Cheryl Kerrigan

LCSW, Author, Speaker, Eating Disorder Survivor


LCSW, Speaker and Author of "Telling Ed No!"



A Toolbox for Recovery!


Based on Cheryl Kerrigan’s inspiring story, Telling Ed No! is a toolbox of over 100 practical recovery tools and exercises, such as renaming fears, transforming Ed’s rules, keeping a gratitude journal, composing a body cheer, and even holding ice! Filled with Cheryl’s unique personality and perspective, each short chapter has prompts for reflection and discussion that bring the recovery process to life.


Part self-help book, part memoir, this unique guidebook combines the power of real life experiences and candid straight talk with suggestions and exercises that offer both hope and creative inspiration.


About Cheryl


Cheryl is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), the author of Telling Ed No! and Other Practical Tools to Conquer Your Eating Disorder and Find Freedom (Gürze Books), an eating disorder survivor and activist. She works with Thom Rutledge doing Recovery workshops in various locations throughout the United States and is a contributing author to multiple eating disorder recovery books.  Cheryl “brings recovery to life” by speaking at treatment centers, schools, groups and non-profits around the country.  

Check out a TV interview I did with Mary Saladna from WCVB Channel 5 News on the dangers of "Thinspiration" Blogs.

Check out an article in the April 2012 Edition of Women's Health Magazine that I was cited in on the rise of Eating Disorders in Adults
Check out an article on me in the Woburn Advocate.