Brenda Crawford-Clark was Florida Counselor of the Year in 1994 and is a nationally board-certified and licensed mental health counselor. In her private practice of fifteen years, she specializes in such issues as weight, family relations, and transitions. She has been a medical writer for the Tulsa Tribune and contributing editor to Fitness Magazine.

Brenda's book Body Sense holds that losing weight is not about willpower or miracle cures, but about becoming comfortable with difficult feelings. Emphasizing individual choices, it offers an action plan, a process, and a ray of hope for chronic dieters.