The Appetite Episode 88: The Psychology of Interior Design: Why Space Matters in Recovery


Does design impact mental health? Inspired by Opal’s recent remodel, Opal Co-Founder, Executive Director, and design-enthusiast Dr. Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS sits down with host Carter Umhau, LMHC to talk about the psychology behind Opal’s interior design. Lexi will describe how even the smallest details at Opal were chosen to reflect Opal’s mission of offering transformative healing to our clients. She also addresses how—even while the process of eating disorder recovery seeks to deemphasize appearance—the aesthetics of space can support healing and connection.



Check out a tour of Opal’s new space. 


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Thank you to our team…

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau:

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