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Emily Fox-Kales

Psychologist, PhD
Eating disorders-Body dysmorphia-Mindful eating-Anxiety-Trauma-Depression-
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Professional statement

Dr. Emily Fox-Kales is a clinical psychologist, eating disorder specialist, and founder and director of Feeding Ourselves in Arlington, MA. She sees patients struggling with their body image and relationship to food, whether that manifests clinically or sub-clinically. She also provides support to individuals with anxiety, depression, and/or a history of trauma and is active in sexual assault intervention programs.

Dr. Fox-Kales’ treatment approach draws from a number of modalities, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness practices. Her work is informed by both what she teaches at several Boston area hospitals and universities as well as her experience working in inpatient settings in psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Fox-Kales helps clients redefine their troubled relationship with food and works with a multidisciplinary team that includes nutritionists, psychiatrists, and movement therapists.

Dr. Fox-Kales is passionate about the work she does, and she wants all her clients not only to develop a more rational relationship with food but also to become more empowered about their own size and shape. Dr. Fox-Kales received her PhD from Tufts University and her BA from Barnard College. She did her post-doctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital.

Message to clients

Our image-driven photo-shopping culture has created an epidemic of eating disorders and body image problems that continues to drain our energy and self-esteem, disempowering us in an endless pursuit of slenderness. I have dedicated my career as a clinical psychologist, university teacher and writer on popular media to liberating my clients from self-destructive relationships to food and weight, freeing them to ‘embody’ their authentic selves.

Work and Education

Feeding Ourselves, Executive Director
Northeastern University Department of Psychology
McLean Hospital, Post Doctoral Fellowship

Tufts University, PhD, 1989
Barnard College, BA


Massachusetts: 6043




Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns

Mindful eating - Works with clients to increase mindfulness around meals

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Emily Fox-Kales is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $200
  • Initial session:$200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing