Licensed Psychologist, Co-Founder & Clinical Director of TheHealthyWeighOut
Julie T. Anné, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Eating Disorder Specialist, and the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of TheHealthyWeighOut, LLC. She is also the Founder and Clinical Director of TheHealthyweighOut’s parent company, A New Beginning, LLC, Arizona’s celebrated outpatient treatment center dedicated to the successful resolution of all eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder), emotional eating, night eating syndrome, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse and marital/relationship issues.
Recognized for her exemplary work in the area of Eating Disorders, Dr. Anné was invited to join the Faculty of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in 2018. As a result, Dr. Anné serves as a Consultant and Guest Lecturer in the area of eating disorders for the new medical students of the Scottsdale Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.
For the past 26 years, Dr. Anné has brought her personal brand of passion, skill, and unprecedented hope to the world of eating disorders and emotional eating, providing both clients and professionals with an effective therapeutic road-map to attain the skills, healthy emotional processes, and thorough understanding of the underlying dynamics that drive the compulsion to overeat, to successfully achieve true, lasting change and long-term “Freedom from Food.”
While Dr. Anné wears “many hats” in her multi-faceted professional role, her primary love is the art of psychotherapy. An esteemed clinician, Dr. Anné is known for creating a safe, accepting therapeutic space where her clients are comfortable and free to be who they truly are (many times for the first time in their life), allowing them to explore the many factors that have led to their emotional & binge eating behavior and associated struggles with weight, and to use this understanding to develop new ways to approach their food, their behaviors, and their wonderful self.
Fiercely committed to the healing process of each of her clients, Dr. Anné wholeheartedly believes that “the gift within our work is mutual, with both myself and my clients’ lives being touched by the therapeutic process we journey together.”
“In my thirty years of medical practice, I’ve never met a more effective and insightful therapist as Dr Julie Anné.
— Connie Mariano, MD
Former White House Physician
Author: The White House Doctor
Nationally Recognized and Trusted for Over 26 Years
Dr. Anné is a nationally recognized Eating Disorder and Emotional Eating Specialist whose work is frequently featured in the media. “Dr. Julie” has had the honor of working with the cast of abc’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, as well as serving on the Medical Advisory Board of EmpowHER Media as an eating disorder and body-image Health Expert. In 2010, Dr. Anné was featured as a top national eating disorder specialists on E! Network’s 2010 critically acclaimed documentary series, “What’s Eating You.”
“Transformation first happens in the heart and in the mind. Weight loss is just an afterthought. Dr. Julie Anné has been a pivotal member of our team, helping our participants get to the root of their emotional struggles, find solutions, and implement tactics to navigate the emotional journey of transformation. Thanks, Dr. Julie. We couldn’t do it without you!”
— Heidi and Chris Powell
In 2014, Dr. Anne′ channeled her passion for helping those struggling with emotional eating & Binge Eating Disorder and her frustration over the dysfunctional way that our nation is addressing the obesity epidemic, into co-creating TheHealthyWeighOut, LLC, a groundbreaking program that is now changing the manner in which chronic issues with weight, emotional eating, and binge eating disorder are being addressed in the United States.
A passionate advocate and spokeswoman for Body Positivity, the prevention of all eating disorders in children, and the need to understand and address the underlying emotional factors that drive compulsive overeating and associated chronic struggles with weight, Dr. Anne´ enjoys changing the dialogue and expanding the level of compassion and understanding our world has for people struggling with issues of weight. Toward this goal, Dr. Anné is oftentimes found inspiring, educating and providing hope to others through media engagements, public speaking events and body-image advocacy work.
Dr. Anné has an absolute affinity for working with individuals across the broad spectrum of disordered eating including; anorexic, bulimic, emotional overeating, and binge eating disordered clients and especially enjoys working with “late-in-life” individuals, aged 35 –- 80. Dr. Anné is frequently referred individuals who have “failed” in past treatments and/or who have chronically struggled with their emotional disorders, oftentimes for decades.
In addition to her specialized work with eating disordered individuals, Dr. Anné feels passionately about helping those who have experienced childhood trauma and/or neglect to heal and to create the self and the life they so deserve. In this capacity, Dr. Anné works extensively with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, the aftereffects of psychological trauma, dysfunctional family-of-origin history, and couples seeking to regain a sense of lost joy in their relationship. Dr. Anné is a formally trained EFT Couples and Marital Therapist and enjoys using EFT as one of her therapeutic approaches to the healing and restoration of intimacy in relationships.
Dr. Anné received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – San Diego and her bachelor’s degree and doctoral clinical training from Arizona State University. Dr. Anné’s extensive clinical experience includes facilitating individual, group, marital and family psychotherapy in inpatient and outpatient settings; program development; consultation, clinical training and supervision; community education and outreach; psychoeducation; and research. Dr. Anné has been board licensed in the state of Arizona since 1993.
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Are you afraid to let people in? Do you have a closer relationship with food than with anyone else? In this poignant episode, Dr. Julie T. Anné helps you to understand how emotional intimacy and your ability to (finally!) let go of your emotional eating are closely related. In characteristic warmth and passion, Dr. Julie offers guidance and HOPE to help you move through 3 common barriers to emotional intimacy so you can find self-acceptance and self-worth, and the closeness you hope for from others – instead of turning to food.