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Cofounder, Food Addiction Institute
Director, ACORN Food Addiction Professional Training Program
Faculty, International School For Food Addiction Counseling and Treatment (INFACT)
Throughout his career, Phil worked professionally with over 4000 middle and late-stage food addicts at the Glenbeigh Psychiatric Hospital of Tampa’s residential food addiction treatment program; the Rader Institute of Washington’s out-patient eating disorder program; ACORN Food Dependency Recovery Services; and in his private practice. He is a graduate of Yale University with postgraduate work in food addiction. He comes from a 25-year career building innovative liberal arts and graduate programs.
As a food addict professional, Phil was lead counselor for the residential food addiction treatment program at Glenbeigh Psychiatric Hospital of Tampa and the outpatient program of Rader Institute of Washington. He is cofounder of ACORN Food Dependency Recovery Services and the Food Addiction Institute, an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to support the healing of all food addicts.
Since 1972, Mr. Werdell taught counseling, writing, group work, and other human service courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at variety of colleges and universities, including the College for Human Services, Campus-Free College, College of New Rochelle’s School of New Resources, New Hampshire College, Sarasota University, Manatee Community College, and Springfield College.
Education and Honors:
BA Yale University,
Scholar of the House;
President of Torch Honor Society;
Beacon College, Human Service and Higher Education;
Corning Fellowship;
Fulbright Fellowship;
post-graduate study at Columbia University,
University of South Florida;
Certified Food Addiction Counselor, Glenbeigh Psychiatric Hospital of Tampa.

About Philip Werdell, M.A.