Dr. Ellie Benner is a post-doctoral resident at the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health beginning in August 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Roger McFillin, Psy.D., ABPP. She earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology from La Salle University. Dr. Benner completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center in Baltimore, Maryland. During her internship year, she focused on further developing her skills in the application of evidence-based approaches in the treatment of eating disorders, body image concerns, and anxiety in both group and individual therapy.
Dr. Benner’s primary clinical interests are in the treatment of eating and weight disorders, emotional eating, and anxiety disorders. She has specialized clinical training in the treatment of the entire spectrum of eating disorders at multiple levels of care and with all age ranges (children, adolescents, adults). Dr. Benner has also provided group and individual psychological treatment for weight loss and emotional eating concerns.
Dr. Benner is passionate about providing effective, empirically-based, compassionate care. Throughout her career, she has received extensive training in and experience providing evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Benner works with her clients to develop an individualized treatment plan accounting for their unique concerns, strengths, and goals, that is grounded in scientific research. As a therapist, you can expect Dr. Benner to be genuine, encouraging, collaborative, goal-focused, and to provide an active and skill-based treatment that promotes new ways of overcoming challenges.
Dr. Benner completed additional pre-doctoral training in behavioral health facilities in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas, including Northwestern Human Services, Rowan University Counseling Center, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Benner is a member of Center for Integrated Behavioral Health’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT Team), provides individual and family based treatment for eating disorders, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, and mood disorders.