About Dr. Dorie

“Dr. Dorie” McCubbrey, PhD, MSEd, LPC, LAC, CEDS
Eating Disorder Addiction Expert - 20+ yr experience
Creator of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™
Owner & Clinical Director, Positive Pathways PLLC

Meet Dr. Dorie – The “Don’t Diet” Doctor


Believing that she had to be “thin to fit in,” Dorie went on her first diet when she was in the 6th Grade – and joined two-thirds of girls who are estimated to be on their first diet by their 10th birthday. At first she received compliments for her weight loss, but by age 11 she had developed anorexia. Threatened to be “tube-fed” if she didn’t eat more, she restored enough weight so her friends and family wouldn’t worry. Although she “looked fine,” she continued to struggle with body image issues and fluctuated between dieting and binge eating throughout Middle School and High School. In College, she was a varsity athlete, and ultimately developed bulimia, like many of her teammates. In Graduate School, Dorie’s restrictive eating, binge eating and purging worsened – with weight fluctuations from anorexic lows to highs of obesity. In her late 20’s, Dorie sought treatment for her eating disorders, and finally found freedom from these behaviors after more than 15 years of misery. She wondered, “What would have happened if I never went on that first diet?”

Now, as an Eating Disorder Addiction Specialist with 20 years of clinical experience, it is Dr. Dorie’s mission to offer intuitive solutions to eating disorders and addictions. She is passionate about guiding her clients on their journeys of recovery, as well as training clinicians to make a unique difference for the clients they serve.

A Dittie from Dr. Dorie


I know what it’s like to struggle with diets, eating disorders, and other addictions. I also know how to be free, and I’d like to share my recovery wisdom with YOU!

By the way, my favorite color is LEOPARD PRINT! This as a symbol of my recovery, which reflects courageously being seen as my True Self (no matter what I weigh)!

Get to know Dr. Dorie through this “Visual Story”

“Dr. Dorie” McCubbrey has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Michigan (1993) and a MSEd in Counseling from The University of Akron (1997). These unique credentials allow Dr. Dorie to address the physical, mental and emotional aspects of eating disorders and weight issues.
In 1995, Dr. Dorie founded Positive Pathways in Northeast Ohio – with a mission to share her message that complete recovery from eating disorders is possible! Dr. Dorie was dubbed The ‘Don’t Diet’ Doctor by her clients, with a vision for a “Diet-Free America.”
In 1998, Dr. Dorie’s first book was published – Dr. Dorie’s Don’t Diet Book (Positive Pathways Press) chronicles her own journey of recovery, plus provides the strategies she used with clients in her early years as a therapist. Many of these solutions are now Dr. Dorie’s EDIT™ method for eating disorders and obesity.
In 1999, Dr. Dorie relocated her business to Boulder, Colorado. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she continued her work as an Eating Disorder and Obesity Treatment Specialist. She became a member of the Boulder Psychotherapists Guild, Boulder Media Women, and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.
In 2003, Dr. Dorie’s second book was published – How Much Does Your Soul Weigh (HarperCollins) explores how to use five intuitive principles to overcome obesity and eating disorders. This book was on the Amazon.com Top 100 Bestseller List for several weeks. These principles are the core of the EDIT™ approach.
From 2003-2005, Dr. Dorie served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Chapter of the National Speakers Association. She is an internationally acclaimed Motivational Speaker who also provides Clinical Trainings and Keynote Speeches. Her most popular topic is EDIT™ training.
In 2005, Dr. Dorie was approached with requests to be trained in her treatment method. She then began the development of a curriculum for the EDIT™ Certified training program. Dr. Dorie provides training and certification for Wellness Professionals.
In 2007, Dr. Dorie relocated Positive Pathways to Denver, Colorado – for more than 10 years she served as the Clinical Director providing client care, as well as training and supervision for Counselor Interns and EDIT™ Practitioners.
From 2008 - 2017, Dr. Dorie served as a volunteer for several organizations, including the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, and the Eating Disorder Foundation.
In 2017, Dr. Dorie opened her new office location in Evergreen, Colorado – as a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, she provides customized EDIT™ treatment for clients with eating disorders and substance use disorders.
Dr. Dorie's expert commentary continues to be featured in publications and online sources. She was recently interviewed on ABC News about "Drunkorexia." Dr. Dorie is passionate about sharing her message of recovery to instill hope and inspire others to make a unique difference.

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