About MLT:

Main Line Therapy and Psychological Services, LLC (MLT) is excited to provide highly specialized, scientifically supported psychotherapy for the treatment of eating disorders and weight concerns, including obesity, binge-eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, night-eating syndrome, body image concerns, weight-restored anorexia nervosa, and associated disorders of sleep, mood and anxiety. Our staff are licensed clinical psychologists who have spent more than a decade helping clients to regain control over their eating behaviors in order to lead fuller, more enriched lives that are no longer dominated by food and weight concerns.

MLT is conveniently located in downtown Wayne, PA, and draws clients from all over the Philadelphia area, including the Main Line regions of Radnor, St David’s, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, Devon, Malvern, Paoli, Newtown Square and King of Prussia.

Clinicians:

Lucy F. Faulconbridge, PhD,
Director, MLT

bio photo lucy faulconbridge phdLucy F. Faulconbridge, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in the treatment of weight and eating disorders and their comorbidities. She also works as an executive consultant to high-functioning individuals seeking enhancement of their professional skills in the workplace. Dr. Faulconbridge received a B.A. (First Class Honours) from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2000, and her M.A. and in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Weill Cornell Medical College-NY Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY, and received her PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.

Prior to opening MLT, Dr. Faulconbridge served on the full-time faculty at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine between 2010 and 2016. She was appointed Director of Research in the unit from 2011 to 2016. From 2010-2015 she conducted a large randomized controlled clinical trial, funded by a K23 award from the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute), which examined a novel treatment for obese, depressed individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Faulconbridge also has expertise in the neural, endocrine, and psychological changes following bariatric surgery and non-surgical weight loss.

Dr. Faulconbridge is a certified cognitive-behavioral therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. In her clinical work, she uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat patients with eating and weight problems, as well as their comorbidities, in both individual and groups settings. She has completed Gottman Level 2 training for Couples Therapy, as well as certifications in mindfulness meditation, and she is proud to integrate these approaches into her clinical work. Her background in academic medicine has equipped her with a unique understanding of empirically-based treatments and allows her to evaluate the many different dieting approaches touted in the media with an objective, analytical eye.

Dr Faulconbridge has extensive training, teaching and presenting experience. Between 2007 and 2016 she taught the neural basis of energy metabolism and its disruptions to medical students and PGY-3 Psychiatry residents at the University of Pennsylvania and until 2020 she supervised and trained clinical psychology graduate students on their caseloads at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at UPenn. She is the author of 28 peer-reviewed publications and 8 book chapters, she has given more than 60 guest lectures and presentations, and she has appeared on NPR’s Voice in the Family and the Think-Act-Be podcast. Dr Faulconbridge serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for ERP Health, LLC, a company committed to developing evidence-based technology platforms to improve treatment outcomes in the mental health field.

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Victoria Webb, PhD

bio photo victoria webb phdVictoria Webb, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in weight management, eating behavior, and health behavior change. Dr. Webb received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yale University. Prior to completing her doctoral degree, she worked in weight-related research at the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University and the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania. During her graduate training, she led research on how food marketing affects individuals, and worked as part of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and the Yale Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research.

Dr. Webb completed a clinical internship in health psychology at Rush University and a postdoctoral fellowship in health promotion/disease prevention within the Veterans Health Administration. She has provided clinical services in a variety of settings including academic medical centers, physicians’ offices, and psychological private practice. She has worked as primary psychologist on medical weight management and bariatric treatment teams. In addition to her general training in evidence-based treatments for physical and mental health conditions, Dr. Webb has advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for binge eating, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Dr. Webb applies her unique training background to support individuals in their health behaviors and overall wellness. She specializes in treating weight concerns, body image dissatisfaction, and maladaptive eating patterns including binge eating, bulimia, and emotional eating. She is also experienced in the treatment of behavioral sleep disorders including insomnia. Dr. Webb additionally treats depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, and difficulties adjusting to life transitions and medical conditions. She utilizes an empathic and empowering approach to behavior change and develops a personalized therapy plan with each client that is based upon the most recent evidence-based interventions and the client’s values and goals.

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