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The Appetite

Dec 20, 2017

Opal’s co-founders Julie Church RDN, CD, CEDS, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS, and host Carter Umhau LMHCA, discuss body image through the lens of both eating disorder treatment and their personal stories. They explore what it means to have a healthy body image, shifting away from seeing one's body...


Dec 13, 2017

As a person explores their appetite for life, forgiveness is worth considering. Opal founders Julie Church, RDN, CEDS, CD, Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS, and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, --along with host and Opal therapist Carter Umhau, LMHCA--discuss what forgiveness looks like within relationships, as well as within a...


Dec 2, 2017

Welcome to the first ever episode of The Appetite. Clinicians from Opal: Food+Body Wisdom, an eating disorder treatment center in Seattle, Washington, will meet every week to discuss all things body, food, movement, and mental health. Today you will meet the three women who founded Opal: Psychologist Dr. Lexi...


Dec 1, 2017

In the first of three episodes introducing Opal’s core tenets, Dr. Lexi Giblin leads our discussion about the evidence-based treatment Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT). RO DBT is a new therapy approach that was founded and developed by Dr. Thomas Lynch to target those who temperamentally lean...