Free Support Groups
Our support groups are at the heart of the EDF program, providing safe places for those with eating disorders and their families to grow and to learn from one another. These groups not only have helped many who are touched by eating disorders, but also have served as a springboard from which lasting, supportive friendships have grown.
All of our groups are peer led, meaning that the discussions are guided by the group members. There is a facilitator present, usually a licensed counselor, and sometimes a master’s level practicum student. They are there to keep the conversation safe and not triggering. Our groups vary in size because they are drop-in, but are usually around 5-10 people depending on the group. You will not be forced to participate during the groups, but we hope you will feel EDF is a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings.
Are you coming to EDF for the first time? We would love to give you a tour. A Place of Our Own is very cozy, and we want it to feel like your home away from home.
On Solid Ground Recovery Group
2nd & 4th Monday of Each Month, 6:00 – 7:30pm
This support group is ideal for individuals who are in stable recovery, but desire a forum to discuss how the very temperament and intricate personality traits that aligned with their eating disorders sometimes continue to create new challenges in life. This group requires that participants be in solid recovery and behavior free for a minimum of 2 years.
Individuals 18+ Struggling with an Eating Disorder
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm
This support group is ideal for individuals at least 18 years old who are struggling or in recovery from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or body image concerns.
Support Group for Family & Friends
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00pm
This support group is ideal for family members and friends of individuals struggling or in recovery from an eating disorder. Join this group of parents, partners, siblings, and friends, and talk with someone who knows what you’re going through.
Art Journaling Group
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Receive your own blank sketch book and “Create Your Story” through art journaling. It is your art journal and your time to express yourself through art in any way you choose. Hang out, listen to music, and make art in a relaxed, fun environment with your fellow EDF members.
Individuals Struggling with Binge Eating Disorder
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm
This support group is ideal for individuals at least 18 years old who are struggling or in recovery from Binge Eating Disorder.
Individuals 30+ Struggling with an Eating Disorder
Saturdays, 11:00 – 12:30pm
This support group is ideal for individuals 30 years and older that are struggling or in recovery from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or body image concerns.
Melissa Preston, MA, NCC, RD
Kate Daigle, MA, NCC, LPC
Kaci Guilford, MA, LPC
Laura Lavoie, MS, LPC
Suzie K. Jordan, MA-AT, NCC, AT, AAI
Beth Letourneau, MA, RYT
Beth is passionate about eating disorder recovery and specializes in treating eating disorders in her private practice, Beth Letourneau Counseling. She has been volunteering for The Eating Disorder Foundation since 2007 and is Co-Chair of the Research Committee for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Denver Metro Chapter. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, an avid rock climber, and enjoys writing and art.
Kendra Maruyama BA, CEPC
Kendra Maruyama BA, CEPC is an Eating Disorder Recovery Mentor and Certified Eating Psychology Coach. Her passion for helping others achieve healthy eating disorder recovery is rooted in her own personal recovery. Kendra helps her clients reshape their experience with body image and recreate healthy belief systems around food and nourishment.
Dorie McCubbrey, MSEd, PhD, LPC, CEDS
“Dr. Dorie” McCubbrey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She is the Owner and Clinical Director of Positive Pathways – a group practice providing outpatient treatment for eating disorders and co-occurring addictions. Dr. Dorie’s approach of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ is based on her own journey of recovery – she shares her recovery wisdom as a guide for others.
Ellie Herman, MA, LPC, NCC
Amanda E. Bourgeois, MA, NCC, LPC
Tonya McFarland, PsyD, LP, CEDS
Angela Andersen, MA, LPC
Angela is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and specializes in eating disorders, sex therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her goal is to encourage learning more about yourself and what is most meaningful to you, while identifying what gets in the way of you making progress toward the life you want.
Erica Faulhaber, MA, NCC, LPCC
Alison Raman, LPC
Jordan Gorrell MA, NCC, LPCC
Allison Cohan, LCSW
Dolores Schoonover, LPC, CEDS
Dolores DeVargas-Schoonover is a bilingual, Licensed Professional Counselor and Addictions Counselor II, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist/Approved CEDS supervisor. She has extensive experience working with individuals highly resistant to treatment, with prominent trauma histories, and with eating disorders. Dolores believes the family unit is an important component of the recovery process. She incorporates Family Systems Theory, seeing the family as a whole and recognizing the impact on the family that one individual’s struggle has. Her warm, thoughtful and caring nature facilitates clients in being successful with making permanent, lifelong changes.