Cristina A. Andreescu, Ph.D.
Dr. Cristina Andreescu provides therapy for children, adolescents and adults with OCD-related disorders, anxiety disorders and eating disorders. She has received training in numerous theoretical orientations including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. Her knowledge and experience allows her to flexibly integrate these therapeutic approaches in a manner that best addresses your unique anxiety and OCD-related challenges.
Dr. Andreescu received a B.A. with honors in Psychology from McMaster University in 2006 and a Ph.D. in Clinical
Psychology from the University of Windsor in 2015. She completed her pre-doctoral residency at the London
Health Sciences Consortium in London, Canada. Prior to her residency, she worked in a private practice and small community clinic specializing in treating anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders. including anorexia and bulimia.
Dr. Andreescu seeks to create a warm, collaborative, and respectful relationship with her clients. She believes that people best move towards growth in the context of a compassionate and supportive environment. Her approach is to empower individuals with the skills essential for conquering anxiety and OCD-related disorders.
Jesse R. Selkin, Psy.D.
Dr. Jesse R. Selkin is a licensed clinical psychologist who treats children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders and OCD-related disorders, including panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions, excessive worrying, social anxiety, and agoraphobia. He also treats depression, bipolar disorder, and relationship issues. Dr. Selkin specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and tailors his therapeutic approach to most effectively work with each individual and situation.
Dr. Selkin earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the Los Angeles campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He then completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Delray Beach, Florida.
His clinical experience include working in community mental health centers, substance abuse residential programs, and group outpatient practices. In Florida, he was a consultant for the Boynton Beach and Boca Raton Police Departments. He is actively involved in conducting presentations and workshops in the community, including on topics such as school refusal, excessive worrying, effective communication strategies between parents and their children, anxiety resulting from bullying, and stress in law enforcement.
Watch Dr. Selkin discuss coping with anxiety here
Dr. Selkin creates a warm, collaborative therapeutic environment to help those with anxiety and OCD-related disorders learn and implement the tools and techniques that will allow them to conquer their symptoms once and for all.
Erica A. Kennedy, M.Ed., LPCA, NCC
Erica Kennedy provides therapy for children, adolescents, and adults on anxiety, anger management, oppositional-defiant behavior, social skills issues, eating disorders, self esteem, risk taking behaviors, and issues related to divorce/blended families. She also provides family therapy and parental coaching. Erica primarily utilizes a cognitive behavioral theoretical approach.
Erica is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor. She graduated from Winthrop University with a Master of Education Degree in Counseling. Erica graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University. She has Bachelor of Science degrees with honors in Psychology and Organizational Communication.
Erica previously worked in a private practice in Charlotte focusing on mental health treatment for children and adolescents. Prior to that, she was a school based counselor within the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. Erica served as 504 Coordinator, Intervention Team Leader, as well as Bullying Prevention Coordinator. She is available to advocate and consult with families within and outside the school setting, as they navigate the complicated school accommodation and intervention process. She is available to attend intervention team meetings, 504 meetings, as well as parent conferences.
Erica seeks to create a safe, positive, space for kids, teens, adults and families to open up authentically and make the changes necessary for happiness. Her goal as therapist is to help individuals improve their quality of life and relationships with one another. She provides strategies and solutions in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
Erica can be reached at 704-631-3980 or [email protected]
M. William Futtersak, Ph.D.
M. William Futtersak, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has dedicated a career to treating adults, children, and adolescents with a wide variety of individual, family, work, and school related difficulties. As a CBT trained therapist, Dr. Futtersak has focused his attention on delivering creative and effective treatments for anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, and stress related medical conditions.
Formerly the Clinical Director of LI Anxiety Care in New York, Dr. Futtersak was trained in CBT at The State University of New York at Stony Brook. In addition to his private practice work, Dr. Futtersak has served as the Director of Behavioral Health Education for Family Medicine Physicians at Brookhaven Hospital on Long Island and as Director of the Dual Diagnosis Program at Brunswick Hospital in Amityville, NY. He also founded FreshStart Coaching, a nationwide counseling network for individuals and couples with stress and anxiety related to financial pressures.
Dr. Futtersak maintains particular interests in treating clients who suffer longstanding obsessive worry as well as clients with persistent obsessive and compulsive patterns. He also has special interests in treating social anxiety and agoraphobia, including helping those with driving problems and fears of flying.
During the past few years, Dr. Futtersak has also become an avid proponent of Cardiac Stress Management as a means of improving heart healthiness for both male and female adults. Depression, anxiety, and high levels of stress are known to place individuals at increased risk for heart disease. So too, worry and a negative outlook may interfere with efforts to follow through with behavior changes important to improving health. Cardiac Stress Management is a behavioral health program that draws upon a variety of CBT based strategies and techniques to help clients with concerns about heart disease cope better and succeed in making important heart healthy lifestyle changes. In addition to the other treatment services he provides, Dr. Futtersak is pleased to offer Cardiac Stress Management to clients here at the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center.
Dr. Futtersak can be reached at (704)631-3980 or [email protected]