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Teri McCann, PhD
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Teri McCann, PhD

Licensed Psychologist & Co-Founder

About

Teri Hardister McCann, PhD, LP, co-founder of Bayberry Psychology & Consulting. Dr. McCann earned a Doctor of Philosophy at Kansas State University and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Mississippi State University. Her doctoral research at Kansas State focused on children’s food cognitions, as well as infant attachment research while at Vanderbilt University. In addition, Dr. McCann has completed post-graduate studies in the unique needs and experiences of the gifted and talented population. Her research and studies have informed her more than 30 years of clinical practice serving a diverse group of clients.

 

Dr. McCann is a member of the American Psychological Association, The Rhode Island Psychological Association, The Academy of Eating Disorders, and has earned the Certified Eating Disorders Specialist Supervisor (CEDS-S) designation from The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Dr. McCann has training in a variety of treatment modalities, including extensive training and certification in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. Her work with clients and as a consultant/supervisor are done through the lens of IFS, leveraging the model to treat eating disorders and complex trauma.

Experience

Based on a need she saw in her community and the power of the Internal Family Systems model in treating eating disorders, Dr. McCann previously founded and operated a residential and outpatient treatment center for women with eating disorders. As Founder, she served as both Clinical Director and Chief Clinical Officer of the residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. In this capacity, and in her previous private practice setting, Dr. McCann focused on individual treatment planning and providing healing (rather than symptom control) for complex trauma and attachment trauma. 

Interests

Dr. McCann has devoted her professional career to bringing cognitive, behavioral, and experiential interventions to her clients that are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or have a history of trauma. She has specialized in working with clients for which those symptoms have manifested into disordered eating. Dr. McCann has also focused much of her professional attention on the gifted and talented population, recognizing the unique challenges and demands facing this group when they may feel out of synch with their peers or academic programs.

 

Outside the office, Dr. McCann enjoys creative writing, reading poetry, and outdoor activities (especially hiking) with her family.