Michelle Kabuye, PsyD
Primary Therapist + Lic. Psychologist
Dr. Kabuye (PY 60704441) is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Washington (#PY60704441) who has been working as a therapist since 2009. Dr. Kabuye began her eating disorder work several years ago working as a therapist at the inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient levels of care doing group, couples, and individual work. Dr. Kabuye is trained in a Family Systems approach and often gives clients space to discuss how various systems have contributed to the development and maintenance of their eating disorder. Her dissertation was on acculturation in immigrants and she also discusses with clients how their cultural milieu impacts their life. Some of her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, body image, trauma, and racial identity development. She enjoys working with young adults and has worked at several college counseling centers. She offers a warm; firm but flexible approach that offers clients both safety and accountability with regards to eating disorder behavior. She believes that each client carries with them the possibility of healing, so she makes room for clients to explore, learn, and grow. Dr. Kabuye views the therapy relationship as the most important part of the treatment.
Dr. Kabuye obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from (APA-Accredited) Azusa Pacific University in 2015 and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Southern California, where she co-led the Peace with Food and Body Image group. Dr. Kabuye went on to complete a post-doc at Stony Brook University (SBU), where she specialized in eating disorder treatment; she implemented a treatment team approach at SBU and started the Peace with Food and Body Image group there.
Dr. Kabuye also enjoys cooking, exploring the great outdoors, and dog-watching at farmers markets and parks.