EDIT™ Creator

Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy
EDIT™ Creator

"Dr. Dorie" McCubbrey, PhD, MSEd, LPC, LAC

About "Dr. Dorie" McCubbrey

With more than 25 years of Clinical Experience, Dr. Dorie is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Treatment Center Staff Trainer, Motivational Keynote Speaker, and Best-Selling Author of two books. She is the Creator of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ and the Founder and President of the EDIT™ Training Institute LLC, located near Denver, Colorado. 

Her unique combination of a Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, a Masters Degree in Counseling and Transpersonal Psychology studies allows her to address the complex physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of eating disorders.

Dr. Dorie's Professional Journey

"Dr. Dorie" McCubbrey, PhD, MSEd, LPC, LAC

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 complex physical, mental and emotional and spiritual aspects of eating disorders.

Positive Pathways - North Canton, Ohio

In 1995, Dr. Dorie founded Positive Pathways in Northeast Ohio – a Holistic Health Center, with a mission to share her message that lasting recovery from eating disorders is possible! She guided clients using her biomedical and clinical counseling training combined with principles she learned in her recovery – developing her treatment method now known as EDIT™.

Dr. Dorie's "Don't Diet" 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.

Positive Pathways - 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.

How Much Does Your Soul Weigh?

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.

Dr. Dorie - Motivational Keynote 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.

Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™

In 2003, Dr. Dorie was approached with requests to be trained in her EDIT™ method. 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.

Positive Pathways - 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.

Dr. Dorie - Eating Disorder Volunteering

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.

Positive Pathways - 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.

Dr. Dorie - Eating Disorder Expert 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.

On a Personal Note:
Dr. Dorie's Eating Disorder Recovery

She 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. By age 11, was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. Threatened to be “tube-fed” if she didn’t eat more, she restored enough weight so her friends and family wouldn’t worry. However, the issues underlying her eating disorder were not addressed, and she developed Binge Eating Disorder by the time she was in High School. In College, she developed Bulimia Nervosa. In Graduate School, she sought counseling for her eating disorders, and finally found freedom from these behaviors while addressing their cause. She began to access what she called her “Inner Guide” – which was the start of her spiritual path of recovery. Opening herself to “Intuitive Messages,” she learned five key principles which are her foundations of lasting recovery.

When she honored her “Call” to help other overcome eating disorders, she shared the five principles she learned on her own journey of recovery, along with clinical foundations. This led to the development of her unique treatment method, now known as Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™.

Now, as an Eating Disorder Expert with 27+ years of clinical experience, Dr. Dorie is passionate about guiding her clients on their journeys of recovery, as well as training professionals 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.

Age 11

Dr. Dorie McCubbrey, Founder and President
The EDIT™ Training Institute LLC

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eating disorders conference retreat

In 1995, Dr. Dorie first utilized her unique holistic eating disorder treatment method in clinical settings. She assessed efficacy through case studies and evaluations using the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-2). Her research revealed that spirituality was an essential component for improved outcomes; therefore, her method is deeply rooted in Transpersonal Psychology perspectives. Now known as Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™, her method features evidence-based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), currently considered the “gold standard” in eating disorder treatment. A highlight of the EDIT™ approach is taking a step beyond the limitations of Intuitive Eating – into INTENTIONAL EATING™ skills for recovery. 

In 2003, Dr. Dorie was approached by Mental Health Professionals, Dietitians, and other wellness professionals requesting to be trained in her method. She developed training materials, which continue to be updated with cutting-edge techniques, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

In 2013, Dr. Dorie founded the EDIT™ Training Institute LLC, to provide training and certification in her EDIT™ method. As the Founder & CEO of the EDIT™ Training Institute LLC, Dr. Dorie provides Treatment Center Staff Trainings, Group Workshops, and Retreats with hands-on demonstrations of the EDIT™ Principles and Techniques. The EDIT™ Training Institute LLC brings professionals who are EDIT™ Certified as guest speakers to many events. Most of Dr. Dorie’s trainings and certifications are conducted online, through downloadable training materials, online training videos, group coaching and mentoring calls, case consultations, plus ZOOM Webinars, Workshops and Meetings.