Dr. Carley Hadjeasgari
As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Hadjeasgari’s clinical interest and practice is primarily rooted in the empirical support and practicality of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Family-Based Therapy (FBT) for eating disorders, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for anxiety disorders. However, she believes that the therapeutic relationship she has with her patients and families must be strong and sound in order to effectively implement any treatment modality. In her years of experience, she has found that individuals often carry natural strengths of intelligence, sensitivity and empathy. Thus, Dr. Hadjeasgari helps her patients learn to redirect their natural personality and temperament features in more effective ways.
Dr. Carly Hadjeasgari specializing in eating disorders, weight issues, anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Dr. Hadjeasgari has over a decade of experience working with eating and weight disorders and was trained by some of the leading experts in the field. Her passion for working with individuals with eating disorder began in 2008 when she co-founded the first ANAD Eating Disorder Support Group in Western New York.Dr. Hadjeasgari began her clinical training in 2010 in Buffalo New York, where she developed and led eating disorder prevention groups in the Buffalo School District System, while also receiving her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Canisius College in 2012. Dr. Hadjeasgari then set sail to sunny San Diego and received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego in 2017. During this time, she received specialized practicum training in the adolescent-focused evidence based treatments at UCSD. In addition to her clinical interests in treating adolescents and young adults, Dr. Hadjeasgari also has a particular interest and experience in neurobiologically-mediated temperament and personality and their impact on mental health.
Dr. Gyna Overholtzer
Dr. Gyna Overholtzer received her B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego and received her Psy.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, San Diego. Dr. Overholtzer completed both her pre-doctoral internship as well as her post-doctoral fellowship at Scripps Clinic, Division of Mental Health. Prior to her two years working at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Overholtzer worked as a practicum student at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center, the Areta Crowell BPSR Center, and the Center for Autism Research, Evaluation, and Service (C.A.R.E.S.). Throughout her diverse range of clinical experiences, Dr. Overholtzer was trained and taught to utilize various evidence-based practices when treating individuals, couples, families, and groups including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Overholtzer also has specialized experience in working with young adults and older adults who suffer from anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, stress management issues, and interpersonal relationship issues. Outside of work, Dr. Overholtzer enjoys traveling, being outdoors, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Tana Luo
Dr. Tana Luo received her PhD from the University of Southern California. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the UCSD/VA Psychology Internship Training Program and in addition to her role at BrightMind, Dr. Luo is a therapist at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research, where she works with children and adolescents with eating and feeding issues and anxiety disorders. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families across different levels of care and in a range of clinical settings. Her expertise and specialties include focused evidence-based treatments for: OCD and other anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and trauma. Dr. Luo has also been involved in research examining the role of social and interpersonal relationship processes in child and adolescent psychopathology. Currently, her research interests are in treatment development for eating disorders. Dr. Luo has received specialized training in a number of evidence-based treatments including: cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), family-based treatment (FBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).