Heather Baker: How I Survived An Eating Disorder And So Can You

Kristin Marquet
Authority Magazine
Published in
10 min readJan 22, 2024

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As a part of my interview series with public figures who struggled with and coped with an eating disorder, I had the pleasure to interview Heather Baker.

Heather Baker, LCSW-S, CEDS-S, is the esteemed Founder of Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Center. With a deep-seated passion for mental health and wellness, Heather has dedicated her career to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for individuals struggling with eating disorders. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, her expertise lies in not only understanding the complex nature of eating disorders but also in developing innovative and evidenced-based treatment approaches that address the needs of her clients.

Under her leadership, Prosperity has become a beacon of hope and healing, offering a range of services that prioritize personalized care, emotional and physical healing, and sustainable recovery. Heather’s commitment to her work and her ability to inspire change has positioned her as a respected leader in the field of eating disorder treatment.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself and what you do professionally?

I have my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work and have been a therapist since 2000. I have loved being a therapist for the last 24 years. Currently, as the CEO, I still enjoy a small caseload, supervising newer therapists, running groups, and continuously improving our program.

I have three teenagers and have so much fun watching them in sports and other activities. I would say traveling is my favorite hobby.

Thank you for your bravery and strength in being so open with us. I personally understand how hard this is. Are you able to tell our readers the story of how you struggled with an eating disorder?

Thank you for acknowledging the courage it takes to share such personal experiences. Eating disorders, as I’ve come to understand, often have a hereditary component. In my case…

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Kristin Marquet
Authority Magazine

Publicist and author based in New York City. Founder and Creative Director of FemFounder.co and Marquet-Media.com.