Renee Gibbs

Renee Gibbs joined Columbia Health in 2020 after nine years of psychology practice in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Gibbs provided treatment and led program development efforts in eating disorder treatment and training, including serving as the national lead trainer and consultant for the Eating Disorder Initiative. In addition to eating disorder treatment, Dr. Gibbs's work has included multidisciplinary therapy for gender transition and gender dysphoria, program development for severe and persistent mental illness, and delivery and adaptations of dialectical behavior therapy. Her primary career goals are to improve multidisciplinary care and psychotherapeutic outcomes for eating disorder patients and increase access to eating disorder treatment in public health settings.

Dr. Gibbs completed her doctoral degree at Seattle Pacific University in 2011 and training experiences in public mental health and VA settings. Her interests outside of work include her family, international travel, and dance.


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University
  • M.A. Psychology, Seattle Pacific University¬†
  • B.A. Psychology, Seattle Pacific University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • New York State License in Progress
  • Arkansas State License

Professional Experience:

  • Lead Trainer and Consultant, VA Central Office Eating Disorder Initiative
  • Research Psychologist, West Haven VA Medical Center, PRIME Center for Innovation
  • Staff Psychologist, Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System


  • American Psychological Association
  • Academy of Eating Disorders

Languages Spoken:

  • English