Founder & Clinical Director, BrightMind Therapy
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD Department of Psychiatry
Psychologist, Kadima Neuropsychiatric InstituteDr. Peck is a clinical psychologist and the founder and clinical director of BrightMind Therapy. Dr. Peck is a practitioner-scientist trained in the UCSD Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry in child and adolescent mental health and evidence-based treatments for parents and youth. In addition to her role at BrightMind Therapy, Dr. Peck is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she directs an Intensive Family Treatment (IFT) program for adolescents and young adults with eating disorders and their families. She is also involved in clinical research underway at UCSD evaluating novel psychiatric treatments including psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and family-focused eating disorders treatment. She provides regular workshops and trainings around the world focused on parent training, family-based treatment, and eating disorders. Dr. Peck is passionate about high-impact treatments and working with youth, with a particular focus on adolescents. She is dedicated to ensuring that youth feel connected and safe while receiving high quality treatments that are routed in science, adapted for age, family-involved, and last but not least, creative and fun! Outside of her professional life, she enjoys being in nature, surfing, yoga, hiking, writing, and spending time with her young daughter and husband. Born and raised throughout Central and South America to American parents, Dr. Peck identifies as “third-culture” which she credits for the value she places on openness, flexibility, and appreciation for diversity of opinion.
Role at BrightMind
Dr. Peck is dedicated to ensuring that all BrightMind clients receive high-quality care by providing ongoing training, consultation, and supervision to all BrightMind therapists using a structured model of supervision and training. Dr. Peck oversees all cases to ensure that each BrightMind client is receiving a highly-tailored treatment plan that considers best-practice treatments and methods to promote connection, comfort, and safety for all ages. All BrightMind therapists receive extensive training on youth-based/parent-based models of care and participate in ongoing case consultation, training and supervision to ensure ongoing learning and adherence to best practices for working with and remaining connected to youth and their families. As an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSD, Dr. Peck participates in teaching and training residents, fellows, and therapists using a structured model of supervision and training and applies the same model of training at BrightMind. This unique approach allows clients to benefit from proven, cutting-edge treatments while still allowing for the deeper benefits of therapy such as connection, self-reflection, growth, and personal evolution.
Training and Professional Background
Dr. Peck completed her Ph.D in clinical psychology with an emphasis in health psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, where her coursework and clinical experiences centered around child and adolescent health, and mind-body medicines such as mindfulness training and applied biofeedback. She then went on to complete a two-year post-doctoral fellowship before being appointed to the UCSD Clinical Faculty. Dr. Peck possesses highly specialized training in evidence-based psychological treatments currently regarded as the most effective, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and family-based treatments. Additionally, Dr. Peck possesses specialized training in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. She currently works on research trials evaluating the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, provides ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at Kadima Neuropsychiatric Institute, and provides mentorship and training to other therapists involved in this body of work.