Therapy for Healthy Habits and a Peaceful Mind 

Dr. Debra Gill, NJ Psychologist

Education and Awards

Dr. Debra Gill, Clinical Psychologist
124 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue 
Livingston, NJ 07039​Phone: (973) 820-5174 Website:  www.eatingdisordertherapistnj.com


Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Obesity and Eating Disorders
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (UPenn, 1998-1999)

PhD in Clinical Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, 1998)

UCLA is considered one of the best and most competitive psychology training programs available. Frequently, the Top Ranked Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in the nation.

  • Clinical Psychology-Major
  • Health Psychology-Minor
  • Statistics-Minor

Doctoral Thesis: Obesity Treatment in Women

MA in Clinical Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, 1993)

Master’s Thesis: Conflict in Couples
Mentored by co-pioneer of Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT)

APA Accredited Clinical Internship
Long-Beach VA Medical Center, CA (1997-1998)

​Rotations included:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Primary Care (Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Healthy Lifestyles) 
  • Pain Management 
  • Geriatrics and Neuro-psychology 
  • Cancer and HIV

BA, University of Virginia (UVA, 1990)

  • Interdisciplinary major in "Critical Thinking"
  • Psychology major 
Bronx High School of Science, NY (1985)

​Certifications and Special Training:
  • Trained to provide Mindful Eating and Meditation courses
    Intensive retreat with Jan Chosen Bays, author of Mindful Eating
  • Certified Fitness instructor and personal trainer
    Certified by AAFA, Power Pilates, Water-Art Fitness
  • Nutrition educator and “Active Living Everyday” Coach
    Certified at The Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX.


  • Jefferson Scholarship recipient (won full 4-year undergraduate merit scholarship, University of Virginia, 1985-1990)
  • Phi Beta Kappa & Psi Chi Psychology Honor society 
  • Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Finalist 
  • Dissertation Research Award, American Psychological Association 
  • Voted “Chief Intern” by my peers at VAMC psychology internship
  • Fighting Metabolic Syndrome Award (Sanofi Aventis, 2007) for developing and directing the Healthy LIFE Pediatric Weight Management Program