Dr. Shapiro completed her Ph.D. in 2004 in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York under the mentorship of Dr. Drew Anderson. She began to specialize in Eating Disorders and Obesity at the start of her doctoral program in 1999.
Dr. Shapiro completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Durham, NC in 2004. At Duke, Dr. Shapiro worked in various disordered eating clinics including: The Duke Eating Disorders Program, Structure House, Inc., and the Weight Loss Surgery Program.
For even more specific specialization in Eating Disorders and Obesity, Dr. Shapiro completed a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Department of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Program. At UNC, Dr. Shapiro trained under renowned Dr. Cynthia Bulik, expert in Eating Disorders and Obesity. Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Shapiro was promoted to faculty in the Department of Psychiatry for the next three years until she relocated to San Diego.
Not only is Dr. Shapiro experienced at providing individual and group therapy for disordered eating but she also has expertise in teaching and training other professionals who request supervision/consultation in treating eating disorders as well as the training of medical students, resident physicians, and graduate students on how to deliver effective therapy for disordered eating and weight regulation.
Serving San Diego, La Jolla and Surrounding Areas