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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.  

Dr. Andreescu can be reached at 704-631-3980 or at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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.

Dr. Selkin can be reached at (704)631-3980 or [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Erica A. Kennedy, M.Ed., LCMHC, NCC

Erica Kennedy provides therapy for adults, adolescents and children suffering from generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, phobias, social skills issues, eating disorders and issues related to self-esteem, loneliness, divorce/blended families, life transitions, and aging. She also provides parental coaching and support for those who find themselves struggling as a parent. Erica primarily utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) approach to therapy, with a focus on Exposure Response Prevention.

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor. She graduated summa cum laude from Winthrop University with a Master of Education Degree in Counseling.  Erica also graduated from the Honors Program at Appalachian State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Organizational Communication, summa cum laude.

Erica loves her work specializing in OCD and anxiety.  Prior to joining the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center Team, she previously worked in a private practice in Charlotte focusing on anxiety treatment.  Prior to that, she was a school-based counselor within the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. While working in CMS, Erica served as a school based 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. 

Erica seeks to create a safe, positive, space for adults, teens, kids 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]

 

Arina M. Cotuna, LPA

Arina Cotuna is a provisionally Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) who provides therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and OCD-related disorders, including panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and agoraphobia. She also provides therapy for depression and/or suicidal thoughts. Arina has been formally trained using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and also uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat individuals. 

 Arina graduated from Appalachian State University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hispanic Linguistics from UNC Chapel Hill

Arina’s clinical experience includes being formally trained in two school-based mental health programs, the Assessment Support and Counseling (ASC) Centers in Western North Carolina, where she provided psychological services to high-school adolescents struggling with a variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, academic difficulties, and unhealthy interpersonal experiences. Prior to that, Arina was formally trained in a community psychology clinic focusing on mental health services for individuals of all ages. Arina is passionate about early intervention particularly related to adolescents and has been actively involved with organizations such as the Carolina Network, and Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS) to educate young individuals about the benefits of accessing mental health in their communities. 

Arina strives to create a welcoming, non-judgmental, and collaborative relationship with her clients. Her goal is to assist individuals in learning coping skills in order to live a fulfilling life.

Arina can be reached at 704-631-3980 or [email protected]

 

Victoria R. Schweiger, LCMHC

 

Victoria Schweiger is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with OCD and anxiety-related disorders. Additionally, she has specialized training in treating young children as a therapist certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Victoria primarily utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach along with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to help her clients reach their unique goals. 

Victoria graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Education Degree in Mental Health Counseling (M.Ed.) and an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.). She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Psychology from Florida State University. 

She received specialized training in CBT and ERP at The University of Florida’s Intensive Outpatient OCD Program. Victoria also helped organize and direct Fear Facers Summer Camp, a therapeutic camp in Florida for children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety-related disorders. She has provided therapy in high schools, outpatient mental health clinics, and inpatient hospitals as well. 

Change can sometimes be difficult and that is why Victoria focuses on building a trusting, supportive, compassionate relationship with each of her clients. She believes a combination of evidence-based treatment and her client’s expertise regarding their own lives yields lasting positive change. 

Victoria can be reached at 704-631-3980 or [email protected]anxietyandocdtreatmentcenter.com

 

 

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