Background and Credentials
Romi received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of Oxford, UK. She has experience of various treatment models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based approaches, and Solution focused therapy (SFBT).
Prior to her doctorate, Romi completed her Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) training and worked as a DBT therapist in several outpatient and hospital settings with adults engaging in suicidal and para-suicidal behaviours. She also worked as a Research Coordinator in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University (Boston, MA) where she was involved in several research studies in the field of self- harm and suicide.
Since moving to California in 2017, Romi has moved away from the Clinical treatment of Eating Disorders, in favor of supporting anyone who is interested in using food, eating and their body to change their lives. She currently resides in the beautiful Manhattan beach with her husband, two young kids and dog, Freud.
About Dr. Romi Ran
Dr Romi Ran (DClinPsy) is a British Clinical Psychologist, Coach & Speaker. She has devoted her professional life to supporting individuals with Food, Eating and Body Image difficulties.
Romi’s approach, challenges societal views and myths relating to diets, eating and weight. She promotes the alternative idea that people can be ‘their own experts’ and do not need to rely on the advice (or rules) of others to nourish themselves.
Romi has helped hundreds of individuals discover their innate ability to know what, when and how to eat, giving them complete freedom from the constraints of disordered eating and body obsession.
She has seen that through cultivating an intimate awareness of how we relate to food and eating, we open a gateway to all aspects of ourselves, which can be used to transform our lives completely.
Romi also works with people suffering from other difficulties such as anxiety, panic-disorder, depression, work/career dissatisfaction, relationship issues, parenting, and end of life or grief related struggles.
She is a strong advocate of mindfulness and meditation techniques and integrates them in her work. Her methods are based on experiential techniques, scientific evidence-based methods, anecdotal stories, humour, and an abundance of love.