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Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW
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Jennie Kramer is the founder and executive director of Metro Behavioral Health Associates Eating Disorders Centers located in Scarsdale and in NYC. MBHA offers comprehensive outpatient treatment for all forms of eating disorders along the spectrum.

Kramer has served as the Director of the Renfrew Centers for Eating Disorders in both NY and NJ for five years and has been treating all forms of eating disorders for over a dozen years. Prior to entering this field, she also served as Chief Operating Officer for Dr. Robert Atkins and was a management consultant to the healthcare industry with a special emphasis on integrative medicine.

Kramer received her training from Adelphi and Fordham universities. She serves on the Board of The Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society and enjoys membership and affiliation with organizations including The National Eating Disorders Assoc. (NEDA), The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), The Binge Eating Disorders Associations (BEDA), The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), The Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC),The National Association of Social Work (NASW), New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), The NY State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW) The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the International Network of Integrative Mental Health (INIMH).

She is co-author of Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies (Wiley/2013).

Entries by Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

6 Research-Based Ways to Stop Food Cravings before You Binge

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 10:26 AM

Everyone emotionally eats sometimes, whether finishing a bag of chips because you are bored or downing cookie after cookie after an argument.

Here are three things you should know about food cravings and emotional eating -- and six research-tested ways to stop the behaviors.

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What Weight Watchers Is Getting Wrong With Its New Ad Campaign

(17) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:03 PM

With its new ad campaign, Help With the Hard Part, the Weight Watchers organization is demeaning and shaming the very people it is trying to help. Their use of the classic children's song, "If You're Happy and You Know It" is certainly memorable in that its sing-song lyrics...

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Might Your College Student Have an Eating Disorder? How to Tell, What to Do

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 3:48 PM

If you're feeling uneasy and concerned that your college-age daughter or son might have an eating disorder, this is a perfect time to think the problem through and figure out whether help might be needed. A pattern we eating disorder therapists see (often too late to be of much help)...

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The Scary Eating Disorder Season

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 12:58 PM

If you are a binge eater you certainly don't need to visit a haunted house to have a scary experience -- you're living in one. These last three months of the year are jam-packed with socially-sanctioned opportunities to overeat. Starting with Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Chanukah/Christmas holiday season, you'll find...

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What's Damaging About Fat-Shaming: The Last Acceptable Form of Bias

(5) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 11:27 AM

It's encouraging that we, as a society, are getting less and less tolerant of abusive behaviors, from domestic violence to discrimination against gays and lesbians to racial and ethnic slurs. Bullying is finally being recognized for the deeply destructive force it is. Seemingly, progress is being made toward a world...

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Worried Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder? How to Talk About It

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 11:15 AM

Many parents have wondered whether their teen has an eating disorder and it's often not easy to tell. Eating disorders tend to develop gradually and the signs and symptoms are often vague. There's no telltale rash or fever and, the truth is, people with eating disorders can be quite sly...

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The Most Common Eating Disorder People Don't Know They Have

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 9:05 PM

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (beginning February 24) is upon us and it is an excellent time to remember that disordered eating of all kinds, across the spectrum, encompasses far more than most people realize.

Anorexia (restrictive or purge-like behaviors in an effort to become as thin as possible)...

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Uh-Oh! A Problem with This Year's Best Diets

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:32 PM

It happens every year -- January 1 comes, lots of people commit themselves to losing weight -- finally, once and for all. The media is filled with stories and diets and tips on how to stick to it -- and by now, a few weeks into the month and not...

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What Is Life Like With an Eating Disorder? Watch This to See

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 8:58 AM

Though one was produced by a couple of teenage girls and the other by an esteemed Hollywood filmmaker, there are some great similarities between two new, short films about young women with eating disorders. Both have been featured on national television -- both are popping up all over the Internet...

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