Few mental health professionals have the blend of writing, treatment, and marketing experience that Brenda Crawford-Clark has, particularly in the area of weight-related problems. Brenda was Florida Counselor of the Year in 1994 and is a national board certified counselor and a licensed mental health counselor. She has had a private practice for the past seven years, and her previous clinical experience includes serving as director of inpatient and outpatient eating disorder programs. Brenda is also a former medical writer for a metropolitan newspaper and was contributing editor to a health magazine. Brenda's published writing experience includes the following: Tulsa Tribune, reporter and medical writer; Oklahoma Health and Fitness Magazine, contributing editor; Claremore Progress, reporter and family editor; and advertising copywriter at Dillard's department stores. She has extensive experience in public speaking as well as experience in radio and television interviews. She lives in Tampa, Florida.