Debra Kissen

Debra Kissen


Writer Website: http://www.lightonanxiety.com

Dr. Kissen is the Clinical Director of the Light On Anxiety Treatment Center. Dr. Kissen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders. Dr. Kissen also has a special interest in the principles of mindfulness and their application for anxiety disorders. Mindfulness based treatment for anxiety entails noting that which is uncomfortable, and then allowing these thoughts and sensations to pass, without clinging to them or attempting to eliminate them. Mindfulness can be contrasted to our normal reactions to that which is uncomfortable, where we try to eliminate or run from frightening material. Dr. Kissen works with clients to learn to mindfully observe all thoughts and sensations, whether they are labeled as “good” or “bad”. Dr. Kissen has presented her research on mindfulness-based treatments at regional and national conferences. Dr. Kissen serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Beyond OCD.

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