Dr. Megan Wilhite, Psy.D., CEDS - Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders including; Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and ARFID, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma (survivors childhood sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence). I am deeply passionate about connecting with and understanding an individual's experience and empowering them facilitate change in their lives. I provide individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.
Education & Training
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma (childhood sexual abuse, rape, assault, and domestic violence) in Denver, CO. I completed my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles with an emphasis in Family and Couples. I completed my doctoral psychology internship at the Wright Institute Los Angeles, where I studied psychoanalytic therapy and concepts and provided long-term psychotherapy to individuals with eating disorders, trauma, and other mental health issues. As part of my doctoral program I completed my clinical dissertation on The Silent Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Treatment Considerations for Male Survivors. I completed my postdoctoral training at Eating Recovery Center, Denver, where I provided treatment to individuals with eating disorders and other issues at the inpatient/residential level of care. I am a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).
- CEDS, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)
- Primary Therapist, Eating Recovery Center, Denver
- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Family and Couple, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles (Alliant International University), APA Accredited Program
- Doctoral Psychology Internship, Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA)
- M.A. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Family and Couple, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles (Alliant International University), APA Accredited Program
- B.A. in Psychology, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Approach to Therapy
I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, however, integrate several therapies into my work including ACT and systemic interventions. I believe a critical factor in creating change begins with a strong therapeutic alliance and trust, so finding a therapist who is a good fit is an important part of the process.
I work to create a non-judgmental, safe, supportive environment for my clients to explore and develop a curiosity about their lives and functioning. It is my belief that through relationships with self and others, we can grow, develop, and heal; and in doing so can move toward a life that aligns with our values and goals. In providing trauma-informed care, I support individuals in developing internal resources which establish a sense of safety, self-compassion, and rebuild a sense of empowerment in their lives.
I believe that a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation for open communication which supports deeper understanding of self and greater opportunity for growth. My aim is to provide services focused on connecting and understanding the individual's experience, explore patterns of behavior, and provide honest feedback with respect and compassion.
I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia before coming to the United States to play collegiate basketball in Denver. After completing my undergraduate studies, I returned home to Australia to continue my basketball career before moving to the States permanently. I lived with my husband in Los Angeles for 6 years before settling back down in beautiful, Denver. I love spending time with family and friends, being active and travelling whenever possible.