Jodi S. Rosenfeld, PsyD
People enter therapy for different reasons. Some come in suffering with severe forms of anxiety or depression and are unable to function in their daily lives. Others are feeling relatively good but are facing certain life transitions or stresses and want to improve their quality of life by learning new tools. My initial job is to get to know you -- your strengths, your struggles and your goals for therapy. Sometimes you may not be sure what your goals are, in which case it is our job to discover them together.
I am primarily a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. This means I believe that our feelings are influenced by our actions (behaviors) and by our reactions to our thoughts. I often employ Mindfulness training, Exposure and Response Prevention and techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my work with clients. I say I am primarily a CBT therapist because no one approach works for every client. In addition to cognitive and behavioral interventions, I have training in an array of theoretical orientations and interweave practices from other schools of therapy including psychodynamic, narrative, and solution-focused perspectives. My goal is to tailor our work together to your individual needs so that you can experience change and healing.
I earned my doctorate in psychology in 2001 from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now called William James College) in Boston. I trained as both an intern and post-doctoral fellow at the Mental Health Center at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. where I was immersed in the Deaf community and conducted psychotherapy in both English and American Sign Language. Since relocating to the Philadelphia area in 2004, I worked for 11 years as a staff psychologist at the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA where I trained and specialized in working with clients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and other forms of anxiety. I continue to pursue training in empirically supported therapeutic techniques because I am a life-long learner and because I believe you deserve the best practices the field has to offer.