Hart Foundation Inc.
Kathleen Hart, PhD

About Dr. Hart

Licensed Psychologist

Kathleen Hart, Ph. D. is a licensed psychologist who has a private practice in Falmouth, Maine. Dr. Hart works with children, teens, adults and families. She treats anxiety disorders, mood and eating disorders as well as trauma. She also works with issues related to physical health such as coping with physical illnesses, injuries and chronic illnesses. Her primary treatment methods are Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Family Therapy, and Family Based Treatment (Maudsley Method). She also integrates Motivational Interviewing for individuals thinking about change  but are not ready to take action.

Research

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Hart has devoted a portion of her career to psychological research.  Dr. Hart worked in Treatment Outcome Research at Charles River Hosptial in Massachusetts.  While in graduate school, she studied the relationship between parental attachments, sex roles and eating disorders.  Her research findings are published in the Journal of Psychological Assessment, The Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology and, The Journal of Sex Roles. 

Professional Affiliations

\]Mercy Hospital, Portland ME, Health Professional Affiliate
  • American Psychological Association
  • Maine Psycholoical Association
  • Council for National Regiester of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • Association of Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Eating Disorders Association of Maine,  Board President

Speaking Engagements and Conferences

Dr. Hart has given numerous talks on Eating Disorders and has been the Keynote speaker at a training conference on Eating Disorders. They include "Substance Use and Eating Disorders:  Bridging the gap with knowledge", Sponsored by Adcare in Augusta, Maine on June 9, 2017.  Past talks include:  "Getting comfortable treating Eating Disorders" and "Eating and Substance Use Disorders". 

Background and Clinical Training

Dr. Hart received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She received her graduate clinical training at The Judge Baker Clinic at The Children’s Hospital of Boston and at The Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Hart received her APA-approved predoctoral training at The Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Before starting her private practice, Dr. Hart worked at Bethesda Hospital in Englewood, Colorado on the Eating and Substance Use Disorder units.  While raising her family, Dr. Hart has been in private practice for over ten years in Falmouth, Maine. 

Eating Disorders Treatment

In addition to her general practice, Dr. Hart specializes in treating Eating Disorders. She works with children, adolescents, men and women with eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating, OCD-related Eating disorders and other eating-related issues. She also works with individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Substance Use Disorders in conjunction with eating issues.  Dr. Hart uses a variety of treatment modalities depending on the needs of the client.  These include: Family-Based Treatment (including the Maudsley Method), Acceptance Commitment Therapy, mindfulness training, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Dr. Hart collaborates with dietitians, social workers, nurse practitioners, physicians, hospital staff, school nurses, and school counselors as part of an integrated approach to client care and treatment.