Dr. Ellie Benner is a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania.  She earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology from La Salle University. Dr. Benner completed her Post-Doctoral Residency in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at Center for Integrated Behavioral Health. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center in Baltimore, Maryland, where she assisted with policy and program development changes to eating disorder assessment and treatment services, and developed specialized programming for athletes at risk for disordered eating.

Dr. Benner specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, emotional eating, and anxiety disorders. She has received training and experience providing CBT-Enhanced (CBT-E) for adults with eating disorders in a variety of outpatient settings and particularly enjoys working with athletes struggling with disordered eating. During her pre-doctoral training, she completed specialized training in Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which has become her true passion. She completed her doctoral dissertation on eating disorders in college students and has co-presented staff trainings on recognizing and responding to students with eating disorders in high school and university settings. Dr. Benner has also received training and experience providing CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention for anxiety disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Dr. Benner is passionate about helping clients cope with life’s inevitable challenges in ways that contribute to a sense of purpose and meaning. As a therapist, you can expect Dr. Benner to act as a coach and cheerleader and to be compassionate, warm, and genuine. Dr. Benner works with her clients to develop an individualized treatment plan that considers their individual strengths and goals and is grounded in scientific research. Her approach to treatment is active, goal-focused and supports new learning and skill building.

Client Focus

  • Adolescents and Adults 12+

Specialties

  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder