Sofia H. Rydin-Gray, PhD


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Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / Behavioral Medicine
501 Douglas Street
Durham, NC 27705
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  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University (Ohio), 2007
  • Clinical Internship, Medical University of South Carolina, 2006-2007
  • Medical Psychology, Duke Diet and Fitness Center, 2007-2009
Clinical Interests:
Individual and group psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, binge eating disorder, other distorted eating, body image, obesity, behavioral medicine
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Sofia Rydin-Gray, PhH, specializes in assessing and treating the behavioral and emotional components of weight management, binge eating, and other lifestyle related conditions that interfere with quality of life. Her main therapeutic approaches are CBT and DBT and she also incorporates somatic experiencing and internal family system therapy. Her research has focused on understanding the immediate and distal triggers of binge eating, food cravings, as well as behavioral weight loss interventions.  She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2007 and she is a Licensed Psychologist and certified as a Health Services Provider in North Carolina. Dr Rydin-Gray is the Behavioral Health Director at Duke Diet and Fitness Center, a residential style weight management program, and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the DFC (2007-2009) and her clinical internship in behavioral medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (2006-2007).