Tony Paulson, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Thrive Sacramento

Dr. Tony Paulson has treated patients with eating disorders for more than 28 years and has lectured extensively on the topic to community groups and professionals. He is an adjunct professor at Sacramento State and teaches core classes at JFK University’s eating disorders certificate program. He co-authored the book, Why She Feels Fat: Understanding Your Loved One’s Eating Disorder and How You Can Help and It was Never about the Food: Stories of Recovery from Eating Disorders. Dr. Paulson’s approach to treating anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder utilizes a combination of education, cognitive therapy, and experiential activities. Dr. Paulson is the only clinician in Sacramento to be certified in Family-Based Treatment by the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders.