Dr. Stebbins is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of the Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center. She specializes in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety and related disorders, including OCD and depression. She thoughtfully individualizes treatment to your unique needs using principles of cognitive behavioral (CBT) and exposure-based therapy (ERP), integrating other approaches where relevant to the client (e.g., ACT, DBT), including humor. Dr. Stebbins finds it exciting to witness clients achieve freedom from symptoms where previously anxiety was shrinking the quality of their lives and dictating what they could and couldn’t do. She works with clients to lead values-driven, not fear-driven, lives to achieve more meaning and fulfillment. She has a subspecialty in working with Christians or others with religious/spiritual issues in treatment for those who view this as an important part of their cultural identity, and ascribes to a cultural humility approach.
Dr. Stebbins received specialized training in mood and anxiety disorders during her postdoctoral fellowship at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after earning her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She completed internship at the VA Ann Arbor/University of Michigan Healthcare System, where she trained in full model Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She worked with youth and their parents in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for severe to extreme OCD. Dr. Stebbins has also worked in a specialty anxiety group practice in Washington, D.C. and faith-based private practice in NJ. She has presented at several national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals, and continues to prioritize maintaining scholarly engagement and continuing education.
In therapy, we don’t just talk about your problems, but develop skills and incorporate homework (or application of session content) as a regular part of treatment - this is where you can make the real changes in your life. Clients also find that treatment with Dr. Stebbins differs from other providers in that it is present-focused, empowering you to get unstuck and make progress towards the life you want to have. Therapy does take work. It will be challenging, and sometimes scary, but worth it, and Dr. Stebbins will be your coach and guide alongside you. Clients find that Dr. Stebbins is relatable and genuine.
Dr. Stebbins holds active licenses in FL, PA, and has the authority to practice under PSYPACT, allowing her to see clients located in the majority of U.S. states. See the States Served page for more information.
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