Carolyn Fisher, Ph.D.

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Available for In-Person Sessions and Telehealth

  • Ages I Treat: Teens with Diabetes (16 and up), Young Adults (18-22), Adults (23-64)

  • Eating Disorder Specialties:
    BN; BED
    Diabetes-related EDs
    Emotional Eating
    Loss of Control Eating
    Pre-and Post-Bariatric Surgery

  • Other Specialties: Coping with chronic illness, diabetes-related distress, insomnia, depression and anxiety
  • Approaches: CBT-E, CBT, ACT, Mindfulness

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Get to Know Carolyn

It is my privilege and passion to help individuals with eating and weight-related concerns move toward a more comfortable, reliable, and flexible relationship with food. I work with adults who struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, or other forms of loss- of-control eating, as well as depression or anxiety that occur in the context of coping with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, and POTS. I provide evidence-based care in a compassionate and supportive environment to help individuals work toward overall balance and wellness in their lives. In addition to working with adults who struggle with eating disorders, I provide psychological evaluations and mental health services for individuals pursuing or who have undergone bariatric surgery.

When working with my clients, I integrate relevant biological, psychological and social factors to better conceptualize and understand the individual’s presenting situation and challenges. My therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also regularly incorporate elements of mindfulness and Satter’s Eating Competence model. With all of my clients, I try to help them get in touch with their values and what is most important to them in their life, and use this to guide change lasting change.

I completed my undergraduate training in psychology at the University of Dayton where I developed an interest in the relationship between mental and physical health. I then went on to obtain my doctorate in clinical health psychology from the University of Cincinnati. I completed my clinical training with an APA-accredited internship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare system and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, during which time I developed an expertise in the relationship between psychological, behavioral, and physical health concerns.

Prior to joining Eating and Behavioral Health Associates, I was on staff at the Cleveland Clinic and had an appointment as assistant professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. I have extensive experience providing outpatient, hospital-based eating disorder and weight management treatment services in both individual and group settings. During my time at the Cleveland Clinic, I developed a passion for the interplay between diabetes and disordered eating, and became a mental health provider certified by the American Diabetes Association. Throughout my training and career, I have been actively involved in research, and have published in the areas of binge eating and bariatrics. I have also given a number of talks and presentations on the treatment of binge eating and the relationship between diabetes and disordered eating.
  • Academy for Eating Disorders
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
  • Ohio Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association