Resources

Licensed professional Counselor

Books & Workbooks:

Inside Anorexia: The Experiences of Girls and Their Families
Authors: Christine Halse, Anne Honeoy , & Desiree Boughtwood

Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder and Take Your Life Back
Author: Shannon Cutts

Feeding the Starving Mind: A Personalized, Comprehensive Approach to Overcoming Anorexia and Other Starvation Eating Disorders
Author: Doreen A. Samelson, Ed.D., MSCP

The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Authors: Michelle Heffner, MA, Georg H. Eifert, PhD

The Rules of “Normal” Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between!
by Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed

Intuitive Eating, 3rd Edition
Authors: Evelyn Tribole M.S., R.D., Elyse Resch M.S., R.D.

Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia: Her Story and Her Mother’s Journey Through Grief Toward Understanding
Author: Doris Smeltzer With: Andrea Lynn Smeltzer

Brain over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn’t Work, and How I Recovered for Good
Author: Kathryn Hansen

It Started With Pop-Tarts… An Alternative Approach to Winning the Battle of Bulimia
Author: Lori Hanson

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Bulimia: A Guide to Breaking Free from Bulimia Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Authors: Emily K Sandoz, Kelly G Wilson, Troy Dufrene

Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop
Author: Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D.

Anatomy of a Food Addiction: The Brain Chemistry of Overeating: An Effective Program to Overcome Compulsive Eating (3rd Edition)
Author: Anne Katherine, MA

Women, Food, & God
Author: Geneen Roth

Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop
Edited by Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FRC Psych

If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative)
Authors: B. Timothy Walsh, M.D., V. L. Cameron

Why She Feels Fat: Understanding Your Loved One’s Eating Disorder and How You Can Help
Authors: Johanna Marie McShane, Tony Paulson

Surviving an Eating Disorder
Authors: Michelle Siegel, Ph.D., Judith Brisman, Ph.D., Margot Weinshel, Ph.D.

Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or Body Image Issues
Authors: Jeanne Albronda Heaton, Ph.D., Claudia J. Strauss


Local Support Groups

Anorexic & Bulimics Anonymous (ABA):

  • Conroe, TX-Meet on Sundays at 6pm. Contact Joni @ 936-444-9858 for information.
  • Houston, TX-Meets at the Council for Drugs and Alcohol on Saturday at 11am. Contact Karen @ 281-900-0209

Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD):

  • The Woodlands, TX-Meets on 2nd Saturday of the month from 10-11am at The Woodlands Eating Disorder Center. Call 281-465-9229 for questions and information.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA):

  • The Woodlands, TX-Meets at Woodlands Northwood Unitarian Church on Monday at 4pm and Friday at 12pm. Contact Dawn @ 281-292-5689 for information.
  • Conroe, TX-Meets at Conroe Regional Medical Center on Saturdays at 10am. Contact Nancy @ 936-756-1524 for information.
  • Houston, TX-Women’s group meets on Thursday nights at 6:15PM at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs. Contact Caroline C. @ 713-203-3346 for information.
  • Houston, TX-Men’s group meets on Mondays nights at 6 PM at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs. Contact Will D. @ 713-828-9486 for information.

Independent Groups led by professionals:

  • North Houston, TX- Crave : Connecting with the real you-for people with emotional and compulsive eating. Meets on Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm at the Sendito Center. Contact Nova Beltran at 281-866-8746×2 for information.
  • North Houston, TX-Intuitive Eating Group: To help develop a healthy relationship with food, mind and body. Meets on Monday from 6-7:30pm and Fridays 11-12:30pm at the Sendito Center. Contact Alison Childers at 281-866-8746×3 for information.
  • North Houston, TX-Mindful Me: A 6 week course of mindfulness and meditation. Contact Nova Beltran at 281-866-8746×2 for dates and times.
  • North Houston, TX-Skill Building: Essential skills to help life a healthy and well balanced life. Meets on Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm. Contact Nova Beltran at 281-866-8746×2 for more information.
  • Houston, TX -Eating Disorders Recovery Group led by Jana Rosenbaum, LCSW. Group is $60/session and is an ongoing group that meets at 1501 Crocker St Suite 1, Houston, TX 77019.
  • Bellaire, TX-Eating Disorders Support Group led by Caryn Honig, RD. Meets on Monday 5:30-6:30pm at The Healthy Weigh 5959 West Loop South Ste 260, Bellaire, TX 77401. The group is an ongoing group that is free to the public, however, you must call 713-622-6422 before attending as new members must be screened.

Intensive Out Patient (IOP) Programs

  • The Woodlands, TX- The Woodlands Eating Disorder Center IOP
  • North Houston, TX-The Sentido Center
  • Houston, TX-Houston Eating Disorder Center

Inpatient Programs


Informational Links


*The above links and resources are simply for informational use and are in no way meant to be used for diagnostic or endorsement purposes. It is recommended that professional help be sought out by anyone who is unsure of what type of treatment or level of care would best suite their personal needs. Please note that the information and/or site listings may change over time.

Client Testimonial #6
I personally recommend Kim. My experience of Kim is that she has that special, unique ability to combine personal experience, authenticity and growth with professionalism. Her willingness to be real with her clients as well as her ability to combine creativity and insight into her work is a true gift. I am confident in Kim and her work.
Professional Colleague Jean Dixon, LPC
Client Testimonial #5
I have had the pleasure of knowing Kim Saltzman in both a personal and professional capacity for over ten years. Kim is a gifted and insightful therapist who skillfully uses her professional training, Christian faith and life experience to assist her clients. Kim is one of the most exceptional counselors I have met and I highly recommend her.
Professional Colleague
Lois Thomson Bowersock, LCDC
Client Testimonial #4
Kim exemplifies someone who truly is in counseling because she has a genuine heart to see people healed and restored. Her empathy and compassion speaks volumes about her and makes her so easy to talk to and trust. Trust is something that has never come easily to me but Kim sets up an atmosphere that puts me at ease and gives me the space to talk with freedom. Her mastery and understanding of current therapy techniques has helped to change and restore my life! I owe so much of my recovery to Kim and she truly helped to save my life from the pit. I have learned from Kim that there is always hope for recovery and healing and it is okay to make mistakes and not be perfect. Kim never judges nor condemns and shows me grace and compassion even when I don’t deserve it. She is definitely a blessing from the Lord!!!!
Anonymous Client
Client Testimonial #3
Kim has an amazing way of helping you realize the truth that is already in you. She helped me to see the reality of my codependent relationship with an addict. I stayed in the relationship because I couldn't fathom living without him. Kim not only helped me to find the inner strength to get through that lost relationship, but I am now grateful for it! Kim has helped me discover the tools necessary to deal with things that life throws at me in a healthy way. I would not be where I am today without her help! Her easygoing and caring nature makes me feel comfortable sharing the things that I have kept to myself for years, and with her wisdom and insight I have learned to deal with these things that hidden, have been hurting me for so long.
Anonymous Client
Client Testimonial #2
My connection with Kim was immediate. I found someone that truly identified with the problem I was facing. I received immediate feedback during each of my sessions. How refreshing when you have had prior counselors prompt you to talk about yourself for an hour only to tell you “time is up, good work, and when can you come in next.” My only regret is the loss of time and money spent on two other counselors before I found Kim.
Anonymous Client
Client Testimonial #1
When I first sought treatment for my eating disorder and addiction to self-harm, I was terrified of being dismissed by a professional as a “fake who was not truly sick.” Kim did nothing but affirm my decision to get help before things escalated further though. From our first session onward, she has been a beacon of light: shinning God’s truth and hope into the overwhelming darkness of addiction. She’s encouraged me through rough patches; celebrated milestones with me; firmly held me accountable in the most loving of ways possible; and maintained a steadfast honesty with me, regardless of the truth being something I wanted to hear verses something I needed to hear. With strength from God and guidance from Kim, I’ve begun climbing my way out of the hole of my struggles.
Anonymous Client