive or compulsive, or define themselves as an exercise addict.  Participants will evaluate their relationships with exercise and begin the process of redefining exercise to be a more balanced component of life. Thursdays – 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31. 5:30 – 6:45 pm. Please call 781-343-1592 or email to schedule an assessment or for further information.

Lisa Dubreuil: Saturdays 10am-11am – This 8 week group is for all genders over age 18 working on recovery from an eating disorder. The group is led by Lisa Dubreuil at her office in Salem. Email or call Lisa at 617-710-2274 to register for the next cycle.

Alice Rosen: The No-diet weekend workshop – The Conscious Cafe. This experiential workshop, held in a serene, natural setting, is a supportive opportunity to rediscover what you innately know….. when, what and how much to eat.  You will learn mindful eating skills for recognizing hunger and fullness, distinguishing between nutritional and emotional hunger, and learn to feed yourself with greater ease and enjoyment.  You will reach a deeper understanding of why you stuff your feelings with food as well as how to develop compassionate alternatives.” $350 + $50 for audio companion.

Amy Gardner:  Your Child’s Weight – Helping Without Hurting (for parents) and Intuitive Eating Support Group for adult women.  Call for more information

Deb Schachter: Recoverying ourselves group – Long-term, psychodynamic groups integrating in mind/body, Internal Family Systems, DBT and body image work.

  1. Monday 6-7:10pm Ages 21+
  2. Wednesday 6-7pm Ages 25+
  3. Thursday 6-7:10 Ages 40+, all groups are mixed diagnosis

Denise Peaslee: Feeding the Soul – Emotional Eating support group

Diana Cullum-Dugan: Yoga for Mindful Eating.

Elayne Daniels: Tantra for Binge Eating Disorder

Heidi Schauster: Non-diet Book Club, Saturday mornings 8:30-10.  The Non-Diet Book Club is a therapeutic book club in which participants read books on mindful, intuitive eating and related topics together. This is a group of women recovering from disordered eating who support one another in community as they read together. The group is facilitated by nutrition therapist Heidi Schauster, MS, RD, LDN, who has been working in the field of eating disorders for 20 years.  Call Heidi if you are interested at 617-877-2202 or

Jean Fain: Self-Compassion Based Eating Awareness Training and Mindful Eating Support Group.  Jean Fain’s in-person and on-line groups teach you how to curb overeating, feel your hunger, trust your taste buds and become deeply satisfied with the quality, rather than quantity, of food. All of which helps you eat less and weigh less without dieting. The in-person groups are for participants local to Concord, MA. The on-line groups are conducted via Skype for everyone, everywhere with everyday eating issues as well as those who prefer meeting on-line.  For more information, visit her website.

Jesine O’Gara: DBT skills group.

Julie Cappella: Healthy Body and Mind: A weight management group for women

This is a supportive group that offers strategies for over-weight women (ages 30s-60s) struggling with weight loss and body image issues. The emphasis is on identifying triggers to overeating and improving self awareness, acceptance and self care in a non-judgmental environment that promotes change. Dietary and exercise goals will be individualized, and a release to speak with the primary physician will be requested.  Initial evaluation is $200 and group sessions are $65. This is an 8 week group that will begin in September 2016.

Jyoti Daniere: Monday nights 6-7:30 for women with eating disorders ages 21-35

Laura Douglass: Yoga class, Monday 6-7:30

Lauren Schiffer: Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery During
Pregnancy and Postpartum

  • When: Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Central Square, Cambridge
  • Cost: $125 series. Registration, payment and brief phone screening
    are required before the first session
  • Contact: Lauren Schiffer, LICSW, MPH at or 551.427.0884 for more details

Lindsay Brady and Jennifer Rego: The Anger Outlet: Understanding Your Emotional Self in Recovery. Click here for more information

Lisa DuBreuil: Eating Disorder recovery group.  Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 am.  Group runs on 8-week blocks.  $20 per group – $160 for the entire 8-weeks.

Lisa Pearl: Group therapy.  Contact for more information.

Liz Fayram: Yoga of Eating

Louise Valiquette: Wednesday 8-9:30pm, ongoing mixed eating and body image issues group, 12 week minimum requirement, initial assessment required.  Ages 21+.

Maria Mellano: Healing in Action

Mary-Ellen Crowley: Visit her website for a comprehensive list of groups

Roberto Olivardia: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Males with eating disorders

Robin Sawyer Rawls: CARE Group in Andover, MA, Monday 7:15 – for families and loved ones

Rosemary Duffy: Emotional eating

Sara Hart: 20 week DBT Skills Training.  Call (413) 841-1678 for more information

Sarah Patten: Meal support series. Currently takes place on Tuesday evening from 7-8:15 for 5 consecutive weeks. Limited to 6 participants/session.  Contact for more information

Stacey Richmond: Kind Eating – Kind Being, click here

DBT Groups