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Our Team 

Lior Solaimani, MHC-LP



Karissa Mercado, LMHC



Hannah Smith, LMSW



Sher Zadok, BA

Recovery Coach


Robin Levine, BA

Client Representative


Christine Knorr, LCSW CEDS

Clinical Director


Leo Levine

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About Us

We operate from a holistic perspective that recognizes the entire person --

not just the things you struggle with.


We understand that eating disorders are not just about the food and the way you feel about your body. Our multidimensional, trans-diagnostic approach addresses the whole picture: trauma, substance abuse, family/relationship problems, perfectionism/people pleasing, anxiety, depression, and the thoughts and beliefs that may be preventing you from living your best life.  


We believe that specialized treatment with an experienced professional can make all the difference.

Working with a generalist who does not have specific training in eating disorders can leave you feeling confused and, in some cases, can make things worse. 


Our team is experienced in providing specialized care for adults and teens in

some of the nation’s top treatment programs.

We understand the complicated nuances of treating eating disorders safely and effectively.

We utilize effective therapeutic techniques such as













We believe that food and weight do not have to take up all of your time and energy.

You were meant for better things. 


We believe that you are so much more than the number on the scale.


We believe in your recovery.  

Most of all, we believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and in the power of our sacred work together. 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Creative Arts 

  • Psychodynamic 

  • Somatic therapy

  • Family Based Treatment/FBT/Maudsley

  • Mindfulness

Our Values

  • Providing evidence-based care that is informed by current research 

  • Fostering an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment that respects people of all faiths, backgrounds, abilities, and bodies


  • Prioritizing the health, safety and progress of the people we work with by collaborating with Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatrists, and Registered Dietitians

Health At Every Size® Principles:


  •  Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights.



  • Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional, and other needs.


  • Respectful Care: Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.



  • Eating for Well-being: Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.


  • Life-Enhancing Movement: Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.

Our Story

Christine Knorr Psychotherapy Associates was founded on the belief that those affected by eating disorders, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders deserve competent, evidence-based care from providers with true expertise. We foster an environment where each person is free to be their authentic self, without judgement. We believe that people begin to heal when they feel seen, heard, and respected. Christine has very carefully assembled a team  of caring, professional, wonderful therapists who are experts at treating eating disorders and who have extensive experience working with women, young adults, and teens. She has prioritized hiring therapists who are knowledgeable, energetic, and who can deeply tune in and relate well with teens and young adults in particular.       

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