Most people experience anxiety from time to time. You may feel anxious before you take a test, give a presentation at work, or while going through financial difficulty. This kind of anxiety is beneficial – it can make you more alert and cautious. It also usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people the anxiety does not go away, and in fact it may get worse over time. If you or a loved one experience anxiety that is persistent, uncontrollable, or overwhelming it may be time to seek professional help.
Dr. Bellinger is a compassionate Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, anxiety, and related conditions. She is adept at creating a supportive and collaborative environment for her clients. She utilizes evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP). Strategies are tailored to the unique needs of the individual and his/her goals for treatment. Her treatment focus is strengths-based and solution-oriented. She works closely with clients to define specific treatment goals, develop an individualized treatment plan, and evaluate progress to ensure that goals are achieved.
Dr. Bellinger enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is also passionate about helping family members and caregivers of individuals dealing with these disorders.