Shari Brady, LPC, CADC, is a licensed clinical therapist focusing on addictions, eating disorders, and adolescent issues. She suffered from anorexia during high school and is now recovered. Her fiction debut, Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye, covers the topics of addiction and co-dependency. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
"It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You is a book full of practical exercises and insights to help understand your relationship with food and emotions. . . . Shari Brady has presented an authentic and accessible way to love yourself to prevent eating disorders."
--Maria Malayter, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
"A wonderful read for people who have begun to get control of their eating and are ready to address the underlying issues that led to their eating disorder or disordered eating. Shari Brady makes the big problems in life small and personal enough to help people begin to approach them. Her stories are good illustrations of the points she makes. Her recommendations are clear, specific, and actionable. I will recommend it to my adolescent and young adult clients."
--Robin S. Ross, PhD, founder of Chicago Area Eating Disorders Network
"It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You provides adolescents with a clear and practical framework to understand the emotional pain and dysfunctional thought patterns behind disordered eating behavior. It invites readers to take charge of their lives through a journey of self-reflection and self-compassion and to choose action in order to overcome these destructive patterns. The specific tools and skills presented come to life with the help of Shari's powerful personal narrative which she weaves throughout the pages."
--Maureen Keeshin, PsyD, department chair, The Chicago School
"Inspiring and informative. Each chapter is carefully written and meaningful. For the adolescents struggling with complex eating disorders, and for the helping professionals that treat them, It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You is an outstanding resource."
--Abigail Levin, LSW