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The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast

The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast creates an expansive resource system for people struggling with eating disorders. Hosted by Robyn Goldberg, an IAEDP certified eating disorder registered dietitian/supervisor and certified intuitive eating counselor.

Sep 19, 2022

Dawn Smith-Theodore, MA, MFT, CEDS, is a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders. Dawn was the Clinical Director and National Director of Day Treatment Services for Monte Nido and Affiliates. Dawn has treated eating disorders for over 20 years and has a private practice in Los Angeles. 

Dawn is a former professional dancer, owned a dance studio for 25 years in Los Angeles and is the author of “TuTu Thin” A Guide to Dancing Without anEating Disorder. Dawn has written articles for Pointe Magazine and her book has been featured in Pointe, Dance Teacher and Dance Magazine. 

She was most recently interviewed by People Magazine as an eating disorder expert in the entertainment field. Dawn adds to her psychotherapy practice the insights of a dance professional, who has personally recovered from anorexia nervosa. Dawn appeared on “Starving Secrets” as an eating disorder expert on Lifetime Network. Dawn is an international speaker who enjoys educating dancers around the world on how to be a healthy dancer from a psychological perspective as well as helping medical professionals, parents and dance educators on prevention and early identification of eating disorders.


We discuss topics including:

  • The importance to educate the dance world on ways to become more aware of eating disorders
  • Learning how to feel feelings in one’s body instead of being in one’s head
  • The importance for dance teachers to choose appropriate speaking language and body language when speaking with dancers
  • Choosing dance costumes that work for all bodies
  • Learning how to be the best version of yourself



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