Meet the Team

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Andrea Kulberg, PhD, CEDS

Clinical Director

Dr. Kulberg is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the treatment of anxiety and eating disorders, and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She has also been trained through the International OCD Foundation in the use of Exposure with Response Prevention, the number one treatment for anxiety. Dr. Kulberg has been a speaker at the IOCDF conference. Her past employers include various hospital, residential and outpatient settings, including the Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Program at Eating Recovery Center in Denver.  She is currently the owner/director of Anxiety Experts. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses. 


Riley Ellis

Licensed MFT

Riley holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Following her master's degree, she worked with clients in the treatment of substance abuse,  co-occurring disorders, and severe mental illness in Santa Barbara.  Previously, Riley worked in the early childhood education field; she is knowledgeable in developmental psychology and enjoys working with young children and their families. Riley is trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Exposure with Response Prevention) and is a lifetime member of Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology.


Grace Stirling

MFT Associate

Grace holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Following her master's degree, she worked with clients in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression in Santa Barbara.  She has also worked as a Clinical Supervisor in Applied Behavioral Analysis for several years, and previously as a school counselor with adolescents.  Grace is trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Exposure with Response Prevention) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Grace is a member of Psi Chi National Honors Society of Psychology.

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Registered Dietitian

Kristie Simmons

Kristie Simmons is a Registered Dietitian and has devoted her career to working with individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. Kristie has spent the past 7 years working at Eating Recovery Center supporting patients across all ages and diagnoses as well as across the level of care continuum. This most recently includes developing a Virtual IOP and branching off into more Virtual Outpatient support. Kristie likes to incorporate a values-based approach to discussing health and nutrition as a way to achieve complete wellness. She believes that food can be used as a vehicle to obtain a more rich and meaningful life. Kristie received her undergraduate degree at University of Connecticut before completing her Masters at Northeastern University. Kristie is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian through IAEDP. 

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Registered Dietitian

Shira Evans

Shira Evans is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders. She is also a Board-Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics (CSSD). 

Currently she works as the Coordinator of Nutrition Programming at Dartmouth College, where she oversees the eating disorder team, provides eating disorder outreach on campus and works with all of Division I varsity athletes and teams. 

Prior to joining the staff at Dartmouth College, she worked as a dietitian at Eating Recovery Center. There she had the opportunity to work with children and adults. Through her collaboration with a multidisciplinary treatment team, she has helped to restore health and happiness in individuals who have been struggling with disordered eating.

Shira received her bachelors from Ithaca College and completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics to earn her MS and RD from Framingham State University.


Office Manager

Antonia Senn

Antonia joined the Anxiety Experts team after working in hospitality for several years. She is currently studying Health and Wellness and possesses strong organizational skills as well as a passion for making others feel welcome. Antonia is a Wisconsin native and an accomplished flautist. 

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