Anita Johnston, PhD, is a psychologist, storyteller, and writer. Serving the eating psychology field for more than 35 years, she is the clinical director of Ai Pono Hawaii’s residential treatment program in Maui, as well as outpatient eating disorder programs in Hawaii.
Anita is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling, which has been published in six languages. She is the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, which offers online self-study courses and interactive women’s support circles based on her book.
She provides individual consultations online and conducts Soul Hunger workshops and professional trainings around the world. Using metaphor and storytelling, along with her training as a clinical psychologist, Anita addresses the complex psychological and spiritual issues that underlie struggles with eating, exercise, and body image.