Team Lead of the Eating Disorders Center, Staff PsychologistEating Disorders Center
Dr. Thiel is a staff psychologist at the Eating Disorders Center at EBTCS and works with adolescents and their families, and adults.
Dr. Thiel earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Wyoming. Her graduate research focused on understanding suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adults with eating disorders.
Dr. Thiel has 5+ years of experience providing treatments for eating disorders, such as Family-Based Treatment (FBT) and Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E). During her graduate training, she was a clinician at a hospital-based eating disorders inpatient unit and worked with college students at the university outpatient clinic. During her predoctoral internship at the Department of Behavioral Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine (Charleston Division), she was a clinician at the Disordered Eating Center of Charleston where she worked with teens and their parents and adults. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at EBTCS and gained additional training in CBT for ARFID and DBT for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder.
In addition to eating disorders, Dr. Thiel has received training in evidence-based interventions for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and emotion dysregulation among adults.
Dr. Thiel is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA).
Dr. Thiel is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and is a certified Family-Based Treatment provider.
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