Berta J. Summers, PhD
Narrative of Services:
I have worked with hundreds of patients with OCRDs in an assessment or treatment capacity over the course of my training and clinical practice. Offer diagnostic assessment services, mental health provider consultation, and individual therapy. I practice well-researched, evidence-based treatment in my work with patients. My clinical background is in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is an approach that identifies and targets maladaptive thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that serve to reinforce symptoms. Further, I have training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and use skills-based techniques (mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance skills) to supplement treatment as needed.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in the assessment and treatment of adults with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCRDs) and anxiety pathology (e.g., social anxiety, panic disorder). I also have extensive experience treating conditions that commonly co-occur with OCRDs and anxiety, such as depression, trauma, and eating pathology. I received my PhD from Florida State University, and completed my post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) / Harvard Medical School and am currently a Clinical Researcher and Staff Psychologist at MGH/HMS.