Chloe Cox, AMFT, RYT-200
Working with patients both for individual therapy and as a facilitator of group work, Chloe
Cox leads with compassion and empathy and helps patients facilitate a healthy, healing relationship with their bodies. As a Primary Therapist at Lido Wellness Center (LWC), Chloe’s goal is to provide a safe space for patients allowing them to explore difficult emotions, stressors, and behaviors.
With a passion for her work with LWC’s eating disorder patients, she organizes and leads several groups including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Body Image, and Trauma-Informed Yoga. Her work with her patients centers around helping individuals learn to trust their bodies again in the wake of a destructive eating disorder. In addition to Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), she incorporates a narrative therapy lens that helps to create space between the person and the problem in order to amplify the “soul self” and reduce the control of the “eating disorder self.” Through narrative therapy, she helps patients find meaning in their life’s path, regardless of how difficult it has been, and works with them to deconstruct cultural messaging that has influenced the manifestation of their individual struggles.
As a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Chapman University, Chloe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. As a student, she completed a research fellowship studying the effects of yoga on body image in women. She holds a certification as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and as a Registered Yoga Teacher. She is extensively trained in RO-DBT, an evidenced-based modality used to treat disorders of overcontrol such as anorexia, other restrictive eating disorders, treatment-resistant depression, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Her training as a registered yoga teacher enables her to expertly incorporate movement and mind-body connection in the work she does with her patients.
She began her work in the field as a youth specialist at a crisis intervention shelter in Orange County where she was responsible for stabilizing adolescent patients after suicide attempts, self-harm, or significant family ruptures, and abuse. She has worked in both residential and PHP/IOP settings with eating disorder patients and appreciates working within the LWC leadership philosophy that trusts the expertise of its clinicians and encourages them to bring their strengths and talents to the table.
Chloe focuses on her own self-care by listening to her body to provide the nutrition, exercise and sleep habits she needs to stay healthy. She believes that leading with kindness, using her five senses to ground her in the present moment, and being in tune with her body helps her achieve balance and wellness.