Eating Disorder Therapy LA is privileged to be a practicum site for two local doctoral programs in clinical psychology— the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University and Pepperdine University's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Each year, up to two advanced level doctoral students are carefully selected through an interview process to be psychological externs at EDTLA. Psychological externs provide individual and group therapy to adults and adolescents.
All of the psychological externs receive extensive training through EDTLA’s training seminars and supervision program in order to provide quality therapy at lower fees than is typically found in Los Angeles.
All Psychological Externs work directly under Dr. Muhlheim (PSY15045), meaning that treatment decisions and progress are monitored on a weekly basis by an experienced licensed psychologist.
Mikayla Medina, MA
Mikayla Medina, MA is a doctoral candidate pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural Community-Clinical Psychology. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Mikayla specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families. She has experience treating anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, and child and adolescent behavior issues. Mikayla’s strength-based approach helps clients recognize and utilize existing resources to resolve life difficulties. You can expect to uncover strengths you didn't know you possessed. Mikayla has an interest in eating disorders and is eager to begin working with clients with eating disorders at EDTLA.
Taylor Glaspie-Walton, MA
Taylor is a doctoral candidate from Arlington, Texas pursuing his Psy.D in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oklahoma City University and his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Taylor’s primary clinical focus is sports performance and improving the mental health of athletes. He also has experience working in trauma and, as a Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee, has worked with survivors and perpetrators of sexual assault and domestic abuse. As a Doctoral trainee Taylor has gained experience working with transitional-aged youth dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicidal ideation, grief, and loss. His current research interest is anxiety's effects on athletes and approaches to improving performance and well-being. He is looking forward to gaining experience with eating disorders at EDTLA.