Psy.D. Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

Dr. Rachel (Dore) O'Desky is a double board-certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. Currently in private practice in California and Pennsylvania, Dr. O'Desky additionally serves as a Clinical Supervisor for Center for Discovery's outpatient treatment facility in Newport Beach, California, after 4 years of full-time service as Program Director. Dr. O'Desky is member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), where she currently serves as Certification Chair for the Orange County Chapter. Perhaps you are struggling with body image, or your relationship with food. Or, you have achieved recovery, but wonder if you might be slipping back into old behaviors. Whatever your needs may be, you have support. Dr. O'Desky promotes transformation using evidence- informed assessment, treatment planning, and intervention that is individualized to your needs. With over a decade of experience in the field of Eating Disorders and treating co-occurring conditions, Dr. O'Desky has the clinical expertise and professional experience to help you live the full life that you deserve.

Areas of Expertise

Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating, Body Image, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & PTSD, Self Harm, Substance Use, School Psychology, Evidence-based Therapies 


Individual psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy, Recovery Coaching, Family therapy, Couples Therapy, Group therapy & Professional Consultation
VIRTUAL THERAPY AVAILABLE for California and Pennsylvania residents.

Originally from the Midwest, Dr. O'Desky received her undergraduate Psychology degree at Loyola University New Orleans. She completed 5 years of full-time residency training on the East Coast, where she earned both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in School Psychology, from the Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. Dr. O'Desky is a dual- licensed psychologist in California and Pennsylvania.

Dr. O'Desky's previous professional activity includes distinguished clinical leadership, training, expert supervision and program implementation at the Residential and Outpatient level of care. She has worked closely with leaders in the field to develop multidisciplinary treatment protocols that are consonant with the latest research and best practice standards.

In addition to private practice, Dr. O'Desky is currently a Clinical Supervisor at Center for Discovery where she oversees a multidisciplinary treatment team at Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels of care.

An advocate for eating disorder awareness, Dr. O'Desky has appeared as an eating disorder expert on webinars and tv shows such as PHL17 IN FOCUS, Good Day Philadelphia, and CBS Philly, and most recently, the podcast, Moody with Dr. Sage. She has been published on, and the peer-reviewed journal, Clinical Psychology Science and Practice. 

Dr. O'Desky infuses her prowess in evidence-based practice into her clinical work. She is skilled in utilizing her clinical acumen to enhance motivation, provide psycho-education, and facilitate therapeutic learning opportunities to foster insight, self-efficacy, and transformation.



All clients will be provided a super bill upon request.  Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be reimbursed full or in part. Services are to be paid up front.  You can submit your super bill for insurance reimbursement when applicable.  Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.


Please contact Dr. O'Desky to discuss therapeutic fees. 


Send a message, or talk live. Dr. O'Desky is yours for a complimentary 10 minute phone consultation. She will be in touch within 8 hours of your inquiry.


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