About Dr. Lisa Galper

Dr. Lisa Galper has helped thousands discover their own Power Over Food and win freedom from the obsession and defeat that haunt yo-yo dieters, emotional eaters, and those who just hope to lose some weight! As a licensed clinical psychologist, author and workshop facilitator, Lisa Galper has transformed the eating behaviors of readers, workshop participants, health care professionals and organizations across the country.

A Dedicated Professional

As one who turned to food at an early age and struggled with weight for the first twenty-seven years of her life, Lisa understands first-hand the guilt, shame and other overwhelming emotions that torment many overeaters today. Her passion for this work arose out of her own journey to victory over diet and weight obsession and compulsive overeating.

Along the way, she discovered the critical role of her own psychology. Determined to help others succeed as she has, Dr. Galper received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Nova Southeastern University. Before her formal training, she was assistant director of the American Anorexia Bulimia Association in New York City. Since 1993, she has been in private practice specializing in eating disorders, compulsive overeating, and long-term weight management.

A Life-changing Workshop Leader

For the past 20 years, Lisa has devoted herself to teaching people how to step off the diet roller coaster and replace destructive eating patterns with truly effective tools for lifelong weight management. She regularly presents workshops and lecture series in and around Phoenix, Arizona.

Known for her ability to bring hope to even the most hopeless cases, Lisa Galper’s workshops have become the go-to resource that local doctors refer when diets, full meal-replacement plans, and even weight-loss surgery fail. She was the chief psychologist for the Balance Weight Management program at Scottsdale Healthcare and is currently the designer of the original behavioral education curriculum at Scottsdale Bariatric Center; and an instructor at Scottsdale Weight Loss Center.

An Award-winning Author

An award-winning author, Lisa collaborated with Dr. Michelle May in the development of the Am I Hungry? book and program. Contributing the critical psychological strategies that liberate readers from guilt, shame and obsession, Dr. Galper gives readers the tools they need to start effectively managing their thoughts and feelings around food.

Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don’t Work. (Nourish Publishing, 2005) by Michelle May MD (Author), Lisa Galper Psy.D. (Author), and Janet Carr M.S., R.D. (Contributor)
Click to discover Am I Hungry? at Amazon.com.

The Am I Hungry? book won three Glyph Awards in 2005 for Best Health Book, Best Self-Help/Psychology Book and Best Book by a New Publisher. Am I Hungry? is also used as the basis for the American Academy of Family Physicians’ national health and fitness campaign, Americans in Motion.

Nationally Recognized Expert

Dr. Galper maintains a strong commitment to challenging widespread cultural messages that perpetuate the myth that we must struggle against our own bodies to lose weight. With her reputation as one of the foremost experts in weight management, she is often called on present to prestigious groups such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, and to inform the media.

Dr. Galper has made numerous local television and radio appearances on shows such as “Sonoran Living” and “Healthy Living A-Z.” On KTVK AZ Family Channel 3, she served as the psychology expert for the station’s “Weight Loss Challenge.” She was on the expert panel for The Beauty Show, a reality show to be broadcast on the ION television network. Dr. Galper contributes regularly to articles in the Arizona Republic, the East Valley Tribune and local magazines.


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