Dr. Karen Samuels, Ph.D, is a psychologist, lifelong yogi, women's workshop leader, and keynote presenter.  She has published extensively on a number of issues related to prevention in the field of body image disturbance and disordered eating, treatment of eating disorders across the lifespan with special attention to women at midlife and beyond, and recently contributed a chapter to Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments.  She also blogs and is the resident psychologist and eating disorders/body image specialist at the online platform:  oneOeight.com

Wellesley College, B. A.- Psychology and English Literature      California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles, CA.-  M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Licensed Psychologist-  Florida PY 4338

Continuing her interest in body image, weight, and shape concerns, Dr. Samuels has dedicated her life to the field of eating disorders. She lectures across the U.S. and published on topics such as eating disorder prevention and treatment of women at midlife and beyond. She developed positive self/body esteem workshops delivered to thousands of middle school girls.


Psychologist

As a relational therapist, Karen works actively in connection with her clients in the healing process so that it’s an active engagement, a collaboration to help you find more connections in your life, starting in therapy and leading to the rest of your life.


Yoga Practitioner

Continuing her interest in body image, weight, and shape concerns, Karen has dedicated her life to the field of eating disorders. A lifelong yogi, Karen studies with many internationally respected yoga teachers. 

Karen began her yoga studies in 1970. In 1980, she completed a 6 month YTT at the Yoga Institute of Miami, and in 1981, YTT at Center for Yoga, Los Angeles. Teaching full time during the 1980’s, her doctoral dissertation (1987) examined yoga as a foundation during pregnancy for first time mothers, noting the benefits to anxiety and body image. A lifelong yogi, she studies with many internationally respected yoga teachers.


Keynote Presenter

Dr. Samuels has dedicated her life to the field of eating disorders. She lectures across the U.S. and is published on topics such as eating disorder prevention and treatment of women at midlife and beyond. She developed positive self/body esteem workshops delivered to thousands of middle school girls.


Workshop & 
Retreat Leader

Primarily on Women's Issues &
Body Image

Karen leads workshops around the world that focus on women’s issues, while incorporating yoga and healing. She developed positive self/body esteem workshops delivered to thousands of middle school girls.


Non-Profit 
Co-Founder

Karen is the co-founder of COPE, Community Outreach for the Prevention of Eating Disorders. To learn more about their mission and body positivity, visit www.cope-ecf.org or their Facebook page.


Guide at 108, An Online Healing Community

Karen uses her expertise in psychology and body image issues to educated women from around through short videos  and blog entries on eating disorders.