Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, is the founding director of Bodywise™, a comprehensive treatment program for binge eating disorder (BED), and clinical director of the Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is also the founder of Hungerwise™, a 10-week program for ending chronic dieting and weight cycling.

Pershing lectures internationally and writes extensively on the treatment of BED and her own recovery journey for both professional and lay communities. She has been featured on numerous radio and television programs speaking about BED treatment and recovery, relapse prevention, weight stigma, and mindful eating and movement. She has served on a variety of professional boards and is the past chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA).

She is the recipient of BEDA’s Pioneer in Clinical Advocacy Award and author of the book Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond (Routledge, 2018). In the field for nearly 30 years, Amy maintains her clinical practice in Ann Arbor. Information about her programs and work can be found at:,, and