Psychotherapist. Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist in the Houston and surrounding areas. I work with adolescents and adults mainly in the context of individual, couples, and family therapy.
Over the last 10 years, I have focused my clinical practice, teaching, research and writing about eating disorders. Shortly following my post-doctoral fellowship, I became the Director of Eating Disorder Services at The Menninger Clinic where I led a clinical team of professionals in treating patients with eating disorders along with concurrent mental health conditions.
This experience allowed me to work with complex mental health conditions in a hospital setting, while collaborating with some of the best mental health treaters in the world. During this time, I published several articles and gave numerous presentations related to eating disorders.
In 2016 I was asked to become Clinical Director of Eating Recovery Center Houston, where I remained for almost 2 years before deciding to go into private practice.
Voluntary and teaching roles.
I am a voluntary faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and I teach in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Furthermore, I serve as a consultant for Houston Methodist Behavioral Health Program.
Dr Wagner's book
The Anorexia Recovery Skills Workbook:
A Comprehensive Guide to Cope with Difficult Emotions, Embrace Self-Acceptance, and Prevent Relapse.
If you have anorexia, there is hope for a full recovery. The Anorexia Recovery Skills Workbook offers an integrated and comprehensive program to help you rebuild a healthy relationship with food, gain a sense of autonomy and independence, develop a sense of self-worth and self-esteem, and set healthy goals for the future.
Each chapter of this workbook focuses on a theme—each important to fostering and maintaining recovery from anorexia, including: managing treatment and maintaining progress, creating and maintaining a therapeutic team, rebuilding healthy relationships and decreasing investment in unhealthy relationships, and gaining a sense of autonomy. Additionally, you’ll gain insight into your anorexia, learn why it’s all about control—and learn how to gain real control in healthier aspects of life.