Deborah R. Sepinwall, PhD

Deborah R. Sepinwall, PhD

Dr Deborah R. Sepinwall, Clinical Psychologist

Specialties include: treatment for Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Phobia, impulse control, compulsive spending and compulsive overeating

Dr Sepinwall, a founding member of Providence Psychology Services, received her PhD from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. She completed her predoctoral internship at Temple University and her postdoctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School.

Dr Sepinwall uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people get unstuck from unhelpful ways of responding to troubling thoughts and emotions so they can move towards full and meaningful lives. She specifically treats anxiety disorders (including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, specific phobias, and social phobia), impulse control problems (including hair pulling, nail biting, and skin picking), compulsive overeating, and compulsive spending.

She regularly runs groups for people with impulse control problems like hair pulling, nail biting, and skin picking as well as groups for college students with anxiety problems. With her colleague, Dr Gabriella Rothman, Dr Sepinwall runs the Books for a Vital Life book group series as well as the Lose Weight Gain Life weight loss program. Dr Sepinwall teaches all of her clients how to cultivate self-compassion and self-acceptance.

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