Wendy T. Behary  AUTHOR OF Disarming the Narcissist

Find A Schema Therapist

Find a Cognitive Therapist and/or
Schema Therapist in Your Area

Meet The Affiliates: Some are Certified by the
International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)

Below you will find some of the most talented and experienced schema therapists in the United States and Canada. Each bring a tremendous dedication to their professional training and expertise. All of the therapists are highly seasoned with many years of practice experience. Many have had prior training in other schools of thought that they effectively integrate within a schema therapy framework. Many are trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy as well. Some will be identified as certified schema therapists, meaning they have completed the rigorous requirements of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). They are globally recognized for their achievement of such status. Some of the certified schema therapists are also supervisors and trainers of professionals worldwide. 

To access the International registry of schema therapists: http://schemasociety.wildapricot.org/Find-a-Therapist 

You may also contact: Wendy Behary / wendy.behary@gmail.com or Lauren Kaplow / behary.assist@gmail.com for additional referral information. 

For a list of Cognitive Therapists in The Pennsylvania area
and Worldwide: (610) 664-1273 or

United States


Jeanne de Alcuaz
Jeanne de Alcuaz is a practicing psychotherapist originally trained in 
Psychodynamic theory, who is skilled in Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical-Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies and Attachment Theory. A graduate of UC Berkeley (B.A., M.S.W.), she has over 25 years experience in the field. In her practice, Jeanne works with depression, generalized anxiety, trauma history, grief and life transitions. She also specializes in shifting maladaptive relational patterns, namely, habits of perception, experience, and behavior that inhibit one’s satisfying relationships with others, as well as with oneself. Schema therapy has greatly enriched her work with clients as it enables a more precise naming of ingrained beliefs and powerful transient emotional states.  Schema Therapy’s methods help heal injuries from the past, while providing a deeper knowledge and acceptance of one’s varied and vital self. Jeanne welcomes your inquiries.
Redwood City, CA (650) 483-8518

Robert Gardner
What was it like in your family growing up? How were emotions handled? How are your relationships now? Like many, if not most people, you probably wish it could be different in at least some crucial ways. It's very puzzling that even the most well intentioned and loving family members or partners just don’t behave in the ways we need. And, often, somehow, no matter how hard we sincerely try, what we do and feel, just doesn't bring the response we want. Often, we don't even know exactly why things got so painful and unhappy. What I can offer is a balance of listening and offering tools for you to develop the relationships and effective and satisfying daily life you are wanting. One method that I use is Schema therapy for discovering and transforming deeply held beliefs and patterns of behavior. I also include Gottman and EFT couples methods. The Interpersonal Neurobiology concepts of Dr. Daniel Siegel also inform my sessions. Additionally, I practice Hakomi experiential and mindful therapy principles such as supporting your organic inner wisdom toward healing. Call for free initial consultation.
San Francisco, CA (415) 820-9650

Melanie Greenberg
I have over 20 years of experience as a professional psychologist. I received my Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in 1992. I worked for over a decade as a professor in a Psychology Ph.D. program. During this time, I published dozens of research articles and presented at national and international forums. In 2009, I moved to the Bay area and shortly thereafter, opened my clinical practice. I see individual adults, teens, and couples. My areas of specialty are trauma, stress & life transition, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, partners and children of narcissists. I also treat mind-body problems like chronic pain and illness, addictions, and disordered eating. My approach is integrative and may include mindfulness, Schema Therapy, EFT, and EMDR for trauma. Schema therapy informs my approach to clients stuck in negative self-views and dysfunctional relationship cycles. I have attended trainings in Schema Therapy, EFT, and EMDR. I am the author of The Stress-Proof Brain (New Harbinger, 2017) and an expert blogger for Psychology Today.
Mill Valley CA (415) 742-8062

Kathryn Rudlin

With over 30 years experience, I was initially trained as a family therapist and worked with teens and their families in settings to include foster care, wilderness therapy and psychiatric hospitals. My Masters Degree in Social Work is from the University of Denver, my undergraduate degree is in psychology from American University in Washington, D.C. I am an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, and my passion is helping adults who were raised by narcissistic parents. My book Ghost Mothers: Healing From the Pain of A Mother Who Wasn’t Really There was published in October 2012. My specialty is all issues related to narcissism and those impacted by narcissistic relationships, in addition to helping adults transcend being poorly parented, and I’ve teamed up with a yoga teacher to offer Schema Yoga. In addition I have specialized training in clinical supervision, addictions and personality disorders.
San Diego, CA (619) 987-5471


Mario Guzman
I have been working in psychotherapy for more than 15 years. My practice focuses on PTSD, Posttraumatic Growth, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Parenting and Couple’s Issues. I work with adult clients in individual and couple’s therapy, as well as with adolescents and their parents. Understanding and respecting the patient’s cultural and religious perspectives is very important for me, both as part of their developmental process as well as part of their healing and growth process. I have a PhD in psychology and two Masters degrees; one in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the other one in Analytical Psychology (Jungian Psychotherapy). I have been working with Agave Studio for Psychotherapy in Chicago and Naperville, Il. since 2014 providing psychotherapy, both in English and Spanish. 

Naperville and Chicago, IL (630) 768-1065


George Repp
George works with adults in Midcoast Maine and is presently a candidate for Certification in Schema Therapy. He uses a variety of clinical approaches in assisting persons having issue with troubled patterns of experience and behaviors in personal or work relationships or self actualization/self efficacy. He received his MA in Counseling Psychology @ Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2000. 
Brunswick, ME (207) 272-2361

New Jersey

Harriet Achtentuch
Harriet Achtentuch has over eleven years of experience working with adults suffering from depression and anxiety, adolescent girls and couples' counseling. She is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist/Supervisor. "I provide a warm, nurturing and non-judgmental environment, in which clients can freely express themselves and resolve deep-seated issues. Using experiential techniques I work with trauma, phobia, eating disorders and other unresolved issues."
Millburn, NJ (973) 378-5804

Wendy Bond
Wendy Bond is a Couples and Family Therapist with a specialization in Schema Therapy. For over 15 years Wendy has treated adolescents and adults, both individually and in couples. She is particularly interested in how early Schemas influence the way people interact in relationships in their adult life. In addition to her psychotherapy private practice, Wendy coaches women of all ages to reenter the dating world without stress and anxiety. Wendy is a LCSW with a Masters Degree from NYU School of Social Work. She has trained with Wendy Behary in Schema Therapy and is certified in Couples and Family Therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Wendy’s certificate in Addictions and Eating Disorders is from the William Alanson White Institute and she has completed her Internal Family Systems Level 1 Training. Wendy has a private practice in Soho, New York City and Millburn, NJ. 
Millburn, NJ (973) 564-9556

Bebe Brusky
When you are considering therapy you may be feeling a wide range of emotions such as anxiety, fear, despair, hope and even excitement. As a skilled schema therapist (certification pending) I provide a safe space for you to tell your story, make sense of the interplay between your early childhood experiences and present circumstances and help you gain coping skills that will positively impact your life. 
I work with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, past traumas and relationship issues.
Branchburg, NJ (908) 208-2119

Rosemary Ericsson
Rosemary Erickson is an energetic therapist with extensive experience treating individuals, couples, and groups in private, corporate and mental health settings. "My true passion is in working with interpersonal/relationship conflicts, and in treating individuals suffering with eating disorders/body-image problems, as well as those coping with OCD, stress and anxiety disorders."
Summit, NJ (973) 218-1776 x851

Irv Finkelstein
Irv Finkelstein is a psychotherapist with over thirty years of experience assisting individuals, couples and groups. He received a Masters of Social Work Degree from Hunter School of Social Work in 1978 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. Specialties include ADHD, Anxiety and Depression. Irv is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist and is available for Schema supervision.
Westfield, NJ (908) 389-0682

Patrice Fiore
Patrice Fiore is a clinician with more than 23 years of experience in Adult Psychotherapy and Couples Therapy. "I use Schema therapy in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and the research of Dr. John Gottman. My special areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, phase of life problems, and relationship problems."
Summit, NJ (908) 522-6646

John F. Gasiewski
My warmest welcome to you! I have provided caring and highly skilled services as a cognitive-behaviorally oriented psychotherapist since 2002. I am also an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist/Trainer/Supervisor.  I have over 20 years work and management experience in corporate/partnership, hospital, private practice, and academic work settings. Along with my experience, an empathic and caring presence, and my graduate and post-graduate training I am poised to offer powerful and meaningful healing for the clients I see. My practice focuses on the following areas: Relationship issues; Narcissism and Narcissistic Partners; Anger; Stress and Anxiety; Depression; Bereavement/Grieving; Parenting; Divorce and Custody; Young Men and Women Transitioning into Adulthood; Managing work/life balance; Work-related stress. I see adult clients, in individual and couples therapy.
Springfield, NJ and Midtown NYC (973) 727-4392

Lisa Hernandez
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been in private practice for over 15 years. I am bilingual and I conduct sessions in English as well as Spanish. I have worked with people of various cultural backgrounds and ethnicities. My areas of expertise are working with childhood trauma, depression and anxiety as well as relationship issues. I was originally trained to use a psychodynamic approach that incorporates object relations, but I am currently pursuing a certification in schema therapy. I like to create a safe and loving environment in treatment that allows patients to explore very painful and difficult experiences.
Union, NJ (908) 851-2223

Bob Jaskiewicz
A psychotherapist and co-owner of Montclair Health Associates who is involved in on-going education at the Schema Therapy Institute in New Jersey, formerly trained at the Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; Couples Work training at the Relational Recovery Institute in Cambridge and the EMDR Institute-training for treatment of trauma. “I also have a clinical hypnosis specialization and certification from the Milton Erickson Institute and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. I have presented classes utilizing hypnosis for trauma, pain management, sports peak performance, anxiety reduction, quitting addictions, especially smoking, and improved sleep. I have trained graduate students and taught graduate-level psychology classes at Rutgers University, including a study of anxiety disorders in the class The Psychology of Anxiety, which I developed. I work with people on many issues including relationships, attachment problems, depression, trauma, anxiety, panic, phobias, happiness training, East-West methods of mental health, including Mindfulness- and beyond, and mind-body health issues, especially emotional eating and weight management.”
Montclair, NJ (973) 509-8879

Carolee Kallmann
Carolee Kallmann is dual licensed as a Professional Counselor and a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor who maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Morristown, NJ. Ms. Kallmann’s many years of experience in academic, hospital, and treatment programs have enabled her to serve clients seeking to resolve struggles with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, sexual concerns, and interpersonal issues. She is also specializes in Couples Treatment and issues of Narcissism. In addition to her advanced certification in Schema Therapy, Ms. Kallmann has advanced training in the modalities of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has published in professional journals. 
Morristown, NJ (973) 214-6273

Josh Kates
Josh Kates is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist located in central New Jersey, with offices in Hillsborough and Flemington. With over 20 years’ experience as a psychotherapist, Josh applies various therapeutic styles as appropriate for each client. Every individual or couple receive treatment personalized to their needs. Josh’s experience, warmth and care are what help his clients see results and improve their lives and relationships. Visit Josh’s website for more information and resources: www.joshkates.com.
Flemington and Hillsborough, NJ 908-872-8002

Kathy Kobberger
Kathy Kobberger is a board-certified advanced practice nurse with extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with anxiety and depression. Her special interests lie in helping people of all ages cope more effectively with the stresses--and overcome the life challenges, transitions, and loss.
Summit, NJ (973) 218-1776, ext. 810

Judith Margolin

Judith Margolin has been a licensed 
psychologist for over twenty years, receiving her doctorate from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University. She did her postgraduate training and certification in Sex Therapy, Hypnosis, and Trauma. She is an advanced level certified schema therapist and schema therapy supervisor. Foundationally trained by Behavior Tech in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, she specializes in the treatment of Interpersonal Trauma, Complex PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Women’s Program, Princeton House Behavioral Health, Princeton Healthcare System. 
Princeton, NJ (609) 658-2536

Kathleen Newdeck
Kathleen Newdeck has over 20 years experience as a schema therapist and cognitive-behavioral therapist. She is also an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist/Supervisor. "I enjoy treating adults, individuals and couples. I have a particular interest in the area of anxiety, panic, depression, and stress related to coping with change and dealing with interpersonal challenges."
Springfield, NJ (Main Office) and Morristown, NJ (973) 218-1776 x850

Lissa Parsonnet
Lissa Parsonnet has been practicing schema therapy for over 20 years. She is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist/Supervisor. Prior to being in full time private practice, Dr. Parsonnet was the Director of Psychosocial Support Services and Cancer Program Management at the Saint Barnabas Cancer Center. She also served as Assistant Director of Social Work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr Parsonnet has lectured and published in the field of psychosocial oncology. "My special areas of focus include working with patients and families faced with cancer or other medical illness. I also work with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, as well as people who find it difficult to adjust to life transitions or achieve satisfaction from their lives." 
Montclair and Springfield, NJ (973) 921-9629

Lucas Rockwood
Lucas Rockwood is a licensed psychologist practicing in Morristown, New Jersey. He received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. He currently works at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (GPPH) where he is the psychologist for an inpatient unit focusing on the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition to working at GPPH, Dr. Rockwood maintains a private practice in Morristown, New Jersey. His primary theoretical orientations include Cognitive Therapy for individuals with short-term/acute problems and Schema Therapy for individuals with more pervasive/lifelong problems. He is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist/Supervisor. His clinical specialties include providing individual psychotherapy for individuals experiencing symptoms of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and relationship problems. Dr. Rockwood has also been a therapy supervisor for psychology pre-doctoral interns for over seven years.
Morristown, NJ (201) 572-3017

Carlos Rojas
Carlos Rojas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years clinical experience and is fully Bilingual/Bicultural in Spanish. His professional career includes clinical practice, community based agency settings, hospitals, schools, program management and clinical supervision of staff and graduate students. Mr. Rojas also has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mental health and substance abuse. Mr. Rojas earned his Masters in Social Work from NYU’s School of Social Work. He also holds a Masters degree in Leadership from Fordham University. Mr. Rojas has training in cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and psychoanalytic therapies. Mr. Rojas is is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist Supervisor-Trainer. He received his supervision from Wendy Behary. Mr. Rojas is affiliated with CHR Behavioral Health Services in Union, New Jersey where he specializes in working with individuals and couples. His areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, relationships, narcissism, issues of adjustment/acculturation, and athletic performance. 
Union, NJ (908) 851-2223

Paul R. Schottland

Paul R. Schottland is a highly qualified and experienced therapist and consultant. He is also an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist. Among his many interests and contributions in the field, Paul has written articles on the treatment of bi-polar disorder in children and adolescents. "In addition to working with adults, I also have a specialty in the treatment of children, adolescents, and parents."
Florham Park, NJ (973) 822-8188

Robin Spiro
Robin Spiro, originally trained as a family therapist, is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist and has been practicing schema therapy for more than 15 years. "I treat primarily adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I have a specialty in working with trauma and dissociation, and have been additionally trained in EMDR and Internal Family Systems therapy."
Springfield, NJ (973) 218-1776 x875

New York

Wendy Bond
Wendy Bond is a Couples and Family Therapist with a specialization in Schema Therapy. For over 15 years Wendy has treated adolescents and adults, both individually and in couples. She is particularly interested in how early Schemas influence the way people interact in relationships in their adult life. In addition to her psychotherapy private practice, Wendy coaches women of all ages to reenter the dating world without stress and anxiety. Wendy is a LCSW with a Masters Degree from NYU School of Social Work. She has trained with Wendy Behary in Schema Therapy and is certified in Couples and Family Therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Wendy’s certificate in Addictions and Eating Disorders is from the William Alanson White Institute and she has completed her Internal Family Systems Level 1 Training. Wendy has a private practice in Soho, New York City and Millburn, NJ. 
New York, NY 212-228-0496

Mark Evans
Mark completed his doctoral work in Counseling Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, where he focused on psychotherapy with adults, particularly those dealing with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, trauma, and LGBTQ-related issues. In his work within a group private practice in NYC over the last 15 years, he has received additional training in EMDR, EFT, CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapies for work with individuals and couples. Mark is excited to be completing advanced certification in Schema Therapy at the NJ Institute for Schema Therapy, finding that it offers an unparalleled depth, comprehensiveness and flexibility that enables effective interventions even with the most entrenched, longstanding problems, including trauma and attachment issues.

New York, NY (212) 840-8410, ext. 303

Cathy Flanagan
Dr. Cathy Flanagan received her Ph.D. in Psychology from University College Dublin, Ireland, and held post-doctoral fellowships with Richard Lazarus at the University of California-Berkeley, and with Aaron Beck at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. Her previous positions include Director of Psychological Services, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin; and Clinical Coordinator, Senior Clinical Supervisor, and Affiliate (with Dr. Jeffrey Young) at the Schema Therapy Institute of New York. She has published one book, People and Change, and written numerous chapters and articles, most recently on psychological needs and coping modes. Dr. Flanagan is Consulting Editor, Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. She regularly presents her ideas at international conferences and workshops. Dr. Flanagan is a Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), on the ‘Brainstorming’ Sub-Committee of the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST), and Honorary President, Schema Therapy Association of Ireland (STAI). Cathy is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist and is currently in private practice in in New York City.
New York, NY (212) 472-4505

John F. Gasiewski
My warmest welcome to you! I have provided caring and highly skilled services as a cognitive-behaviorally oriented psychotherapist since 2002. I am also an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist/Trainer/Supervisor.  I have over 20 years work and management experience in corporate/partnership, hospital, private practice, and academic work settings. Along with my experience, an empathic and caring presence, and my graduate and post-graduate training I am poised to offer powerful and meaningful healing for the clients I see. My practice focuses on the following areas: Relationship issues; Narcissism and Narcissistic Partners; Anger; Stress and Anxiety; Depression; Bereavement/Grieving; Parenting; Divorce and Custody; Young Men and Women Transitioning into Adulthood; Managing work/life balance; Work-related stress. I see adult clients, in individual and couples therapy. 
Springfield, NJ and Midtown NYC (973) 727-4392

Elizabeth Lacy
Elizabeth Lacy is a practicing Advanced Certified Schema Therapist/Supervisor located in New York City and the Hudson Valley, New York with over 15 years post-masters clinical experience. Prior to being in full time private practice, Liz was the Clinical Director at Hudson Valley Community Services for 14 years, providing clinical supervision and training as well as executive administration. "My special areas of focus include working with patients who suffer from anxiety disorders (OCD, Panic, Social and Chronic, unremitting anxiety); personality problems evidenced in patterns of relationship, work and other problems; and people in recovery from sex addictions." She also works extensively with couples.
New Paltz and New York, NY (845) 489-8700

Xi Liu
Xi is a Clinical Psychologist (Australian License) working from the East Village, New York. She has extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, grief/bereavement, workplace stress, cross cultural difficulties and family conflict. Xi is a warm therapist who is focused on understanding individual life experiences. She works with clients holistically to improve their careers, relationships and lives. In addition to Schema Therapy, Xi also provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation, Complicated Grief Therapy and Career Counseling. She has also worked extensively with international, LGBTQ, creative individuals, as well as people of color. Xi provides Skype as well as face to face appointments.
New York, NY (920) 543-3188

Gilbert McCurdy
My practice focuses on treating intimacy/relationship problems, sexual addiction / compulsivity, alcohol / substance abuse, Al-Anon / ACOA issues, codependency / co-addiction, personality issues, childhood traumas, anxiety and depression. In addition, I have a specialty working in the LGBT community. My career began with an MBA working on Wall Street. Since 1995 I've been practicing psychotherapy as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and received my Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. My former career in business, combined with extensive experience consulting with corporate Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) has been particularly helpful to people facing all kinds of career/workplace issues.
 The treatment modalities I utilize include individual and group psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR. In addition, I am a Certified Schema Therapist, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) as well as a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). I lead a Gay Men's Psychotherapy group focusing on new experiences relating to one another each week, emphasizing putting thoughts and feelings into words as it relates the group and the group members.  I also run a group for men struggling with Sexually Compulsive/Addictive behavior or what is also referred to as Out-of Control Sexual Behavior. The group offers an opportunity for support and accountability while working towards sexual health and improving connections with members.
New York, NY (212) 414-1808

Scott Shapiro
Scott Shapiro, MD, graduated from Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital Residency Program. In addition, he completed his Medical Internship at Harvard Medical School’s Mount Auburn Hospital. He is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, specializing in Adult ADD/ADHD, psychotherapy and medication management. He enjoys working with people in a warm, interactive, and relaxing environment to maximize progress.
 Dr. Shapiro has experience treating people working in various industries including: medicine, finance, law, and education, as well as those with multiple roles of parent, student, and professional. He understands the unique challenges of living with ADD/ADHD. He also believes that all people deserve quality mental health care and is the Founder and Director of the non-profit organization: Milestones-NYC, matching pro bono mental health providers to New Yorkers in need.

New York, NY (212) 631-8010

North Carolina

Merrie Pearl

I have been involved with Schema Therapy for over 18 years. My own personal growth using Schema Therapy inspired me to want to help others.  I worked with Dr. Young and the NY based Schema Therapy group after graduating from NYU with a masters degree in Social Work.  My philosophy is that, you need to know both sides of the couch before you can help anyone.  I have been told that my style is warm, relatable, and informal.  I am a highly interactive therapist, not a head nodder.  I am an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist and Schema Therapy supervisor.  In addition to ST, I use mindfulness-based therapy in my practice.  My true passion is working with Schema Therapists and trainees in ST who want to work on their own schemas/modes.  I work with people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, as well as people who are struggling with career decisions and life changes.  I have additional training in EMDR, ACT, Brene Brown’s work, and the Gottman method.  I am currently accepting clients through telephone-online therapy. I am located in Asheville, NC. 
Asheville, NC (504) 460-5430 


Anna Balfour
Anna has been working for over 30 years as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in UK, Europe and Africa. She was trained in Schema Therapy in the late 90’s and is an Advanced Level Certified Schema Therapist and Schema Therapy Supervisor. Anna moved to the USA in 2006 and has a private practice Wayne PA, in the suburbs of Philadelphia. 
Anna loves using Schema Therapy with individuals and couples, describing it as a great 'road map' for therapy. She also uses CBT from her training in Oxford and integrates Emotion Focused Therapy, in her work with couples. She specializes in working with people with complex issues, and also people who often describe themselves as ‘stuck’. Another area of specialty is working with Narcissists or people affected by them. She is also developing and promoting Schema Therapy in Pennsylvania. Anna is an Adjunct Professor at Eastern University. She enjoys facilitating retreats and motivational speaking, speaking to parents on topics such as "The emotional cost to your child of living in a privileged culture that demands success”, and “Invest in Yourself” to millennials and people who are transitioning from one stage in life to another.  
Wayne, PA (610) 996-9487

Vivian Francesco
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Advanced Schema Therapist specializing in relationship issues, anxiety and depression. Coming from a 20 year teaching background, I particularly enjoy working with young adults who are struggling with these issues as well as trying to establish personal identities and coping skills for life and attainment of goals. I am very focused on the use of positive re-parenting as a means of fostering healthy growth.
New Hope, PA (215) 862-0363

Joshua Hostetter
Joshua Hostetter is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  Presently, he is pending certification as an Advanced-Level Certified Schema Therapist with the ISST.  Having worked in home-based, community-based, and private practice settings, he has had the opportunity to treat diverse people groups in diverse situations. Joshua works with adolescents and adults in individual and group settings to assist them in experiencing emotional and mental healing. He is trained in mindfulness, naturopathic approaches to therapy, and is certified in addictions and faith-based counseling. 

Pottstown, PA  (484) 533-7104

Edie Mannion
My areas of specialty include individual, couples and family therapy for adults with mood disorders, complex PTSD, anger management issues or personality disorders, especially those who have had negative experiences with therapy.  My specialized therapy approaches include schema therapy, mentalization-based therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT),  including individual DBT for adults, DBT group skills training for adults, and DBT group skills training for parents of adolescents in DBT.  I also have a specialty in family education interventions for behavioral health issues I helped develop as co-founder of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA’s Training and Education Center

Philadelphia, PA (215) 509-6109


Lawrence P. Riso
Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing over 20 years.  Expert therapist in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and marital/couples problems. Practitioner-scholar with over 50 published journal articles and book chapters on psychotherapy and psychological disorders. Several certifications including "Cognitive Therapy," standard level "Schema Therapy," and advanced level "Schema Therapy for Couples." As a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, Washington DC, I have trained numerous psychotherapists. Establishing a collaborative working relationship and deep emotional with my clients are critical aspects of my work.  Clients are active participants and decision makers in their treatment.
Reston, VA (703) 203-7197


Marika Kyrimis
Marika Kyrimis is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Beverly Hills, California. She is a Certified Schema Therapist with 8 years of experience practicing Schema Therapy. In addition, she has provided workshops and supervision to psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows in Schema Therapy at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. She specializes in anxiety disorder treatment with adults using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, and mindfulness interventions.
Seattle, WA (206) 488-5283


Washington, DC

Paul DelGrosso

Paul is a clinical social worker with extensive experience providing psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, families and groups. Paul was drawn to Schema Therapy after specializing for several years in PTSD and other forms of trauma. Paul discovered in his work that a significant proportion of clients did not respond fully to traditional therapies for trauma. He noticed that many of these clients experienced insecure attachments to caregivers during childhood, leading to the development of problematic schemas and self-defeating life patterns, which exacerbated subsequent trauma reactions. These observations led Paul to Schema Therapy as an effective way to identify and resolve unmet childhood needs – and more effectively resolve trauma and other hard-to-treat conditions. Paul completed advanced certification training in Schema Therapy at the NJ Institute for Schema Therapy and is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist. Paul is also trained in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Bowen Family Systems Therapy.
Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD (202) 807-5450

West Virginia

Sue DeVall
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. I have a traditional private practice in West Virginia and provide online therapy to residents of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and to English speaking international clients. I specialize in treating borderline personality disorder, trauma and other challenging mental health issues using components of Schema Therapy, DBT, ACT, CBT, Coherence Therapy and Mindfulness.
Located near Martinsburg in eastern, WV (304) 270-6108


Michelle McHenry
Michelle has worked in the field of Mental health and Substance Abuse for the past 12 years. She is dual certified as a licensed professional counselor and substance abuse counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Michelle completed two Master of Science Degrees and has recently completed her PhD and is ABD in Clinical Psychology. She works in the public sector with focus on adults between the ages of 18 and 65+ challenged with both substance abuse issues as well as mental health issues specializing in depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. She works with people in the capacity of individual and group psychotherapy. Her passion is connecting and working with individuals who are challenged with cluster B and cluster C personality traits.
Lacrosse, WI (608) 606-0879


Chirine Dakkak
Chirine Dakkak is a clinical psychologist. She has been in private practice in the Montreal area since 2006 and is a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. Her doctoral work at Université de Sherbrooke is on clinicians’ attitudes toward borderline personality disorder. Chirine is known for her passion not just about psychotherapy but also about collaborating with media and informing the public, and has presented a psychology chronicle on Radio Canada International over a period of 6 years. She is specialized in Schema Therapy but combines different approaches when needed in order to help her clientele in the best way she can. Her services are offered in English, French and Arabic. Feel free to contact her or visit her website for more information.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (514) 924-1555

Catherine Wood
Catherine Wood has been working with Schema Focused Therapy since 2000. Her PhD dissertation was on attachment theory and women and romantic relationships. She is passionate about her life calling as a Psychotherapist, and Life and Executive Coach. She loves to do deep psychotherapeutic work with adult women and men individually, or as couples to improve their lives, to maximize their joy and to live life fully. She is a certified Imago Couples Therapist, and has extensive training in Emotion Focused Couples therapy, and has extensive media experience typically in this area. Her undergraduate degree in business and marketing, and corporate work experience as a sales and management trainer positively impacts her understanding of clients’ work lives. Catherine works with individuals with anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction with current - or grief over past - relationships, work issues, or other issues that impact happiness.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (416) 926-7216