Elizabeth LoTempio, PsyD is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Washington (PY60306582) and an expert in the treatment of suicidal and self-harming behaviors, borderline personality disorder, and eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder). Dr. LoTempio’s primary focus is providing evidence-based treatment for these and other presenting problems for adults and adolescents, including dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. While placing a high value on treatments that are supported by the research, she also strongly believes in tailoring the treatment to the individual and developing a strong, collaborative relationship based on compassion and validation.
Dr. LoTempio is board certified as a DBT therapist by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, which was founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT.
Dr. LoTempio completed her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at the APA-accredited PGSP-Stanford Consortium. During this time, Dr. LoTempio was part of the Eating Disorders Research Program team at Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Yale University School of Medicine, specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She then completed advanced training as a postdoctoral fellow at the DBT Center at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS). After completing her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. LoTempio accepted a staff position in the DBT Center and the Eating Disorders Center at EBTCS. Dr. LoTempio has presented at conferences and published on treatment for adolescents with eating disorders and adults participating in various dialectical behavior therapy programs.
Dr. LoTempio is currently a member of the Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, and provides supervision to graduate students learning DBT in the Behavior Research and Therapy Clinics, Dr. Marsha Linehan’s DBT research and training clinic, as well as to psychiatry residents at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center.
Dr. LoTempio is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PSR), American Psychological Association (APA), Society of Clinical Psychology, and the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA).