Ellen N. Resnick, LCSW (Psychotherapist)

Ellen is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Redwood City, California. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporates the use of mindfulness into the treatment of depression, anxiety, and emotional overeating. She runs a holistic weight loss program called Center for Thoughtful Weight Loss, Ellen is also a skilled couples' therapist. Ellen’s interest in behavior change grew out of her work with people with diabetes in 1990 at California Pacific Medical Center. Ellen is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of psychiatry at UCSF where she worked from 1995-2003 specializing in women’s mental health issues and brief treatment. She ran the Cognitive Behavioral therapy group program for women with depression. Ellen continues to supervise psychiatry residents at UCSF. She lectures extensively in the Bay Area. Feel free to email Ellen at
Ellen N. Resnick, LCSW (Psychotherapist) has written 62 posts for HealthyWage Blog

Shrink and Juice™: No More Soggy Salads

If you thought Lucy and Ethel had fun, check out Shrink and Juice™: No More Soggy Salads for our version of an I Love Lucy adventure. On the more serious side, Toni Bloom RD at Center for Thoughtful Weight Loss tells us the pros and cons of Juicing in… To Juice or Not to Juice…That … Continue reading

The Imperfection Diet – Embracing Your Human Being

I encourage all of my clients to treat themselves like they would treat their best friend. I find it especially important for those on a weight loss journey. It is no surprise that dieters are the worst at self-criticism given the stories they tell me  about how they’ve have been treated by others lifelong: i.e. name calling, … Continue reading

Shrink and Free: Know Your Numbers To Set You Free™

Having a chronic health condition can be very stressful; expecting yourself to be perfect is a set up for feelings of failure, inadequacy and guilt. Watch as Ellen interviews Taylor to find out how he took off the self-imposed shackles by knowing his numbers and loosening his rigid standards for himself. Today Taylor is a … Continue reading

Don’t Be Shackled By Your Health: Break Free! ™

It’s hard to believe it’s National Heart Month again. I’m joined by Taylor, who you may recall from our popular YouTube video “Shrink and Move: Small Steps That Lead To Big Rewards”. Taylor has many reasons to monitor his health closely. He has a family history of cardiovascular disease and he has Type 1 … Continue reading

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