Katherine (a.k.a. “Katie”) Schreiber grew up in New York City, kind of/sort of/always wanted to be a therapist. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Writing from Sarah Lawrence in 2010—ended up reporting on psychology, health and sexuality, instead.
Once upon a time she was a staff editor at Psychology Today and dabbled in improvisational comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2012, she became a freelance writer and, since then, has contributed to Greatist.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Muscle&Fitness, Psychcentral.com, TIME Healthland, Huffington Post, xoJane, Psychology Standard, and Shape.com. Currently, she blogs for Rehabs.com and PsychologyToday.com
In 2013, she had the bright idea to return to her alma mater and obtain a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction. (Because why not add more debt to your life?) Along the way, a book happened. You can read it here.
That first book, co-authored with Heather Hausenblas, Ph.D., was published in February of 2015. It’s called The Truth About Exercise Addiction (Rowman & Littlefield) and it explores the dark side of thinspiration and compulsive exercise.
Schreiber (still) lives in Manhattan. She continues to write and speak about exercise addiction (in addition to other topics). Chances are, she’s probably at the gym right now. Or writing. Or both.
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