The Hearth has assembled a comprehensive team of physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, dieticians and therapists to care for your loved one. This team has over 60 years of direct experience treating patients with eating disorders. Their expertise also includes research, teaching and program development. They are active in many professional eating disorders associations and are sought after speakers at professional development seminars. Together they collaborate to bring the best evidence-based therapies to your loved one.
Timothy D. Brewerton
MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, HCEDS
Executive Medical Director
A Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Dr. Brewerton is triple board certified in general, child/adolescent and forensic psychiatry; a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders; former president of the Eating Disorders Research Society; author or co-author of over 125 articles/chapters on eating and related disorders, Editor of the Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach; Editor of Eating Disorders, Addictions and Substance Abuse Disorders: Research, Clinical & Treatment Perspectives.
Dr. Khetpal has been in practice since 1998 working with patients in diverse settings including inpatient, residential, and outpatient care. Previously employed at the University of South Carolina Student Health Center, Dr. Khetpal treated students with a wide array of psychiatric issues including eating disorders. She has also been involved in training psychiatry residents and medical students.
For more than 20 years, Amy has worked in the counseling field. Amy’s passion is working with those suffering from Anorexia and Bulimia. During Amy’s 12 years leading Remuda Ranch as Clinical Director, she touched many families affected by eating disorders. Amy combined her love for horses and therapy when she expanded the possibilities of Equine Therapy and private practice in several outpatient programs which she founded. Training and speaking are among Amy’s talents and she enjoys reaching out to share her knowledge and skills.
MS, RDN, LD
Courtney received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science from Georgia Southern University, completed her dietetic internship at Oklahoma University Medical Center, and received a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from University of Central Oklahoma. Courtney has worked closely with patients and their families to implement sound nutrition plans while utilizing motivational interviewing techniques to promote change and healing. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy of Eating Disorders, and serves on the board of South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Clinical Social Worker
As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Sue has been involved with the treatment of eating disorders for over 20 years. While a therapist at the University of South Carolina Counseling and Human Development Center, she developed and implemented the Eating Disorders treatment team. Her practice with eating disorders involves working as a team with the client to develop a comprehensive approach to treatment. Sue has consulted on topics ranging from prevention, education, and treatment of eating disorders to managing transitions and identifying behaviors that limit one from living a balanced life.
Ed. S., LMFT
Gloria is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds an advanced three-year degree in Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. She also holds a certificate of graduate study in psychiatric rehabilitation counseling, as well as a double major Bachelor’s degree of Arts in Experimental Psychology and French from the University of South Carolina. She provided individual and couples counseling to students at the Counseling and Human Development Center at the University of South Carolina.
Becca received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and continued on to receive her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from the George Washington University. Becca has worked in a variety of clinical settings with clients diagnosed with eating disorders including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, outpatient, and in-home/community settings. Becca incorporates CBT, DBT, and Art Therapy theoretical framework into her work in group, individual, and family therapy sessions. Becca continues to expand her eating disorder treatment knowledge by maintaining a professional membership with IAEDP and attending NEDA events.
Clinical Social Worker
Kate received her Bachelor of Arts from The University of South Carolina (USC) in early childhood education. She continued her education and received her Masters in Social Work also from USC. She has experience working with children and adolescents. She has previously worked as the Clinical Coordinator in the Residential Treatment Center at the Carolina Children’s Home and has worked as Social Worker in the Emergency Department at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina. Kate is a member of the National Association of Social Work.