New Support Group on Food and Body Image

New Weekly Program Expands the Center’s Lineup of Insight-Oriented Therapy Groups

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2018 — The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is now accepting participants for “Food and Feelings,” a free 10-week adult group therapy series starting April 18 that explores the complex relationship between food, emotions, and body image.

With an estimated 45 million Americans beginning diets each year and 31 percent quitting within the first two weeks, this new therapy group will address the negative emotions unsuccessful dieters experience while emphasizing body acceptance and healthy food relationships.

“Weight loss is consistently a top resolution for Americans, but the deep psychological impacts from dieting often remain undiscussed and can lead to disordered eating, body image issues, and unhealthy food preoccupations,” said Michael P. Frank, group therapy program coordinator, The Maple Counseling Center. “We are excited to foster a safe environment that will bring individuals together to address their struggles with food and weight while growing our successful group therapy programs for the community.”

Starting April 18, the “Food and Feelings” group will meet every Thursday at The Maple Counseling Center, located at 9107 Wilshire Boulevard, Lower Level in Los Angeles. Each session is 90 minutes starting at 7 p.m.

TMCC currently offers a variety of weekly insight-oriented therapy groups, including those focused on relationships, parenting, and LGBTQ issues. Visit or call (310) 271-9999 x 1801 for more details on each group therapy program.

About The Maple Counseling Center
Founded in 1972, The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is a private, nonprofit community mental health center that serves the greater Los Angeles area. The Center’s mission is to provide low-cost comprehensive mental health services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County, and to provide training for graduate and postgraduate students who are working towards licensure in the mental health field. The Center also collaborates with other community organizations to provide mental health services in underserved areas of Los Angeles County. Open six days a week, TMCC counselors treat a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, family and relationship conflicts, and grief and loss. For more information on TMCC, visit, follow on Twitter @MapleCounseling and like on Facebook at The Maple Counseling Center.