Nearly one year ago, a doctor referred me to Dr. Holly Starkman with the hope that I would be invited to join her group. I was apprehensive about group work; talking to others about my lifelong issues with food did not seem appealing. I decided to give it a try because for almost 40 years I had tried everything else, even surgery. Nothing was working. From my first meeting with Holly, I knew I had met someone who is knowledgeable, empathetic, and thoroughly committed to her profession. She has provided me and other members of the group with the tools needed to face daily challenges with food. With Holly's support, I have been able to build upon my strengths and identify areas for personal growth.
Holly has been an integral part of my amazing team dedicated to supporting me in my quest to become physically and emotionally healthy.
- LISA R.
Holly helped me during an incredibly difficult time 20 years ago. I still hear her calm voice asking to the point questions all these years later. I only wish she were on the West Coast instead of the East!
- LEAH C.
In our mutual collaboration on patients or families we see in our private practices, Holly is consistently attuned, empathic and draws her evaluations and suggestions from her full range of intellectual and clinical experiences. Her training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and in treating eating disorders, psychological trauma and use of mindfulness-based techniques all provide her with a solid basis of treatment and training skills. She is hard-working and professional as well as engaging and focused.
-SUSAN DOBULER, LCSW
PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND SUPERVISOR AT YALE CHILD STUDY CENTER
(Holly's) group sessions are so powerful, because there is true honesty and openness among everyone. You feel empathy and support, and you know you aren't struggling alone.
A true professional, Holly is smart, insightful and empathetic toward clients. A number of my clients have benefited from Holly’s Emotional Overeating group and have felt it has positively changed their attitudes toward themselves and toward food.
-RUTH MANLEY, LCSW
PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND EMDR SPECIALIST
Holly Starkman is a gifted therapist with whom I am privileged to collaborate. She takes the time to communicate with me on a client’s behalf and keeps me apprised of pertinent issues arising in therapy, that may impact nutrition. Holly’s positive mindset and holistic approach working with eating disordered clients allows us to utilize a team approach, proven to be the most effective method of treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.