Clinical Psychologist

     specializing in
cognitive behavioral therapy
  & behavioral medicine

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Helping people improve their well-being with practical and proven strategies.
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symptoms I can help you with

Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of life. In fact, it is crucial to our survival as a protective response to danger. We can also experience occasional anxiety in common situations such as school or work stress, relationship problems, or financial pressures. Chronic anxiety, however, can pose problems for overall health and well-being Examples of anxiety disorders include panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety.

Anxiety symptoms can be well managed with cognitive behavioral strategies such as relaxation exercises and training to improve rational thinking.

Depression

Everyone experiences periods of sadness from time to time. Whether it be in response to the end of a relationship, the loss of a family member or friend, or simply feeling down for no apparant reason, these mood fluctuations are most often a normal part of life. However, when sadness persists accompanied by a loss of interest, poor concentration, sleep issues, low energy, poor self-esteem, or other uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, you may be experiencing a depressive episode.

In addition to talking with your primary care doctor, it can be helpful to learn about cognitive behavioral strategies that have been shown to effectively treat depression so you can get back to feeling like yourself again.

OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can take on many forms including repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) such as hand washing, checking locks or appliances, or repetitive organizing. Other common OCD symptoms that are not as well-known include a fear of running over someone with a car, frequent worries about harming others, or a fear of "going crazy".

As with many other mental health conditions, OCD has been shown to be most effectively treated with cognitive behavioral treatment.

Insomnia

While everyone has difficulty sleeping from time to time, insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up earlier than intended 3 or more times per week for at least one month. In addition to causing daytime sleepiness, impaired concentrating and irritability, chronic insomnia has been linked to other health conditions such as depression and an impaired immune system.

I am trained in sleep disorders including cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia (CBT-I).