Meet Lori Ann

Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, Destin, FL


My name is Lori Ann, but most call me L.A.! I am a Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, Enneagram Coach and author located in Northwest  Florida. I work with clients both in-person and all over the United States using tele sessions!

I personally know the feelings that arise along the journey through recovery because I also struggled with an eating disorder for 8 years, but I also know you can overcome these struggles because today, I am recovered!

My passion for helping others is something I discovered through my own recovery. Today, I am here to help support, guide and walk with you along the way! I have been trained by some of the most sought after therapists, Carolyn Costin and Dr. Dorie McCubbrey. Both are experts in the Eating Disorder field!

This means I have the personal  experience, education, and training to help you overcome your eating disorder and experience true freedom! Aside from both The Carolyn Costin Institute and being certified in Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy – EDIT™, I am also the author of Finding The Light Within- A Personal Journey Thought Eating Disorder Recovery and Achieving Ultimate Mind, Body and Food Freedom. You deserve to heal, I’m here to help!

What I Do As A Coach

Focuses On The Here-And-Now. Helping You To Work Through Thoughts, Feelings, And Behavior Changes In The Present Moment.

Provides You With Meal Support And Accountability

Supports you in situations and challenges where it is not possible for your treatment
team to be available. e.g. shopping, dining at a restaurant or in-the-moment

Help You To Achieve Your Recovery Goals

Work Alongside Your Treatment Team and Loved Ones To Give You The Best Support Possible.

"You don't have to walk through recovery alone."


Because your eating disorder doesn’t only come around during your session, I won’t either.
Having a Coach means I can offer support outside the office. I am available via text and email in between sessions. One of the unique benefits of having a coach is, I can also go shopping, attend events and support you through challenging situations such as eating at a restaurant or going grocery or clothing shopping.

What makes having a Coach different from having a therapist or dietitian?

I am different from a therapist and dietitian but work together alongside both to offer you the best support system possible.

Your therapist works with the “why”, helping you to work through underlying issues that may have contributed to your eating disorder. Your dietitian is able to set up meal plans, and counsel you on your nutritional needs.

As your Coach, I am the “how”, focusing on the present, identifying specific goals for your recovery and developing strategies to help you reach those goals. I will help you to identify your strengths, understanding and affirming your strengths is one of the healthiest things you can do in your recovery!

One key benefit of having a Coach, is I am available for support outside the office and in between sessions via text, and email, so you are able to access support in-the-moment of a challenging situation or urge.

Having a Coach provides accountability and hands-on support, I can help you set up challenges or supportive outings such as meeting you for lunch, or going shopping for clothing, or groceries. I love providing hands-on support to my clients!

Looking for an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach?

Contact for your free Discovery Call

What Does It Mean To Be Recovered?

I align with Carolyn Costin’s definition of recovery taken from the book, 8 Keys To Recovering From An Eating Disorder by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Grabb.

“Being recovered is when a person can accept his or her natural body size and shape and no longer has a self-destructive relationship with food or exercise. When you are recovered, food and weight take a proper perspective in your life, and what you weigh is not more important than who you are; in fact, actual numbers are of little or no importance at all. When recovered, you will not compromise your health or betray your soul to look a certain way, wear a certain size, or reach a certain number on a scale. When you are recovered you do not use eating disorder behaviors to deal with, distract from, or cope with other problems.”

– Carolyn Costin

Finding the Light Within

Available at Amazon, the Kindle Store, and Books-A-Million

Take time for Gratitude -Journal

Available at amazon

“Lori Ann is a very compassionate, kind heart. She takes her work seriously and develops a rapport with her clients easily! Her energy alone can get you better! -“

 Emilia Banse, RN, MSN, EmHSA, PMHNP-BC


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