Carly Poynter, M.A.

Carly Poynter is a doctoral student pursuing her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University.

Carly’s primary clinical focus and passion is working with individuals struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. She has previously worked as a primary therapist at Monte Nido and Affiliates at the residential level of care. As part of her clinical training, she has also worked with intimate partner violence, depression, suicidal ideation, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, and other childhood disorders.

Carly has received formal training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for suicide and depression, and personality disorders through the Beck Institute. She is also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to help individuals successfully work through trauma. She is also obtaining formal training in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Carly received her Masters in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary.

Her current research interests and dissertation focus on the efficacy of Family-Based Treatment (FBT) and adjunctive treatments to enhance FBT for the treatment of feeding and eating disorders.