|Occupation:||Licensed Psychologist PhD|
|Specialty:||Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)|
|Clinical Focus:||Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Washington License: PY60684527
Rhode Island License: PS01198
|location:||18 W. Mercer Street, Suite 360, Seattle, WA 98119|
As a CBT therapist, my collaborative approach is aimed to help you learn the skills to manage your fears and live your life. Facing your fears can be daunting, let's meet for an initial evaluation session to identify your specific stressors and discuss a treatment plan informed by the latest clinical research. My clinical specialty is in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety disorders including Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I provide individual and family therapy to adolescents, college aged students and adults. Additionally, I am also available to provide parent skills training/support for caregivers with children who are struggling with anxiety and behavioral issues.
My clinical training includes a 2 year postdoctoral clinical research fellowship in anxiety disorders specializing in panic disorder, OCD and hoarding disorder. Previous to joining Seattle Children’s Hospital, I was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and Staff Psychologist at Bradley Hospital where I spearheaded the outpatient clinic’s Teen Anxiety Group program.
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Tolin, D.F., Stevens, M.C., Villavicencio, A.L., Norberg, M.M., Calhoun, V.D., Frost, R.O., Steketee, G., Rauch, S.L., & Pearlson, G.D. (2012). Neural Mechanisms of Decision-Making in Hoarding Disorder. Archives in General Psychiatry, 69, 832-841.
Tolin, D.F., Stevens, M.C., Nave, A., Villavicencio, A.L., & Morrison, S. (2012). Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Response in Hoarding Disorder: A Pilot Study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 180-188.
Norberg, M.M, Gilliam, C.M., Villavicencio, A.L., Pearlson, G.D., & Tolin, D.F. (2012). D-Cycloserine for Treatment with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Case Report. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 338-345.