Kaila Peak-Rishel, LCSW, LMFT, CEDS-S
Kaila Peak-Rishel is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor. Kaila has about 10 years of eating disorder experience with children and adolescents as well as gender and sexuality therapy across the lifespan.
Kaila is passionate about social justice, advocacy, and helping patients find accessible treatment. She is the lead for Eating Recovery Center & Pathlight's Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council in the virtual space. Kaila presents and consults about inclusive care for marginalized populations including University of Colorado Psychiatry Hospital Grand Rounds. She uses these skills to grow inclusive and evidence-based programming for children and their families in VIOP.
Kaila obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology, Women's Studies, and LGBT Studies. She went on to receive her Master of Social Work from University of Denver and earned her Marriage and Family Therapist Certification from Denver Family Institute where she specialized in couples and families within the LGBTQ+ and polyamorous population. At this same time, Kaila was training at Children's Hospital in Colorado on the Eating Disorder Unit, specializing in the Modsley Method.