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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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ptsd and other things like it by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders SuperEgg, PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a set of symptoms that develop in response to overwhelming trauma. The trauma that precipitates it can be one dis ... Read on »
talking about the stuff you need to in treatment by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Here's LeahV's question, for anyone who didn't get a chance to see it: "How do you tell your T that you don't think she is pursuing the issues enough. I do a good job ... Read on »
proceeding after glitches by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders KM, in all relationships, including of course, therapist/client ones, glitches can happen. Such is life, right? Glitches aren't generally fun (I can't think of a time ... Read on »
types of relationships by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Good question, leanonme... "is there a difference between partnerships and relationships?" I've never done a scientific study on this, including one on the exact lite ... Read on »
partnerships by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I love the idea of partnerships. I'm sure this surprises you guys a whole lot! Laura, I was happy to see you are conceiving of your therapy with your psychiatrist as ... Read on »
assessing how therapy's going by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Ann, let me just point out that the fact that you're asking the question about "how do I know if my therapy is going in the right direction?" and "how do I know if the t ... Read on »
it's a good thing :) by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I think, SuperEgg, based on what you wrote, you understand somewhere inside you that crying is ok. And you are correct. Crying is actually a pretty amazing phenomen ... Read on »
back by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Dudes, Hi! SuperEgg, you're so right- that was me cutting through the water (making huge waves and chatting with seals :) Except for the lime green part! In the water ... Read on »
superegg's question from last week by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Ok, here I am again, after a bunch of days. My elf duties this year have been quite extensive, and they have kept me from the blog. Some years are just like that, right? ... Read on »
Yay! Questions!! by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yay! I love questions. You guys come up with way more interesting questions and things to talk about than I can. So, first of all, leanonme, really great that you hav ... Read on »
futz-ing (and today's bumper sticker) by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Today's Bumper Sticker: Futz-ing is a necessary part of life. I didn't make up the word Futz-ing. I'm not even sure where it came from- maybe somewhere, sometime a re ... Read on »
it's a good list! by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Nice ideas for how to make the holidays work, guys.  SuperEgg, I think you're right that reminding ourselves that things are time-limited can be reassuring and helpfu ... Read on »
a big part of elf duties by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A big part of my duties as a holiday elf is to help people plan for this period of time- really from Halloween through New Year's is the time frame. There are myriad ... Read on »
it's true! by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders SuperEgg is correct- I have a new gig as an elf! And it's keeping me hopping! And, Laura R, while my cats would absolutely LOVE to blog with you guys, there's no way ... Read on »
aesthetics by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Here's our Bumper Sticker of the week: Aesthetics Count What the heck am I talking about? Well... I was talking to someone the other day who was very concerned abou ... Read on »
maybe an easier image... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders The "skating on thin ice" saying has been around for a long, long time.  It's one of those sayings that comes in pretty handy sometimes! For what we're talking abou ... Read on »
skating fast or slow by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I think the answer to whether we should skate fast or slow (over thin ice, or any other kind of ice) is "it depends." I know, that may sound like an evasive answer. B ... Read on »
SuperEgg's question by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders SuperEgg, you're asking a good question (and I'll also point out how brave you are to ask it), and a question that has an answer something like, "it depends," based on w ... Read on »
what the Connectivity RDA can be filled up with by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Glad you guys like the RDA of Connectivity idea. And here's a cool thing about it: your RDA of Connectivity can be filled with myriad things. In fact, it can be fille ... Read on »
RDA's of important things by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This isn't going to be about Vitamin C or Calcium... I'll leave all those nutrition discussions to the dietitians of the world :) This is about an RDA of something el ... Read on »