Clarissa and Molly met in 2019 at a training program for food addiction professionals. They soon discovered that their views on addiction, recovery, treatment and sobriety aligned, but it was their passion for helping others that bonded them in friendship, and they knew they wanted to work together.
Both women are certified mental health and addiction clinicians who have over 20 years combined experience working in this field, and have been in private practice working with clients one on one, while continuing to learn and advance the field of treatment for Food addiction.
In January 2021, they partnered with Dr. Vera Tarman to launch The Food Junkies Podcast, which now has over 1/2 million downloads. Later that year, they began running clinical research groups with Dr. Jen Unwin, Heidi Giaever (UK), Charlotte Poulsen, and Frida Sandin (Sweden), which was the first of its kind audit on treatment interventions for ultra-processed food addiction. Their findings were published in Sept. 2022 in Frontiers in Psychiatry called "Low carbohydrate and psychoeducational programs show promise for the treatment of ultra-processed food addiction.” This paper is now in the top 2% of papers ever published in Frontiers and in the Top 100 papers published of all time in the online journal.
From the outset, Clarissa and Molly have dreamed of creating a community that was a modern, affordable, accessible, empowering, self-directed program that reflects individual needs and that supported people in recovery from Food Addiction. They named it: Sweet Sobriety.
Every part of you matters when you’re quitting sugar/ultra-processed foods. That’s why this holistic approach to recovery takes a comprehensive look at your thoughts, your relationships, your body, and your environment. Based on knowledge, experience, and research, Sweet Sobriety provides 11 Foundational Modules, a community where you can connect with others, NEW monthly workshops and 5 group coaching opportunities a week. AND because they can't do it alone, Clarissa and Molly have the help of Bethany Mazereeuw, RSW, who brings her unique skill set to enhance your recovery journey and Viktoria Hamma, Clinical Hypnotherapist!
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