Vivian is a licensed clinical psychologist who brings a practical approach to evidence-based therapy. Her goal is to help clients identify and live their values while navigating complex situations. She offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to address OCD and anxiety disorders. This means using science-based ways of thinking to discover what makes clients tick and identify potential actions to create acceptance and positive change.
Working primarily with adults, Vivian aims to help clients build a skills-based toolkit to live well alongside anxiety and uncertainty. These tools may include mindfulness (bringing focused, non-judgmental awareness to the present), exercises to gain self-perspective and motivation, as well as other personalized approaches identified in session.
Vivian has a broad set of experiences in and outside of psychotherapy. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, clinical internship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and post-doctoral training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. In a prior life, she also worked briefly in management consulting. In addition to psychotherapy, Vivian works in health services research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Outside of work hours, Vivian enjoys bookmarking more recipes than she can cook, fattening her backyard birds, and plotting her next weekend getaway.