I have extensive clinical training in cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral (DBT) treatments for adolescents 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 a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Clinical Director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) DBT for Adolescents Program within the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University (FIU). At FIU, I am also the Associate Chair of the annual Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference.

I am passionate about helping 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

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Selected Publications (of 28)

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Shaw, A. M., Halliday, E. R., Tonarely, N. A., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (accepted for publication). Relationship of affect intolerance to internalizing symptoms in youth. Journal of Affective Disorders.


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.