Currently in Private Practice in Ventura County, Calif., Eating Disorder Clinical Consultant and Group Facilitator. Candy Bartole earned her master’s degree from the University of Northridge in California and is licensed by the state of California as a marriage/family therapist. Candy is an experienced licensed professional and eating disorder specialist who has dedicated her career to helping people recover from their eating disorders and other psychological issues.
Candy started at Anacapa/Steps, a residential drug & alcohol facility, at a time when professionals were realizing that when women get clean and sober, many times an eating disorder will surface. She has been in private practice in Ventura County for numerous years; however, she also has a passion for developing successful eating disorder facilities. She was instrumental in developing the counseling program for Pacific Shores Hospital, an acute inpatient eating disorder hospital. She was clinical director of Pathways Family Counseling Center in Thousand Oaks until she turned her focus into starting another intensive outpatient program in Santa Monica.
Candy developed and operated A New Journey Eating Disorder Center where she was both the Clinical Director and Chief Operations Coordinator. Candy was also the Assistant Vice President of Eating Disorder Enterprises of California. She most recently designed, developed and was clinical director/program coordinator for La Ventana Eating Disorder Treatment Center. Candy has worked at every level of treatment, acute inpatient hospitalization, residential, PHP/day treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and private practice. Along with the treatment of eating disorders, Candy has helped many women with addictions, depression, anxiety, OCD, life adjustments, divorce, grief, and loss issues.
She has served on the boards for both Los Angeles and Central Coast Chapters of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Candy is an active speaker and presenter in the local and regional areas as well as a contributor for the book “Reflections of ED”. She has appeared on television and does educating and consulting regularly at local colleges, high schools, and professional groups. As a person recovering from an eating disorder herself, she understands the eating disorder personally and professionally. www.candybartole.com
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