Lucy F. Faulconbridge, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Lucy 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.