WELL Clinic Team
Paakhi Srivastava, PhD
WELL Clinic Interim Director
Paakhi Srivastava earned her PhD from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India in Clinical Psychology. She received post-doctoral training at the WELL Center, Drexel University, a specialty weight and eating disorder clinical research center. Dr. Srivastava currently serves as the Assistant Research Professor at the WELL Center and the WELL Clinic Director. Dr. Srivastava has over 7 years’ experience in providing evidence-based treatments for various mental health conditions with a strong focus on implementing mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral treatments and cognitive behavior therapies for body image concerns, eating and weight disorders. As an Asian woman, Dr. Srivastava has a grave understanding of the trials and tribulations individuals of color face in today's society. She believes race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender identity play a pivotal role in shaping attitudes towards body image and eating behaviors, and she invites discussion of such factors in the therapeutic process.
Danielle Clauss, PhD
Danielle received her BA from The College of New Jersey and her PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University. She completed her clinical internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She is currently an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Danielle has worked in the areas of health psychology and behavioral medicine for the past ten years, providing empirically supported behavioral health treatment to military service members, veterans, and individuals with chronic medical conditions. She has also worked in the area of weight management for the past five years, providing behavioral interventions for obesity as part of the research teams led by Meghan Butryn, PhD and Evan Forman, PhD.
Catherine Dubaillou, PsyD
Catherine Dubaillou received her PsyD in clinical psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University and her MA in Art Therapy from Drexel University. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship and worked for several years at The Renfrew Center’s residential program in Philadelphia providing specialized treatment to women struggling with eating disorders, body image issues and co-occurring mental health issues. Over the past 20 years, Catherine has worked in a variety of clinicals settings and has provided therapeutic services to families, couples, children and adults from various cultural backgrounds and levels of functioning. She takes a relational approach to therapy, grounded in psychodynamic and interpersonal theories, while integrating motivational interviewing, DBT and CBT skills-based interventions. Her areas of interest include eating disorders, body image issues, trauma, interpersonal issues, and cultural adjustment. Catherine is bilingual in French and English.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Marirose Benedict is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in athletic training, sport, and exercise psychology, and is trained in treating nutritional and weight related disorders. She earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Temple University, as well as a master's degree in nutritional sciences from Penn State University. She began her career working with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues and has a depth of experience treating food addiction and weight disorders. Marirose also specializes in trauma, addiction, and communication barriers in relationships. Marirose is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, and will incorporate this into the therapeutic process to help reframe unhelpful thoughts and behavioral patterns. Marirose believes in building strong relationships with her clients, and is passionate about helping others to overcome obstacles in their personal and professional lives.