Food Junkies Summit Day 31!!
Clarissa Kennedy is an Internationally Accredited Food Addiction Counsellor. She is a Social Worker, has an additional certification in Mental Health & Addictions, and is certified to perform the diagnostic assessment tool SUGAR®. Clarissa founded Reinvent Your Bliss Point (https://foodaddictionhelp.ca) in 2018 where she works with individuals based on a holistic approach to healing and maintaining recovery. She is passionate about her work in the field of Addiction and Mental Health and hopes to create real change in the field of Food Addiction. Clarissa struggled with Food Addiction her whole life and now has freedom with real food that she never believed was possible. She works with others to help them find this freedom too. “Food is not your enemy, diets are. When you begin to see food as medicine and learn practical strategies around eating, including the types of food to eat, it no longer controls your life it simply complements it.”
Molly Painschab, LCPC/LAC/FAC, is a mental health professional, addiction strategist, behavior specialist, and certified international food addiction counselor with experience coaching individuals and their family members through recovery management and relapse prevention. Her background in addiction treatment while working with individuals being supervised by the Department of Corrections, Child Protective Services, and other Court-Ordered situations inform her solution-focused and forward-thinking style. Molly is fueled by her belief that recovery is possible. She considers herself a ‘helper’, eager to encourage and support individuals and families on their journey to mental and emotional wellness. Her desire to see others succeed in life and determination to turn information into action has contributed to her most recent online Food Recovery Coaching (mpainschab.com), where she shepherds participants through addiction specific education, the processing of new information, and skill-building in support of, and outside, of the traditional 12 Step approach. Molly believes the only way to ensure everyone who needs help with food addiction gets the treatment they need, is to unify professionals in the field and push the APA and WHO to place diagnostic criteria in the DSM.
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