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“This account of one family’s journey into and out of the maelstrom of anorexia nervosa is stirring, insightful, and informative. Parents of children with eating disorders will find this book helpful, supportive, and deeply moving.”

James LockMD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry,  Stanford University School of Medicine, Director of the Adolescent Eating Disorders Program, author of Help Your Teenager with Their Eating Disorder.

“There is such power in hearing from another parent that there is hope and that the parental role is not only important but essential to the process of recovery. This book cries out for better treatment, better science, and for fully engaged parents.”

Laura Collins, author of Eating With Your Anorexic and Throwing Starfish Across the Sea

“When parents are faced with the overwhelming reality that their child has a life-threatening illness like Anorexia Nervosa, it is invaluable to know that other parents have faced and survived similar challenges. The author details the path she and her son took to help him fully recover, which will surely serve as a helpful guide to families that find themselves caught in the confusing frenzy of a new diagnosis.”

Rhonda Lee Benner, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Family-Based Treatment Therapist The New England Eating Disorders Program at Mercy Hospital

“A passionate portrayal of a mother’s desperate journey to understand her precious son’s descent into anorexia. This journal is an amazing ‘how to’ that loved ones of those afflicted will cling to and one in which they will recover hope. I am grateful for her faith which guided her through this nightmare and led her to help her son when he was unable to do so himself. A must read!”

Judith Walker, MEd, DCH, LPCC, Master of Education, Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

“This memoir reveals that by embracing the unpredictable events of a destructive disorder, you are able to experience healing and a sense of purpose in the midst of pain and confusion. These pages tell a real heartfelt life story of hope enlivened by faith and, truly, a new lease on life.”

Dr. Clement Marcantonio, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Professor of Counseling Psychology

“Every parent who worries about his or her child’s eating behaviors needs to read this story and be armed with preventative and responsive action.”

Kellie Lavender, Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Family-Based Treatment Therapist, New Zealand

“This book offers a unique parental/clinician perspective on implementing a life-saving treatment that research has shown to be crucial in effectively treating Anorexia Nervosa and other Eating Disorders.”

Maria-Christina Stewart, Ph.D.

“Accessing seemingly insurmountable odds, Jessica shares life lessons in hurdling emotional, mental, financial, and relationship obstacles to help her son recover from anorexia. This is an inspiring story for every parent that teaches strength in the face of challenge.”

Shari Au, Ph.D., LLC, Psychologist 

“This book is a must read, not only for parents of children with eating disorders, but also for clinicians. Jessica merges her clinical training and maternal instincts to provide a practical guide for anyone interested in learning more about caring for someone with an eating disorder. I highly recommend this book!”

Melissa N. Green, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

“Reversing Your Child’s Eating Disorder is a poignant memoir of a dedicated mother and clinician fighting tirelessly for her child’s health on an indelible journey. Reading about her unwavering spirit in this detailed account of healing will provide hope to any parent struggling with this dangerous and deadly disease.”

Jessica Motroni, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

“A genuine, honest and informative account of one family’s courage to go head-to-head with this disorder. The book offers great insight into the reality of the situation and the depth of emotional turmoil a mother experiences when faced with helping her son battle against anorexia nervosa. Reversing Your Child’s Eating Disorder is a great supportive reference offering a sense of mirroring and a pathway to express the emotion-laden material that many families struggling with an eating disorder often experience.”

Monique Hess, MA, LMFT, Master of Arts, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

“A compelling and heartfelt account of the powerful influence eating disorders have on individuals and the people close to them. This book is a must-read for anyone impacted by eating disorders personally or through their professional work.”

Lisa Heiden-Kimball, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

“Until I read Healing a Hijacked Mind, I truly had no idea how devastating anorexia can be, and for a parent, it is all the more terrifying. Jessica Goering shows a mother’s true love and heroism in getting to the bottom of what caused her son’s eating disorder and finding ways to rebuild her family’s life. Anyone facing a similar situation will find strength, hope, and a path to action in these pages.”

Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., Award-Winning Author of The Best Place and Narrow Lives

“Healing a Hijacked Mind is the story of an unexpected and unsolicited journey. One that depicts a mother’s horror facing the near loss of her son who was suddenly stricken with anorexia nervosa, terrorized by fear, and filled with pain and grief. But more than that, it is a story of the healing power of love. And the courage and unyielding faith that brought together a family and a community to heal a child.”

Loren Breithoff, LMFT-AT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist—Art Therapist

“Parents of children with any life-threatening issue will find this book truly informative. This book should be on every Parent Education shelf in libraries, schools, and therapists’ offices.”

Barbara Gosselin, MS, LMFT, Master of Science, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Educator

“Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put this book down. Jessica’s emotional personal journey witnessing her child’s malnourished condition and finding ways to help him heal and regain his health are enthralling and inspiring.”

Emmy Agustin, MS, CCLS, Master of Science, Certified Child Life Specialist

“This book is a must read for every parent to insure that you will spot the early signs of anorexia and treat it before it is too late.”

Patrick Snow, International Best-Selling Author of Creating Your Own Destiny and Boy Entrepreneur

“This shocking memoir by Jessica Goering opens a portal into the anorexic mind and a window into the home of a mother willing to do whatever it takes to reclaim the life of her son. Jessica shares practical tips for desperate parents on how to take action and help their child battle this life-threatening illness.”

Jeff Bow, Author of Stop Thinking, Start Believing

“HOPE. One word to describe the emotion elicited by reading Reversing Your Child’s Eating Disorder: Healing a Hijacked Mind to Overcome Anorexia. Parents be empowered!”

Joe Lopez, Author of Creating the Champion Within

“Jessica Goering’s book, Reversing Your Child’s Eating Disorder: Healing a Hijacked Mind to Overcome Anorexia, forever changed my level of empathy for sufferers of eating disorders as well as their shell-shocked families. The heart and soul behind this story is evident, and this gripping memoir will help others traverse their own path to healing.”

Lori Chaffin, Author of Messages Straight from the Heart

“From start to finish this book will pull on your heartstrings. The most traumatic event a human being can experience is the loss of a child. As you turn the pages, you can feel the palpable pain of a mother in distress as she desperately tries to stop this trauma as it threatens to become her reality. You won’t be able to put the book down!”

Mele Huddy, Author of Leading with Your Dreams

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