Carolyn Costin is a world renowned, highly sought-after eating disorder clinician, author, and international speaker.
Recovered from anorexia in her twenties, as a young therapist Carolyn recognized her calling after successfully treating her first eating disorder client.
Carolyn was first to publicly take the position that people with eating disorders can become fully recovered. She is a pioneer in the field, promoting the value of appropriately training and utilizing recovered individuals as an adjunct to overall support and care
After 15 years in private practice and running hospital programs, Carolyn was determined to improve the eating disorder relapse rate and recognized a gap in the eating disorder field. She opened Monte Nido, the first residential facility, located in a home setting, surrounded by nature, where standard treatment was combined with meditation and yoga. For the first time clients with eating disorders were provided a setting where they could make the necessary behavior changes to ensure full recovery upon discharge, e.g., the ability to shop for, prepare and cook food.
Carolyn’s contributions to the field are extensive. She has written six books, the most popular being, 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder. Carolyn’s service in every major eating disorder organization, three decades of training professionals worldwide, free study groups and the outstanding success of Monte Nido all spurred Carolyn to international acclaim.
In 2016, after Monte Nido had grown to 14 programs across the country, Carolyn sold the company, subsequently left and created The Carolyn Costin Institute, CCI, which would again fill a gap in the eating disorder field. The Institute is the first of its kind, with the mission of training, supervising and certifying eating disorder coaches.
Additionally, CCI offers continuing education for clinicians, educational support for families of those with eating disorders, and trains eating disorder mentors through organizations offering peer support.
Carolyn continues to offer consultations to clients and clinicians, speaks at national and international conferences, and appears as a guest on numerous podcasts and interviews.
Carolyn brings her years of experience in the eating disorder field to RLNZ, supporting us to deliver cutting edge eating disorder treatment and training in the Residential, Day, and Partial level of care.