I am a practicing psychotherapist based in Ithaca, NY. I also offer short-term online therapy for residents of New York and Arizona, and facilitate the Anxiety Camp group program for anxiety sufferers.
Note: I retired from private practice as of Fall 2017, and am currently not accepting new patients. If you are seeking therapy services, contact my supervisee Sarah Cort MFT at 607-288-2686 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I am hoping to offer short-term online therapy and self-help programs in the near future – stay tuned!
Professionally, I have a particular interest in treating anxiety disorders such as fears, phobias, agoraphobia and fear of public speaking. These issues are highly treatable, and with modern CBT techniques and gradual exposure getting well is often much easier than continuing to suffer. I am also one of few therapists in Upstate New York trained by the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI).
I am the author of No Bravery Required: A Clinically Proven Program for Fears, Phobias and Social Anxiety, which reached #1 on Amazon.com for books on fears and phobias, as well as several nationally-published books on communications skills. I work with clients age 18 and up on a wide range of issues involving anxiety and/or interpersonal relationships.
I view psychotherapy as a short term skills-building process in most cases, which takes place within a positive and supportive relationship between client and therapist. I also have a strong bias towards evidence-base practices supported by published behavioral literature. Above all, I firmly believe that the client controls the therapy process.
New book: No Bravery Required is a simple, clinically proven step-by-step program for painlessly losing your fears and phobias, based on the principles of Rich’s successful Anxiety Camp program. A national #1 bestseller on Anxieties and Phobias on Amazon.com, now available in paperback and Kindle editions. To learn more or order your copy, click here!