As we believe it is important for children of all ages to establish a healthy relationship with food (so
that food is viewed as a "friend", rather than a "foe"), we are fortunate to have the expertise of Kristin
Grasso, a food pyschologist. Kristin will offer parents helpful information that they can use to help their children
establish a lifelong healthy relationship with food.
Dr. Grasso is a licensed psychologist
in North Carolina and Maryland. She received her doctorate from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology and
completed her internship at West Virginia University-Charleston Area Medical Center. During this time she completed research
specific to body image disturbance. She also received training in multiple areas of health psychology including primary care,
psycho-oncology, and behavioral medicine. After completing a two-year fellowship at the nationally respected Center for Eating
Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, she was offered an opportunity to continue working there as an outpatient clinician and liaison
to area colleges. She remained in this position until relocating to North Carolina and joining Psychological Services of Charlotte.
Beyond specializing in women’s
health and the treatment of eating disorders, she has extensive experience in the treatment of other mental health concerns,
including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, adjustment to physical and medical diagnoses,
life transition concerns, perfectionism, family and relationship concerns, grief and loss, and personal growth.
Dr. Grasso has conducted numerous training seminars and provided educational lectures.
For more information about Kristin Grasso and the services that she offers, see www.psychologicalservicesofcharlotte.com.