Lindner Center of HOPE, Director of Therapeutic Services, Residential
Dr. Little serves as the Director of Therapeutic Services, Residential. She is the primary psychologist for residents on Residential. She oversees program development as well as provides clinical supervision for Residential staff. Her areas of expertise consist primarily of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for patients with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and binge eating disorder. Dr. Little also specializes in working with patients who are considering, or have had, bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
Dr. Little earned her Doctorate of Psychology degree from the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. She completed a two year internship in Westfield Massachusetts that specializes in the training and implementation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adults with mental illness. Her dissertation studied how training clinicians in DBT helps to reduce therapist burnout.
Prior to joining the Lindner Center of Hope, Dr. Little has maintained a private practice in Northern Kentucky since 2002. She has also worked in community mental health, college counseling and hospital settings. Dr. Little has particular expertise conducting psychological assessments, leading groups and providing consultation to multidisciplinary treatment teams.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Mindful Eating
- Assertiveness for Women
- Body Image
- Relationship Changes After Weight Loss Surgery