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I am a psychologist and an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  I am also the clinical director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and thoughtful. I deliver treatment that works. These can include cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and family-based treatment (also called Maudsley). I am also influenced by the work of Drs. Brené Brown and Kristin Neff

I understand the transformative power of hearing stories of recovery and resilience. Stephanie Covington Armstrong, Brian Cuban, Jenni Schaefer, Glennon Doyle Melton, and McCall Manning Dempsey reveal their personal recovery journeys with bravery and passion.  Harriet Brown, Eva Musby, and Laura Collins, share their paths as parents and advocates in the hope that others can learn from their experiences.

Although I specialize in eating disorder treatment and research, I am also expert in the treatment of depression and anxiety. 

As humans, we feel more ready to change when we know we are not alone. It can take time to really listen to ourselves and to the stories of others. I'm looking forward to hearing your story.