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Lissette Cortes Psy.D. CEDS

Dr. Cortes is the founder of Compassionate Healing Institute. She is a licensed psychologist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and PsyPact® provider able to treat individuals in all PSYPACT® states. She treats adolescents and adults. She specializes in the treatment of co-morbid OCD and Eating Disorders. She also treats anxiety disorders, BDD, BFRBs and tics and Tourette‘s, as she is CBIT and HRT trained. She practices from a CBT approach using ERP and implementing ACT principles.

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Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

About Dr. Cortes

I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and my pronouns are she/her.I am a Cognitive-Behavioral therapist by training and specialize in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).  I provide individual therapy, group therapy and parenting training. My main treatment focus is on eating disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as BDD, Trichotillomania, phobias, panic disorder, anxiety disorders and depression. I am a Health At Every Size (HAES) aligned clinician and practice from a size-inclusive and diet-rejecting perspective incorporating Intuitive Eating principles.

In my treatment approach I focus on creating an environment that supports a collaborative relationship in which goals are set in unison with my clients. I help my clients become more familiar with their own unhelpful thinking patterns, while developing more adaptive ways to cope with distress and to ultimately make supportive life changes. I support my clients in making changes to improve the quality of their lives by approaching otherwise avoided situations and obtaining self-confidence. I also facilitate improvements in family relationships by providing an environment where family members can feel comfortable in expressing their emotions, being heard and effectively communicating with one another.

During my training at Nova Southeastern University and throughout my clinical practice while living in South Florida, I have served multicultural populations. I was born in Bogota, Colombia and Spanish is my first language, which has given me the opportunity to provide services in both English and Spanish languages. My client focus is inclusive of the LGBT population as well as of populations of diverse religious backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities.

I am very passionate about community involvement, advocating for mental health treatment, education and outreach. Since 2011 I have been a group facilitator for The National Alliance for Eating Disorder. I also hold leadership positions for the board of Florida Psychological Association Palm Beach Chapter and for the board of iaedp (International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals) South Florida Chapter. Together with my colleagues, we founded the OCD and Eating Disorders Special Interest Group through IOCDF. 


I look forward to hearing from you! Contact me today for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation.

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