William Anderson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in weight loss, eating disorders and addictions. He was an obese heavy smoker and workaholic until his early thirties, and burned out, but survived and changed direction. He changed in many ways, among them, losing 140 pounds permanently after 25 years of "diet and exercise" failure. He created "The Anderson Method for Permanent Weight Loss", recognized internationally for its superior behavioral therapy and effectiveness in weight control, now taught by a network of trained Anderson Method Therapists. He is the author of "The Anderson Method of Permanent Weight Loss", a self-help book that has helped tens of thousands. Health, in a holistic way, is now his mission, helping you, your neighbors, and your community to thrive.