About Me

Donna Fish, L.C.S.W.-R., is a licensed clinical social worker based in Manhattan, where she runs a private practice.  Areas of specialty include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and family and couples work.    She has written for The Huffington Post, A Child Grows in Brooklyn, and she is a frequent consultant to the Wendy Williams Show on body image and eating disorders.

Ms. Fish has been an adjunct faculty member of Columbia University School of Social Work, the Center for Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, and she has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School’s Dept. of Eating Disorders, NYU School of Social Work, Mount Sinai Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry and Bellevue Hospital’s Dept. of Social Work and Psychiatry.  She has trained the staff at New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services Head Start program, consulted with Child Advocacy Services of Manhattan, and has been a presenter at the Renfrew Center’s Annual Conference on Eating Disorders. She continues to serve on the Faculty of CSAB and runs workshops to train mental health professionals in the treatment of eating disorders with both adults and children.

Ms. Fish graduated summa cum laude from McGill University in Montreal, and with honors from Columbia University School of Social Work.  Post Graduate training includes certification  from the 3 year training program in eating disorders from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy;  EMDR certification and  Level 3 TEAM-CBT Therapy Certification from David Burns’ TEAM Therapy work at Stanford University in collaboration with the Feeling Good Institute, California.

Ms. Fish co-wrote the script and was the on-camera spokesperson for a show on anxiety disorders produced for LIFETIME TELEVISION. She was the expert for a show on body image on National Public Radio’s ‘The Infinite Mind’, and she has been interviewed for the parenting column of the CBC Radio, Canada. With the publication of her book: Take the Fight out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems, Ms. Fish has been interviewed for many publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Parenting, In Touch Weekly, ParentGuide News, First for Women, Today’s Parent, USA Today, USA Weekend. Interviews on multiple radio shows include NPR’s show ‘A Chef’s Table’ on WHYY, NYC’s 1010 WINS, NYC’s 106.7 lite FM’s current affairs show, as well as many national newspapers.

Ms. Fish has presented to numerous New York City schools as well as the Tenafly School District in New Jersey, the Parent Action Committee of Long Island, Wellesley College Early Childhood Center and Dept. of Education, Sarah Lawrence College Early Childhood Center, Georgetown University, and she was the keynote speaker for the Minnesota School Board’s Administrative Summer Conference.

Television appearances have included the WEEKEND TODAY SHOW, FOX NEWS CHANNEL, AND MSNBC.

A former dancer, Ms. Fish has served as a consultant for the staff at the School of American Ballet, the professional training program of the Steps Dance School in NYC,  the Actors Fund of NYC,  The Juilliard School and the Dance Dept. of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.