Jennifer Barney, PhD

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

  • Available for In-Person Sessions and Telehealth

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

  • Eating Disorder Specialties:
    Anorexia Nervosa
    Atypical Anorexia
    Binge Eating Disorder
    Body Image Concerns
    Bulimia Nervosa
    Purging Disorder

    OSFED

  • Other Specialties: OCD, Emotion Dysregulation, GAD, Perfectionism, Trichotillomania, Trauma-Related Disorders

  • Approaches: CBT-E, ACT, DBT, Exposure and Response Prevention

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Get to Know Jen (she/her)

My graduate training has focused on researching and implementing evidence-based interventions for eating disorders and related mental health conditions.  I am passionate about working with clients to clarify their personal values and helping them develop the tools needed to navigate the internal and external challenges they experience while building a meaningful, values-based lifestyle.  I recognize each individual’s therapy journey is different, and work collaboratively with my clients to apply evidence-based therapy processes in a manner that is relevant to their own unique identities and experiences.

I currently work with adults using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) frameworks to treat eating disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, and co-morbid mental health concerns.
I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Human Development/Family studies in my home state of Connecticut at UCONN. After working for a year post-undergrad as a staff member in a residential treatment facility, I decided to pursue my Masters degree in Psychology at Drexel University, where I solidified my passion for researching and implementing evidence-based interventions for eating disorders. I completed my doctoral education at Utah State University in their Combined Clinical and Counseling Psychology program, and my predoctoral internship at Parkview Behavioral Health Institute – Park Center in Fort Wayne, IN. I am now excited to be completing my training as a postdoctoral fellow at Eating and Behavioral Health Associates. 
My graduate pursuits were based on a desire to understand how and why people change and the unique, individualized aspects of the change process in order to provide efficient and effective clinical care.  I consistently work to integrate evidence-based treatment and therapy processes research into my clinical practice, applying these interventions in a personalized manner based on the unique characteristics and needs of each client I work with. I have received intensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for treating eating disorders, OCD, and anxiety-related conditions as a member of the Utah ACT Research Group.  I have also received extensive training in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to treat eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, emotion dysregulation, and perfectionism.  I have experience implementing these evidence-based treatments for both individuals and groups within residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. 
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
Academy for Eating Disorders