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Dr. Katy Higgins Neyland, Ph.D.
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- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Prolonged Exposure (PE)
About Katy Higgins Neyland
Dr. Higgins Neyland works therapeutically with teenagers and adults. She completed her internship in Women’s Mental Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine. During this internship, she conducted individual and group therapy with males and females with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings through the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. She also received specialized training in the treatment of reproductive mood disorders and provided inpatient treatment to women in the nation’s first perinatal psychiatry inpatient unit as part of UNC’s Center for Women’s Mood Disorders.
Dr. Higgins Neyland was intensively trained in DBT by the Behavioral Tech/Linehan Institute in November 2016. She received her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, which has been ranked among the top graduate programs in clinical psychology by U.S. News and World Report, and is accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System.
For the past two years, Dr. Higgins Neyland has worked at the Uniformed Services University (USU) as an Assistant Professor and Clinical Scientist leading and supervising groups aimed at reducing disordered eating and anxiety among adolescents as part of two different randomized controlled trials. She has authored or co-authored more than twenty peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, co-authored two book chapters, and has presented her research at national and international conferences, as well as before Congressional staff.
Dr. Higgins Neyland was awarded an NIH Diversity Supplement to conduct her dissertation research and received an honorable mention for the Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation on two occasions. She continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor at USU.
Dr. Higgins Neyland uses a collaborative approach to identify the function of patients' problematic behavior(s) and works with her patients to develop coping skills that are more in line with their values. In this way, her patients are able to build a life worth living. She sets concrete goals at the outset of therapy and uses these goals to track progress with her patients. Dr. Higgins Neyland strongly believes in using evidence-based therapeutic approaches and regularly attends scientific conferences in order to remain current on treatment advances.
She has worked at the following sites:
- Military Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Program, USU
- Developmental Research Laboratory on Eating and Weight Behaviors, USUUNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, UNC Hospitals
- UNC Bariatric Surgery Program, UNC Hospitals
- UNC Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program, UNC Hospitals
- UNC Women’s Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, UNC Hospitals
- Horizons Residential Program, UNC Hospitals
- UNC Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Services, UNC Hospitals
- UNC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic, UNC Department of Psychology Community Clinic
- Adolescent and Adult Assessment Practicum, UNC Department of Psychology Community Clinic
- Couples Clinic, UNC Department of Psychology Community Clinic
- Eating Behaviors and Body Image Lab, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- My Teaching Partner Secondary, University of Virginia
- Virginia Institute for Development in Adulthood Research Lab, University of Virginia
To make an appointment with Dr. Higgins Neyland, call us today at 571.328.7408, Ext. 0 or contact us via our Contact Form .