Jennifer Rollin remembers what it felt like to struggle with an eating disorder. She felt isolated and totally trapped. Her mind was constantly filled with thoughts about food and her body. It was exhausting and there were times when she never thought she’d get better. She sought professional help for her eating disorder, eventually recovered, and then went to graduate school to become a therapist.
“I remember that my eating disorder shrunk my whole life, until most of my waking thoughts were about food and my weight. I felt so trapped,” Jennifer says.
She never aimed to become an eating disorder therapist, but found that in her graduate practicums she naturally gravitated towards the clients with eating disorders and was really able to help them.
She sought out additional training in eating disorders and is now an eating disorder therapist based in Rockville, Maryland, who provides virtual eating disorder therapy to teens and adults throughout Maryland and Virginia, and helps people struggling with food and body image issues to fully recover and reclaim their lives.
Jennifer says, “Being an eating disorder therapist is so rewarding. While I wouldn’t wish my past struggles on anyone they have inspired me to help others who are still struggling to find the same freedom that I did. I truly became the therapist that I needed at the time back when I was struggling.”
Since opening her practice, Jennifer Rollin has appeared in TV and print media talking about eating disorder recovery and co-authored the book ‘The Inside Scoop on Eating Disorder Recovery.