Better Quality of Life
ANN M. SCHISSEL, PhD, LP
Biography - "I am passionate about empowering individuals to learn how to manage their symptoms through evidence-based practices."
My experience has focused on treating symptoms related to several anxiety disorders and mood disorders. I enjoy working with clients using cognitive behavioral and behavioral treatment modalities for these conditions and am passionate about empowering individuals to learn how to manage their symptoms through the use of evidence-based practices. Specifically, I have experience working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder using exposure with response prevention treatment, as well as the use of exposure therapy to address other phobic and anxious symptoms consistent with phobias, Agoraphobia, and Social Anxiety Disorder.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of my preferred modalities for both depressive symptoms and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Moreover, I have received training and have gained experience in the use of clinical hypnosis for the treatment and management of anxiety symptoms and chronic pain.
I have extensive experience treating clients struggling with addiction along with co-occurring anxiety and depressive symptoms. I have learned to explore acceptance and mindfulness skills while treating co-occurring symptoms, which can help facilitate Twelve Step recovery.
In addition to this clinical work, I have research experience focusing on adolescent brain development. I have taught courses on psychological diagnoses and advanced differential diagnoses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I am passionate about education and bridging the gap between clinical experience and scientific inquiry.
- PhD, Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Program (CSPR), University of Minnesota; BA, Psychology, Columbia University
State of Minnesota Licensure
LP Licensure #6240
Areas of Focus
Alcoholism/Chemical Addiction/Recovery, Anxiety, Depression/Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ/Gender Issues, Men's/Women's Issues