Staff PsychologistAnxiety Center, Eating Disorders Center
Dr. Thiel (she/her/hers) treats adolescents and adults in the Eating Disorders Center and adults in the Anxiety Center.
Dr. Thiel is a clinical psychologist at EBTCS and works in both the Eating Disorders Center and Anxiety Center. She specializes in providing evidence-based interventions for eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa [BN], binge-eating disorder [BED], avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder [ARFID], and other specified feeding or eating disorders) and a variety of anxiety-related problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias (including emetophobia), and generalized anxiety disorder. Dr. Thiel values the unique identities and lived experiences that each person brings to therapy. She works to collaboratively adapt therapies to meet each client’s needs and goals.
Dr. Thiel earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, her master’s degree in psychology from the University of North Dakota, and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Wyoming.
During her graduate training, she gained experience treating eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders with teens and adults in a variety of settings, including university-based psychology clinics, an outpatient clinic affiliated with an academic-medical center, inpatient programs, and private practice.
Dr. Thiel completed her postdoctoral fellowship at EBTCS and received extensive training in interventions for eating disorders, including Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E), Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ARFID, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for BN and BED. She also received additional supervision and training in CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for anxiety and related disorders.
Dr. Thiel is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and is a certified Family-Based Treatment (FBT) provider. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and Washington State Psychological Association.
Thiel, A. M., Kilwein, T. M., Looby, A., & De Young, K. P. (2019). Differentiating motives for nonmedical prescription stimulant use by personality characteristics. Addictive Behaviors, 88, 187-193. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.08.040
Bottera, A. R., Thiel, A. M., & De Young, K. P. (2018). Negative affect and past month binge eating may drive perceptions of loss of control. Appetite, 128(1), 116-119. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.06.008
De Young, K.P., Thiel, A., Goodman, E., Murtha-Berg, E., & Johnson, N.K. (2016). A preliminary mechanistic test of the effects of light therapy in Bulimia Nervosa. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theories, Research and Practice, 4(3), 237-249. doi: 10.1080/21662630.2016.1198980