It's extraordinarily difficult to be healthy and manage your weight in today's world, especially if you're struggling with obesity, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating or food addiction. Dr. Carolyn Ross' proven, holistic approach helps you uncover the fundamental reasons behind your suffering and empowers you to address them in lasting ways.

The goal? To change the way you live so that you can enjoy the essential pleasures of being alive.

About the Program

Pioneered by Dr. Ross, former head of the Eating Disorders Program and the Integrative Medicine Department at the world-renowned Sierra Tucson treatment center, The Anchor Program helps you heal your mind, body and spirit to achieve real change.

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Make peace with food and with your body.

Stop emotional eating and conquer cravings.

Stop using food to deal with your feelings.

Get off the diet treadmill once and for all.

Who is it for?

  • Are you struggling with weight loss, obesity or binge eating disorder?
  • Have you made short term progress with other programs but failed to achieve a lasting change?
  • Do you feel like you've addressed symptoms but have yet to locate the true root of your suffering?
  • Do you feel like everyday stress, pressures and demands are making it almost impossible to be healthy and enjoy life?

How it Works


The Anchor Program is a proven approach to the treatment of binge eating disorder and obesity that you can access through online video conferencing from the comfort of your own home. Anchor Program clients work with professionals in the fields of nutrition, medicine, counseling and health coaching to set and achieve their goals and break the hold food has on their lives.

To support you throughout your recover, home digital scales and wearable devices help your treatment team effortlessly track your progress, and you have free, unlimited access to a large online library of materials covering topics such as attentional eating, parenting, stress management and more.

The Anchor Program is available in both an Intensive Outpatient Format and an Outpatient Subscription model.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The intensive program includes 12 weeks of individual and group sessions via online modules. You'll learn new skills to deal with emotional overeating and binging, identify barriers to healthy activity and eating, improve your body image, and learn the SIMPLE™ plan for healthy eating.

  • Focused - a concentrated, intensive program.
  • In-Depth - Go deeper and address underlying blocks to recovery to jumpstart your program.
  • Lasting - Access the subscription program after the first 12 weeks to support your ongoing recovery.

Outpatient Subscription Program

The subscription program includes 4 hours of services per week. Clients work with their adviser to develop an individualized program to address specific needs. This may include group and individual sessions with a nutritionist, health coach, counselor or medical adviser. All content will be available online, and a customized text messaging service offers inspirational messages, providing a source of support and encouragement to help you reach your goals.

  • Less intensive - go at your own pace.
  • Individualized - tailor the program elements closely to your needs.
  • Cost effective - come and go when you can until you reach your goals.

About Dr. Ross

Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is a nationally known author, speaker and expert in the field of Eating Disorders and Integrative Medicine. Her most recent book is "The Emotional Eating Workbook: A Proven-Effective, Step-by-Step Guide to End your Battle with Food and Satisfy Your Soul." She is also the author of "The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook."

Dr. Ross attended the University of Michigan medical school and was a fellow at the Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Formerly the head of the Eating Disorders Program and the Integrative Medicine Department at the world-renowned Sierra Tucson treatment center, Dr. Ross currently works in private practice in Denver, CO and San Diego, CA using an integrative medicine approach to treating obesity, eating disorders and addictions. She is board certified in Addiction Medicine, specializing in the treatment of opioid addiction and is a Suboxone prescribing physician. She is also a consultant for treatment centers across the country on eating disorders, addictions and integrative medicine.

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The Anchor Program has helped hundreds of people. Here's what they have to say:


The Anchor program has changed my life. For once, there is a program that gets to the heart of helping you understand why you’re struggling and teaches you how to change your patterns you’ve spent a lifetime establishing. Previous diets feel superficial and I now see why they failed. The Anchor program helped me recognize my true self and for the first time in decades, i’m no longer ashamed of who I am.

— Denver Participant

I’ve never felt better while still losing weight. I feel like my issues with food are really being dealt with.

— Virginia Participant

My struggle has always been to try to gain control of my eating without it relapsing into binge/purging habits. Something about this feels both forgiving and empowering, and for the first time EVER, it feels like my body “gets it”. I owe you more gratitude than I express.

— Denver Participant

Dr. Ross’s Program was so much more than I expected. It was gently revealing of the emotions behind the eating behaviors and gives tools to help overcome them. It is simple but not easy if you really commit to do the work. It can be scary at times to face long forgotten feelings. It is so worth it to become a whole person not controlled by weight and food.

— Denver Participant