S2E2: Surviving an eating disorder: Eliza Lanzillo, advocate and future clinical psychologist.

Updated: Jan 19

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This episode is with Eliza Lanzillo. Eliza is passionate about psychology and is an outspoken advocate for prioritizing mental health on college campuses. In this conversation, she speaks with Stephanie about her own experience with an eating disorder. How it all started for her, what her recovery journey has been like, and more about her current work and how she stays well.


Eliza is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Catholic University, she worked as a research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, and for her undergrad degree in psychology, she studied at Brown University in Rhode Island.


During her time at Brown, Eliza served as President of their chapter of Active Minds and served as a student advisor to Zencare.co, a listing of peer-recommended therapists modernizing the therapist search process.


Along with being a PhD student, today Eliza is the Program Director of Advocacy Initiatives for Hynes Recovery Services (HRS), an organization with a mission to support college students while they are in the process of securing treatment for their eating disorder.


Eliza has spoken about university mental health on media outlets including The Wall Street Journal and Dr. Oz, as well as on university campuses nationwide.

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Disclaimer: As a therapeutic consultant, Virgil advises, advocates, recommends, facilitates and empowers, but he does not treat mental illness or addiction. While offering 30+ years of mental health experience, he is not a licensed mental health professional, but will often refer clients to professionals and programs for treatment. 

 

Note: Virgil has no financial relationship with any of these programs, except for Houston Methodist Hospital and McLean Hospital for whom he has been a consultant. Any consultation he gives is for educational, informational and motivational purposes only and is not meant to replace professional psychiatric, psychological, programmatic, legal or financial advice the client may need for him or herself or their family member from a licensed professional. 

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