Twisa Desai, MA, LPC, NCC
Twisa has extensive training and experience in the use of evidence based therapies and uses the latest empirically supported research to treat anxiety disorders in adolescents and adults.
She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) specifically exposure and response prevention (ERP), and incorporates strategies from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Her treatment approach encourages transparency, value-driven decision making, humor, self-compassion, and acceptance.
Trained at The Reeds Center in New York City in:
-Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety related disorders (phobias including emetophobia, social anxiety, panic disorder).
-Behavioral activation for depression.
-Habit-reversal therapy (HRT) for body focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and excoriation disorder.
-CBT for eating disorders.
-Skills training in affective and interpersonal regulation and narrative storytelling (STAIR-NST).
Twisa combines her clinical insight and empathy to really take time to understand and work with people, recognizing the profound impact psychological distress and barriers can cause.