About Dr. Dorie

“Dr. Dorie” McCubbrey, PhD, MSEd, LPC, LAC, CEDS
Eating Disorder Addiction Expert – 25+ yr experience
Creator of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™
President, EDIT™ Training Institute

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 25+ 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. She lives in the mountains near Denver, Colorado where she loves hiking with her dog.

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.”

Dr. Dorie's "Visual" Story

"Dr. Dorie" McCubbrey

Originally from Plymouth, Michigan, she attended the University of Michigan and earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (1993). She also has a MSEd in Counseling from The University of Akron (1997). These unique credentials allow Dr. Dorie to address the physical, mental and emotional and transpersonal (spiritual) aspects of eating disorders and weight issues.

Positive Pathways

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.” She guided clients using her clinical training combined with principles she learned in her recovery (now known as EDIT™).

Dr. Dorie's First Book

In 1998, Dr. Dorie’s Don’t Diet Book was published (Positive Pathways Press). This book, which sold 12,0000 copies in its first month in print, chronicles her own journey of recovery and 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 to overcome eating disorders and other issues with food and weight.

Boulder, Colorado

In 1999, Dr. Dorie relocated her business to Boulder, Colorado. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she continued her work specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. She was involved with several community organizations, including the Boulder Psychotherapists Guild, Boulder Media Women, and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

Dr. Dorie's Next Book

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 chronic dieting, weight loss obsession, and eating disorders. These principles are the core of the EDIT™ approach.

Professional Speaker

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 presentations weave her powerful recovery story with recovery skills.

EDIT™ Certified

In 2005, Dr. Dorie was approached with requests to be trained in her treatment method of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™. She began training Counselor Interns, Dietitians and Mental Health Clinicians, and other types of Wellness Professionals. Specific training curricula and standards for certification evolved from here.

Denver, Colorado

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 EDIT™ Practitioners.

Community Service

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.

Evergreen, Colorado

In 2018, Dr. Dorie relocated to the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado. As a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, she provides customized and integrated treatment of co-occurring eating disorders and substance use disorders. Through her case studies, Dr. Dorie is discovering that the EDIT™ method addresses the root cause of all addictions.

Media Interviews

Dr. Dorie's expert commentary has been featured in the media for 25+ years. She was recently interviewed on ABC News about "Drunkorexia," and by People Magazine about the Coronavirus Pandemic and its effects on people with eating disorders. Dr. Dorie is passionate about sharing her message of recovery to instill hope and inspire others to make a unique difference.

Dr. Dorie Welcomes Your Question, Comment or Request!