Elissa “Liz” Woodruff, Ph.D.

Liz Woodruff, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist working in private practice and for The Healthy Teen Project in the San Francisco Bay Area. Liz earned her doctorate in psychology from the University of North Texas in 2012 and trained at Stanford University where she specialized in the treatment of young adults and gained advanced training in working with eating disorders and members of the LGBTQ community. Liz has also worked for Kaiser Permanente where she further developed expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and substance abuse disorders.

Liz is currently completing her certification in Family Based Therapy (FBT) and has completed trainings in FBT with Drs. Ivan Eisler, Jim Locke and Kara Fitzpatrick through University of California, San Diego and Stanford University.

Liz has published research papers and authored a chapter in a book on positive psychology. In addition to serving as the secretary for EDRS, Liz also serves on the board of the San Francisco Psychological Association. She was a Principal Investigator for an experimental study assessing the clinical utility of the Recovery Record App for clients at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Region. Liz is passionate about helping individuals and families in the process of healing from eating disorders.