Kristi L Shohet, MS, LCPC, CEDS

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Background & Training

Kristi L Shohet, MS, LCPC, CEDS

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and hold a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology.  I have earned the distinguished award as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) granted by the International Academy of Eating Disorder Professionals to providers that meet the rigorous standards of practice and high level of competance in the treatment of Eating Disorders.  I have worked with clients in outpatient, day treatment, and residential treatment facilities.

I completed my internship training at Monte Nido, an internationally known Residential Treatment Center (RTC) in California for clients with anorexia, bulimia, and exercise disorders.  Monte Nido was founded by Carolyn Costin, MA, MFCC, CEDS a distinguished author, director, journal editor, and board member of the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA).

Additionally, my experience includes counseling, psychological and neuropsychological testing for mental health and drug trial clinics treating both adolescents and adults.  My primary focus has been treating depression, addictions, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.  Similarly I have published research in psychological journals on these conditions.

I believe strongly in everyone's ability to choose their path, and the way they view the world.  With strong roots in cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, my approach focuses on building a life worth living through behavior modification, mindfulness, cognitive changes, and acceptance.

Furthermore, I believe in the power of connectedness; we are a culmination of all those that surround us and the life we have experienced.  I pace importance on the therapeutic relationship as it has the ability to heal.  With an attachment theory and client-centered approach, I aim to foster a feeling of community and belonging in meeting you where you are at.

My clinical passions lie in both treatment and research, as I believe in utilizing evidence based practices in my work with clients.  My clinical experience is with eating disorders, personality disorders, addiction and crisis intervention in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential treatment settings.  I received my training with eating disorders at Monte Nido and the Eating Disorder Center under Kristi Shohet, MS, LCPC, CEDS.  I received training with personality disorders as a graduate intern at a DBT intensive outpatient program for personality disorders.  Other clinical work has been with addiction recovery programs, correctional facilities and The Red Cross.  My research interests are in suicide, hep-seeking, and eating disorders, all of which I have presented at national and international levels.  I care deeply for those who are facing great challenges and work to advocate for underserved populations.