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Dr. Linda Mintle

Author of  Making Peace with Your Thighs

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Dr. Linda Mintle's Bio:
“Dr. Linda” is a nationally recognized author and speaker with an impressive list of television and radio credits.

Dr. Linda has been in clinical practice for the past 20 plus years. She specializes in eating disorders and the treatment of food and weight problems. She helped develop the eating disorders program at Eastern Virginia Medical School, served as consultant and group therapist to the Optifast hospital based program, conducted pre-surgical psychological evaluations for those considering gastric by-pass surgery, developed and ran numerous eating disorder and compulsive overeating groups and was a long time member of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to helping treat overweight and obese clients.

She is an Approved Supervisor and Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Diplomat in Social Work.

Dr. Linda is an adjunct professor in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University and a former adjunct professor in the Graduate Psychology Department at Wheaton College. She served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Eastern Virginia Medical School and held a clinical research position at the University of South Florida’s Florida Mental Health Institute. She writes professionally and for the mass market and hosts her own web site, www.drlindahelps.com. A regular columnist and contributor to several magazines, Dr. Linda has published numerous print articles as well as written for academic journals.

Dr. Mintle is the author of thirteen books: Kids Killing Kids, a book about preventing teen violence; Getting Unstuck, a book to help free women from depression, anxiety and eating disorders; Divorce Proofing Your Marriage, a divorce prevention book endorsed by Dr. Laura; Breaking Free, a six booklet series covering the topics of depression, anger and unforgiveness, negative self-image, stress, anorexia and bulimia, and compulsive overeating; A Daughter's Journey Home: Finding a way to love, honor and connect with your mother, a book designed to help mothers and daughters develop more intimate connections; Lose it for Life, a book co-authored with Stephen Arterburn that presents a holistic plan for losing weight and keeping it off; Overweight Kids, written to help parents deal with the current epidemic of childhood obesity and overweight, and her newest release, Making Peace With Your Thighs, a book designed to help women accept their bodies, get off the scales and on with their lives.

Dr. Linda is a regular speaker at national and local conferences. In addition, she lectures at colleges and universities as a Staley Distinguished Scholar Lecturer. She has appeared many times on national television and radio programs and is the resident expert for ABC Family's Living the Life television show.

Dr. Linda received her Ph.D. from Old Dominion University in Urban Health Services and Clinical Psychology. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communications, both from Western Michigan University. Married for 31 years and the mother of two, Dr. Linda currently lives in Virginia with her family.