Recent Posts

July 20, 2023
A Letter to All Therapists About Weight Stigma in the Trauma Field

When clients or patients seek out your care, they are putting a lot of trust in you to help them as they heal from their traumas. The trauma field has a history of practices that specifically marginalize, exclude, underserve and oppress fat bodies. This letter is an offering of what your higher weight clients and patients need you to know in order to provide affirming and ethical care

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January 23, 2023
Dear Kids (Especially Higher Weight Kids), The American Academy of Pediatrics Got it Wrong

The American Academy of Pediatrics (the organization where lots of doctors who treat kids belong) made a big oops! This one is a huge mistake, and sadly it’s not a funny one because this mistake will harm lots of kids like yourself.

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December 14, 2022
How the Trauma Field is Traumatizing Higher Weight People

The trauma field has an ethical responsibility to do better. After all, if you are causing trauma while trying to treat trauma, you aren’t breaking the cycle of trauma; you are perpetuating it. 

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August 8, 2022
Dear therapist community during fat liberation month

The desire amongst therapists to see “both sides” when discussing oppression reveals that many therapists think that fat liberation and the oppression of fat people are two equally valid perspectives. The reality is that there is no room for debate when it comes to liberation.

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July 17, 2022
Why aren't we having more nuanced conversations about eating disorders?

Of course there is no way to include everything in any one blog or social media post, and I will exclude things here as well, but reducing topics that require nuance and space for complexity to a question and expecting an answer is a huge problem that leaves little room for discussion or for actual lived experience.  

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September 25, 2020
Why I Don't Fast on Yom Kippur

I’ve been in some form of recovery from my eating disorder for many years. I’ve gotten through pretty much every challenging food situation that has come my way. I’ve tolerated my body changing. I’ve embraced hunger and taking up space. And I don’t fast on Yom Kippur.

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September 25, 2020
[add canonical url] To Parents of Kids with Eating Disorders (especially those who don’t fit the stereotype):

I am sorry that the eating disorder field has not been there for you in the ways we should be. As a field we have let you, and your children, down. We have reinforced the stereotype that only thin, white, wealthy, straight, cis girls get eating disorders and have put a great deal of research […]

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October 22, 2019
[need canonical] What Happens When You Put a Kid On A Diet

I have recently heard a lot of conversations about different attempts to find ways to get kids to lose weight. One of the things that stood out to me during all of these conversations was the short sightedness of the discussion. I wonder if the adults involved realize that the impact on these children will likely be life-long.

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Podcast Appearances

September 25, 2020
Podcast Appearance: The Weight-Inclusive Podcast #153

153: IE Series, Emotional Eating and Kind Coping Skills With Dr. Rachel Millner, Psy.D.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-weight-inclusive-podcast/id1208568777

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September 25, 2020
Podcast Appearance: Real Health Radio 206

Anorexia In Higher Weight Individuals with Rachel Millner Listen to this interview with Rachel Millner at https://seven-health.com/2020/07/206-anorexia-in-higher-weight-individuals-with-rachel-millner/#1

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March 30, 2020
Podcast Appearance: Food Psych #233

Listen to Rachel on the Food Psych Podcast- COVID-19 and Eating-Disorder Recovery, Plus How to Handle Weight Gain and Body Changes with Rachel Millner, Fat-Positive Psychologist Fat-positive psychologist and eating-disorder specialist Rachel Millner joins us to discuss how she navigated a changing body while helping clients in eating-disorder recovery, coping with discomfort in a larger […]

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February 26, 2018
Podcast Appearance: Food Psych Podcast #145

Health at Every Size psychologist and Body Trust Provider Rachel Millner joins us to discuss how diet culture masks anorexia, why it’s so important for everyone in our society to address our own weight bias, the power of community in breaking free from diet culture, the role of clinicians as activists, how we can spread the Health at Every Size message and plant seeds for change, and so much more!

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January 26, 2018
Podcast Appearance: Eating Disorders Recovery Podcast

In this episode, Tabitha talks to the wonderful Rachel Millner about fat-phobia in schools:

BMI report cards
School dinner policing
Health at Every Size
Body Diversity
Fat-phobia 
How to trust kids to eat

Read More
July 8, 2017
Podcast Appearance: The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast

Rachel appeared on this episode of the Eating Disorders Recovery Podcast on July 8th, 2017. Listen to the podcast episode here! In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Dr. Rachel Millner about Anorexia and people in larger bodies. This podcast was inspired by an email from a mother of a patient who has Anorexia and […]

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A Letter to All Therapists About Weight Stigma in the Trauma Field

When clients or patients seek out your care, they are putting a lot of trust in you to help them as they heal from their traumas. The trauma field has a history of practices that specifically marginalize, exclude, underserve and oppress fat bodies. This letter is an offering of what your higher weight clients and patients need you to know in order to provide affirming and ethical care

Read More
Dear Kids (Especially Higher Weight Kids), The American Academy of Pediatrics Got it Wrong

The American Academy of Pediatrics (the organization where lots of doctors who treat kids belong) made a big oops! This one is a huge mistake, and sadly it’s not a funny one because this mistake will harm lots of kids like yourself.

Read More
How the Trauma Field is Traumatizing Higher Weight People

The trauma field has an ethical responsibility to do better. After all, if you are causing trauma while trying to treat trauma, you aren’t breaking the cycle of trauma; you are perpetuating it. 

Read More
Dear therapist community during fat liberation month

The desire amongst therapists to see “both sides” when discussing oppression reveals that many therapists think that fat liberation and the oppression of fat people are two equally valid perspectives. The reality is that there is no room for debate when it comes to liberation.

Read More
Why aren't we having more nuanced conversations about eating disorders?

Of course there is no way to include everything in any one blog or social media post, and I will exclude things here as well, but reducing topics that require nuance and space for complexity to a question and expecting an answer is a huge problem that leaves little room for discussion or for actual lived experience.  

Read More
Why I Don't Fast on Yom Kippur

I’ve been in some form of recovery from my eating disorder for many years. I’ve gotten through pretty much every challenging food situation that has come my way. I’ve tolerated my body changing. I’ve embraced hunger and taking up space. And I don’t fast on Yom Kippur.

Read More
Podcast Appearance: The Weight-Inclusive Podcast #153

153: IE Series, Emotional Eating and Kind Coping Skills With Dr. Rachel Millner, Psy.D.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-weight-inclusive-podcast/id1208568777

Read More
Podcast Appearance: Real Health Radio 206

Anorexia In Higher Weight Individuals with Rachel Millner Listen to this interview with Rachel Millner at https://seven-health.com/2020/07/206-anorexia-in-higher-weight-individuals-with-rachel-millner/#1

Read More
[add canonical url] To Parents of Kids with Eating Disorders (especially those who don’t fit the stereotype):

I am sorry that the eating disorder field has not been there for you in the ways we should be. As a field we have let you, and your children, down. We have reinforced the stereotype that only thin, white, wealthy, straight, cis girls get eating disorders and have put a great deal of research […]

Read More
Podcast Appearance: Food Psych #233

Listen to Rachel on the Food Psych Podcast- COVID-19 and Eating-Disorder Recovery, Plus How to Handle Weight Gain and Body Changes with Rachel Millner, Fat-Positive Psychologist Fat-positive psychologist and eating-disorder specialist Rachel Millner joins us to discuss how she navigated a changing body while helping clients in eating-disorder recovery, coping with discomfort in a larger […]

Read More
[need canonical] What Happens When You Put a Kid On A Diet

I have recently heard a lot of conversations about different attempts to find ways to get kids to lose weight. One of the things that stood out to me during all of these conversations was the short sightedness of the discussion. I wonder if the adults involved realize that the impact on these children will likely be life-long.

Read More
Podcast Appearance: Food Psych Podcast #145

Health at Every Size psychologist and Body Trust Provider Rachel Millner joins us to discuss how diet culture masks anorexia, why it’s so important for everyone in our society to address our own weight bias, the power of community in breaking free from diet culture, the role of clinicians as activists, how we can spread the Health at Every Size message and plant seeds for change, and so much more!

Read More
Podcast Appearance: Eating Disorders Recovery Podcast

In this episode, Tabitha talks to the wonderful Rachel Millner about fat-phobia in schools:

BMI report cards
School dinner policing
Health at Every Size
Body Diversity
Fat-phobia 
How to trust kids to eat

Read More
Podcast Appearance: The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast

Rachel appeared on this episode of the Eating Disorders Recovery Podcast on July 8th, 2017. Listen to the podcast episode here! In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Dr. Rachel Millner about Anorexia and people in larger bodies. This podcast was inspired by an email from a mother of a patient who has Anorexia and […]

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Rachel Millner (she/her), PsyD, CEDS, CBTP
Healing Relationship with Food and Body
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