Campbell, CA 95008
Fax: (408) 358-4090
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CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PhD in Clinical Psychology MA in Clinical Psychology MA in Applied Social Sciences
Board Certified: Licensed by Psychology Board of CA
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years
Number of patients with eating disorders treated annually: 15+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: PhD -Psychology MA-Psychology MA-Applied social sciences Worked with eating disorders: Worked on both an Adolescent Psychiatric Unit and an Eating Disorder Unit in the 1980's treating both individuals and families. Concurrently began a private practice. Worked one year upon move to CA at a Women's Hospital and in my private practice treating eating disorders. My dissertation study was on the correlation between eating disorders, history of abuse, and symptoms of dissociation. My full vitae is on my website.
TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY: I have been trained in all methods in the treatment of eating disorders. Cognitive-behavioral, biological, skills, psychodynamic, analytic, and family systems. I currently like in my private practice to work long-term and twice or more times a week. In this work I employ working in the transference in the therapy.
Yes, I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as: where the patient has developed the ego strength and skills so that they have an alternative choice other than the eating disorder in dealing with their difficulties.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Families, Females, Males
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Anxiety Disorders
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Individual Therapy, Other - psychodynamic and analytic psychotherapy (meaning working in the transference)
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Experienced in working as part of a team
FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, if "Provider out of the network" in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement