Clinical Staff

Dr. Brenda L. Wolfe, a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of obesity and eating disorders, is founder and Clinical Director of the Eating Disorders Institute of New Mexico.  In addition, she is volunteer faculty at the University of New Mexico in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. Over the years, Dr. Wolfe has served on and chaired numerous local and national professional groups, including most recently the New Mexico Department of Health Clinical Prevention Initiative for Healthier Weight where she trained primary care providers seeking to improve their weight-related clinical skills. Dr. Wolfe is the 2018 President-elect of the New Mexico Psychological Association.

Dr. Wolfe trained at McGill University in Canada and the University of California Santa Barbara, and completed post-doctoral work at the University of New Mexico. She has lectured nationally, published in both the professional and popular press, and designed wellness programs in a variety of corporate and health settings.

For fun, Dr. Wolfe volunteers for the local high-school science fair, enjoys family and friends, and spends as much time as possible at the dance studio where she and her husbaHealth Service Psychologistnd know they’ve had a perfect evening if, at the end of it, their feet hurt like crazy!

LindaMs. Linda Reineke is a Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator. She has collaborated with Dr. Wolfe in the treatment of eating disorders since 2001 and been involved in the Eating Disorders Institute of New MexicoSM since it began in September 2010.

Ms. Reineke graduated from the University of New Mexico and interned at Rush Presbyterian St-Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Since 1990 she has run a successful part-time consulting practice in Albuquerque assisting facilities to meet JCAHO and other state regulations, and providing both inpatient and outpatient services — with a special emphasis on the treatment of eating disorders.

She currently works at the University of New Mexico Hospital as a CDE and dietitian for patients of UNM and on the adult cystic fibrosis team. She is actively involved in local and state professional organizations. In her spare time she likes to read, garden, sew and take photos of her travels.

The Institute provides practicum opportunities for advanced Clinical Psychology and Counseling graduate students.  Practicum participants co-facilitate the three-hour IOP sessions with Institute clinicians and occasionally, with patient permission, observe individual sessions.

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