Treatment Specialties

decrease symptoms, Learn effective coping skills, improve quality of life

I specialize in treating people with a variety of Anxiety, Mood, Stress-Related, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, in addition to treating people with chronic physical pain and illnesses. Since I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, treatment involves specific interventions that are tailored to address the patient's presenting problems.  Whether I am  working with a patient for whom psychological distress is the presenting problem, or someone for whom physical symptoms are the primary concern, my goals are the same: to decrease their symptoms, foster effective coping skills, and improve the quality of their lives.  Here is a brief list of problems which I frequently treat:

  • Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder/Chronic Worrying, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Specific Phobias

  • Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Trichotillomania and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, Tic Disorders

  • Stress Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Life Stress

  • Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder

  • Other: Assertiveness Training, Anger Management

  • Physical Pain and Chronic Illness: Chronic headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Back Pain, and more

  • Anxiety and Depression in relation to severe allergies and other chronic medical conditions