Team Lead of the Eating Disorders Center, Staff PsychologistEating Disorders Center
Dr. Thiel works with children, adolescents, and adults in the Eating Disorder Center.
Dr. Thiel is a staff psychologist at the Eating Disorders Center at EBTCS. She has significant training and experience with treatments for eating disorders and has worked with adolescents and adults in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings.
Dr. Thiel earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She began her doctoral training at the University of North Dakota, where she received her master’s degree in psychology. Dr. Thiel completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Wyoming. Her graduate research focused on understanding suicidal thoughts and behaviors among individuals with eating disorders.
Dr. Thiel completed her predoctoral internship at the Department of Behavioral Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division. During her internship, she was a clinician at the Disordered Eating Center of Charleston and the WVU Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program.
In addition to eating disorders, Dr. Thiel has received training in evidence-based interventions for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and emotion dysregulation.
Dr. Thiel is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Thiel is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington, and 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