Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
I specialize in treating Anxiety Disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. I also treat coexisting concerns, including ADHD, low self-esteem, OCD, conduct disorders, trauma, sleep disorders, depression, and social skill deficits. My approach is compassionate and
solution-focused. I utilize a strength-based approach to addressing challenges, which focuses on improving your confidence and building on your strengths.
I am intensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based psychological treatment proven effective at addressing a wide range of problems, including anxiety disorders. CBT works by focusing on the relationship among your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. I will teach your child effective tools to manage his or her anxiety.
Treatment will help you identify and change your unhelpful thinking and behavioral patterns.
To facilitate change, parents are actively involved in treatment. A parent's commitment to learning new techniques and effective ways to support their child’s therapeutic process is often instrumental to making long-lasting change. I provide parent training, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and parent management training (PMT). I’ll help your family learn skills that foster a more harmonious home environment. Together, parents and their child will learn to balance change and acceptance.
When appropriate, treatment may also include components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). including mindfulness training and acceptance work. I also specialize in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), an approach proven effective at treating phobias, PTSD, and OCD.
Homework is assigned between sessions. By practicing skills learned in session, you will reach your goals as quickly as possible.
I take a holistic approach, which can increase therapeutic effectiveness by addressing, for instance, maladaptive sleep, exercise, and eating habits. I also collaborate with other medical professionals when that is the most effective means of helping you.
Anxiety may affect all aspects of your life or your child’s life, including physical health. However, with careful assessment and treatment, your child can learn to manage anxiety and reach his or her full potential. You can learn skills to improve your quality of life.
I understand that you may still be unsure if you or your child needs therapy. Often in life, taking the first step on a new path brings feelings of uncertainty. That’s understandable. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation and will gladly do my best to answer any questions and concerns. If I believe another psychologist can better assist you, I will give you a referral. I’m here to help. I look forward to discussing your options with you.