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I am an accomplished and highly educated Professional Therapist with a successful Private practice. I specialize in Anxiety Disorders, in particular Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Body Dysphoric Disorder, Hypochondriasis,, PTSD, Utilizing evidence based treatment for OCD.
We specialize in using a type of therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Exposure Response Prevention Therapy which is considered the first line treatments for OCD. As an expert in the treatment of OCD. I have extensive training and my expertise speaks for itself.
I have received extensive training by the experts in the field. I received certification from the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation. (IOCDF ) I have successfully completed the BTTI through the IOCDF.
I completed an intensive ERP training and at the Center For The Treatment and Study of Anxiety where I received certification from the creator of ERP Dr. Edna B. Foa herself.
Moreover, I have personally been in remission from OCD for more than 20 years. I consider myself an EXPERT in the treatment of OCD/Anxiety Disorder through the extensive training in evidence based therapy as well as my personal experience with OCD.
I am extremely passionate about working with Adults & Adolescents who struggle with OCD or Any Anxiety Disorders. I get extremely excited when treating those who have been struggling with OCD/Anxiety Disorders and are seeking relief. because I am confident the clients that visit Central CT Anxiety OCD Treatment will finally get the relief they are desperately seeking.
Our Team, also specializes in the treatment of:
Impulsive Control Disorders
We utilize evidence based treatment approaches such as:
Our office is located in Rocky Hill, CT where we are able to provide a safe environment for patients on every level.
We are widely recognized for being versatile, dedicated and hard-working with extensive yet diverse experience in Clinical Services with demonstrated expertise in Behavioral Therapy, ERP/CBT, Behavioral Assessments, Counseling and Healthcare Processes and Procedures.
We have developed outstanding collaborations with therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and caseworkers and have successfully helped at-risk clients to assimilate themselves into a community of supporters and flourish as individuals.
If you have any questions or need an appointment, please email my knowledgeable team via our contact form or call on 860 436 2250. We’re here to help.
In-network insurance panels: Anthem BC/BS, AETNA, and Self Pay,
We also accept Out of Network and provide documentation to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Professional Credentials • Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW ) • Licensed Drug and AlcoholCounselor (LADC ) extensive training in addictions ) • Behavioral Therapy
Certified by the IOCDF International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. Certified by Center of Treatment and Study of Anxiety in Philadelphia. CBT/REBT Certificate Albert Ellis Institute • IOCF Member • Specialty Anxiety Disorders Addictions. Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board Member
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Taking the first step towards the therapeutic process and reaching out for help is a very difficult one.
Shannon is a licensed master social worker with over 10 years of experience helping individuals and families overcome a variety of challenges including OCD, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, addiction, depression, and grief and loss. She received her undergraduate degree in Art Therapy from Russell Sage College, and a Master of Social Work degree from SUNY Albany. She brings with her a variety of practice experiences including working in a residential treatment center specifically designed to treat OCD, anxiety, and addiction, managing a supportive living program for people suffering from addiction, and extensive work with community and family service organizations.
Shannon is passionate about helping adolescents and adults understand and cope with the distress they are experiencing by using a variety of evidence based treatment approaches including Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She tailors each treatment plan to meet the specific needs of the individuals under her care, partnering with them to improve well-being, manage symptoms, and promote and maintain positive change.
Taking the first step towards the therapeutic process and reaching out for help is a very difficult one.
Michael Cowan is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with adults, children, and families. He is a graduate of the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work. Michael specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, as well as other mood and behavior disorders. He is also experienced at working with clients with a dual diagnosis of substance abuse/addiction and mental health disorders. Michael utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy/ERP dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, in addition to numerous other evidence-based treatment methods. Michael has a kind, friendly, and welcoming persona, and he is known for making his clients feel comfortable. He provides a non-judgmental, safe environment and helps his clients recognize their own strengths in order to overcome their challenges and lead a more fulfilling life.
Tammy, I have reviewed your website and reaching out for help desperately, my son is severe OCD, contamination, is a big part of his problem, washing hands for hours and hours at the time. don’t know what todo. Have tried to help him, but it is nearly impossible. I know that ERP/ could be helpful, but how do I get that to him in order for him to get better, Please offer guidance. thank you.
I have been dealing with OCD, anxiety, and PTSD for the majority of my life. I have seen therapists off and on all of my life and I had gotten to the point of just deciding this was something I would have to suffer with for life. When I saw my young son was beginning to have the same issues, I reached out to Tammy after reading her bio. All I can say is for the first time in my life I have hope for my life and have made incredible progress along side my son. I am doing things in life I never thought I could, thanks to Tammy and her guidance. And I can be at peace knowing my son will not have a life full of struggles because he now is receiving the right tools.
My son was diagnosed with OCD last summer and I can’t tell you how happy I am in having chosen Tammy as his therapist. She has taught him the skills he needs to control his OCD vs. OCD controlling him. Since he’s been in therapy, I’ve seen a tremendous growth in how he deals with OCD and anxiety. She has been an absolute God send and I will forever be grateful to her.
I started seeing Tammy a few months ago to help cope with my brother’s addiction and how it has affected my whole family. Tammy’s guidance and knowledge on addiction has helped tremendously.
Tammy has been a God send for both myself and my son. My son has been going to her for a little over a year and has been the only therapist we have found to help him with his severe OCD. I cannot say enough about how instrumental she has been in helping him deal with this. In the process she has also helped me get me get out of a very dark place. She is the most caring, compassionate person I have ever met. She has truly changed our lives and I am forever grateful.
My son has severe OCD and a coexisting diagnosis of high functioning autism. Through the years his OCD has been confused with his autism behaviors and not properly identified. Ms Van Linder immediately identified my son’s OCD and has begun exposure therapy to address this debilitating disorder. She has given the family strategies to confront the behaviors and we are seeing improvement already ! While we still have a long road ahead I am grateful for the proper diagnosis, treatment and improvement on my son’s quality if life and self-esteem.
Tammy takes the time needed with each patient. Walks with you in Christ during your healing process!
Tammy is great! I love her so much! She’s helped me through difficult times. She’s very flexible with scheduling appointments and if you need to cancel she’s very understanding! She is great and I would suggest her to anyone who is looking for a therapist!
In the last year I have made great progress under Tammy’s guidance. She has the ability to show compassion while teaching you life skills in how to handle conflict. I feel stronger and more confident then ever!!
A few months ago I thought I was losing my mind. I felt like I couldn’t control my thoughts and was extremely stressed. I saw Tammy and I explained what I had been going through. After hearing my story and talking to me about what I had been experiencing, she determined I was suffering from OCD. She helped me realize that I have OCD but OCD doesn’t have me. She taught me different techniques for treating the OCD, which made my symptoms MUCH more manageable. Just understanding what was going on, and how to handle my thoughts and compulsions, made me feel much better. If you’re suffering from anxiety and need help sorting everything out, I highly recommend talking to Tammy. She’s very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Brooklyn –
I never knew how to handle distressing ocd thoughts until I had counseling from Tammy.She helps you learn ERP, ways to cope with the anxiety.
About 2 1/2 months ago I was in a horrible place. I was going in a downward spiral and completely terrified of everything. I was suffering from a horrible case of Post Partum OCD / Anxiety, over 2 years after my son’s birth. I was absolutely convinced that I was a harm to myself, my family and everyone else. To put it in to words, I was living in hell. I remember thinking, what had my life become? I can’t go on like this much longer! I don’t want to live like this, in constant fear and terror. I had no clue what was wrong with me and I surely didn’t know I was suffering from OCD. I thought I had just gone mad! It was then that I took to the internet, desperate for answers and most of all help. It was then I learned that I had developed something called Harm OCD and the most effective was to treat / recover was through ERP therapy. I had never been to therapy in my life. I had never taken a pill for anxiety, depression, but my life had been turned into utter chaos, in such a short amount of time, I was desperate. By the absolutely grace of God, I found Tammy. I google searched ERP Therapists in Hartford and her name came up in my search engine. I called her and left a voicemail. My voicemail was that of a desperate woman. I was in hysterics actually, ready to commit myself to the Institute of Living. And Tammy called me back almost immediately. She was so kind and she knew EXACTLY what I was going through bc she had been there herself, 21 years ago! I was immediately so relieved. I knew instantly this was going to be my pathway to recovery, working with Tammy, someone who personally had climbed out of the darkness. I am not that same frightened woman I was back in January. Through weekly therapy sessions with Tammy, I am starting to feel like my old self again. I am no longer living in constant fear and anxiety. I am no longer afraid to hold my son/ be alone with him. I am no longer afraid to go to the grocery store or meet a friend for a drink.
Alison – 2017-04-04
Central CT Anxiety OCD Treatment was extremely helpful with my struggle with OCD.
Thank you for everything!