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Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Lafayette, California
Dr. Johanna Marie Mcshane has been working in the field of eating disorders treatment for 20... Full Bio
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the muscle analogy by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Kym, you said it: beginning to use those emotional "muscles" when they have "been in storage" (or somewhere else missing in action) is pretty tough going. And, as you ... Read on »
intensity and more intensity by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Wow, impressive work folks! And great as always to see all your names pop up with comments. SuperEgg, you've asked a very relevant, and somewhat complicated question ... Read on »
absolutely by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Kym, you are SO right about Recovery Not Being For Wimps! Here are two things we could add to your statement. First, living life fully is not for wimps.  That goes ... Read on »
Bumper Stickers by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I can think of a Bumper Sticker- because I used it at work today! I'm pretty sure I've written this one before, but it's a good one. Do Life by Design, Not by Default ... Read on »
enough by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Bet you guys think I'm going to be talking about food... but I'm not... I overheard a conversation the other day that was really interesting. One person was talking a ... Read on »
keeping an open mind... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yeah, I know... how obvious is that? But it bears repeating and reminding ourselves of. Because you know what? You just never know... Even when we think we know for ... Read on »
acceptance, and what it allows us by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders About a decade ago I worked with a college student who had a mild eating disorder.  When she first arrived in my office she had also just been diagnosed with biplor i ... Read on »
being a student by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Here's what I thought could be a good Bumper Sticker for today: Approach life as a student, not as an expert. Ok, so what the heck do I mean? That if we approach l ... Read on »
a good saying by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I heard that Picasso once said this: "Every child is born an artist. It's growing up that's the problem" It fits with the imagining stuff also, right? And with flexib ... Read on »
a new book by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've been reading a new book, called Imagine. I suddenly I can't remember the author... but it's a book that just came out. I heard the author interviewed at length l ... Read on »
agreeing with Traci by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I agree with what Traci says about decisions: that being nervous about making them doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong; in fact, sometimes, being nervous is exactly ... Read on »
inclusionary vs exclusionary by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So, here's something I was thinking about the other day... I was talking to someone who was feeling pretty afraid of trying anything new. I was trying to help her loo ... Read on »
the shame about shame by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders And, here's the entire title for this post: "The shame about shame, and the good news that shame and other pains lessen with time..." But that was a little long for ... Read on »
quoting Jenni by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm in the mood to quote Jenni Schaefer. Some of you guys probably have met Jenni, or heard her speak. She's really, really nice.  A year or so ago I was in Utah w ... Read on »
combining all those good skills by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Laura R, great that you've come across a clinician who sounds like she may just suit your needs! And, now, you get to use all those cool skills we've been practicing ... Read on »
Muppet-y by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I was listening to an interview with the guy who wrote the song "Man or Muppet" for the latest Muppet movie. The song is nominated for an Academy Award for, well, best s ... Read on »
darn anxiety... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This isn't a surprise to any of you, but the theme of anxiety is weaving its way around in practically everyone's comments! Duh, Johanna! Talk about a statement of th ... Read on »
making choices about where to challenge ourselves by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders When should you push yourself to do something? Figuring that out is not always clear-cut! Sometimes it's a good idea to challenge yourself to take on something, whi ... Read on »
purposes by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Purpose, or meaning, in life is something people in recovery think about a lot. A lot. Not at the beginning of treatment, perhaps, when they are deeply in the middle ... Read on »
newfound time on your hands by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Isn't it amazing how much time something like an eating disorder, or PTSD, or anxiety, or depression... or anything like that, takes up??? You don't usually realize h ... Read on »