Mallory Hepp, LCSW, CEDS

San Fernando Valley

Addresses: 5535 Balboa Blvd # 206, Encino, CA 91316

Phone: 818-938-1937



Accepted Insurance:Sliding Scale, I don't bill insurance

Eating disorders are complicated problems that don’t only affect our food, weight and body; they can infiltrate just about every space in our lives. Eating disorders disrupt the harmony of body, mind and soul. They cloud our ability to be in our authentic selves and require us to behave in ways that aren’t in alignment with who we are or who we want to be. Having navigated my own recovery process gives me a unique perspective that enables me to speak to the challenges of the recovery process while firmly holding onto the possibility of a fully recovered life outside of an eating disorder.

I work with people who struggle with a variety of eating problems, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive over-exercise, and compulsive over-eating. Together, we can explore the meaning of these problems in your life and work to dismantle the hold they have on you.

I believe that eating disorders are the result of the complex interplay of cultural, social, interpersonal, biological and environmental factors that manifest into a “perfect storm” to produce the problem. Thematically, eating disorders are often about unmet needs, shame, trauma, perfectionism, competitiveness, problematic family dynamics, power, control, unworthiness, and the need to be productive.  Through our conversations we will identify what underlies your unique eating disorder and what function the problem serves in your life. We will then try on alternative, more adaptive ways to meet those needs. Most importantly, we will work to discover what might be more important to you than your eating disorder and we will take steps to build a life that is worth recovering to.

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