DR. THERESA FASSIHI
Clinical Psychologist, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, complex trauma, and mood disorders
From Listening for a Story to Listening for Truth
For about 10 years, I worked as a newspaper reporter, interviewing a wide variety of people and writing news stories. I loved meeting people from all walks of life and learning about them, but I discovered that talking to people to get a good story was not what I really wanted to do.
So, I left journalism to become a psychologist, and I’m so happy I did. The relationship between a therapist and a client is such a powerful thing, a tremendous responsibility and an honor for the therapist, and such a vulnerable, courageous choice for the client.
As a reporter, I listened for a story. Now, as a psychologist, I listen for my client’s truth, their values, and their opportunity for healing, growth and greater happiness.
Dr. Theresa Fassihi
"Life can be challenging, painful, and difficult. My goal is to help my clients take agency to make changes that will increase their well-being."
I have been treating eating disorders and associated issues for 20 years. I worked in inpatient and outpatient settings including The Menninger Clinic and founded the Houston Eating Disorders Center in 2010, a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders. This program is now part of Eating Recovery Center.
I have been active in advocacy and volunteer work with the Academy for Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and am a founding member of Houston Eating Disorders Specialists. Specialized credentials include the internationally recognized "Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders" and an IAEDP Eating Disorders Specialist Certification. My special interests include body image in eating disorders, family involvement in treatment and healing trauma.