John Dolores, J.D., Ph.D. Executive Director
John Dolores Dr. John Dolores is a clinical psychologist with an extensive background treating patients with a variety of disorders, including eating disorders. Dr. Dolores most recently was the Director of Behavioral Health at a General Medical Center in Wyoming, where he improved quality care by implementing empirically supported treatment throughout the department and created statewide programs to bring mental health care to under-served populations. His goal is to improve the quality of care and enhance the programming at Center for Hope so that the maximum amount of patients can be successfully treated with state-of-the-art care. He believes that recovery from an eating disorder requires knowledgeable, compassionate staff in a comfortable, healing environment with a person-centered, recovery-based focus.
Dr. Dolores received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Drexel University and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. He trained as a fellow in Health Psychology at the Medical University in South Carolina, where he specialized in medical-psychological co-morbid conditions which included treatment of eating disorders. He also practiced forensic psychology at Florida State Hospital, where he conducted competency to stand trial assessments and risk assessments. Dr. Dolores is trained in DBT, CBT, ACT, and various other psychotherapeutic techniques.
In addition to his professional life, Dr. Dolores is a devoted husband and father of four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and enjoying the Reno/Tahoe area.