Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, ABPP, FIPA, CEDS-S is Chair in the Department of Psychology at Golden Gate University as well as a psychoanalyst and board-certified, licensed psychologist. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics such as eating disorders, masculinity, fathers, and using technology in psychotherapeutic treatment. His first book, Understanding Anorexia Nervosa in Males, was published by Routledge in 2016 and has been praised as “groundbreaking” and a “milestone publication in our field.” His second book, Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak, an edited volume in the Relational Perspectives Book Series, was published by Routledge in 2018, and has been well reviewed. His third book, Eating Disorders (New Introductions to Contemporary Psychoanalysis), was released in 2022. In addition, he co-edited Advancing Psychotherapy for the Next Generation, a book from the Psychotherapy Action Network. In addition to his writing, he has been interviewed by numerous media publications including Newsweek, Slate, WebMD, and others for his work. He is the former Co-Executive Director of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders and is on the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, Faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP), an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF’s Medical School, and has a private practice in Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Wooldridge has a private practice in Berkeley, CA and via tele-health where he offers individual, couple, and family psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He is also active as a consultant and supervisor and holds weekly consultation groups for those interested in the psychotherapeutic treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns. For more information, please see his website at,

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