Eating Disorder Resource Center
330 W. 58th St. Suite 206
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-989-3987
Email: [email protected]

Our Professionals

EDRC Affiliated Therapists | Meet Our Staff | Other Referrals

EDRC Affiliated Therapists

The Center is based at 330 West 58th Street, with therapists working in private offices throughout Manhattan. We take into account location convenience when making a recommendation for a treatment referral.

All therapists are psychodynamically-trained and are skilled in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and body dysmorphic disorders. We are specifically known for directly intervening with the symptom, while at the same time understanding the psychological meaning the symptom can have for each person. Particular attention is given to helping individuals develop coping strategies and finding resources to deal with feelings underlying the eating disorder. We also offer a range of expertise, including specialties in the treatment of substance abuse and sexual abuse, assessment for bariatric surgery, and the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Meet Our Staff

Judith Brisman - Director & Founder

Judith Brisman, Ph.D. was among the first to develop a program for the eating-disordered patient. She is well-respected in the eating-disorder community for her ongoing contributions to the field. In particular, she emphasizes the need for direct intervention with disordered eating, while maintaining a sensitive exploration of the psychological factors involved. She is co-author of Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends (Collins Living, 3rd ed, 2009) and is on the editorial board of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. She has published and lectured extensively regarding the interpersonal treatment of eating disorders. In addition to being the director of EDRC, she is an associate editor for the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and she is a supervisor of psychotherapy and is on the teaching faculty at the William Alanson White Institute. Dr. Brisman maintains a private practice in New York City. Please visit for more information.

Jill Drossman, Psy.D.

Jill Drossman, Psy.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University. After completing her degree, Dr. Drossman worked at Jacobi Medical Center at a harm reduction substance abuse program as well as on the general adult inpatient unit. She received specialized training and experience in eating disorders from the Renfrew Center of NY, the Eating Disorder Resource Center, and the Bariatric Unit at Split Rock Nursing Home. Dr. Drossman maintains a full-time private practice in New York City where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.

Debra Farbman Ph.D.

Debra Farbman, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Adelphi University. Dr. Farbman also has a certificate in psychoanalysis from the William Alanson White Institute where, as part of the training, she specialized in the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Farbman has worked as a clinician on the Adolescent Weight Reduction Clinic at Maimonides Medical Center, as well as the Renfrew Center of New York. She is a clinical supervisor for doctoral candidates at Adelphi University, City College of New York and Pace University. Currently, Dr. Farbman maintains a full-time private practice where she specializes in the treatment of patients with eating disorders.

Jenny Harris, L.C.S.W.

Jenny Harris, LCSW, received her masters in social work from NYU and is a graduate of Manhattan Institute’s training program in psychoanalysis. She also received specialized training in addictions at the White Institute in Manhattan. Ms. Harris worked at the NYU counseling services, where she worked with individuals with eating disorders and led binge eating groups. She currently has a full time private practice in downtown Manhattan. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Ms. Harris received her Masters in Business Administration from UCLA and worked in finance for eight years.

Emily Haseltine, Psy.D.

Emily Haseltine, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from George Washington University. Dr. Haseltine went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Fordham University’s Counseling and Psychological Services where she led a psychotherapy group for students struggling with bulimia and served as the center’s eating disorder liason to campus health services. She then completed a second fellowship at the William Alanson White Institute. Currently, Dr. Haseltine is a clinical supervisor for doctoral candidates at Fordham University’s Psychological Services Institute where she also teaches a seminar on psychodynamic psychotherapy to counselors in training. Dr. Haseltine maintains a private practice in New York City.

Dede Kammerling, L.C.S.W.

Dede Kammerling, LCSW received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and Certification in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City. After training at EDRC in 1987, she has continued to work there as a staff therapist. She also maintains a full-time private practice in which she specializes in treating eating disorders and body image concerns, as well as working with a range of emotional and psychological issues.

Jay Pott, Ph.D.

Judith G. Pott, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from New York University in 1993. She is a graduate of NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and has a Certificate in Family and Couples Therapy again from NYU’s Postdoctoral Program. Dr. Pott has a practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Manhattan where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.

Other Referrals

The complications of bulimia, anorexia and/or binge eating disorder often require the attention of different professionals to support the process of recovery. When needed, our therapists work closely with physicians, nutritionists, psychopharmacologists and school health care systems. We collaborate as a team in order to develop a thorough and consistent treatment approach for each individual. We also make referrals to other experts in the field and health care facilities as they are needed or requested.