Staff Psychologist

Eating Disorders Center


Dr. Jessica Harper is a Staff Psychologist in the Eating Disorders Center at EBTCS.

Dr. Harper completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Michigan. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her graduate research focused on the role of interpersonal perception in symptom presentation and recovery processes in eating disorders.

Dr. Harper has received clinical training with a variety of populations across a range of psychological concerns and settings. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through the Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. During her internship, she provided treatment to children and adolescents at the inpatient and partial hospitalization levels of care at Children’s Health Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders and provided therapy to adolescents and adults at Southern Methodist University Counseling Services. Additionally, she provided individual therapy and taught Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills groups in an adult outpatient community clinic.

In addition to eating disorders, Dr. Harper has experience and interests in working with individuals with co-occurring concerns, including emotion dysregulation, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Dr. Harper is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and American Psychological Association (APA).