Dr. Elizabeth Didie is a psychologist in private practice in Providence, RI. Her College Hill office is centrally located to local universities, and she works with many members of the Brown and RISD communities.
Dr. Didie's practice focuses on evidence-based treatment for body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorders including bulimia and binge eating disorder, OCD, and other anxiety disorders. She also enjoys working with student athletes, and has a deep appreciation for the challenge of performing under intense mental and physical pressures. Dr. Didie's treatment orientation is rooted in skills-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in order to provide her clients longterm relief from preoccupying negative thoughts and behaviors in a short course of treatment.
Dr. Didie received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Drexel University and completed her internship and clinical fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and the recipient of numerous honors for her research, teaching, and clinical skill.
Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'
Body dysmorphic disorder - Decreasing preoccupation with appearance by learning how to recognize irrational thoughts and replace with more positive frameworks
Athletes, medical students, and graduate students - Works with athletes, medical students, and graduate students
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
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Brown University Behavior, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human, 2014 - Present
Private Practice, 2012 - Present
Academy of Eating Disorders, Body Image and Prevention Special Interest Group Co-Chair, 2017 - 2020
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation, Board of Directors / Co-Chair of Research and Certification, 2014 - 2017
Rhode Island Hospital, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program Research Associate, 2012 - 2014
Butler Hospital, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Image Program Staff Psychologist, 2009 - 2012
Butler Hospital, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Image Program Research Psychologist, 2006 - 2009
Drexel University, PhD, 2003
American University, MA, 1998
Fordham University, BS in Psychology, 1995