Therapy is a journey where you learn more about yourself, your internal experience, and your loved ones in order to change your life based on your own goals and values. I help people gain flexibility in their thoughts and actions through skill development in order to foster resilience and strength. At times, therapy can involve vulnerability and emotional expression; while at other times, it can be playful and enlightening. My goal is to create a warm and safe environment where emotions, thoughts, memories, and other internal experiences can be explored with compassion and understanding.
I have helped children, adolescents, adults, parents, couples, and families. I have treated people with symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, OCD, insomnia, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and interpersonal concerns. I have training and experience in a number of different evidence based treatments, including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I am particularly skilled at treating trauma with either Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Cognitive Processing Therapy.
I earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University. My research focus has been on couples’ attributions, couples’ responsiveness, and adolescent Acceptance and Commitment Therapy groups in a residential setting.
Starting summer 2018, Dr. Anders will be available only to meet with adolescents and couples via on-line psychotherapy.