Bethany Helfman, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist who has practiced in the field for over 20 years. She is founder and director of Helfman & Associates, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where she specializes in the treatment of adolescents, adults and families affected by eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, personality disorders and related issues.
Dr. Helfman supervises, publishes and lectures nationally on eating disorders, co-occurring substance use disorders and the use of technology in overcoming barriers to treatment. She serves as co-chair of the Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders Special Interest Group of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), is a presenting member of the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), and a contributing author to the book Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap (2010). She is also a longtime member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Michigan Psychological Association (MPA) and is a strong advocate for change related to the factors that make recovery from mental illness more difficult.
Dr. Helfman uses a highly personalized approach tailored to each patient. Therapy is guided by the latest research in evidence-based therapies. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the recovery and personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. She is passionate about her work, her family and her friendships.
Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap
Edited by Margo Maine, Beth McGilley, Douglas Bunnell (2010) Chapter 14: Managing the Eating Disorder Patient with a Comorbid Substance Use Disorder
Understanding the Complex Relationship between Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorder Bethany Helfman, Psy.D. and Amy Baker Dennis, Ph.D.
Amy Baker-Dennis, Ph.D. and Bethany Helfman, Psy.D.
International Academy for Eating Disorders
Friday, May 3, 2013 Montreal, Quebec
Dr. Helfman will speak Friday, May 3, 2013 from 4:30-6:00 pm on a panel of experts at the International Academy Of Eating Disorders (AED) Conference in Montreal, CA. The presentation is entitled: Strategies in Providing Empirically Based Treatment for Complicated Eating Disorders: Comorbid Trauma, Substance Abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Helfman is co-chair of the AED Special Interest Group of Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders (ED/SUD). Please visit the AED website
for more details.
NIATx Summit and SAAS National Conference
July 11-14, 2010 Cincinnati, Ohio
America The Beautiful Screening: Panel DiscussionOctober 1, 2010
National Eating Disorders Association Conference (NEDA) 2012
October 8-10, 2012