How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Fully Treats Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias

Anxiety disorders, including Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder are the most common mental disorders in the United States (see https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders/what-are-anxiety-disorders). They impact individuals of diverse racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic sociocultural groups (note: notable mental health disparities exist that we will discuss in other articles). Cognitive Behavioral […] Continue reading

ACT Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Article By Dr. Irma Campos, Ph.D. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Hayes, 2004) is a behavioral therapy has helped children, teens, and adults address anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, externalizing behaviors, ADHD, high functioning Autism, and other mental health concerns. ACT therapy has been found to effectively treat a range of anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, […] Continue reading

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for ADHD or ADD

Written by Dr. Campos, Ph.D. What is CBT? Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is a time-limited, goal-oriented, and evidence-based therapy that proposes that maladaptive (or unhelpful) thinking styles can lead to unhelpful, recurrent emotional states, actions, and mental disorders. CBT also theoretically incorporates behavior therapy or behaviorism principles. These principles include identifying the antecedents and […] Continue reading

Enhancing Employees’ Mental Health: What Workplaces Can Do

Article Written By Irma Campos, PH.D. In addition to the financial and physical health implications, psychological research has determined that COVID-19 has contributed to negative mental health symptomatology. A recent national survey in late June 2020 revealed that an astounding 40% of U.S. adults reported negative mental health symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance abuse), […] Continue reading

Three Research-based Ways to Enhance Psychological Wellbeing

  By Dr. Irma Campos, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Leadership Coach/Consultant “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a designation.” -Dr. Carl R. Rogers, Humanistic Psychologist Psychological wellbeing (PWB) can be defined as a multidimensional construct of positive human functioning that includes high levels of life […] Continue reading

Racial Trauma & Liberation: Reflections From A Psychologist

Author: Dr. Irma Campos Trauma is broadly defined as a “disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury,” according to Merriam-Webster. Through a quick perusal of the news, a discussion with a close friend, or a glance at history, we can see the significant psychological and physical trauma […] Continue reading

Early Indicators Of Dyslexia

Reading is a skill considered essential for academic and eventually workplace achievement. In addition to their families, young children rely on daycare, preschool, and elementary teachers to build the foundation for reading skills and achievement. Dyslexia may present numerous barriers to building reading skills over the course of a child’s lifetime. Dyslexia is a Specific […] Continue reading

The ADHD Dilemma: Where To Go From Here?

The number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has grown exponentially in the last few decades. In 2016, a staggering 9.4% of children in the United States had been diagnosed with some form of ADHD (Predominantly Inattentive, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive, or Combined Presentation) (Danielson et al., 2019). Despite years of psychological and clinical […] Continue reading

CBT Tips for Coronavirus Anxiety

During trying times, varying levels of anxiety are inevitable. In fact, experiencing anxiety can even be viewed as an evolutionary-based and adaptive response intended to help individuals survive environmental threats to the self, safety, or resources. In this post, I will provide information about anxiety disorders and offer recommendations for managing anxiety during this public […] Continue reading

Self-Care During Times of Crisis

By Dr. Irma Campos, Licensed Psychologist During times of widespread uncertainty and distress, difficult emotions and underlying concerns we struggle with are likely to emerge. Remember that seeking counseling is an effective way to manage the current distress, and as a psychologist in Tampa, Florida I am here to help. I offer evidence-based counseling for […] Continue reading