About Caryn Attianese

About Caryn Attianese

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC-S, CEDS-S

Caryn Attianese is the owner of Empowerment Treatment & Counseling (ETC). She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, addiction, and relationship issues. Caryn uses her professional and personal experience with eating disorders to connect with others. Using the Developmental Model of Immaturity by Pia Mellody, attachment based therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy, she enjoys assisting clients in uncovering their core issues and supports them in feeling uncomfortable emotions.

Caryn is EMDR trained, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of MO and AZ. She has worked as a clinician, trainer, and supervisor at industry leading treatment centers including the Meadows, Sierra Tucson, and Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders where she was the Director of Clinical Services. She contracted with Remuda Ranch for curriculum writing and program development. She is a certified supervisor for associate level counselors and those seeking their CEDS credentials. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Missouri Eating Disorder Association (MOEDA), and International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) where she has served as the Chapter President of the Phoenix Chapter. Caryn also serves as adjunct faculty for the Masters in Counseling program at Grand Canyon University and Webster University.

Prior to entering the mental health arena in 2001, Caryn worked as an elementary school teacher, as teaching has always been one of her passions. She has used this talent to speak at various conferences and events. Caryn brings her sense of humor, excitement, and motivation to communicate her compassion, skills, and encouragement with clients and professionals.


  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • School: Northern Arizona University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License and State:
    • 2019019670 Missouri
    • AZ, LPC-12986

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Approved Supervisor: LAC and PLPC in AZ and MO


  • ACA