is a licensed psychologist
and a noted expert on topics related to physical appearance.
Her books on body image, BODYLOVE
BOUND, have been featured in such magazines as Cosmopolitan,
Vogue, Health, People, Self and Mademoiselle. A forthcoming volume,
LIVING IMAGE, explores how mirrors influence our sense
of self and personal growth. She has also written OVERCOMING
LOSS, a healing guide for moving beyond the pain of grief.
A popular speaker at public and professional meetings, Dr. Rita
Freedman has appeared on such national media as The Today Show,
Larry King, Oprah, Good Morning America, 20/20, and CNN. The American
Psychological Association has honored her as a Fellow for her notable
Freedman currently maintains a clinical practice in Westchester
County, NY, where she was named distinguished psychologist of the