The Resilience DBT Therapists

Barbara Reese, LCSW, CEDS-S

Barbara Reese is the Owner and Director of the Resilience Therapy Collaborative and the Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery Program.

She is one of the few people in the  state of New Jersey that has dual certification of Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor, CEDS-S, Certified by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals,  and Certified Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Therapist, certified by the Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, the training institute of Drs. Locke and LeGrange.

Ms. Reese is a NJ State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a NJ approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor. 

Ms. Reese in an Intensively-Trained DBT Practitioner, trained by Marcia Linehan's Institute - Behavioral Tech. As the Director of the Resilience DBT Skills Program, Ms. Reese provides all aspects of Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – Individual DBT Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, DBT Skills Group Training, and Phone Coaching. As an Intensively-Trained DBT Practitioner, she participates in a formal DBT-ED Consultation Team. Her post-graduate training in this broad-based CBT method included ERP – Exposure and Response Prevention for the anxiety disorders.

Ms. Reese is an experienced Eating Disorder Practitioner and treats the full-range of eating disorders – Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge-Eating Disorders – Pediatric, Teen, and Adult, both male and female, with evidenced-based approaches.

She is a:
*Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor CEDS-S, Certified by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
*Certified Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Therapist, certified by the Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, the training institute of Drs. Locke and LeGrange.
*Has a Certificate in CBT-E for Eating Disorders by the Credo-Oxford Institute of Christopher Fairburn, in the United Kingdom.

She developed the INNER IMAGE Group Program for Eating and Body Image Disorders. She has lectured widely on The Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders and on the Psychology of Body Image – in a Multi-Cultural Framework, in schools, facilities, national/international conferences, and for athletic forums.

She was the Coordinator of A.N.A.D. of Northern NJ, for 15 years,which is a monthly Eating Disorder Support Group held at The Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center in Livingston. She coordinates teams of Professional and Recovered Group Facilitators, for this program that is free and open to the public. This support group site was recognized in the Forum for the Academy of Eating Disorders Journal, in 2009. For ANAD, Ms. Reese currently holds the positive of ASK THE EXPERT, an online mentor role to the support group leaders, nationwide.

Ms. Reese is an experienced Child/Adolescent Therapist and treats toddlers to teens, with DBT and CBT, play therapy, mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, and creative arts therapy, She has worked in leading teaching hospitals in NYC in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, such as Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. Her approach is to work as a team with parents and include them thru family therapy. 

She has extensive experience with Grief/Loss Counseling. She works with young children and families who are also supported by grief organizations such as Rainbows, Good Grief, and C.O.P.s – Concerns for Police Survivors, for families affected by a parent killed in the line of duty. For Children and Adolescents going through Separation and Divorce and blended family process, she has basic training in Collaborative Divorce Family Law and uses this constructive approach to counseling children and families. She is a member of the Trauma Coalition of Essex County.

Throughout her professional career, she has utilized the Arts in Psychotherapy in her clinical work. Her graduate degrees are from Pratt Institute in Expressive Arts Therapy, (MPS), and from NYU in Clinical Social Work, (MSW) She has worked as a Dance/Movement Therapist and Supervisor for over 10 years in leading NYC Hospitals. This mind-body blend is a core foundation in all of her clinical work.

Ms. Reese is a professional member of:
* The Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)
* The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
* The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
 * The America Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
 * The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders (ANAD)