Fletcher is the recipient of the Research Society on Alcoholism Journalism Award, several National Health Information Awards, the Outstanding Contributions to Advancing the Understanding of Addictions Award from the American Psychological Association, and the American Dietetic Association Media Excellence Award. As a registered dietitian, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree from Drexel University.
Fletcher is the author of six other books, including the award-winning national bestseller, Thin For Life: 10 Keys to Success From People Who Have Lost Weight & Kept It Off, as well Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off – And What They Wish Parents Knew.
Fletcher’s articles on subjects ranging from osteoporosis to heart disease have appeared in Prevention, Redbook, Better Homes and Gardens, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Readers’ Digest, Parenting, American Psychologist, The Humanist, and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Previously, Fletcher was executive editor and chief writer of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter and a contributing editor for Prevention Magazine.
Emily Guarnotta, PsyD
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Eric Patterson, MSCP, NCC, LPC
A professional counselor, Eric Patterson has been helping children, adolescents, and adults reach their goals and improve their well-being for over 10 years. Eric has also worked as a collaborating investigator for the field trials of the DSM-5 and he also completed an agreement to provide mental health treatment to...
Christine Brewer, MS, LMFT
Christine Brewer has over 20 years of experience in substance use disorders, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, disaster mental health, trauma, EMDR, and therapy with individuals, groups, couples, and families. Her clinical experience includes gerontology, at-risk youth, homicide bereavement, dual diagnosis, domestic violence, crisis intervention, hostage negotiation, community debriefing services, and...