Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD

Bio

Dr. Katie Rickel is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in weight management and health behavior modification. Dr. Rickel graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a B.S. in Psychology. She earned her M.S. and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Following this, Dr. Rickel completed a clinical… More internship in Health Psychology – specializing in obesity – at Duke University Medical Center where she was trained in the management of chronic pain, behavioral weight loss and surgical interventions for obesity. Dr. Rickel’s research has been presented at numerous professional conferences and has been published in scientific journals among other publications.Dr. Rickel serves as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Structure House – a residential weight loss facility in Durham, North Carolina – where she provides clinical services and develops novel program enhancements. Most recently, she created a specialized program to treat binge eating disorder as well as a behavioral pain management program. She also developed a series of courses to educate and coach family members of overweight and obese individuals. In addition, Dr. Rickel strives to reach those individuals who cannot attend Structure House’s residential program in person. To that end, she has written a self-guided weight management workbook, “Structured for Life ®: 28 Day Weight Loss Action Plan” and has assisted in the creation of an online version of the Structure House treatment program: www.structurehouseonline.com. In her spare time, Dr. Rickel is passionate about fitness and enjoys challenging herself in the areas of weight lifting, indoor cycling, and yoga. Less

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Wellspring at Structure House

Location:

  • Durham, NC

Activity

  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    What Is Food Addiction?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel discusses food addiction. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for tips and information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    What Is Binge-Eating Disorder?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel discusses the signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for tips and information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    What Are Some Tips for Someone Struggling with Food Addiction?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel shares some tips for someone struggling with food addiction. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    How Is Binge Eating Disorder Diagnosed?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel discusses how binge-eating disorder is diagnosed. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for tips and information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    What Is Food Addiction?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel discusses food addiction. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for tips and information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    What Is Binge-Eating Disorder?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel discusses the signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for tips and information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    What Are Some Tips for Someone Struggling with Food Addiction?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel shares some tips for someone struggling with food addiction. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    How Is Binge Eating Disorder Diagnosed?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel discusses how binge-eating disorder is diagnosed. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for tips and information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    What Is Food Addiction?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel discusses food addiction. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for tips and information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    What Is Binge-Eating Disorder?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel discusses the signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for tips and information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    What Are Some Tips for Someone Struggling with Food Addiction?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel shares some tips for someone struggling with food addiction. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology
    Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD has posted a video:

    How Is Binge Eating Disorder Diagnosed?

    Psychologist Dr. Katie Rickel discusses how binge-eating disorder is diagnosed. Watch Dr. Rickel's video for tips and information on mental health and eating behaviors.
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology

    What are some common feats associated with losing weight?

    For the vast majority of those wanting to lose weight, a “knowledge deficit” is not the culprit for failed attempts. Instead, there is an underlying fear that can stall even the most well-crafted eating and exercise program, and these fears create subconscious motives to continue engaging in unhealthy...Read More
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology

    How can I learn to accept compliments?

    In our society, people (particularly women) are taught that humility is a virtue, and are often trained to deflect the positive feedback that they receive from others. “You look beautiful in that dress!” is met with “Oh, this old thing? It’s probably just the lighting in here.” Blowing off compliments...Read More
  • Dr. Katie Rickel, PhD - Durham, NC - Psychology

    Why is it important to avoid judging people based on their weight?

    The next time that you find yourself judging someone who struggles with their weight, consider the following:

    We all engage in unhealthy coping behaviors sometimes: We might text while driving. We might smoke cigarettes. We might “forget” to put on sunscreen at the beach. Overeating just happens to...Read More