Family Based Therapy (FBT) For Eating Disorder Treatment
Therapists at The Community Health Collaborative aim to provide healthy, effective ways of coping with the difficulties life inevitably presents. Additionally, the therapists below have advanced training in Family Based Therapy (also known as Maudsley Therapy), the only evidence-based treatment for teenagers with eating disorders. Eating disorder related illnesses that are treated include: anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Appointments provide ample time for thorough, collaborative therapy sessions. Following your appointments there will be timely coordination with the rest of your treatment team.
Heidi Meck, PhD
Nan Shaw, LCSW
Nan Shaw, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and FBT credentialed therapist. Nan has been treating eating disorders for over 30 years, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings and specializing in treating both eating disorder sufferers and their families.
In addition, Nan had a 21-year tenure with Kaiser Permanente, serving as the clinical and administrative lead in the Eating Disorder Treatment Program at Oakland Kaiser, as well as holding the position of Best Practices Chair for Eating Disorders for Northern California Kaiser. Nan developed and implemented several group programs (DBT, ACT) as well as established an eating disorder medical clinic in the department of medicine to treat patients needing urgent medical care. Nan participated in writing and updating Best Practices recommendations, developing training programs and organizing conferences for evidenced-based eating disorder treatments, facilitating a weekly advisory panel for providers to consult on difficult cases, piloting technologies to use with eating disorder clients, and developing procedures to measure outcomes. Nan also wrote a training manual for new providers to the field of eating disorders (“Mistakes and Missteps in Working with Eating Disorder Patients and Strategies for Clinicians to Manage Them”).
Nan joined The Healthy Teen Project in 2014 as Program Director and is now in private practice, continuing to work in the field of eating
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Heidi Meck, PhD
I am a California licensed clinical psychologist (PSY24356) with over 10 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings, including university counseling centers, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community mental health clinics, and hospitals.
I earned my Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Both my thesis and dissertation research focused on the development of eating disorders in men. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at University of California, Santa Cruz, and a post-doctoral fellowship with the adolescent and adult eating disorder programs at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland.
Over the last 5 years I have gained extensive training and experience in the treatment of eating disorders. I am extremely passionate about empowering young women and men to cultivate healthy relationships with food and their bodies.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, with advanced training in helping people process and overcome past traumatic experiences.
I was born in Redwood City, grew up in Ashland, Oregon, and now live in San Francisco with my husband and dog.
Jaimi Taylor, LMFT
Jaimi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master’s degree from Santa Clara University in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Health, and her Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health and Wellness Management. Jaimi is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT.
Jaimi's previous clinical experience includes two local Bay area non-profit mental health agencies: Family and Children's Services of Silicon Valley in Palo Alto and The Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View; in addition to working as an Outpatient Eating Disorder specialist at the Mid-Peninsula Eating Disorder Clinic in Menlo Park.
Jaimi has experience in eating disorder treatment and case management, has participated in psychiatric evaluations and follow-ups, instructed parenting skills and parent support groups, taught social skills & social-emotional learning in small groups, and co-facilitates an EDRC Body Image and Eating Disorder Support Group.
Jaimi enjoys working with and supporting individuals, adolescents, couples and families. Her clinical approach incorporates principles from Person-Centered therapy, Solution-focused, CBT & DBT interventions, and Family Systems theory. She believes in a strength-based approach with a focus on resilience, empowerment, and highlighting client strengths and resources. Jaimi’s intention is to assist her clients in developing healthy coping and communication skills, patience, balance, and self-compassion.
Jaimi’s clinical work is influenced by her personal yoga practice, which has led her to a deeper understanding of mindfulness and the power of intention, awareness, and acceptance. She naturally incorporates these principles into her clinical work with all clients to aid in recovery and self acceptance.
Personally, Jaimi keeps busy with her two daughters, dog, and ongoing personal quest for balance, and self care. She enjoys spending time outside, especially at the beach, reading, yoga, hiking, volleyball and traveling.