Not accepting new clients (updated May 1, 2017)
“Dr. Zisserson is a wonderful, kind person who is a good listener and gives the advice I need to hear when I need to hear it and just lets me talk when I need to talk. ..."
- Brown University student (2015)
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- Expertise in anxiety, depression, panic disorder, PTSD (including childhood and adult sexual abuse and assault, combat trauma), and substance abuse
- Frequently works with college students around issues related to relationships, school-related anxiety, work-life balance, and cutting down on alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco use.
- Practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
About Dr. Zisserson
Dr. Zisserson received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. She works with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including panic and anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse.
She provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment where clients can gain self-awareness, express their emotions, and learn to identify and change behaviors that interfere with their lives.
Her specialty training includes an internship in Addictions at the Bedford VA Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at Brown University Medical School.
MESSAGE TO CLIENTS
"Coming to therapy can be anxiety-provoking, especially if it's your first time, and it's important to keep in mind that you don't have to come prepared. There's no right or wrong thing to say, as the first few sessions will be about you and your therapist getting to know each other and starting to talk about difficult things."
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Brown University Medical School, Post-doctoral fellowship on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Bedford VA Hospital, Internship in Addictions
Boston University, PhD in Clinical Psychology
Anxiety – Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety and social anxiety
Depression – Ranging from feeling mildly down through major depression
Relationship difficulties – Helps individuals through relationship challenges, including family, friendships and romantic relationships
Substance abuse – Including cutting down on alcohol, marjuana, and tobacco
Trauma – Includes childhood trauma, adult trauma, sexual abuse and assault, physical abuse, and combat trauma
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral thearpy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Adults, ages 18 and up
Military personnel, veterans