Staff PsychologistDBT Center, Eating Disorders Center
Dr. Erica Freeman (she/they) devoted a decade of graduate-level clinical training to developing a dual specialty in providing eating disorder interventions and DBT to clients with eating and body image problems, in order to effectively address the full range of co-occurring concerns that frequently present with eating disorders. Dr. Freeman has worked with individuals across the lifespan at levels of care ranging from outpatient to partial hospitalization (PHP). An advocate of the Health at Every Size (HAES) model and an all-foods-fit approach to eating, Dr. Freeman is also attentive to the expression of eating disorders in transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and the role of context and culture in effective treatment.
Dr. Freeman graduated with a Ph.D. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; completed pre-doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology within Counseling and
Psychological Services (CAPS) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU-C), with areas of concentration in eating disorders and emotion dysregulation; and completed postdoctoral training at The Emily Program’s clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Freeman has experience working with both over-controlled and under-controlled presentations of dysregulation, and has been trained in RO-DBT. Since licensure, Dr. Freeman has obtained Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) designation with the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP).
Prior to joining EBTCS, Dr. Freeman worked both as a Program Therapist for the DBT PHP program and as Training Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor for clinical interns (LMHC and PMHNP) at The Emily Program’s Seattle Outpatient clinic. They are licensed as a psychologist in Washington.