Trisha Souders Rubin is a seasoned psychotherapist with more than 30 years’ experience serving the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area. She began her career treating eating disorders in both adolescents and adults and eventually expanded her general practice to include treatment of relationship and couples’ problems, anxiety and depression. A respected expert in her field, she also provides supervision to other clinicians with a special focus on eating disorder treatment. She recognizes the body-mind connection encouraging movement as a part of therapy. During the pandemic, she added walk-therapy as an option that she plans to continue for those who enjoy an outdoor environment.

Trisha’s career as a psychotherapist started at Georgetown University Medical Center’s Diet Management and Eating Disorders Program. In 1996, she left her tenured faculty position at Georgetown to launch The Washington Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Fairfax, which in 2000 became the Growth and Recovery Center. Trisha is a founding board member of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), leading the organization as President from 2009-2012. She has also served on the board of Washington Society for the Study of Eating Disorders and Obesity (WSSEDO) for many years.

Like her clients, Trisha considers herself always in progress and process. The most challenging and rewarding job she has ever held is being a mom of two. This led her to become a longtime coach for Girls on the Run as well as to become involved as a theater and dance mom. Trisha has worked hard to raise emotionally, physically and spiritually conscious children, sharing challenges with all parents in today’s technological age of cell phone and device addiction.


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