PSYCHOTHERAPY

At Atlas Psychiatry, Emily Carrington, LCSW is an enthusiastic provider of insight oriented therapy for adolescents and adults. Her mission is to provide supportive and structured interventions to assist individuals towards achieving wellness and shame resiliency. Her therapeutic approach is founded on existential theory that she believes is best supported through a trusting and empathetic therapeutic relationship. Emily’s number one goal is to instill in a person the feeling of hope. She uses a strengths-based perspective that is solution focused, to assist people with everyday struggles and relationship challenges that can become overwhelming.

Vivian Piazza, PhD has expertise in a variety of empirically supported, cognitive behavioral treatments for anxiety, trauma, and mood-related symptoms in adults. She is trained in two different evidence-based treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. These treatments decrease PTSD symptoms by helping clients to gradually confront trauma-related memories, emotions, and situations. In turn, clients are able to challenge and change thoughts about the traumatic event that are inhibiting their ability to heal from the trauma. Dr. Piazza also has experience using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an empirically supported intervention that uses mindfulness techniques to help clients become present, contact and accept feared thoughts, emotions, and memories, and commit to engaging in value-consistent behavior in order to live a meaningful life, which is defined by the client. ACT is effective for a variety of disorders including anxiety and depressive disorders. Dr. Piazza has experience treating sleep problems and nightmares as well. She is trained to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, which is an evidence-based treatment for managing chronic insomnia and its effects. She also has experience using Imagery Rehearsal Therapy, which is an empirically supported treatment for reoccurring nightmares. Dr. Piazza also has experience helping clients manage anger and teaching stress management and mindfulness tools.

Carly LeBlanc, LCSW provides evidenced based interventions to help adults who are struggling with symptoms related to mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders.  Her primary theoretical treatment model is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which she uses to assist clients in changing unhelpful patterns of thinking, problematic behaviors and negative emotional responses.  She is also trained and skilled in motivational interviewing and social skills training for schizophrenia. Carly has specific clinical interest and expertise in social anxiety, serious mental illness diagnoses, psychosis, suicide prevention and transgender issues.

Thomas Hallinan, Ph.D. provides insight-oriented psychodynamic treatments and evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatments. He has experience and training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). He provides treatment for a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, difficulties with emotion regulation, and interpersonal problems.

Laura Niditch, PhD is available for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, and adults. She helps individuals learn new skills to improve how they feel, solve difficult problems, build relationships, and meet personal goals. She also provides organizational and problem-solving skills training for individuals with ADHD, and behavior management training for parents. Her therapeutic style is warm, fun, and collaborative.

Psychotherapy is a process focused on helping you heal and learn more constructive ways to deal with problems or issues within your life. It can be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress. It can also help to change more engrained and problematic patterns or symptoms.