Meet our Clinicians
Dr. Marissa Petralia
Eating Disorder Specialist
Dr. Petralia is the owner of Premier Psychology, PLLC, a comprehensive psychology practice serving the Naples and Southwest Florida areas. She is skilled in training and supervising doctoral level and masters level clinicians.
She was awarded her doctoral degree in psychology from The Florida State University.
Dr. Petralia has received specialized training from the nationally-renowned Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt and at The Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center.
In addition to providing outpatient eating disorder treatment, Dr. Petralia’s clinical focus includes treating anxiety, body image, depression, grief, OCD, perfectionism, and postpartum concerns.
Dr. Petralia is committed to helping individuals recognize, develop, and diversify their personal strengths to bring about meaningful change and achieve long-term recovery and health.
She practices an integrative treatment approach combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Dr. Petralia is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Alliance for Eating Disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders, and the Florida Psychological Association.
Julie L. Carley
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Julie L. Carley, LMHC, LDN has nearly 20 years of experience in counseling and educating patients as a Clinical Dietitian, and has worked in private practice for 4 years in order to help patients on a more holistic level.
As a licensed mental health counselor, Julie offers individual therapy for adolescents and adults. She specializes in treating individuals with eating disorders, women’s health issues, and body image concerns. In addition, she facilitates group therapy for adults with eating disorders.
Her clinical focus also includes working with patients experiencing anxiety, attention deficit issues, chronic illness, depression, grief, life transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder, and perfectionism.
Julie’s passion is assisting patients to identify and utilize their full potential, to find inspiration, meet their goals, and ultimately grow toward lasting change.
She is known for providing a compassionate therapeutic approach utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT). Julie holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, a B.A. in Psychology, and a B.S. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
Julie’s professional background includes two decades of experience in clinical dietetics with the Collier County Health Department. She has also worked in long term care, assisted living, hospital settings, as well as in private practice.