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Evelyn Meier, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Evelyn Meier is a full-time postdoctoral psychology fellow at CBC who specializes in delivering evidence-based treatments for anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, chronic pain, self-harm behavior, and personality disorders with youth and adults. She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American University in Washington, D.C.

While earning her doctorate, Dr. Meier received extensive training in using evidence-based treatments including DBT, CBT, Prolonged Exposure (PE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing. She received intensive training in both CBT and DBT and has more than five years experience leading DBT skills groups and providing individual CBT and DBT therapy with adolescents, adults, and families in a range of settings including group practice, outpatient, inpatient, residential, and school-based settings. She has been trained in conducting psychoeducational and diagnostic assessments for adolescents and adults with a range of learning, emotional, and behavioral concerns.

Dr. Meier completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Rochester Medical Center where she delivered individual and group therapy with adults of all ages in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As part of a testing rotation, Dr. Meier conducted psychological assessment and consulted with providers across the hospital who sought diagnostic clarity and individualized, evidence-based treatment recommendations for patients presenting with complex, treatment-refractory symptoms. She also served as both clinician and researcher on a grant-funded randomized controlled trial evaluating a brief motivational interviewing intervention for substance use disorders.

In addition to her clinical interests, Dr. Meier has a passion for research. She has coauthored and presented research on a range of topics including social media’s impact on adolescent body image, the role of interpersonal validation, aggression, and empathy in couples and individuals with emotion dysregulation or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and the effects of cannabis use on aggression and violence. Her dissertation explored daily patterns of interpersonal emotion regulation among women with BPD. As a fellow at CBC, Dr. Meier is involved in ongoing practice-based research projects examining treatment effectiveness and mechanisms underlying therapeutic change.