Alexia Giblin, PhD, CEDS

Co-Founder + Executive Director

Dr. Giblin (#PY00003876) is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Opal: Food+Body Wisdom.  She is a member of Dr. Thomas Lynch’s Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) Senior Clinician Team.  Dr. Giblin leads the integration of RO-DBT in to Opal programming. She is also currently Clinical Faculty in the University of Washington’s Psychology Department.

Dr. Giblin has worked in the mental health field in various capacities since 1995.  She received her doctorate from the University of Washington in 2004 and worked in private practice for 8 years prior to founding Opal.  Dr. Giblin was a Faculty Lecturer in the University of Washington’s Psychology Department from 2004-2011.

Dr. Giblin’s research focused on body image dissatisfaction and teen appearance talk.  Her past clinical positions include Lead Clinician and Training Coordinator roles at Seattle Mental Health. Her contributions to the University of Washington were recognized during the yearly “Celebrating University of Washington Women” observance.  She has served as Vice-President and Education Chair of the Puget Sound Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp).

Dr. Giblin is committed to making Opal a nationally recognized program offering compassionate treatment for eating disorders that is responsive to recent research.  Along with her Co-Founders, Julie Church, RD, CD and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, she leads Opal with socially responsible business practices.