Community Counseling for Individuals and Families, Inc. is owned and operated by Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT.

Carolyn Costin is a world renowned, highly sought-after eating disorder clinician, author, and international speaker.

Recovered from anorexia in her twenties, as a young therapist Carolyn recognized her calling after successfully treating her first eating disorder client.

Carolyn was first to publicly take the position that people with eating disorders can become fully recovered.

After 15 years in private practice and running hospital programs, Carolyn was determined to improve the relapse rate and recognized a gap in the eating disorder field. She opened Monte Nido, the first residential facility in a home setting, surrounded by nature, where standard treatment was combined with meditation and yoga and clients were “retrained” to shop for, prepare and cook food.

Carolyn’s contributions to the field are extensive. Her six books, service in every major eating disorder organization, three decades of training professionals worldwide, free study groups and the outstanding success of Monte Nido all spurred Carolyn to international acclaim.

In 2016, Carolyn left Monte Nido and created The Carolyn Costin Institute. The Institute offers Continuing Education for clinicians, Eating Disorder Coach Certification, Mentor Training, and Educational support for families of those with eating disorders. Through the Institute Carolyn also offers speaking engagements, consultations and supervision.

Carolyn is an active, passionate, inspiring force in the eating disorder field.

To learn more, visit or email:

The Carolyn Costin Institute:


Yoga and Eating Disorders:

8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder:

8 Keys Workbook:

 Your Dieting Daughter (2013):

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook: (2006)

100 Questions and Answers About Eating Disorders:



Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT
(310) 457-6890
CDR Accredited

CPE listings by Community Counseling for Individuals and Families, Inc.

Self-Study On Demand

Deconstructing Eating Disorder Behaviors/Working With the Eating Disorder Self

In this course Carolyn demonstrates through use of actual therapy sessions how to help clients challenge their eating disorder self and strengthen their healthy self. Listening to these sessions with two different scenarios with clients at two differen (…there’s more…)

CPEUs: 3.0
Fees: $60

Self-Study On Demand

Effective Treatment Strategies from the 8 Keys Workbook

Carolyn Costin and Gwen Grabb discuss creative ways to use assignments and material from the workbook edition of their 8 KEYS TO RECOVERY FROM AN EATING DISORDER to strengthen each client’s healthy self, dealing with resistance, handling food issues and much more. Registered dietitians may earn 6 CEUs.

CPEUs: 6.0
Fees: $120

Self-Study On Demand

How vs Why Part 1

How vs Why: Online Course Summary: Clinicians and clients can get trapped spending too much time on “Why” the client developed their eating disorder, rather than focusing directly on “How” to get better. In a lively and humorous way, Carolyn Costin sha (…there’s more…)

CPEUs: 4.0
Fees: $70

Self-Study On Demand

How vs Why Part 2

By popular demand Carolyn returns to offer part 2 of a course where she gives a presentation to colleagues that focuses on “How” to help clients get better rather than “Why” they got sick. In a lively and humorous way, Carolyn continues as she did in p (…there’s more…)

CPEUs: 4.0
Fees: $70

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