Dr. Doyle works with adolescents and adults in the Eating Disorders Center and Anxiety Center. She is the founder and Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Center.
About Dr. Doyle
Dr. Doyle has devoted her career to the evidence-based prevention and treatment of eating disorders and weight management. She loves working with individuals of all ages struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, obesity, and body dissatisfaction and also works with clients struggling with the related problems of anxiety, stress, and depression to help them improve their lives.
Dr. Doyle provides individual treatment as well as family-based treatment and consults with parents who have concerns about their children. Dr. Doyle is a certified provider of Family-Based Treatment for adolescent eating disorders (also called the Maudsley Approach) and serves as a faculty member within the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. Since 1997, she has worked on federally funded research studies at Stanford University, The University of Chicago, and San Diego State University evaluating treatments for adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, identifying risk factors for eating disorders, testing internet-based eating disorder prevention programs, and developing treatments for childhood obesity.
Dr. Doyle has also received extensive training in empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders, including the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) through the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). She has worked with individuals of all ages with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, and hair pulling.
Dr. Doyle received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Stanford University and earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the San Diego State University/University of California at San Diego Joint Doctoral Program. She completed her clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago’s Eating and Weight Disorders Program. While there, she provided psychological assessments and post-surgical psychological care at the Center for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity, which holds the distinction of being a Bariatric Center of Excellence. More recently, Dr. Doyle was on faculty at The University of Chicago in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and had her own private practice in the suburbs of Chicago before relocating to her hometown, Seattle.
Dr. Doyle is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at the University of Washington. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and the American Psychological Association.
Presentations and Publications
Dr. Doyle has published many articles and chapters on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and has presented her work at national and international conferences. She also serves as a clinical advisor to MaudsleyParents.org, a parent-led organization promoting evidence-based eating disorder treatment.
For a full list of Dr. Doyle’s publications and presentations, click here.