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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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giving some thanks :) by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I tend to be a pretty grateful, thankful person. I'm lucky enough to never have found it difficult to find something I'm thankful and grateful for. And, usually, there a ... Read on »
boundaries by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Oh, boundaries... it's quite a topic, isn't it? :) The idea of personal boundaries is a complicated one for people who suffer from eating disorders (not only people w ... Read on »
helping a friend, keeping yourself safe by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders About a week ago we were talking about staying ok no matter what's going on around you. Someone asked me to comment a bit more about it because she's currently  struggli ... Read on »
being your true self by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Wow, being your true self is a HUGE topic. You could write a book- or a hundred of them- on it... in fact, there are probably hundreds of books out there related to what ... Read on »
all that creative energy :) by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders SuperEgg, so glad you mentioned Creative Energy- and about how "massive" it is. You guys know I like water images, and I think of Creative Energy as a powerful flowin ... Read on »
staying ok, no matter what's going on around you by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm a little behind here, since Laura asked the question about "how do you stay ok when people around you are slipping or struggling" (I'm totally paraphrasing here, Lau ... Read on »
a human Bumper Sticker by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Kym, I love your quote. I'm going to reprint it here... hope that's ok "Recovery is accepting your humanness, admitting your errors and loving yourself anyway."  An ... Read on »
getting things into the right context by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Ann, you ask a good question- and one that's fundamental to recovering from an eating disorder. You ask how you can, after failing a school exam, "sit with being upse ... Read on »
more options than just hungry or full by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A little (and, of course, friendly) reminder about things not being black and white. One of the things that can really scare people is if they get into the mind-set t ... Read on »
hunger by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yeah, I bet that title raised some eyebrows. And maybe it even sent a few chills down the spines of some people. Hunger can be a provocative word, especially for thos ... Read on »
seeing... and then doing what a kid really needs by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders SuperEgg, your example about your little one's toys and how she got to put them in any order she wanted so they'd be waiting for her after her nap, is awesome. You knew ... Read on »
an example for you guys... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Wendy, you were talking about identifying and then understanding moments where self-hatred began and what cased them. I was talking to someone just the other day about t ... Read on »
(learning to) soothe yourself by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders SuperEgg, I'm so glad you asked that question. And for any of you guys that didn't see SuperEgg's question, I'm going to paste part of it here: "what is the recipe to ... Read on »
a little reading list :) by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I got to thinking, after I asked you about knowing the Hermit Crab book, that I may have a little book list for you guys. Please feel free to add onto this list (but ... Read on »
needing sunblock by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders You know how we talk about how bright and intense life can feel? Especially when you're not using the eating disorder behaviors to mute life? You guys know I often th ... Read on »
tell or not tell? by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Should I tell anyone about my eating disorder? Should I not? Should I tell some people? And what should I tell them... the entire thing, part of it, just a little? Th ... Read on »
talking to that teen of yours- the one inside you by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Laura R. you had asked the other day about ways to approach your "inner teen" and ways to talk to her. It's taken me a bunch of days to get to it, but here a few thou ... Read on »
all those regular adjustments that come in life... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Since I'm always telling you guys about how we all are continuously adjusting in life, here's a little story for you... The entire time I've lived in my current house ... Read on »
why we go to class by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm going to try to answer your "why should I even bother to go to a dietitian if I'm not planning to change" question, PTC, with a little story. So, bear with me here b ... Read on »
what DOES that dietitian do???? by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This is a great discussion you guys are having about dietitians (RDs)! I can't tell you how many times people ask me, "hey, what does an RD do, anyway... and, why do I n ... Read on »