Jean Forney, Ph.D.


  • Available for Telehealth

  • Ages I Treat: Young Adults (18-22), Adults (23-64)

  • Eating Disorder Specialties:
    Atypical Anorexia
    Purging Disorder
    Emotional Eating
    Loss of Control Eating

  • Other Specialties: Depression and Anxiety Disorders, College and Graduate Students

  • Approaches: CBT-E, CBT, Exposure Therapy

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Get to Know Jean (she/her)

I work with adults with a variety eating-related concerns, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other specified feeding or eating disorders like purging disorder. I am passionate about alleviating the burden eating disorders place on individuals’ lives. I utilize evidence-based treatments, primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy, to help individuals reach their treatment goals. In addition to working with adults with various eating-related concerns, I also treat comorbid conditions like depression and anxiety using evidence-based treatments.

I work collaboratively with my patients to develop a working model of what keeps their symptoms going. Treatment starts with a thorough assessment, including getting to know my patient’s specific treatment goals. After identifying treatment goals, we use our working model to tailor empirically-supported techniques, like self-monitoring, cognitive restructuring, and exposure, to help patients address their unique problems and concerns. My job as a therapist is to work myself out of a job- that is, to help patients learn to be their own therapist for long-lasting recovery.

An Ohio native, I completed my bachelor’s degree at Miami University and earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Florida State University. During graduate school, my research focused on eating disorders, particularly purging disorder, loss of control eating/binge eating, and atypical anorexia nervosa. I completed my APA- accredited clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center where I received additional training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for a variety of conditions, including eating disorders. I am also an assistant professor at Ohio University, where I study eating disorders and disordered eating, supervise doctoral students in clinical work and research, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Eating Disorders Research Society
  • American Psychological Association