Staff Psychologist

DBT Center, Eating Disorders Center


Dr. Megan Shope is a Staff Psychologist in the Eating Disorders Center and in the DBT Center at EBTCS.

Dr. Shope has specialized training working with adolescents, adults, and families delivering evidence-based treatments for eating disorders and body image struggles. She is passionate about helping individuals improve their relationship with food and their bodies.

Dr. Shope also has experience in delivering DBT services to individuals with a variety of concerns related to emotion dysregulation, including personality disorders, suicidality, eating disorders, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Shope aims to collaborate with individuals to help them work toward self-compassion, processing emotions, and living in their values.

Dr. Shope completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, Davis. She earned her master’s in psychology and her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Shope completed her clinical psychology internship at Clemson University Counseling and Psychological Services. Her graduate research focused on examining the intersection of biological and psychosocial factors that influence risk for disordered eating.

Dr. Shope is licensed in the State of Washington and is also a member of PSYPACT with authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology (APIT). She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders.


Shope, M. M., Freeman, A. J., & Culbert, K. M. (2022). Elucidating early pubertal timing effects on disordered eating symptoms in young adult women. Eating Behaviors, 45, 101602.

Shope, M. M., Prows, S. D., Racine, S. E., & Culbert, K. M. (2020). Examining associations between emotion-based rash action and dysregulated eating symptoms in men and women. Eating behaviors, 37, 101379.