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Dr. Alexandria “Alex” Pruitt

Clinical Director – Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Alex Pruitt, Psy.D., HSP

Clinical Director - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Alexandria “Alex” Pruitt is the Clinical Director for Louisville Center for Eating Disorders.  A licensed clinical psychologist, health service provider, and supervisor, Dr. Alex has committed her training and practice to helping children, adolescents, and families navigate psychological diagnoses compounded by medical complications.

 

Dr. Alexandria “Alex” Pruitt,  is a licensed clinical psychologist who has committed her training and practice to helping children, adolescents, and families navigate psychological diagnoses compounded by medical complications. She serves as Clinical Director for Louisville Center for Eating Disorders.

Dr. Alex graduated with a doctorate in Pediatric Psychology from Spalding University in 2014 and completed her clinical internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her fellowship training focused on the treatment of all eating disorders at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt where she provided both inpatient and partial hospitalization level of care.

Dr. Alex has experience with the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, pediatric obesity, diabetes management, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, chronic pain or illness and fatigue syndromes, as well as trauma. Her specialty training allows her to work with children as young as 3 years old. She delivers evidence-based treatments to individuals, groups, and families in a compassionate and solution focused manner. 

Dr. Alex is also dedicated to training the next generation of practitioners. She works as an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville where she supervises and teaches graduate Ph.D. students on an eating disorder specialty team. Additionally, she gives guest lectures at the University of Louisville psychological training programs, supervises graduate level students, and has taught advanced graduate course at Spalding University in Pediatric Psychology.

Another passion of Dr. Alex’s is state advocacy.  She is currently a Governor appointed member of the Kentucky Eating Disorder Council where she will provide CEU’s on how to treat eating disorders to large health organizations such as the VA, Public Health Forums, and Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association.  She also serves as the Clinical Representative for the State of Kentucky Psychological Association Board of Directors.  Dr. Alex lives in Louisville with her husband, three children, and a chinchilla. 

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