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Ask Me Anything with GI Psychologists!

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever wondered about the connection between IBD and/or ostomies and mental health? Are you curious about the difference between a GI psychologist and other types of psychologists?

Join us on February 28th at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST for an Ask Me Anything Facebook Live with GI Psychologists – Dr. Fuss, Dr. Naftaly, and Ph.D. Candidate Barbara Storch*!

If you have questions or topics you would like included in the live fill out this form!  You can join in LIVE on our Facebook page!

*Please keep in mind that this event is not individual or group therapy. Instead, this event is an educational opportunity to learn more about mental health while living with IBD and/or ostomy, which includes how to find and pay for therapy. 

Dr. Alexandra Fuss

Dr. Fuss is the Director of Behavioral Medicine in IBD at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School in the department of Psychiatry. Dr.Fuss is passionate about her role where she provides psychological services and builds programming for IBD patients in addition to conducting research. In her clinical work Dr. Fuss utilizes GI psychology interventions to work alongside patients as they face the multitude of challenges IBD can present.  She is also involved in various advocacy groups for GI patients, and utilizes her social media platform to spread information about GI psychology.

Barbara Storch, Doctoral Candidate

Barbara Storch is a doctoral candidate in the health psychology and clinical science program at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is finishing her graduate training at the Yale Child Study Center’s internship program, where she is on the pediatric psychology track. She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, where she double majored in Cognitive & Brain Sciences and Child Studies & Human Development.

As a graduate student, she has trained clinically in a variety of settings, including medical subspecialty clinics focused on working with children and families with chronic medical illness and comorbid psychosocial concerns, as well as outpatient settings specializing in treatment for childhood anxiety and mood disorders. Both clinically and in her research, she has particular interest in and passion for GI psychology!

Dr. Jessica P. Naftaly

Dr. Jessica P. Naftaly is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Naftaly specializes in treating patients with a variety of GI concerns including IBD. She is passionate about using evidenced-based treatment modalities and providing patient-centered/trauma-informed care.

Dr. Naftaly is specifically interested in medical trauma, patient-provider communication, and women’s health. She is actively involved in the ROME Foundation Psychogastroenterology Section and the Michigan Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

We hope to see you there!



February 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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