About Us

Our program started by Medical Director, Ira M. Sacker, MD, internationally renowned expert in the field of eating disorders for over thirty-five years. Dr. Sacker is dedicated to helping heal one individual at a time, while changing the minds of millions through books, media, & press.

Dr. Ira Sacker is joined by Clinical Director, Laura D. McDonald, MS, LMHC. She specializes in eating disorders, trauma, addictions, bereavement & grief.

Our treatment approach is for individuals of all ages struggling with eating disorders and the co-morbidities; depression, and anxiety. Expanded services now include Medical Nutrition, Loss & Trauma, and Life After Recovery

Professional Appearances

May 26, 2010 Jacob Javits Center New York, NY
Presenting Author – Book Expo of America 2010 (BEA)

April 16, 2010 – April 17, 2010 Albany, NY
Keynote and Speakers – New York Mental Health Counseling Association Convention

November 8, 2008 CW Post Long Island University
Co-Presenters 2nd Annual New York State Mental Health Counselors

December 7, 2007 The Nutrition Clinic, Sol Stone, & Ophelia's Place
Co-Presenters – Suddenly I See-Reflections of Recovery

November 11, 2007 CW Post Long Island University
Co-Presenters 1st Annual New York State Mental Health Counselors

November 18, 2005 New York University Child Study Center
Speaker – Changing The Illusions of Eating Disorders: Strategies For Treatment & Awareness

June 29, 2005 EDC Congressional Briefing on "Youth, Obesity, and Eating Disorders"
Presenter with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

February 24-25, 2005 1st New York State Eating Disorders Initiative Conference
Presenter – "Transitional Treatment Approach for Eating Disorder"