Core Treatment Team
Almost all patients see an individual psychologist, physician, and dietitian as a core treatment team. Depending on need, you may also be referred to the psychiatrist. Many patients derive great benefit when they participate in family therapy, and parents often choose to begin their own therapy either individually or as part of a couple, as an adjunct to the treatment process. These additional services are provided by the team associates, and in some cases by colleagues who are outside of our group.
If you feel that you need to access additional services either within or outside the Eating Disorders Associates team, please let us know prior to scheduling any appointments.
Linda Schack, M.D.Dr. Linda Schack has been treating teenagers and young adults with eating disorders for more than 20 years. She has overseen the care of patients with eating disorders in residential, hospital, and office settings, and is Medical Director of the Torrance Memorial Medical Stabilization Program for Patients with Eating Disorders. In addition to her specialized work with eating disorders patients, Dr. Schack provides comprehensive health care for teens and young adults at her Torrance office.
Bobbi O'Brien, Ph.D.Dr. O’Brien has been working in the eating disorders field since 1989. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., Dr. O’Brien was a member of the clinical nursing staff at the UCLA NPI eating disorders program. She then went on to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, leading to subsequent work with eating disorders patients in both residential and private practice settings. Dr. O’Brien is the consulting psychologist at the Torrance Memorial Medical Stabilization Program for patients with Eating Disorders. License No. PSY 18147
Michele Manarino, M.S., R.D.Michele Manarino received her degree in food and nutrition from California State University, Long Beach. Michele has extensive experience working with eating disordered patients in residential, hospital, and office settings. She currently sees private patients in Torrance, focusing on disordered eating, weight management, wellness, family nutritional counseling, and sports nutrition. She particularly enjoys working with adolescents and young adults. Michele is also a consultant to the Torrance Memorial Medical Stabilization Program for Patients with Eating Disorders and a visiting professor at the Art Institute in Orange County and Mount San Antonio College.