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Dr. Sepinwall, a founding psychologist of Providence Psychology Services, received her PhD from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Temple University in Philadelphia and her post-doctoral fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr. Sepinwall has been in private practice for 15 years. She is expertly trained in empirically validated therapies that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She regularly attends professional seminars and conferences to remain current in and advance her areas of expertise.
Dr. Sepinwall treats anxiety disorders (including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia); body focused repetitive behaviors (including hair pulling, nail biting, and skin picking); maladaptive coping behaviors (including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending); as well as perfectionism, relationship concerns, shame, self-esteem, and imposter syndrome. She has worked with hundreds of patients struggling with these conditions and brings their collective wisdom to the work. This helps the individual client to feel more understood and to learn from the strategies that others with similar struggles have found beneficial.
Dr. Sepinwall has specific expertise in treating anxiety related to health concerns. This area of expertise is no more relevant than with the current unprecedented impact of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on mental health. If you are grappling with anxiety, uncertainty, worry, catastrophic thinking or related issues pertaining to the coronavirus, please reach out to Dr. Sepinwall for help.
Hair pulling/trichotillomania - Assists clients in overcoming trichotillomania
Skin picking/excoriation disorder - Assists clients in overcoming skin picking/excoriation disorder
Panic attacks - Addressing panic attacks from public speaking or general random episodes; learning ways to prepare for and prevent/reduce occurrences
Social anxiety - Works with clients with social anxiety
Worry/Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Helps clients overcome excessive worry and anxiety
Health anxiety - Assists clients in dealing with anxiety pertaining to their health
Procrastination - Works with clients struggling with procrastination
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Coronavirus anxiety - Working with clients to manage and reduce anxiety related to health concerns, such as COVID-19
Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Postdoctoral fellowship
Temple University, Predoctoral internship
University of Vermont, PhD, Clinical Psychology
McGill University, BA, Psychology