The Founder and Executive Director of EDFOC is Nicole Bourquin, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (# MFC 46728) specializing in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders.
She provides counseling and consultations for those who suffer from eating disorders and for their family members. Nicole is passionate about the need to educate the community with the latest, accurate information on eating disorders and to prevent these disorders by providing early intervention for children.
Nicole has a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. She is licensed through the state of California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Nicole has hundreds of continuing education hours and additional certifications as a wellness facilitator and a wellness and body image consultant. She has published numerous articles and continues to work as a speaker and facilitator for health promotion.
Nicole specializes in treating athletes with eating disorders and provides educational presentations and consulting to athletic organizations, teams, coaching associations and individual athletes. She also works directly with athletes who have eating disorders to overcome their illness through treatment before it can permanently damage their athletic career and life outside the sport.
She is a member of ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals), NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association), the Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center, AED (Academy for Eating Disorders), CAMFT (California Association for Marriage & Family Therapists), ACA (The American Counseling Association), and the APA (American Psychological Association). Nicole is also a member of the National Health and Wellness Association, and a member of numerous community councils.
You can contact Nicole directly at email@example.com or at 949-285-9827