Dr. Reed is the Clinical Director of the CHEAR Clinic and a licensed clinical psychologist. While in graduate school, Dr. Reed worked at CHEAR as part of several research studies and completed her dissertation under Dr. Kerri Boutelle examining the comparative effects of Family Based Behavioral Weight Loss and Guided Self-Help on weight loss in children with overweight and obesity. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of San Diego and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology- Alliant International University, San Diego. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in behavioral medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine and a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Outside of her work at CHEAR, Dr. Reed is on the Board of Directors of Postpartum Health Alliance, a local non-profit dedicated to perinatal mental health awareness, education and support. Dr. Reed loves to spend time at the beach with her husband and two young sons and is on a perpetual hunt to find the best fish taco in San Diego.