Web & Telehealth Based CBT for Anxiety Treatment

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Dr. Mandi Adydan, PSYD

Dr. Adydan is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens, and adults.

Dr Adydan’s specialty in clinical assessments and psychological evaluations combined with her advanced CBT based training provides her with a unique framework to treat complex cases where traditional therapy offered limited success. Dr. Adydan has extensive clinical experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Adydan’s therapeutic style can be summarized as empathic, affirming, genuine and thought provoking.

Brian Casey, LSW, Ph.D.

Brian is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Brian believes anxiety (like all seeming crises) is an opportunity. Anxiety treatment clarifies what we need to do in order to be who we want to become, accepting ourselves while rejecting the power of fear. To this end, Brian’s approach is rooted in CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD while incorporating elements of mindfulness, existential, and psychodynamic methods.

Dr. Bari Cohen, Clinical Director, Light on Anxiety

Dr. Bari Cohen is Clinical Director of Light on Anxiety and is available for intakes & treatment planning sessions. After the treatment planning session she will work with you to develop a customized, CBT based treatment plan and will connect you with a LOA therapist who will best meet your clinical and scheduling needs.

Derek Conn, LPC

Derek is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Derek believes that through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with supplemental techniques such as mindfulness, individuals can truly begin to understand themselves and their symptoms. Relief is possible if we address it.

Sara Gallant, ALMFT

Sara is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Sara has always had a lifelong passion for working with children, adolescents, and families and it shows through the strong relationships she builds with her clients. She values the voices of all family members in the system which creates safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship.

Meredith Garcia, MSW

Meredith is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Meredith has a passion for the mind body relationship; specifically how physical and mental health are connected. Her therapeutic approach utilizes CBT, mindfulness and recognition of being gentle with the mind and body throughout life’s journeys and transitions. Meredith has advanced clinical training and experience working with clients experiencing symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling and skin picking. Meredith believes taking care of the whole body is essential to a flourishing well-being. Meredith utilizes a strength-based approach, reminding her clients of their strength and resiliency.

Dr. Sarah Georgianna, PSYD

Dr. Georgianna is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens, and adults.

Dr. Georgianna believes in a collaborative and transparent approach to therapy that utilizes humor, reflection, and authentic connection. Her therapeutic orientation pulls from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as seeking to understand patterns within her clients’ system.

Alix Golub, LSW

Alix is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Alix believes that therapy is a journey of self discovery and offers a personalized and collaborative approach to help each client work towards personal growth. Her therapeutic approach includes using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Psychodynamic theories through strengths-based and anti-oppressive frameworks. Through compassion, warmth, empathy, and humor, Alix strives to challenge and help her clients feel empowered in a safe and supportive setting.

Alyssa Hakimian, LCPC

Alyssa is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens, and adults.

Alyssa believes in creating a collaborative, authentic and empathic relationship with her clients. She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness/Meditation (DBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD, trichotillomania, skin picking, nail biting, panic, generalized anxiety and other anxiety related disorders . By using techniques such as cognitive restructuring, mindfulness and emotion regulation, Alyssa works with her clients to improve their overall quality of life.

Dr. Micah Ioffe, PH.D

Dr. Ioffe is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teen, and adults.

Dr. Ioffe utilizes empirically-supported approaches in her work with clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She encourages a collaborative process with her clients and families, and empathically works to meet clients’ individual needs. Dr. Ioffe appreciates the inclusion of compassion and humor in her clinical work, both of which can help facilitate courage and resilience when facing fears.

Agatha Kang, MSW

Agatha is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Agatha is a firm believer that everyone can build up resilience. She uses a strengths-based perspective with individuals. Agatha believes the client is the expert in their own life and wishes to establish a positive, warm, and genuine therapeutic relationship. She also acknowledges how faith and spirituality can be a positive support for an individual’s life.

Dr. Meena Kumar, Psy. D

Dr. Kumar is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens, and families.

Dr. Kumar uses a non-judgmental, validating, and collaborative approach to treat anxiety and related disorders. She seeks to empathically challenge the children she works with to face their fears and engage fully in their lives. Dr. Kumar incorporates play, mindfulness, and attachment theory within her work as a CBT and OCD specialist. Additionally, she focuses on increasing a child’s self-compassion, self-reliance, and confidence to tackle challenges and adapt to changing circumstances.

Emily Lambert, MA

Emily is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens, and adults.

Emily uses a foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and psychodynamic therapeutic strategies to help clients identify and address unhelpful, self-defeating thoughts and behavioral patterns and to improve how they work, love, and play. Through warmth and trust, Emily collaborates with her clients to facilitate positive change and develop strategies to meet goals of well-being. While building upon clients’ strengths and resiliency, she provides the tools to improve feelings about self, improve relationships, and improve ability to cope with stress.

Jessie Lankford, LSW

Jessie is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Jessie believes in using a holistic, collaborative approach that focuses on client’s strengths in order to promote progress and healing. She also recognizes that therapy can be incredibly challenging and therefore utilizes warmth and compassion coupled with honesty and authenticity in order to help individuals achieve their treatment goals.

Stephanie Lazar, LPC

Stephanie is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Her therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, and mindfulness-based techniques. Additionally, Stephanie incorporates a values based approach utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through authenticity, compassion, and humor, Stephanie values building authentic therapeutic relationships in which clients are free to be vulnerable and feel heard. Stephanie believes in the resiliency of her clients and empowers individuals to recognize and lean into their inner strengths. She also has an interest in the mind-body connection and values a whole-person approach to therapy.

Zach Leezer, LCSW

Zach is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Zach has special interest in working with individuals in the LGBTQ community, particularly with their relationship to religion including but not limited to religious deconversion. He also enjoys helping clients improve their self-esteem. His treatment approach is affirming, collaborative, and task-oriented with a touch of humor.

Shira Lichtenstein, AM, LSW

Shira is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Shira believes that the therapeutic relationship is at the core of supporting clients to reach their goals. She is passionate about mental health issues and strongly believes that given the right tools and resources, anyone can improve their mental health.

Leslie Lund, LPC

Leslie is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats adults.

Leslie’s background is in expressive arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. She has worked extensively as a teacher and director of musical theatre. She believes that artistic expression is an invaluable tool to facing our fears and shedding light on not only what is happening in our minds but in our bodies.

Meghan Ringler, MSW

Meghan is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens, and adults.

Meghan believes that all people have the potential to harness the strength and power to overcome life circumstances, but it often takes a helping hand. Meghan’s therapeutic approach emphasizes collaboration and meeting clients where they’re at in their life experiences. Meghan utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and an overall strengths based trauma-focused lens, to best work with clients in their life contexts. Meghan uses humor, compassion, and empathy to empower clients not only in the therapy room, but in their daily life.

Hannah Romain, LLMSW

Hannah is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Hannah aims to create an affirming space for her clients and believes that the relationship between the client and therapist is essential to the therapeutic process. Through her warm, empathic, and strengths-based approach, Hannah promotes self-exploration, resilience, and growth among her clients. She understands that therapy is a unique experience for every person and can be meaningful, uncomfortable, challenging, empowering, and everything in between. She believes in the resilience of her clients and enjoys being with them each step of the way on their journey toward sustainable growth and change.

Danielle Shaw, LPC

Danielle is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens, and adults.

Danielle believes that, with collaboration and guidance, individuals can implement positive change in their lives. She strives to establish a warm, genuine therapeutic relationship with clients as well as provide a safe space in order to increase awareness of concerns and needs.

Emily Wilensky, ALMFT

Emily is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens and adults.

Emily’s approach is client-centered, collaborative, and integrates interventions from various CBT treatment modalities as well as attachment theory and play therapy. She believes that her clients are the experts on their lives and aims to help them draw on their strengths to facilitate meaningful change and healing. Emily values building strong therapeutic relationships with her clients, and other important individuals in their lives, and uses her warmth and authenticity to create connections that help clients feel safe and supported in working towards their goals.

Max Weiss, MA

Max is a Certified Specialist in CBT for Anxiety & OCD and treats children, teens, and adults.

Max approaches his work with compassion, curiosity and an understanding that growth is neither simple nor linear. Within an open, consistent and safe therapeutic treatment, he believes that one can find ways to address challenges and lead a more meaningful life.