Ann Weitzman-Swain, Ph.D.
Heather Richardson, Psy.D
Robin Staub-Grundstein is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, Certified Pediatric & Adolescent Weight Management Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. She is a Cum Laude graduate in Dietetics and Food Science and has completed an American Dietetic Association approved internship at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. Robin has successfully maintained a hundred pound weight loss for over 22 years through healthy eating and exercise (and practices what she preaches). Robin has worked at an athletic club, a medical fitness center, public health department, school district, eating disorder center, group home, adult daycare, and a wellness center. Robin will help you create individualized meal plans based on your likes, dislikes, and desired goal. She is dedicated to providing you with information regarding the relationships among nutrition, health, disease, and preventive care. Her website is healthyhabits-athens.com (706) 546-7136.
Dr. Weitzman-Swain, a Licensed Psychologist, is the founder and clinical director of the Eating Disorders Recovery Center of Athens. Dr. Weitzman-Swain has extensive training and experience in the treatment of eating disorders. She is committed to developing awareness about the prevention and early identification of eating disorders by conducting seminars for community groups and other helping professionals. Dr. Weitzman-Swain provides individual, family, and group therapy for people in all stages of the recovery process. Her other specialties include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual abuse issues, family and parenting issues, and behavioral problems in children. Dr. Weitzman-Swain is a life-long learner who continuously reflects on her work and adjusts her approach depending on the individual needs of her patients. She is dedicated to an ongoing process of learning, teaching, and providing effective care for persons struggling with eating disorders and other problems in living.
Robin Staub-Grundstein, RD, LD
Healthy Habits Nutrition Consulting
John F. Grace, Psy.D.
Dr. Heather Richardson, a licensed clinical psychologist, provides individual and group therapy to adults and adolescents. She leads a DBT skills group for adolescents. Dr. Richardson also conducts assessments including cognitive testing, bariatric assessment, and personality assessment. She integrates experiential techniques with person-centered therapeutic relationships along with an integrated theoretical framework to provide clients with individualized treatment to meet their needs. Dr. Richardson has experience treating those with personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and major life transitions. She is dedicated to continuing her training and experience to stay up to date with advances in the field.
Jeffrey S. Porter, LMSW
Dr. Grace was born in and grew up in New York. After graduation from college, he trained and worked as a professional horticulturist at Botanical Gardens in New York City and then moved to Bermuda, where he continued that career. Upon returning to the United States, he located in Atlanta and began his graduate studies in clinical psychology. He interned with a consortium in southern Mississippi where he trained in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a community mental health center and a university counseling center. He did his post doctoral work with a psychology practice in the Atlanta Medical Center. He moved to Athens in 2007 to join the Eating Disorders Recover Center and to start a private practice. He retains his lifelong interest in nature and working with plants. He spends his free time working in his extensive gardens and in his greenhouses. He is a long term practitioner of mediation. His style of psychotherapy is influenced by science, philosophy, nature, and the interaction of mind body process.
Jeffery obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work from UGA. He is currently a LMSW. He trained in the clinical track and began learning therapy at Laurelwood Hospital in Gainesville. At Laurelwood, he worked in the clinic and then received training in conducting emergency room psychiatric evaluations at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. After graduation he worked providing therapy and psychological support services for an agency that served Madison, Clark and Oconee counties. This position entailed Jeff to conduct therapy with both individuals and families. Jeff’s clinical interests include personality disorders and bipolar disorder and he has an interest in learning more about psychopharmacology. During his Master’s training he co-authored a paper on Personality Disorders as described by the DSM-V. He is a guest lecturer at the UGA School of Social Work. Jeff is an enthusiastic member of the Eating Disorders Recovery Center of Athens treatment team. He looks forward to working with a range of clients and intends to develop a focus on adolescent treatment. He works in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and will work with individuals and families.