Karla Osborne

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (in Canada),

INFACT Certified Food Addiction Professional,

Certified Trauma Professional


Karla is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (in Canada) specializing in the treatment of food addiction. Having begun her journey in food addiction recovery with INFACT, she currently works as a group facilitator, educator, counsellor and recovery coach for SHiFT Recovery by Acorn (foodaddiction.com).


Karla has been working with people in a variety of contexts and capacities since 2007. Her breadth of personal and professional experience is an asset to clients as she incorporates her understanding of addiction, human growth and development, trauma, mind-body connection (somatics) and relationships (codependency recovery) in her work. Karla’s honest, calm and compassionate style is often reassuring to clients as she supports their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental recovery from food addiction.


Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education with a specialty in addictions and a Master’s degree in Agency Counseling with an emphasis in addictions, both from the USA.  Although residing in America, he works in Scandinavia helping clinics and public service providers both establish and run 12-Step-based treatment. He also provides clinical and programmatic supervision. Together…

Facilitator, Chef, Teacher

Agnes Thora Gudmundsdottir Food Addiction Counselor

Nicole M. Avena PhD. Our Guest Lectures on the Science of Sugar/Food Addiction.

Nicole M. Avena is an extinguished guest lecturer for Infact on the science of sugar/food addiction.

Robert H. Lustig is our Guest Lecturer on the Science of Sugar Toxicity and Abuse.

Robert H. Lustig is an Extinguished Guest Lecturer for Infact, on the Science of Dugar/Food Toxicities, Abuse and Dependencies.

Food Addiction Counselor

Amanda Leith is a facilitator and teacher of the 5 day Shift Recovery from Acorn model.

MSc. Master of Managing Healthservices

IC&RC Certified in Addiction Counseling, Clinical Supervision and FAI/ACORN

Pioneer in the field of Food Addiction Recovery.

Mary holds a degree in Human Services with a specialty in Addiction Studies.

H. Theresa Wright, MS, RD, LDN, is the founder and Director of Renaissance Nutrition Center, Inc.

R.N., Addiction Specialist,

Bitten Jonsson, R.N., Addiction Specialist, ADDIS/SUGAR Certified, is a forerunner in


Dr. Vera Tarman has been working in the field of addiction medicine since 1994.