About Alli


Please see below for Alli’s education/training, advocacy work, publications, speaking engagements, consultation/supervision, and professional affiliations.

Education & Training:

Graduating with honors in 2008, Alli holds a Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor who has received the designation of Certified Eating Disorders Specialist from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. This is currently the only nationally recognized certification that indicates an achieved level of competence in treating eating disorders.

Alli’s pre-licensed training included therapist positions at the Center for Individual and Family Counseling, a community agency, and Monte Nido Treatment Center, a residential Eating Disorder treatment center. At Monte Nido, Alli was fortunate to have been part of a team led by eating disorders expert, Carolyn Costin.

Alli has also completed basic trainings in both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Though neither are claimed as her primary treatment modality, due to her training and education, she is permitted to use either. Alli strives to continually further her education and training in various theoretical orientations in order to facilitate the use of techniques, resources, and information that might serve in the healing process.


Alli’s articles have been published in: Practice Innovations, a journal of the American Psychological Association (Eating Disorders and Scope of Competence for Outpatient Psychotherapists); Psychotherapy Networker; Family Therapy Magazine, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; The Therapist Magazine, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; VeryWell.com/About.com; Eating Disorder Hope; Recovery Warriors; Kantor & Kantor, LLP; and Gurze Salucore, Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue. Alli has had the privilege of having coauthored two articles with Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, LMFT, CEDS, FAED.

Advocacy Work:

Alli serves as the co-chair of the Academy for Eating Disorder’s Advocacy and Communications Committee. She also created #ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance!® – a movement sparking important conversations about body, soul, and self-acceptance through inspiration and flash mob fun! 

July 13, 2017, was recognized as “#ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! Day” in the City of Los Angeles. Such a joyful day!

Speaking Engagements/Teaching:

Alli provides workshops on eating disorder-related topics at various conferences, graduate schools, clinical training/professional programs, and hospitals. Select engagements have included: International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium, International Conference on Eating Disorders, California Psychological Association Convention, Phillips Graduate Institute, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists San Fernando Valley, Clinical Connections at Pepperdine University, and HealthCare Partners.

Please contact Alli about workshops offered on the topics of eating disorders for non-specialists, treatment competence, law and ethics, and advocacy.

Approved iaedp™ Supervisor/Consultation:

An iaedp™ Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) Supervisor is someone with a minimum of five years experience treating people with eating disorders, 6,000 hours experience of work in the field, the CEDS designation in good standing, and who can sign off on any or all of the 2,500 required iaedp™ supervised patient care hours directly in the field of eating disorders.

Alli served on an ad hoc committee collaborating with the iaedp™ Certification Committee on the 2017 CEDS educational revisions and updates. Please contact Alli to inquire about her as an iaedp™ Supervisor for those pursuing their CEDS.  

Alli is also available for case consultations not related to iaedp™ on an “as wanted/needed” basis. Feel free to reach out!

Professional Affiliations:

Alli’s affiliations with professional organizations include:

  • International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), committee member & co-chair.
    • *Recipient of the 2017 Member of the Year Award
  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), committee member & co-chair
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), committee member
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), member 
  • Valley Federation of Eating Disorder Professionals (VFED), cofounder (2014-2016)
  • Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Academic Honor Society, member