Dr. Alexandria Pruitt, Psy.D.
Assistant Clinical Director of Eating Disorders
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 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 leads a perfectionism group, a body image group, and an adolescent support group.
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.
Some of her other clinical training experiences include Kosair Children’s Hospital and The Bingham Clinic, Wellstone Regional Hospital, Our Lady of Peace, Louisville VA Medical Center. Alex lives in Louisville with her husband and two sons.
Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Masters of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Psychology
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology and Women’s Studies Major
Levinson, C.A, Brosof, L.C., Shankar-Ram, S., Pruitt, A., Russell, S., Lenze, E.J. (in press).
Obsessions are Strongly Related to Eating Disorder Symptoms in Anorexia Nervosa and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa, Eating Behaviors.