I have extensive clinical training in cognitive-behavioral treatments for children and adults, with a special emphasis on emotional disorders (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, and hoarding). I received my B.A. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and went on to receive my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in the adult division from University of Miami. I completed my clinical psychology internship training in the cognitive-behavior therapy elective at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. I completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the child division at the University of Miami.
Outside of my private practice, I am currently the Clinical Director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Anxiety Program within the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. I am also the Associate Chair of the annual Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference.
I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with strong emotions, such as anxiety and depression. I strive to help my clients gain self-efficacy about their ability to cope with strong emotions and stressors. I specialize in treating obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding, trichotillomania, skin picking disorder), anxiety (e.g., panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobia, agoraphobia), depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Reach out to me to see if my services would be a good fit to meet your needs. I know it can be challenging even initially reaching out and finding a therapist who would be a good fit, so I commend anyone who takes that leap of faith to seek services.
School: University of Miami
Year Graduated: 2017
License and State: PY 10560 Florida
- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
- International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
- Certified Clinician and Trainer for the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Ehrenreich-May et al., 2018)
Selected Publications (of 28)
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Shaw, A. M., Halliday, E. R., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2020). The effect of transdiagnostic emotion-focused treatment on obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children and adolescents. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
Berman, N., Shaw, A. M., & Wilhelm, S. (2018). Emotion regulation in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder: Unique effects for those with “taboo thoughts.” Cognitive Therapy and Research, 42, 674-685.
Berman, N., Shaw, A. M., Curley, E. E., & Wilhelm, S. (2018). Emotion regulation and obsessive-compulsive phenomena in youth. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 19, 44-49.
Shaw, A. M., Carbonella, J. Y., Arditte Hall, K. A., & Timpano, K. R. (2017). Obsessive-compulsive and depressive symptoms: The role of depressive cognitive styles. Journal of Psychology, 151, 532-546.
Shaw, A. M., Arditte Hall, K. A., Rosenfield, E., & Timpano, K. R. (2016). Body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and risk for suicide: The role of depression. Body Image, 19, 169-174.
Shaw, A. M., & Timpano, K. R. (2016). An experimental investigation of the effect of stress on saving and acquiring behavioral tendencies: The role of distress tolerance and negative urgency. Behavior Therapy, 47, 116-129.
Arditte, K. A., Shaw, A. M., & Timpano, K. R. (2016). Repetitive negative thinking: A transdiagnostic correlate of affective disorders. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 35, 181-201.
Shaw, A. M., Timpano, K. R., Steketee, G. S., Tolin, D. F., & Frost, R. O. (2015). Hoarding and emotional reactivity: The link between negative emotional reactions and hoarding symptomatology. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 63, 84-90.
Shaw, A. M., Llabre, M. M., & Timpano, K. R. (2015). Affect intolerance and hoarding symptoms: A structural equation modeling approach. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 8, 1-17.
Shaw, A. M., Timpano, K. R., Tran, T. B., & Joormann, J. (2015). Correlates of Facebook usage patterns: The relationship between passive Facebook use, social anxiety, and brooding. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 575-580.
Shaw, A. M., Witcraft, S. M., & Timpano, K. R. (2015). The relationship between traumatic life events and hoarding symptoms: A multi-method approach. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 45, 1-11.
Timpano, K. R., & Shaw, A. M. (2012). Conferring humanness: The role of anthropomorphism in hoarding. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 383-388.