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Private Clinical Psychology practice of psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy for individuals from ages 13 and up. Provider has specialization in treating Eating Disorders for over 30 years, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Treatment approach and treatment goals are developed individually for each patient to meet their particular needs and circumstances. Referrals may be made to community-based nutritionists and psychiatrists who are familiar with the needs of the eating disordered patient, as needed, and coordinated with psychological treatment provider. Appointments may be made by telephone only, at which time the office staff member will provide information, collect necessary biographical information and answer questions re: fees, office policies, directions, and any special needs. In the initial treatment session, provider will obtain detailed information re: the symptoms and complaints, and answer other specific questions. Our office does accept insurance assignment for the companies with whom we have a provider contract.
As the consumer of your mental health care, it is important that you be informed and selective. You are more likely to have successful treatment with a mental health provider who is well-trained, licensed, and experienced in treating the problems for which you are seeking help. You and your provider will be working as a team, and you have an essential part to play in providing information about yourself, your feelings, and your behavior patterns, so that your provider will be able to address your specific concerns in a manner that is most likely to help you. You will also need to be willing to make changes that may be very difficult for you. Be as open as possible during your sessions, beginning with the initial one, so that you and your provider can adequately assess the "fit" between the two of you. There will always be discomfort at first, but If you have been open and worked hard and still donʻt feel both confident and trusting in your provider, you have every right to make a change. Discuss these issues with your provider first, if you can, as they may be able to adjust their approach, or at least offer a referral to another provider with whom you may be more compatable.
The University of GA/B.A., Psychology: 1972
The University of Alabama, M.A. And PhD in Clinical Psychology: 1980
Clinical Internship in Psychology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School: 1978-1979
American Psychological Association
National Eating Disorders Association: Professional Member
Alabama Psychological Association
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
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