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Amanda E. White is a licensed therapist and the creator of the popular Instagram account @therapyforwomen. She is the founder and director of the group therapy practice, Therapy for Women Center, based in Philadelphia, where she serves clients across the country. People are drawn to Amanda’s unique expertise, accessible approach to healing and mental health, and her expertise has been featured in notable publications such as Forbes, Washington Post, Shape, Women’s Health Magazine, and more. Out on January 4, 2022, Amanda’s debut book, NOT DRINKING TONIGHT: A GUIDE TO CREATING A SOBER LIFE YOU LOVE , is an honest discussion of mental health where Amanda explores our reasons for drinking alcohol and the benefits of taking a break. For more information, please visit

In this episode, our team member Kelly Fitzgerald Junco, chats with Amanda about her journey to sobriety, how she became a therapist, and her inclusive and passionate Instagram following.

Amanda also talks about the intersection of diet culture and drinking culture, how the term ‘disordered drinking,’ came to be and why it should be a normal discussion in our society, and about her own journey of recovery from disordered eating, codependency, perfectionism, and more.

The SHE RECOVERS FOUNDATION is a grassroots movement and non-profit public charity with a community of women in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders, behavioral health issues and/or life challenges. This lifeline organization connects women through its virtual platforms and in-person community networks, provides resources and supports women to develop their own holistic recovery patchworks, and empowers them to thrive and share their successes. All efforts are designed to end the stigma and shame often associated with recovery so that more women may heal and grow.

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