Keesha Amezcua is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. She has over 10 years of experience working in the eating disorder field and is trained in EMDR. She has worked at Monte Nido in various roles including Primary Therapist and Clinical Director, and she recently served as the Director of Residential Services. Keesha earned her bachelors degree in Journalism from Texas A&M and went on to earn her masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Currently, she is the Vice President of Clinical Programming overseeing all Monte Nido & Affiliates programs.
Keesha presents nationally at various conferences including the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Conference and the ICED conference for the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). She is co-author of the Dads & Daughters chapter in Carolyn Costin’s book “Your Dieting Daughter” and is a contributor for various articles and books in the eating disorder field. Being recovered herself provides additional passion and purpose for this work.
Special words from Keesha…
“I believe that our philosophy at Monte Nido is not just a way of treating eating disorders, but rather a way of being a healthier, more whole human in the world. It feels easy to support the work we do because it is congruent with how I want to live my life and who I want to be. Monte Nido has been my home for 11+ years and the people have become my west coast family. While I know that this work is important and provides me with meaning and purpose, it is the people I am privileged to work alongside that make every day a blessing.”