Co-Founder & Chief Clinical Officer at Joon Care
Amy Mezulis, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her BA from Harvard University and her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Madison. She completed her pre-doctoral fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System – Seattle and her postdoctoral fellowship at University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Mezulis is the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer at Joon Care, where she oversees all clinical services and hires, trains, and supervises clinicians. She is also currently on the faculty at Seattle Pacific University, where she chairs the Clinical Psychology PhD program, supervises doctoral trainees, and teaches courses in adolescent development, cognitive-behavioral therapy, diagnosis, and assessment.
Dr. Mezulis’ research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Association of Research in Schizophrenia and Depression, and the American Psychological Association. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed studies on physiological, cognitive, and affective pathways to adolescent depression and self-injury, and is particularly interested in the joint contributions of environment and biology on mental health.
Her clinical areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, suicidality and self-injury, trauma, substance use, and adolescent development. Dr. Mezulis’ approach to therapy typically focuses on improving stress management, coping skills, and emotion regulation; reducing depression and anxiety symptoms; improving eating and sleeping problems; and coping with trauma or difficult life changes.
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