Patti Dolan, MA, LMFT
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intensively Trained in DBT Art Therapist
Board Certified: No
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MA in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University Intensively Trained in DBT, Behavioral Tech, LLC MA in Art Therapy, Notre Dame de Namur University (in progress).
I am interested in treating the whole person. I practice
Behavioral therapy (DBT) as well as Art therapy so that clients can learn and apply new, non food related coping skills, and also experience emotions differently through the use of art. I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder.
Recovery means having a life worth living. It may or may not mean being symptom free forever, especially since eating disorders are cyclical in nature. However, it is possible for everyone to feel in control over their lives and their eating, to feel good about themselves and to feel a sense of purpose and belonging.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Ethnic Minorities, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Experienced in working as part of a treatment team.