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Dr. Patricia Pitts, PhD
Dr. Patricia Pitts is the Chief Executive Officer of The Bella Vita established in 1985. She is a nationally renowned expert in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and disordered eating. She has addressed a variety of national and international professional conferences in her twenty-seven years of treating these disorders.
Dr. Pitts has extensive professional experience in developing and directing inpatient hospital eating disorder programs, outpatient eating disorder programs and full-time outpatient group therapy practices. She has created, implemented and directed three hospital programs, at CPC Alhambra Psychiatric Hospital, Ingleside Hospital and BHC Alhambra Hospital. She has also served as an eating disorders consultant to numerous other facilities.
As a highly recognized expert in her field, Dr. Pitts was chosen as the Weight Control & Eating Disorder Specialist of the Year 1999. She was also listed in the Who's Who National Directory of Executives and Professionals and awarded the Program of the Year by the Adult Psychiatric Program. Her numerous broadcast appearances include Woman to Woman, NBC's Extra, and news programs such as KCAL, CBS and MSNBC, among others. Her radio broadcast appearances include segments on KRLA, KABC, and others. She was featured in the aired documentary "Prisoners of The Flesh". She was also a columnist for Choice Magazine.
Dr. Patricia Pitts holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology and has received licensure as a Clinical Psychologist. In addition, she holds a masters degree in theology from Fuller Seminary along with being a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor.
Dr. Pitts is a member of The California Psychological Association, both the American and California Associations of Marriage, Family & Child Counselors, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, National Eating Disorders Association, Academy of Eating Disorders, and Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
Officer of The Bella Vita established in
1985. She is a nationally renowned
expert in the treatment of anorexia.
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