Meet Dr. Carrie Holl, M.A., Psy.D.
Dr. Carrie Holl specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Within this framework, she also utilizes exposure and response prevention techniques (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), CBT-I (insomnia), schema work, inference-based CBT techniques, and behavioral activation. CBT is a skill-building therapeutic approach that teaches people how to respond differently to stress, mood symptoms, and life events so that distress is reduced, and effective coping is enhanced. Clients are empowered to develop a skill set to use during active treatment and later in daily life.
Research demonstrates that CBT not only can significantly reduce current symptoms, but also has been credited with lasting, positive effects and additional preventative components.
Adjustment Reaction with Anxious Mood
An adjustment disorder is a type of mental disorder resulting from maladaptive, or unhealthy, responses to stressful or psychologically distressing life events. This low level of adaptation then leads to the development of emotional or behavioral symptoms.
People with panic disorder have recurrent unexpected panic attacks, which are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate; sweating; trembling or shaking;
People with generalized anxiety disorder display excessive anxiety or worry for months and face several anxiety-related symptoms. Generalized anxiety symptoms include restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge, being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating or having your mind go blank, irritability...
Social Anxiety Disorder
People with social anxiety disorder (sometimes called “social phobia”) have a marked fear of social or performance situations in which they expect to feel embarrassed, judged, rejected, or fearful of offending others.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings.
Adjustment Reaction w/ Depressed Mood
The chief manifestations are feelings of sadness and depression, with a sense of accompanying hopelessness. The patient may be tearful and have uncontrollable bouts of crying.
Individuals with persistent depressive disorder describe their mood as sad or “down in the dumps.” At least two of the following symptoms are present: poor appetite or overeating, insomnia or hypersomnia, fatigue, low self-esteem, poor concentration, feelings of hopelessness.
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.
Coping with Chronic Health Issues
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) can help you control or eliminate negative thoughts and actions that keep you awake and is generally recommended as the first line of treatment for people with insomnia. Typically, CBT-I is equally or more effective than sleep medications.