Ali Faris, PsyD
My approach focuses on honoring your knowledge in the hope of creating an empowering environment where you benefit from freedom to discover your strengths, resiliencies, and courage. It is important to me that we consider culture, history, and identity in the context of your struggles. I truly appreciate the beautiful complexity that makes each of us who we are.
I specialize in working with clinicians struggling with burnout, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, grief/loss, relationship struggles, existential crisis, transitions, performance challenges, self-worth, and perfectionism. In additional I have experience working with clinicians with serious medical conditions such as cancer, neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries.
When not working, I can be found doing many physical activities including circus arts and spending time catching up with friends and family.
Cassie Sieg, PsyD
My approach balances self-awareness and practical skill building. I believe it can be empowering to understand why we respond the way we do–and necessary to learn new skills for changing those responses. I specialize in treating grief, trauma, work stress, relationship conflict, addiction, and depression. I am also passionate about working with clients to adapt therapy to their culture and life experiences.
I love living in the Pacific Northwest where I split my time between hiking in the woods, training rescue animals, and being mediocre at video games.
Claudia Allen, PhD JD ABPP
I use a holistic approach rooted in attachment and Emotion Focused Therapy melded with cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques. I have expertise in couples work and parenting. With couples, I use Emotion Focused Couples Therapy and in the parenting arena I am guided by attachment theory and positive parenting. I co-authored a book on my approach to parenting adolescents called Escaping the Endless Adolescence: Helping our Teens Grow Up Before They Grow Old.
I live in Virginia and Maine and love painting, recreational sports, being in nature, hiking with my therapy dog, Scout, and spending time with my husband and three adult children.
Esther Schwartz, PhD, ABPP
While I am a generalist in my training and practice, I have particular expertise in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. Whether you are coming to therapy to work on an identified clinical problem or to understand yourself better, I will encourage you to invest in intentional practices that augment your wellbeing in the long run. My therapeutic style is active and informal. I listen closely, with great care, and with a desire to understand who you are, what is important to you, and where you hope to be as a result of our work together. I hope therapy is a catalyst for a more expansive experience of your life.
I am from Los Angeles originally, and have lived in Lubbock, Texas for over a decade. In my free time, I gravitate to Hobbit-type pleasures: eating, socializing, and all things jolly.
Jake Austin, PsyD
For the past ten years I’ve worked in primary care, supporting medical providers in caring for patients across the lifespan and addressing the variety of health concerns common to family medicine, internal medicine, women’s health, and pediatrics.
My clinical interests include men’s mental health, grief, geropsychology/older adult care, suicide prevention, parenting, and working at the intersection of science and spirituality. I have emerging competence in couples work, family systems, and behavioral skill development for managing ADHD and ASD. I mainly employ an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach to my work, informed by my training in traditional CBT and Family Systems Theory.
When I’m not on the clock, I am remodeling our old home, fishing, hiking, reading or writing. I also enjoy endurance sports and spend an inordinate amount of time dreaming about someday hiking the Camino de Santiago.
Jennifer Ayres, PhD, ABPP
Katherine Bergs, PhD
Laura Lovato, PhD
Emily Traupman, PhD
I enjoy helping physicians connect with their values and the meaning within and outside of work to maintain their purpose or “north star” around which we shape our lives. My approach is collaborative, individualized, and holistic incorporating Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Therapy. I work with health professionals on burnout, stress, mood, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, performance challenges, perfectionism, and coping with acute and chronic medical conditions. When not working I enjoy practicing yoga, hiking, paddle boarding, baking, reading, and long walks with my dog.
Emily is not taking patients at this time.