A national speaker, consultant and life coach, Sondra is a licensed clinical nutritionist, founder and nutritional director of the Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative (EDTC) and Body Wellness Programs. Sondra specializes in the treatment of the collaborative approach to eating disorders and oversees all group and individual nutritional care at EDTC.
In 2010, Sondra received the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) Certified Eating Disorder Specialists Award. She is the first nutritionist to receive this award. She is the recipient of other awards including the National Eating Disorders Association’s 2004 Excellence in Treatment Award and the American Dietetic Association’s SCAN 2002 Excellence in Practice Award.
Sondra has served on several boards including Board Trustee of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for six years. She was Executive Director and National Liaison of the National Eating Disorders Association-Long Island. She was a member of the Fitness and Industry Guidelines Task Force for the Academy of Eating Disorders. Sondra served on the Advisory Board of the New York State Department of Labor recommending guidelines for employment of child performers and models to help prevent and treat their eating disorders. She instituted the first graduate course devoted solely to eating disorders on Long Island campuses in 1995 and has been an Adjunct Professor at several universities and guest lecturer at the School of Counseling at CW Post College in Brookville, New York.
Sondra is the author of the Eating Disorder Learning/Teaching Handout Series on CD, which is a compilation of the past 30 years of her treatment protocols, strategies and healing tools. It is being used by nutritionists, therapists, physicians, school counselors and treatment centers across the country. She has written numerous articles and is the author of a column called “Tools for Your Toolbox.” She is also a contributing author to the American Dietetic Association’s manual: Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide to Counseling and Treatment.
Sondra trains and supervises professional care providers throughout the country on the collaborative approach to the treatment of eating disorders. She set up and directed the first Renfrew Intensive Outpatient Program on Long Island. Currently, Sondra is introducing her FEED (Family and Friends Eating Events and Direction) Program and PEACE (Professional Eating and Coaching Events) in treatment facilities and conferences. She presents regularly at national conferences including the National Eating Disorders Association, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, the Academy of Eating Disorders, the Renfrew Foundation, and the National Organization for Women, as well as numerous state, local conferences and seminars. Recent seminar topics include treatment and prevention, eating with patients, self-care, empowerment, creating balance and mindfulness.