Max Maisel, Ph.D.
I grew up in a family of medical doctors, and I was always fascinated by the idea that healing and growth was possible through simply changing the way we respond to our thoughts and feelings. My parents taught me from an early age the importance of treating people from all walks of life with kindness, dignity, and respect.
The primary reason why I chose to specialize in treating anxiety disorders is because I know first hand how much suffering it can cause. In my early twenties, I experienced severe panic attacks and constant worry. In fact, I came very close to dropping out of my first year of graduate school. Through my own therapy, I learned how to respond differently to my anxiety and regain control of my life. I haven’t had a panic attack in years. I want to help you break the bonds of anxiety so you can get back to living too.
I am married and love traveling the world and practicing Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in my spare time. I have two cats and a blue tongue skink, which usually makes for a great conversation starter.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
I firmly believe that all healing begins with the therapeutic relationship. Building trust with my clients is key to creating the safety and courage it takes to tackle fear and anxiety together.
I strive to empower my clients in overcoming their fears by increasing their bravery, confidence, and resilience.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. l have extensive experience working with adults, teens, and children across a variety of settings. I deeply value multiculturalism and diversity, and I acknowledge the importance of my client’s intersecting identities and unique family and cultural backgrounds.
I am passionate about using therapeutic interventions which are based on the latest psychological research such as CBT and Exposure Therapy. These modalities will decrease the power and control painful thoughts and uncomfortable feelings have over you or your child’s life. While also empowering you or your child to make choices that are more about living a meaningful and fulfilling life, as opposed to being dictated by anxiety.
I always tailor my treatment approach to meet the unique goals, backgrounds, and strengths of each of my clients. Together, we’ll explore which aspects of you or your child’s life are leading to feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns and what actions you or your child can take to create positive and meaningful change. For instance, this may include changing roles and boundaries in relationships, challenging distressing and unhealthy thinking patterns, or learning how to cope with uncomfortable and painful emotions in more effective ways. I also incorporate interventions that boost self-esteem in order to help my clients have a more positive sense of self and instill the belief that they can handle anything that comes their way.
If you are interested in getting support for yourself or your child, don’t hesitate to reach out today. I am glad to be of help!