Meet and Eat Together
My3Square by Columbus Park
View our extensive library of virtual meal support sessions below!
Join together—while eating together—as a community.
Experience therapeutic meals while learning from therapists, dietitians, influencers, researchers and guests sharing their personal recovery stories. Join us on-demand, brought to you by My3Square, the virtual meal support and coaching division of Columbus Park.
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Our expert providers offer recovery coaching and virtual meal support to individuals anywhere in the world.
Meet and Eat Together Sessions
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One Woman’s Story of Recovery
Jenni Schaefer, Author, Speaker, Senior Fellow, The Meadows Treatment Centers
Author Jenni Schaefer joins our virtual therapeutic meal to discuss her own personal story, both how she achieved recovery and what her life looks like today. Together, we’ll also explore the connection between trauma and eating disorders. We hope you’ll join us for this in-depth conversation.
Motivation During Recovery
Jenni Schaefer, Author, Speaker, Senior Fellow, The Meadows Behavioral Healthcare
Celebrated author Jenni Schaefer joins My3Square once again for a Meet and Eat Together session focused on motivation during recovery. We’ll discuss concrete strategies for moving forward with your recovery, as well as take comments and questions from participants joining us for lunch. Don’t miss this in-depth conversation and exploration of motivation during our next session.
Recovery as a Queer Woman
Grace Patterson, Project Heal Chief Programs Officer
Grace Patterson of Project HEAL joins our next Meet and Eat Together session to discuss her own recovery experience as a queer woman who couldn’t afford treatment. She’ll also explore lessons from her own recovery and how she now works with people in recovery at Project HEAL. Spend your next lunchtime with us for a lively and powerful conversation.
Body Image and Eating Disorders
Courtney Levy Daniels, LMHC, Private Practice Eating Disorder Therapist (former Columbus Park provider)
We hope you’ll join us for our next Meet and Eat Together virtual therapeutic meal, where we’ll talk with Courtney Levy Daniels, LMHC, a therapist specializing in eating disorders. In addition to providing much-needed group support during this uncertain time, we’ll also discuss how body image can contribute to eating disorders and how we can improve our self-image through treatment. Spend your next lunch with us!
Getting “Unstuck” with Eating Disorders
Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, Researcher, Therapist, Director Center for Evidence-Based Treatment Ohio
Ever felt like you are stuck in place in your recovery, unable to make progress? Dr. Lucene Wisniewski will share her tips for getting “unstuck” in recovery while also reviewing leading treatments for eating disorders during our next Meet and Eat Together virtual therapeutic meal. Join us!
DBT For Eating Disorders
Elisabeth Byrnes, LMHC, Columbus Park Virtual Therapist and DBT Provider at DBT Center of San Diego
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy well adapted to treat individuals with eating disorders. This therapy uses accessible, concrete skills to help individuals cope with stress, anxiety, and strong emotional responses. During our Meet and Eat Together therapeutic meal, Elisabeth Byrnes, LMHC, a therapist with Columbus Park Experts and the DBT Center of San Diego, will talk about the ins and outs of DBT treatment. She’ll also teach a few skills that you can take with you into your everyday routines.
Coping with Eating Disorders During Covid-19
Rebecca Eyre, Project Heal Treatment Access Program Director
Need some tips for coping with eating disorders or body image during the Covid-19 crisis? We’re joined by Rebecca Eyre of Project HEAL who will share her best practices for this uncertain time, as well as her favorite things about working with eating disorder clients as a therapist. We hope you’ll join us for this rewarding session during your next lunchtime meal.
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness
Johanna S. Kandel, Founder & CEO The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, Author, Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder
Join us for our Meet and Eat Together therapeutic meal, where we invite individuals managing eating disorders to experience a virtual meal together. In this installment, we also welcome Johanna S. Kandel, the founder and CEO of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness and the author of “Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder.” We welcome you to participate in this free event and get some extra support, structure and skills at meal time.
A Conversation with McCall Dempsey of Southern Smash
McCall Manning Dempsey, Speaker, Advocate, Founder of Southern Smash
In this installment in our Meet and Eat Together series, we explore lessons learned from one individual’s recovery while sharing a virtual meal together. Our guest is McCall Manning Dempsey, a prominent advocate and blogger on eating disorders. We will discuss tools she finds helpful to maintain her stability and recovery. We invite you to participate during your next meal for a fascinating conversation and an empowering meal experience.
Nutrition Counseling for People With Eating Disorders
Jennifer Medina, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE, Registered Dietitian and Co-Founder of Brown & Medina Nutrition
What does nutrition counseling for eating disorders look like? How does a dietician create a meal plan? How do they work with no-carb, gluten-free, or vegan diets? These questions and more are answered by veteran eating disorder Registered Dietician Jennifer Medina, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE from Brown & Medina Nutrition. Join us for a Meet and Eat Together therapeutic meal to challenge some myths and gain insight into how to achieve a sustainable and nourishing relationship with food.
Medication in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: When, What, Why Medication?
Nicole Naggar, MD, Psychiatrist and eating disorder specialist
We invite you to join us for a virtual therapeutic meal featuring dialogue and discussion. This session we are joined by Dr. Nicole Naggar who will discuss the role of medication in treating eating disorders. When is medication appropriate and what types are best? When should medication be avoided? Dr. Naggar breaks down these questions and more during an in-depth conversation and shared meal.
What is Treatment Like in a Hospital Setting?
Piper Nunez, LCSW, Primary Therapist at Eating Recovery Center.
Spend your next lunchtime with My3Square and Piper Nunez, LCSW, of Eating Recovery Center, Denver. Piper will explore what treatment for eating disorders looks like in a hospital setting, as well as the levels of care for eating disorder treatment. We’ll top off with some concrete skills for increasing motivation and direction in recovery. Join us for this in-depth discussion and therapeutic meal.
Tools for Recovery
Jenna Tregarthen, Co-Founder and CEO of Recovery Record
Join us on our next Meet and Eat Together virtual therapeutic meal with Jenna Tregarthen, CEO of Recovery Record, a leading application to track eating behaviors, moods and triggers. We’ll discuss the use of tools like her app during recovery. We hope to see you there!
Health at Every Size
Shira Rosenbluth, LCSW
We hope you’ll join us for our next Meet and Eat Together virtual therapeutic meal, where we’ll be joined by Shira Rosenbluth, therapist and body-positive blogger, who will share her own recovery story and explore Health at Every Size, a rapidly-expanding movement promoting size-acceptance and working to combat weight discrimination.
Resources for People With Anorexia and Associated Disorders
Lynn Slawsky, MPA, PMP, Executive Director, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
For individuals coping with anorexia and associated eating disorders, mealtime can be frightening and stressful. We invite you to join our Meet and Eat Together therapeutic meal, where you can eat with us while listening to Lynn Slawsky, MPA, PMP, the Executive Director of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). We hope you’ll join us for a thought-provoking conversation and a therapeutic meal experience.
Project Heal Week Shares Inspiring Recovery Stories
Giva Ann Wilkerson, Project Heal Communities of Healing Program Manager
Join us for our next Meet and Eat Together with Giva Ann Wilkerson from Project HEAL, where we’ll discuss misconceptions about eating disorders in the Black community. This insightful conversation will also dive into the importance of community and support during recovery and the impact that healing strategies like yoga can have on long-term wellbeing. We hope to see you there!
Using My Recovery to Help Others
Colleen Baker, LCSW, Project Heal Peer Support Volunteer Supervisor
At our next Meet and Eat Together session, we’re joined by Colleen Baker of Project HEAL, who will discuss how her own recovery inspired her to become a eating disorder therapist. She’ll also talk about how she works with Project HEAL and how being a fuller figure in the recovery community has both challenges and rewards.
Samantha Goren, HBSC, RD
What is “normal” eating anyway? Is there such a thing as a standard healthy diet for everyone? Join My3Square and dietician Samantha Goren, HBSC, RD during our next Meet and Eat Together session for a conversation about subjects like intuitive eating, meal planning, social media use, and much more.
Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S, Founder and Executive Director, Balance Treatment Center
Melissa Gerson, LCSW, the Founder and Clinical Director of Columbus Park Center for Eating Disorders in NYC, is joined by her colleague, Melainie Rogers, RD of Balance Eating Disorder Center, NYC, to talk “Covid Coping.” These eating disorder treatment leaders share personal experience over this period along with specific strategies not just for getting through but for building positive experiences in the face of this global medical and mental health challenge.
Shame and Self-Compassion in Eating Disorder Recovery
Marissa Sappho, LCSW, BCD, CEDS Founder & Clinical Director Aurora Center NYC
Melissa Gerson, LCSW, the Founder and Clinical Director of Columbus Park Center for Eating Disorders in NYC, is joined by her colleague, Marissa Sappho, LCSW of Aurora Behavioral Health, NYC. Our co-facilitators talk about “shame” and join together to encourage the skill of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery.
The seminar does not provide a medical or mental health service. It is not professional consultation or supervision. No diagnosis or treatment of, or professional advice or consultation or supervision regarding, any medical or mental or emotional disorder or illness of any individual will be offered during the seminar.
The seminar cannot substitute for, and is not an alternative to, medical or other healthcare diagnosis and treatment, and consultation and supervision, when a medical or mental health disorder or illness is present. Seminar participants are advised to seek diagnosis, treatment and advice, and supervision and consultation, regarding medical or mental health disorders or illnesses from physicians, psychologists, psychotherapists and other licensed healthcare professionals in other contexts.