Natalie Gold is a Toronto-based Registered Psychotherapist in private practice since 2007. She specializes in binge eating and other disordered eating behaviours (food addiction, compulsive overeating and emotional eating), along with their accompanying weight and body image concerns. She has offered groups and workshops since 2002.
In her early years, after pursuing an international career as a blues/jazz singer, she spent almost three decades in market research as a focus group moderator and consultant, often for the Canadian government. Natalie has an Honours B.A. in Psychology from Ryerson University in Toronto, a graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health from Durham College in Oshawa, and after completing the four-year training program at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, a post-grad certificate in Gestalt Therapy.
Natalie’s expertise on binge-eating disorder is based on her education, as well as her personal life-long experience of the recovery process. She understands many of the struggles and issues of this complex, often misunderstood modern-day phenomenon. She integrates the experiential Gestalt approach with the latest results-oriented methods—Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy – to meet her clients’ needs.
Natalie still loves to sing (not just the blues), and also enjoys exploring Toronto’s parks with her amazing rescue dog, Cassie.
Editorial Reviews for Binge Crazy
“A very thoughtful and honest examination of a personal story to understand better how BED evolves and can be helped. The book provides good advice, practical tips and hope to people who experience pain and suffering.”
— Dr. Paul Garfinkel, former CEO CAMH, Prof of Psychiatry, Staff Psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto
“Binge Crazy leads the reader from misunderstanding to understanding, from feelings of being ‘crazy’ to finding health and well-being and from despair to hope.”
— Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS, Leading Mental Health Advocate, Former CEO of Project Return Peer Support Network
“Very moving and insightful with great detail on the inner experience and struggles … candid and courageous … speaks to the complexity of eating disorders. The many tips and tools offered the reader are a gift. Thanks for writing this—very thorough—a huge endeavour!”
— Annette Bradshaw, MA, RP
“Natalie’s story teaches us how her suffering as a child translated into the deep suffering of her eating disorder. Her feisty and witty personality makes for a vivid narration of her long pathway to recovery. This is a very worthwhile read for anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of food addiction.”
— Nancy Christie, Psychotherapist
“Highly recommended for any who struggle with obesity or other eating disorders … Its blend of autobiography and insights wraps all this in a cloak of personal experience that invites both binge eaters and their loved ones to read, relate, and understand the confusion surrounding losing weight, self-image, and family interactions.”
— D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
In the News
- Natalie Gold talks with CTV News about binge eating disorder.
- Town Crier Article: Cedarvale therapist shares her binge-eating past.