Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist

Dr. Mecca serves as a staff psychologist at the Lindner Center of HOPE.

Within the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, Dr. Mecca serves primarily as an outpatient therapist. She also provides therapy in the adult partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient eating disorder (ED) programs and provides consultations across programs and levels of care at the Lindner Center of HOPE. In addition to her role in the Eating Disorders Program, she is a member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) Teams and has a strong interest in the treatment of under-controlled and over-controlled maladaptive coping.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Mecca worked at the Eating Recovery Center, where she provided individual, family, and group therapy within the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient ED treatment programs. She also served as the clinical lead for the Mood and Anxiety Program and supported with program development and management.

Dr. Mecca works with older adolescents, young adults, and adults. She has worked in various settings, including university counseling centers and psychiatric hospitals. She has experience with mood and anxiety management, body image, self-harm, crisis intervention, and psychological assessment. Dr. Mecca utilizes mindfulness and acceptance based behavioral therapies and has been extensively trained in DBT and RO-DBT. She strives to support individuals in moving towards a valued and connected life that is worth living. She is passionate about supporting and advocating for her patients, as well as fostering awareness and education in the community. Dr. Mecca is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and American Psychological Association

 

Areas of Interest/Specialty:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy