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- Dr. Wischenka, Founder of Better Health Therapy

CA PSY31409

CO PSY0005319

I'm glad you're here! Let's get to know each other.
I'll go first.

Personal

Saying
Hi

My name is Dr. Wischenka (pronounced WISH-AYN-KA). You can call me "Dr. Danielle" if you prefer.

Something
Fun

Some things I do for fun when I'm not helping clients include reading, cooking, biking, and writing novels.

Where I'm
From

Fun fact: I was born and raised in New York (Let's go Mets!). People can't usually hear 'the accent', but let me know if you can when we chat!

Why
Psychology?

People are always curious about the motivation to pursue this career path. It's the same curiosity that they have about my career choice that I have about what drives people's behaviors, a curiosity that lead me to my career.

I am passionate about the process of change and helping others feel heard and understood, motivated, and ultimately, successful. I want clients to see results and change, and to understand they can improve.

I truly believe change is possible, and, as former clients can attest, I instill this belief in everyone I work with. 

Professional

Past
Work

I've been fortunate to work in top academic medical centers, including NYU Langone Health's Child Study Center, UCLA's OCD program, California Pacific Medical Center, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System's  numerous Behavioral Medicine Clinics. 

More
Info

I have a decade of experience and expertise in behavioral medicine and mental health across the lifespan, and have earned several awards for my research and clinical work in the fields of health psychology

My
Crew

I'm actively involved in Society of Behavioral Medicine as a Chair of the Child and Family Health Special Interest Group. I’ve also been involved in Academy of Eating DisordersThe Obesity SocietyAPA, and NYSPA throughout my career.

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