My Approach to Helping
I work from a cognitive-behavioral orientation, which means I tend to take an active approach in my work with you. I use proven techniques to facilitate progress and help you meet your individual goals in alignment with best practices and your values. I believe it is important that clients understand how therapy will help them and what to expect. I will take as much time as you need to explain my understanding of your difficulties and strengths, and how we will work together in treatment to overcome challenges.
More Info About My Practice
I am a faculty member at the University of Connecticut. I have published more than 100 book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and scientific reports. My research focus is on anxiety-related conditions and culture, including therapeutic best practices.
My work has appeared in journals such as Behavior Research and Therapy, the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Anxiety, Clinical Case Studies, and JAMA Psychiatry. I sit on the editorial board of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I am also an associate editor of New Ideas in Psychology and The Behavior Therapist. Federal and local competitive grants, including from the National Institutes of Health and the American Psychological Foundation, have funded my work. I train and supervise doctoral students, pre-licensed clinicians, therapists, and medical professionals. Online therapy and intensive outpatient treatment are available.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My specialty areas are in the assessment and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, cultural issues, and improving relationships. I have expertise in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT), including prolonged exposure (PE), exposure and ritual/response prevention (Ex/RP), and functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP). I also provide therapy for other medical and mental health professionals.