Andrea Umbach, Psy.D.


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andrea@findyourbase.com



CLINICAL FOCUS

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / Intrusive Thoughts

  • Specific and Social Phobias

  • Panic Attacks and Disorder

  • Stress / Worry / Generalized Anxiety

  • Exposure Therapy

  • Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) / Skin Picking / Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

  • Organization / Clutter / Hoarding

AGES SEEN

  • Adults / Teens / Children 10+

EDUCATION

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, D.C.

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, D.C.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Distinction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

TRAINING

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship at Southeast Psych, Charlotte, NC

  • Pre-doctoral Internship at Southeast Psych, Charlotte, NC

  • Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

  • Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, MD

  • Charles County Department of Health, Mental Health Center, White Plains, MD

  • Wheeler and Associates/Total Care Services, Washington, DC

  • Americorps Volunteer Maryland/Independence Now, Baltimore, MD

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • International Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Foundation's Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI)

  • Trichotillomania Learning Center's Professional Training Institute

  • Anxiety Disorder Center's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program (2016)

  • Clinician Trainee Award, Anxiety Disorder Association of America (2012)

  • Professional Development Award, Argosy University (Spring 2011, Fall 2011)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Umbach, A. (2015). Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

  • Steketee, G. S., Ayers, C., Umbach, A., Tolin, D. F., & Frost, R. (in review). Family accommodation of hoarding: Assessment and features in an internet sample.

  • Tolin, D. F., Villavicencio, A., Umbach, A., & Kurtz, M. M. (2011). Neuropsychological functioning of hoarding disorder. Psychiatry Research, 189(3), 413-418.

PRESENTATION TOPICS

  • An Introduction to Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

  • Challenging Anxious Thoughts and Worries

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Conquering Clutter: Understanding and Managing Collecting Tendencies

  • Creating Flexibility in Your Family

  • Organization: Practical Strategies

  • Parenting Anxious Children

  • Thinking About Your Thinking: Addressing Worries and Intrusive Thoughts

  • What Anxiety Wants, What Anxiety Needs

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