CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Clinical Psychologist
Board Certified: No
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I received my Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1998. I have been licensed in Illinois since 1999. I completed my internship and post doc work at a behavioral health hospital, eventually becoming the director of the Adult PHP, which included an eating disorder program. I completed specialty training in eating disorder and trauma. I have been in private practice, working with eating disorder clients since 2000. I have been a professional member of ANAD since 2000.
I do think you can recover from an eating disorder. I believe recovery is defined by each individual and is going to look different for each client. I believe recovery is possible and includes things such as an increase in flexibility when it comes to food, more appropriate image of what a healthy body is, increase flexibility in thinking, feeling and acting. More balance in life, thoughts and behaviors. Less focus on weight, food, and calories.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.