Karen R. Koenig
Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed., is a five-book international author, motivational speaker, psychotherapist, eating coach with a worldwide clientele, and expert on the psychology of eating—the why and how, not the what of it—with 30-plus years of experience teaching troubled eaters to stop dieting and bingeing by using the skills that “normal” eaters use naturally to attain and maintain a healthy weight for life.
She is the author of THE RULES OF “NORMAL” EATING, THE FOOD AND FEELINGS WORKBOOK, NICE GIRLS FINISH FAT, WHAT EVERY THERAPIST NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT TREATING EATING AND WEIGHT ISSUES, and STARTING MONDAY—SEVEN KEYS TO A PERMANENT, POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD.
Practicing in Sarasota, Florida, she also does Skype and tele-coaching nationally and internationally. She moderates a Yahoo Food and Feelings message board, blogs twice weekly at Gurze Blogs, and has developed a free Facebook app that can be accessed at APPetite on Facebook.
Her articles and essays have appeared in Social Work Focus, Addiction Treatment Forum, The Newsletter for the Society for Family Therapy and Research, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Tab, The Roslindale and West Roxbury Transcript, Eating Disorders Today, Attitudes Magazine, Positive Change Magazine, and Social Work Today. Print interviews or features include Publishers’ Weekly; Wall St. Journal, Ladies Home Journal, In Touch, Self, Scene Magazine, OK Magazine, Herald-Tribune “Gulf Coast Healthy Living,” Herald-Tribune “Health and Fitness, Bradenton Herald-Tribune, The Bulletin, Roslindale/West Roxbury Transcript, Patriot Ledger, Charlotte Sun, Heart and Soul Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Body and Soul Magazine, AARP Online, Shape, Weight Watchers, Berner Zeitung, Experience Life Magazine, and East County Observer.
TV appearances include SNN, ABC, Fox Morning Show, WHDH News, Community/Annette Scherman, Alivelihood, and the Manatee Cable Network. She has been a radio guest on The AM Show, Reality and Beyond with Jon Duvall, Michael Dresser Show, Rick Anthony Show, Mona Miller Show, Jordan Rich Show, Frankie Boyer Show, Women’s Watch, It’s All About Health, Cooking in Paradise, Dr. Robyn Show, Talk of the Sun Coast, The AM Show with Diane Jones, Thought for Food, Breakfree Beauty, Relationships 101, Jenny Gallagher Show, The Attitude Shift, Radio Ear Network, Women and Food Teleseries, 3-Steps Forward, e-Health, Girlfriend We Gotta Talk, Women’s Voice Radio, and The Authors Show.
She has been a speaker at the National Association of Social Workers/MA and FL, Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association, Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Boston Women Communicators, Self Mastery Revolution, Boston and Sarasota Libraries, Framingham State College Nutrition Department, Dana Hall School for Girls, Harvard Ridge Fitness Club, Feeding Ourselves, University of South Florida School of Social Work, Pine View School, Women on the Scene, National Organization for Women, Lake Austin Spa Resort, Florida Writers Association, and Media Roundtable, Center for Disordered Eating, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Breast Cancer Awareness Association of Minnesota.
She has also taught seminars at an instructor for classes at Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston University School of Social Work, and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Professional education programs; Greater Boston, MA and Sarasota, FL adult education programs, Bayside Center for Behavioral Health, and T.W.I.C.E. Educational Services Inc. A co-founder of the Greater Boston Collaborative for Body Image and Eating Disorders, she is also a former member of the Professional Advisory Committee, Multi-service Eating Disorders Association.