Kelli Malkasian, psyd, CEDS
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. During the last 15 years I have worked in the field of eating disorders and mental health and have been blessed to have worked at the most prominent Eating Disorder treatment centers in the country. My professional experiences have allowed me wonderful opportunities to work with clients at all stages of the recovery process and have earned the unique Eating Disorder Specialist Certification.
I work closely with clients in all stages of their recovery, including those transitioning out of treatment facilities. I have developed an understanding of the unique needs of these clients as they work to navigate the transition back into their lives after treatment and/or following their decision to work on long term recovery. I under stand that recovery from eating disorders or other mental illnesses is not just about symptom cessation. It is so much more than that! I help clients to build upon their inner resilience to navigate their eating disorder recovery and to develop a sense of self outside of their eating disorders and other conditions. This is very challenging work, but I find it to be extremely rewarding for both the client and myself.
I offer individual and family therapy for clients both in and outside of the recovery process. My style of therapy is very collaborative and casual. I offer a very open, transparent and compassionate style when providing support and feedback to clients. I use the therapeutic relationship, connection, metaphor, and A LOT of humor in my work. I work with clients who have struggled with a variety of disorders, such as mood, anxiety, substance related, and eating disorders. Further, I also have a passion for working with clients seeking support for poor body image, poor self-esteem, disordered eating, difficulties with dieting and weight or women's issues.
Whether you have been in recovery for a while or are just starting your process of self-exploration please contact me to see if we might be a good fit. I look forward to working with you. I am located in north Fort Lauderdale, but am available to clients located throughout Florida via telehealth options.