7. Quit Binge Eating: Psychotherapist Andrew Walen on Binge Eating Disorder and Emotional Eating

Andrew Walen Interview on Quit Binge EatingThe Quit Binge Eating Podcast. Show number seven. Interview with psychotherapist Andrew Walen.

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In this episode of The Quit Binge Eating Podcast, Alen interviews Andrew Walen, a psychotherapist who founded The Body Image Therapy Center and who has a unique perspective on Binge Eating Disorder in males. A great conversation you’re going to want to listen to.

Introduction & Updates

  • This is a long interview so keeping the updates short
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Feature: Interview with Andrew Walen

Andrew Walen is a practicing psychotherapist who himself has suffered from Binge Eating Disorder. Andrew was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his bachelors degree in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1996. After several years in the music scene he returned to school and earned his masters in social work from the University of Tennessee. He then moved back to Baltimore in 2007 and created The Body Image Therapy Center specializing in eating disorders, compulsive eating, body image, and preparation and aftercare for bariatric surgery patients.

I first heard about Andrew this summer when I saw his interview on the Today Show. On the show he was talking about Binge Eating Disorder in men and the unique challenges men had who suffered from the disorder. Andrew was also profiled in the New York Times by Abby Ellin in her article “Binge Eating Among Men Steps Out of the Shadows.”

Andrew’s going public with his own binge eating disorder helped me make the decision to also start this QBE blog and podcast. He has helped shine the light on male binge eaters and the unique challenges they have as well.

Listen to the podcast to hear the rest of our conversation.

Links Mentioned

Links to Andrew’s Music

All proceeds will go to a fund established by Andrew Walen to help others who have eating disorders but who also need financial assistance to do so.

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  • Music was provided by Broke for Free at brokeforfree.com. Tracks include Blown Out from their Leaf album and Something Elated from their Something album.