Dr. Riley is a health service psychologist in private practice at New Leaf Institute, PLLC, in Owasso. Prior to establishing New Leaf Institute, she was in private practice in Little Rock, AR, where she provided bariatric pre-surgical psychological assessments, therapeutic assessments, ADHD assessments for adults, and adult individual and couples therapy. She received her Master’s degree in Child Study from Tufts University and her Master's and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. Her internship and postdoctoral training focused on solution-oriented cognitive behavioral therapy in college counseling centers and at Kaiser Permanente in Denver, CO. Her other training settings included a pediatric neurorehabilitation institute, elementary schools, and a children’s residential treatment center. Her research experience includes alcohol use in college students and children’s adjustment to divorce.
She has specialized expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and stress and anger management using empirically validated treatments, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She has presented on various topics at regional conferences, and Dr. Riley provides corporate trainings on effective communication and clinician continuing education training in ACT. She provides health and wellness related lectures to pre- and post-surgical bariatric patients upon request. She has been featured as a mental health expert on several television programs for healthy living. In addition to providing bariatric pre-surgical psychological evaluations, she provides individual therapy to adults (21+).