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Aubrey Toole, PhD


About me

“As a psychotherapist, I aim to help my clients identify the obstacles standing in the way of living a more full and meaningful life that is in line with their deepest values. I team up with my clients to address a range of issues that might be keeping them stuck, including eating and body image concerns, mood and anxiety difficulties, interpersonal problems, and post-traumatic stress, as well as rigid perfectionism, harsh self-critical thinking, and shame. My approach is tailored to each individual and integrates cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, interpersonal, and acceptance-focused interventions, as well as mindfulness and self-compassion techniques.”

Dr. Aubrey Toole is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor within the Stanford University School of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences department. Her research has focused on the treatment and prevention of eating and body image problems and the potential benefits of compassion- and acceptance-based interventions. Clinically, she works with a range of presentations, as noted above. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Toole is also involved in teaching, training, and mentoring doctoral students. Dr. Toole completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Highest Honors at UC Berkeley and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, where she worked with children, adolescents, and young adults with eating disorders, emotion regulation difficulties, anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s School of Medicine within the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic, where her training focused on evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, couples/families, and high-performance athletes, as well as clinical supervision.

Dr. Toole strives to bring cultural humility to her work and to practice with sensitivity to issues of diversity and identity. Clients of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, countries of origin, and abilities are welcome.

Clinics I work in

General, Thrive, Women’s Wellness

Training and Experience

Graduate School: Emory University
Internship: Emory University School of Medicine
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine




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