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 is a member of the International OCD Foundation and OCD North Carolina.
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.
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. Dr. Selkin is a member of the International OCD Foundation and OCD North Carolina.
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.
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 and a Nationally Certified 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 and is a member of the International OCD Foundation and OCD North Carolina. 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.
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 . A member of the International OCD Foundation and OCD North Carolina, 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.
Haley R. Rorabeck, LCMHC
Haley Rorabeck is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who provides therapy for adults, adolescents and children suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, body-focused repetitive behaviors, social skills issues, and mood concerns. She also provides parent training skills and support to parents of children suffering from anxiety concerns. Haley primarily utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) approach to therapy, with a focus on Exposure Response Prevention (ERP).
Haley graduated from Marquette University with a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Haley also graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Sociology.
Haley has enjoyed working with clients treating anxiety and OCD in a variety of settings. She previously worked in private practices in Deerfield, IL and Madison, WI, specializing in anxiety and OCD treatment. Prior to that, she worked as a behavior specialist in the child/adolescent intensive outpatient program at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, WI, where she received extensive training in CBT and ERP treatment. Haley is a member of the International OCD Foundation and OCD North Carolina.
Haley’s approach the therapy is to support clients in a warm and empathic way with gaining the skills and tools needed to overcome their challenges, and to build the independence to continue utilizing those skills well beyond treatment.
Haley can be reached at 704-631-3980 or [email protected]
Arina M. Cotuna, LPA
Arina Cotuna is a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) in
North Carolina. She provides therapy for children,
adolescents and adults suffering from generalized anxiety,
social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive-disorder (OCD), tic disorder,
trichotillomania, specific phobias, clinical depression, and
interpersonal concerns. She also collaborates with parents of
children struggling with anxiety or mood concerns. Arina primarily
utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT) with a focus on Exposure and Response Prevention
(ERP) when working with her clients.
Arina graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) with a BS in Psychology and a BA in Hispanic Linguistics. Arina also graduated from Appalachian State University (ASU) with a MA in Clinical Health Psychology. Arina has received training in CBT for Anxiety and Depression through ASU's Assessment, Support, and Counseling Center working with high school aged children struggling with mental health concerns. Arina is a member of the International OCD Foundation and OCD North Carolina.
Arina focuses on establishing a safe and trusting relationship with each of her clients where they can each open up about ongoing or recent concerns. Arina is a firm believer in research and evidence-based treatments and will work her hardest to ensure that your needs are met.
Arina can be reached at (704)631- 3980 or [email protected]
Rachel Grzenia-Franchi is a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina and Wisconsin. She
provides therapy to children, adolescents and adults with OCD,
Anxiety-related disorders and PTSD. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Exposure and Response Prevention
(ERP) to support
clients in overcoming the challenges presented by their OCD and
anxiety. Rachel has additionally received training and has utilized
Prolonged Exposure to help clients overcome their PTSD
Rachel graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Masters of Social Work with an emphasis on Clinical Mental health. She received a Bachelors in Science of Sociology from Edgewood College, in Madison, Wisconsin.
She has received training in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD through the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety and Dr. Edna Foa, one of the founders of Exposure Therapy. Rachel additionally received specialized training in CBT and ERP through her time working at Rogers Memorial Hospital. She worked in both residential and intensive outpatient programs, supporting both adolescents and adults who have been diagnosed with OCD and other anxiety-related disorders.
Rachel works with her clients to create a safe place where they can work towards meeting their treatment goals, and create lasting change. She utilizes evidenced based treatments, as well as the knowledge and insights brought in by the client to help the client move in the direction of their goals. She recognizes the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and works to meet the client where they are at.
Rachel can be reached at (704)631-3980 or [email protected]
Kristin E. Running, Ph.D.
Dr. Kristin Running is a psychologist specializing in both
therapy and comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational
evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults.
In therapy, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, and anxiety-related disorders. Additionally, Dr. Running works with families to help reduce challenging behaviors in young children through parent management training and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Dr. Running earned her B.A. in psychology at Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Minnesota. She completed her psychology internship at Florida State University’s Multidisciplinary Center, specializing in the assessment of neurodevelopmental (e.g., autism spectrum, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, and learning disorders), mood, and behavioral concerns. Dr. Running then completed her fellowship in clinical psychology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, with further specialization in CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and PCIT. While at UF, she worked as a therapy provider in the Intensive Outpatient Program for OCD and anxiety-related disorders.
Dr. Running is committed to using empirically supported therapy to improve coping skills. She values creating collaborative, strong relationships with her clients and tailoring evidence-based practices to meet each individual’s needs.
Contact Dr. Running at (704) 631-3980 or [email protected].
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