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Dr. Danielle Wischenka

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, CA PSY31409
Colorado Licensed Clinical Psychologist, CO PSY0005319

Welcome to Better Health Therapy

I'm Dr. Wischenka ("Dr. Danielle"), and I'm here to support you on your path towards greater well-being and better health. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist offering comprehensive, multilingual services (Hebrew & English) across California and Colorado. I specialize in anxiety treatment and behavioral interventions for individuals of all ages, including toddlers, kids, teens, young adults, and their parents.

My Approach

My approach to therapy is deeply rooted in empathy and understanding. I believe in the importance of creating a safe space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings without judgment. At Better Health Therapy, it's not just about treating symptoms—it's about understanding you as a whole person and fostering meaningful, lasting change.

 

I am dedicated to helping my clients overcome a range of issues, including:

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  • Phobias (Blood/Injection/Injury)

  • Selective Mutism

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania)

  • Skin Picking (Excoriation Disorder)

  • Perfectionism

  • Social Anxiety

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic Disorder

  • Health and Illness Anxiety

 

I also focus on anxiety related to life transitions, school, and chronic medical conditions. I am passionate about supporting families impacted by chronic illness, particularly children and teens affected by their sibling's or family member's health challenges.

Evidence-Based Techniques

To achieve the best outcomes, I utilize a range of evidence-based approaches tailored to each client's unique needs, including:

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Habit Reversal Training

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

My Background

Through my experiences and training, I've honed my skills in evidence-based practices. My work has been supported by grants and scholarships, and I've contributed to grant-supported research projects exploring topics like sleep quality in OCD treatment outcomes and experiential avoidance. In addition, I've had the privilege of holding the prestigious role of President of the Child and Family Health Special Interest Group of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in the recent past.

 

Some of my past clinical experiences include:

  • Behavioral Medicine Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

  • Pediatric Consultation and Liaison Services Predoctoral Internship at California Pacific Medical Center

  • Inpatient Unit, Sagamore Children’s State Psychiatric Center

  • OCD Intensive Treatment Program, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • Child Psychology, Child Study Center NYU Langone Medical Center

  • Behavioral Medicine & Weight Management, Parnes Service Clinic Bronx, NY

My Philosophy

To me, therapy is a collaborative journey, and I consider it a privilege to walk alongside clients as they work towards personal growth and self-discovery. Every individual is unique, and I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs and goals. I invite you to learn more about my philosophy and approach by watching my video interview with Dr. Parker, and with SimplePractice, where I share more about my journey and the values that guide my practice.

Get in Touch

 

If you're ready to embark on a journey towards Better Health, I'm here to support you every step of the way. You can begin your journey by clicking on the link below. I look forward to working with you!

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