Gia Marson

Gia Marson
Dr. Gia Marson is a psychologist, consultant and lecturer with private practices in Santa Monica and Calabasas, CA. She is a generalist with a specialty in treating eating disorders. Dr. Marson consults for UCLA’s Adolescent Medicine Eating Disorders Program, Nourished For Life, and was Director of the UCLA Counseling Center Eating Disorders Program & psychologist in the UCLA’s Athletic Dept. for 8 years. She is an expert contributor to Goop.com, has been featured on NBC, recoverywarriors.com, and in The Everygirl’s Guide to Life by Maria Menounos. Dr. Marson is a board member for a non-profit foundation using the arts to reduce mental health stigma--she believes in full recovery, the power of relationships and using strengths to create resilience.

Blogs by Gia Marson

Yes, Meditation Can Help Your Eating Disorder Recovery

“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see… Read more »

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Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder? …Follow the Research

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. — Dalai Lama It can extremely scary, overwhelming and frustrating to provide assistance to a friend or family member who is trying to recover from an eating disorder. These illnesses are stubborn, life threatening… Read more »

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Want to Improve Your Body Image? Try this…it’s not what you think

Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect? –Neff, 2018 (1) If you are like most Americans, you often view your body as an object, rather than… Read more »

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Eating Disorders and Vaping: What's the Link?

Eating Disorders and Vaping: What’s the Link?

Vaping is very much on the rise in adolescents and adults. (1) While early research shows that e-cigarettes are less dangerous to health than traditional cigarettes, there is no published data yet on cancer risks or the potential long-term impact on our lungs or heart. Here are some of the potential health risks we do… Read more »

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Do You Overeat When Feeling Down? Try this…

Most of us have found ourselves eating to soothe a negative mood. Although it can work temporarily, hopefully it is not your go-to or only strategy to make yourself feel better. You’re better off if you can rely on it as one of many ways of coping with feeling down. Some alternative possibilities for navigating unpleasant… Read more »

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