M Reim Ifrach, LPC, CLAT, ATR-BC, NCC, is a trans/nonbinary art therapist, fat activist, and artist whose work focuses on body justice, intersectional social justice, and eating disorder treatment equity access.
They are the director of Walden Behavioral Care’s Rainbow Road, the country’s first virtual eating disorder treatment program for queer clients. Rainbow Road proudly features over 90% queer staffing as of February 2022. M also co-owns and operates Rainbow Recovery, a holistic mental health collective where they support people through the gender affirmation process, complex trauma recovery, eating disorder recovery, and body image issues.
M is committed to the mission that all bodies deserve recovery, and marginalized bodies must be amplified in the eating disorder landscape to eradicate the stereotypes surrounding eating disorders and gender. To that end, M has presented at national and international conferences on the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, intuitive eating, and intersectional social justice in mental health and teaches multicultural and diversity practice in master’s level art therapy programs. In 2020, M was honored to participate in the “Artful Practices for Well-Being” initiative at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which offered ideas for connectedness and healing through art.
When M isn’t working, they enjoy watching all things horror on repeat, obsessing over Elton John, and raising many animals—including Pinball Wizard, their blind dog—with their partner