WELCOME

Thank you for visiting my site. If you have asked yourself, "What more could my life hold for me?", or "How much more could I enjoy my accomplishments and life were it not for this eating disorder," you are starting to think about recovery.  And I am so happy for you. 

I've treated people with eating disorders for over 20 years, and I've learned that they are typically very accomplished, hard-working, and caring people, yet unable to live their lives to the fullest extent because of their disorder. I have also come to realize that many patients with eating disorders have experienced trauma, sometimes without fully realizing it.  Helping my patients learn to cope with their traumas and losses is a focus of the work I do.

If this sounds interesting to you, the first thing you should know is that you can get better, but recovery takes time. The first step is assessment to determine what level of care and resources are needed.  The good news is that with your hard work and the support you deserve, you can recover.

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ABOUT ME

For much of my 20-year career, I have been working as an eating disorders specialist.  It is important to understand that eating disorders are not just about the food, so as an eating disorders specialist, I focus on a variety of related and underlying issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties in order to effectively treat this disorder. 

 

Many people with eating disorders have a history of traumatic experiences, but I also believe that the eating disorder is itself a traumatic experience that disrupts lives. The inner critic or eating disorder voice of people with eating disorders can be emotionally abusive and force them to neglect and punish themselves.  Recovery is desired, but also feared.  Healing involves changing your most important relationship – your relationship with yourself.

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WHAT I TREAT

EATING DISORDERS

It is extremely difficult to break free from an eating disorder.  Support from a multidisciplinary team and the important people in your life can sustain you on the journey to recovery.  

TRAUMA

In order to effectively treat trauma, it is essential for a therapist to work on self-knowledge, mindfulness and compassion for self and others.

ANXIETY/MOOD DISORDERS

Most people with eating disorders also experience anxiety and/or depression.  The eating disorder is often a way of coping with overwhelming emotions.

 
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CONTACT ME

4545 Post Oak Place 
Suite 349
Houston, Texas 77027
tfassihiphd@gmail.com  |  Tel: (832) 794-1280

Dr. Fassihi is a clinical psychologist in Houston, TX specializing in eating disorders, trauma, and mood disorders. Her various contributions to the field of eating disorders have elevated her to Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED), an internationally recognized and distinguished honor. 

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