Treatment Approach

Main Line Therapy and Psychological Services specializes in providing expert, evidence-based treatment for a broad range of weight and eating disorders, including obesity, binge-eating disorder, night-eating syndrome, bulimia nervosa, and body image disturbances. While we do not treat individuals with severe, active anorexia nervosa, we provide services for individuals who have achieved weight restoration for at least three months. therapy main line pa We also have a wealth of experience in treating the mental and physical co-morbidities that arise from weight and eating disorders, including chronic stress, sleep disturbances, anxiety and mood disorders, body dysmorphia, movement restrictions, joint and muscle pain, and the psychological hardships secondary to diabetes.

Our treatment approaches are based on the latest scientific research and are supported by strong empirical evidence. We are highly trained in the provision of behavioral weight management (BWM), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure and response prevention therapy (ExRP). We provide an integrative therapy experience, infusing mindfulness techniques into specific therapeutic interventions. Our goal is not simply to ameliorate suffering, but to enable clients to find inner peace and lead fuller, more enriched lives over the long-term. We pride ourselves on bringing the very best in training and experience to our patients so that they may receive the highest standards of care. Our clinicians have been educated in world-renowned, highly specialized facilities, including the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania, the Rudd Center for Food Policy, and the Yale Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research.

Treatment during Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, services are available in person or via a secure HIPPA-compliant telehealth portal.

A Co-ordinated health care experience

Clinicians at MLT are accustomed to working as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, interacting with psychiatrists, family physicians, endocrinologists and nutritionists to aid in clients’ care.

Intensive Treatment

Clinicians at MLT usually meet with clients once or twice weekly. For those clients seeking rapid relief, intensive treatment packages can sometimes be arranged, depending on availability and scheduling. During intensive treatment, a clinician would meet with a client several times a week for 4-6 weeks. This approach can be helpful for clients pursuing weight loss, or those determined to overcome certain types of eating disorders or anxiety disorders quickly.main line therapist

Payment & Insurance

MLT accepts cash or check for services.
Clinicians at MLT are considered out-of-network providers by insurance companies, who will often reimburse a significant proportion of the session cost, depending on the client’s plan’s mental health benefits. Clients planning to request reimbursement from their insurance company should call their insurance company prior to an appointment, who will inform the client of any referral or authorization requirements. MLT will provide invoices that have all the necessary information needed by insurance companies for reimbursement.


Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

The Beck Institute