Deborah M. Michel, PhD, CEDS

Deborah M. Michel, PhD, CEDS-S, FAED

Regional Clinical Director, Texas

Dr. Michel is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders and related conditions including body image disturbance as well as mood and anxiety disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, Supervisor (CEDS-S), which is a certification status granted by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) to healthcare professionals who demonstrate clinical expertise in eating disorders through education, experience, and examination. She has been involved in prevention, education, and advocacy efforts on behalf of sufferers and their loved ones throughout her career.

Dr. Michel partnered with Eating Recovery Center in 2015 to expand the scope of services in the greater Houston area.  In addition to direct care, Dr. Michel presents educational lectures to professionals, schools, and the general community. She also publishes articles on eating disorders in professional journals as well as in community magazines and co-authored the book, When Dieting Becomes Dangerous: A Guide to Understanding Anorexia and Bulimia. Dr. Michel is a clinical faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is a founding member of Houston Eating Disorders Specialists and serves as Past-President. She is a Fellow in the Academy For Eating Disorders’ as well as a member of IAEDP and the National Eating Disorders Association.

Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center are accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

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