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Stephanie Milstein, Ph.D.

Stephanie B. Milstein, Ph.D. is a doctoral level clinical psychologist licensed in the state of Michigan. She is an independent practitioner at Dennis & Moye & Associates in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where she specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families affected by eating disorders. She provides Maudsley-Family based treatment as well as parent and family coaching. Clinical specializations in addition to eating disorders include: treatment of co-occurring conditions, co-dependency issues, and treatment of mood disorders.  
Dr. Milstein is an active advocate and community presenter, a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) as well as a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). She is working towards empowering consumers and their family members to advocate on behalf of their recovery and jointly work towards erasing the stigma surrounding mental illness.  Dr. Milstein also is a member of the Professional Advisory Panel of Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T.).  She firmly believes in utilization of teamwork and takes a collaborative approach towards the treatment of eating disorders. She contributed a chapter entitled “Effectively engaging the family in Treatment” in the book “A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders” (Treasure & Alexander, 2011)

Philosophical Statement: I am a Ph.D. clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience treating eating disorders. My treatment philosophy is grounded in the latest scientific research using evidence-based treatments.  I know that eating disorders are biologically based mental illnesses and that full recovery is attainable through use of a comprehensive, specialized treatment providers and family involvement. I do not believe that anyone chooses to have an eating disorder and do not believe that parents cause eating disorders. However, I believe that family/spousal involvement in treatment is essential. There is no room for blame in treatment as it is a barrier towards doing what is effective. I firmly support full weight and nutritional restoration and complete abstinence from symptoms as well as development of skills to effectively cope with emotions and to prevent relapse. Recovery is attainable, I see examples of it on a regular basis in my practice!

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Milstein or have any inquiries about the services that she provides, please contact her directly by email at

Online Eating Disorder & Recovery Resources 
Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T.):
Online Parent Support Forum/Discussion Board for FEAST: 
Printable Resources about Eating Disorders Available at: 

CONTRACTS developed by Dr. Milstein are available at FEAST link: "Sample College Transition Contract" and "Sample Relapse Prevention Contract" at:  

References & Resources List Provided by Stephanie Milstein, Ph.D. & Melanie Jacob,R.D. 
Relapse Prevention & EDGE Tools Provided by Stephanie Milstein, Ph.D. Melanie Jacob, R.D.:
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED): 
Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders  
Online link:
AED 9 Truths About Eating Disorders:
 Circum Mensam & New Plates Podcast by Laura Collins Laster-Mensh, M.S. on Family Involvement in Treatment: