About Lisa

Lisa Himmelfarb, LICSW, RD is a psychotherapist , registered dietitian and a leading expert in the psychology of eating, body image, obesity and weight management. For the past 20 years, Lisa has motivated and mobilized hundreds of people to enjoy positive relationships with food, eating and their bodies.

Lisa has a Masters in Social Work from New York University and a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Delaware. She completed her Clinical Nutrition Internship at Emory University in Atlanta and has earned a two-year, post-graduate certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Washington School of Psychiatry.

Utilizing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and her extensive nutrition background, Lisa evaluates and tailors treatment to your unique needs and goals. Lisa's warm, engaging style and interactive approach help you to resolve your struggle with food, relationships and other issues so you can enjoy a satisfying and rewarding life.

Working with clients in the Washington, D.C. Metro area and in Manhattan, New York, Lisa offers individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and coaching for:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • self-esteem
  • relationships
  • intimacy
  • life transitions and loss
  • eating disorders
  • weight management

Lisa's inspiring workshops and lectures focus on areas such as binge-eating, emotional eating, body image and a non-diet approach to weight management. She has written articles for and been quoted in The Washington Post, Diabetes Self-Management, New Woman Magazine, Men's Fitness Magazine, and other publications.

Drawing upon extensive professional training, and a unique combination of skills and expertise, Lisa has collaborated with, consulted to and developed and implemented programs for various institutions and organizations including:

  • The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders
  • National Institute for the Psychotherapies
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Weight and Eating Disorders Program
  • New York Obesity Research Center at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Theodore VanItallie Center for Nutrition and Weight Management
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Cardiac Health Center
  • United Jewish Appeal (UJA)
  • Greater New York Dietetic Association
  • Joslin Center for Diabetes
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College in Philadelphia

Lisa established and maintained a thriving practice in Manhattan. She now works and resides in Washington, D.C.