About Dr. Jane Rachel Kaplan
and Optimal Eating


 Dr Kaplan is on leave from her practice.

Jane Rachel Kaplan, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a psychologistKaplan Portrait working in the area of food and eating for over 25 years. She has worked with those with severe eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia and has also helped those with overeating and weight management issues.

She teaches therapists, physicians, nutritionists and other health care professionals and educators about eating disorders. She consults to organizations on training and prevention projects in the area of eating issues. She is also an author of two books; her informative articles are available on this site.

Dr. Kaplan received her Ph.D. in 1975 from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, and her M.P.H. (Masters in Public Health) from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980. She developed and directed a weight management program for Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley, California and has been involved with other program planning and development projects. She has been on the Alta Bates Medical Staff, Affiliate status, for over 20 years. Her commitment is to provide excellent clinical, consultation and educational services as well as to write and produce innovative materials. Her goal is to help people heal from food and eating problems.

This site provides information about Dr. Kaplan's services for those with eating disorders and weight management issues. Dr. Kaplan works with adults, adolescents, families, and parents of younger children. She also consults to programs and trains medical and educational professionals in the treatment of eating and weight disorders. 

Dr. Kaplan has authored articles and books about eating and weight disorders. She has also identified other reliable resources on this subject, and recommends several excellent books.


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Dr. Jane Kaplan Ph.D., Psychologist Provides Eating Disorders Therapy in the SF East Bay area, near Berkeley, Albany. Weight Management Coaching, Psychology of Nutrition and Healthy Eating Counseling, Individual, Group and Family Therapy for Anxiety and Depression.