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  • Do you think you’ve lost control over how you eat?
  • Do you ever make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full?
  • Do you believe you are fat, even when others say you are too thin?
  • Do food and/or thoughts about food dominate your life?
  • Do thoughts about changing your body or weight dominate your life?
  • Are shared meals difficult because of your eating behavior or comments about food, eating, or body image?
  • Are you or others worried about your weight?

In this informal survey, 2 or more “yes” answers strongly indicate the presence of disordered eating. Get help now.

(Adapted from the Scoff Questionnaire by Morgan, Reid & Lacy-BMJ, 1999.)
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Dr. Lampert talks about the warning signs of eating disorders. Watch video.

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Robyn Janssen, Psy.D., L.P.

Senior Clinical Director

Robyn has worked in the eating disorders field for the past 10 years and has been in various leadership roles at The Emily Program. In addition, she enjoys providing outreach and education about eating disorders in the community. Robyn earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and completed her doctoral internship with an emphasis on eating disorders treatment at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience working with both adolescents and adults in residential, intensive programming and outpatient levels of care at The Emily Program.

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Mark Warren, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Mark graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School. His practice focuses on bringing the most up-to-date research into evidence-based care.

He serves on the faculty of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and teaches at University Hospitals of Cleveland and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Warren is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders, where he leads the SIG in Males and Eating Disorders. He is a two-time recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and a winner of the Woodruff Award.

Dr. Warren co-chairs the Academy of Eating Disorders Presidential Task Force for Medical Care and serves on the FEAST Medical Advisory Board and the London-based Succeed Foundation Medical Advisory Board. He has presented extensively at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, The Renfrew Foundation and the Multidisciplinary Eating Disorder Association.

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Deb Schermann, M.A., L.P.

Chief Clinical Officer

Deb has extensive experience in the eating disorders field, working in direct care and administration since 1987. In her role as Chief Clinical Officer, Deb has direct accountability for the overall clinical, operational and financial performance of The Emily Program’s treatment sites. She also continues to provide clinical services so she can remain engaged in the client experience at The Emily Program. Deb has personally experienced an eating disorder and is impassioned about employing others with personal eating disorder experiences and providing hope to those struggling with the illness.

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Carol Peterson, Ph.D.

Chief Training Officer

Carol coordinates the internal trainings and training programs. Working with staff across the organization, she facilities professional training opportunities for The Emily Program staff as well as ensuring Internships, Fellowships, and Practicums meet training requirements. Carol is also a Research Associate and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Carol's interest in research has resulted in authoring more than 90 articles and book chapters. She is an active member of Eating Disorder Research Society, Academy of Eating Disorders, and American Psychological Association.

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Lindsay Drebenstedt, M.B.A.

Senior Director, Client Excellence

Lindsay leads The Emily Program’s Client Excellence Department, a network of teams dedicated to providing exceptional service to all clients seeking care at The Emily Program – from their first phone call to inquire about treatment services to ensuring a warm and welcoming environment in which to heal. Teams comprising the Client Excellence Department include admissions, office managers, utilization reviewers, client accounts, scheduling and property management. Lindsay also plays a central role in expanding treatment access to new markets, with a focus on site expansion execution. She began working at the front desk of The Emily Program during her senior year of high school, providing a unique opportunity to observe both the clinical and business sides of eating disorder treatment. Lindsay joined the administrative staff full-time after receiving her bachelor’s in business administration (concentrating on international business) from George Washington University in the District of Columbia. She earned her master’s in business administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

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Kelly’s Recovery Story

“They were genuinely there to help me, to hear what I had to say and take it step by step."

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With over 500 employees across four states, our goal is to offer care to clients nationwide. We're here to help you and your family. We look forward to meeting you!


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The Emily Program offers outpatient, intensive day/partial programs with lodging, and 24/7 residential care at sites across Minnesota.

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The Emily Program serves Cleveland with outpatient services, intensive day/partial programs with lodging and 24/7 residential care.

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The Emily Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers assessments and individual therapy.

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The Emily Program offers outpatient services in Seattle, Spokane, and South Sound, intensive day/partial hospitalization and lodging in Seattle and Spokane and 24/7 residential care in Seattle.

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