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Our Team

Ready to ditch diet culture and make peace with food? We can help!

All of our staff practice from an anti-diet, Health At Every Size® philosophy, which means we respect body diversity and believe health is not determined by your weight. Our goal is to support you in learning to trust your body’s cues about foods so you can eat freely and fearlessly. We also want to help you develop a deep sense of self-worth that is not tied to your weight or appearance.

Read about our staff below to see who might be a good fit for you, or feel free to contact us to discuss matching you with the right team member!

Therapists / Counselors
Dietitians
Food Freedom Coach

Our Therapists / Counselors

Cherie Miller, MS, LPC (Owner)

Cherie is an eating disorder therapist and coach at the Southlake office specializing in adult eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, orthorexia, OSFED and disordered eating all along the spectrum. She also offers faith-based Christian counseling. Insurance accepted: United, BCBS, Aetna, and Cigna
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Fran DeArman, LPC-Associate, LCDC, IC-ADC

Supervised by Dr. Chris Simpson, LPC-S
Fran is an eating disorder therapist and coach at the McKinney office who works with clients of all ages. She has experience working with eating disorders in higher levels of care, and has also extensive training in treating alcohol and drug use. Insurance accepted: BCBS
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Charisse Johns, MS, LPC

Charisse is an EMDR-trained therapist at the Southlake office with clients of all ages at our Southlake office. She has experience working with eating disorders in higher levels of care, and also specialized training in trauma treatment. Charisse can also offer faith-based Christian counseling. Insurance accepted: United, BCBS, Aetna, and Cigna
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Lauren Courtney, MS, LPC

Lauren is a licensed counselor at our Southlake office who specializes in eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. She has worked with eating disorders and mental health issues in the hospital setting before coming to private practice. Lauren can also provide faith-based Christian counseling. Insurance accepted: BCBS, United, Aetna, and Cigna
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Our Dietitians

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Tess Patterson, MS, RD, LD

Tess is non-diet dietitian nutritionist at our Southlake office who works with children, teens, and adults. She specializes in eating disorders and a variety of medical conditions. Tess can also incorporate a faith-based perspective for clients who desire that.
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Daniel Schultz, MCN, RDN, LD

Dan is non-diet dietitian nutritionist at our Southlake office who works with children, teens, and adults. He specializes in eating disorders, PCOS, diabetes and other medical conditions.
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Our Food Freedom Coach

Lynnly Wood, MA

Lynnly is a Food Freedom Coach specializing in helping people break free from dieting and restrictive eating, as well as bingeing cycles. She also helps clients learn to accept their bodies and live their best life without having to change their weight.
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Cherie Miller, LPC is owner of Food Freedom Therapy and contracts with other therapists and coaches. Each coach and independent licensed therapist who contracts with Food Freedom Therapy™ is solely responsible for the services they provide and the manner in which they are performed and are not employees of Food Freedom Therapy™.