Dr. Clark is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She works mainly with adults and college students. Dr. Clark strongly believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship as an agent for change. Therefore, she strives to create a safe environment based on mutual trust and respect. Dr. Clark’s empathetic, thoughtful, and compassionate style allows for clients to feel cared for. She meets clients where they are in their readiness for change, but will also encourage and guide clients to challenge their own inconsistencies between values and behaviors. Dr. Clark works collaboratively with clients to set realistic and obtainable goals as a way to promote success and empowerment. She encourages exploration and self-reflection to deepen insight and awareness into maladaptive patterns that can keep clients from living a satisfied life. Dr. Clark utilizes scientifically based interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She takes an interpersonal approach to therapy and is grounded by a commitment to cultural sensitivity.
Dr. Clark obtained her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She completed her APA approved internship at the University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services where she received specialized training in eating disorders. Dr. Clark then worked at Northwestern University Counseling and Psychological Services where she advanced her expertise in eating disorders and began working with student athletes, leading to her specialization in sports psychology/performance enhancement. Prior to her transition to private practice, Dr. Clark worked as a staff psychologist for several years at a treatment center in Chicago for eating and mood disorders. There, she provided individual therapy and conducted group therapy in an intensive outpatient treatment setting. Dr. Clark was also appointed as the program coordinator for the intensive outpatient program for binge eating. She has lectured as an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Clark is a participating member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP), and Illinois Psychological Association (IPA).