I’m a psychologist in Austin, Texas. I’m especially interested in the psychology of how we perceive and deal with all kinds of risks and opportunities, from personal to planetary.
I’ve specialized for most of my professional career in OCD and anxiety disorders, including related issues of perfectionism, procrastination, underachievement and burnout. I’ve recently joined the staff of the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin as the Director of our OCD Brief Intensive Treatment Program, which we plan to offer beginning in late Fall 2013.
I serve as president of OCD TEXAS, a non-profit support and advocacy organization for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, which I helped found in 2010. As Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas in Austin, I provide clinical supervision for doctoral students.
I also serve on the editorial staff of Planet3.0, an online conversation site focusing on sustainable technologies and cultures. I’m interested in the psychology of how people engage with or tune out from climate change and other complex and daunting issues affecting our collective future.
I live with my husband, Michael Tobis, and my cat, Rover, “the cat who thinks she is a dog”. We’ve recently moved closer to the Barton Creek Greenbelt, and I’m now swimming in the cold spring-fed pool nearly every morning. I especially enjoy making, sharing and seeing photographs.
512-879-1836 x6 (confidential voicemail)
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