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About

Dr. Anne Nisenzon

Director, Optimal Health Therapy, LLC

I am a committed and compassionate clinical psychologist, licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and California. My interests and background are in helping people understand the mind-body connection and using it to improve the way we live despite stress and hardships. I specialize in health psychology, which focuses on promoting overall well-being as well as coping with worsening, chronic, or terminal illness. I also have extensive experience in life stress management strategies and insomnia treatment. While I spent the majority of my career in Florida and California, I recently returned home to the Philadelphia area to continue my practice helping you live your best values-driven life. I take a very collaborative approach to ensure that you feel you are being heard and your goals are being met. My therapeutic style is warm, genuine, and present as we work on navigating your emotional and physical obstacles together.  

Experience and Qualifications

Education and Training​​

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Boston University 2005

    • Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in Psychology

  • Master of Science (M.S.), University of Florida 2008

    • Clinical and Health Psychology, Neuropsychology track​

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Florida 2011

    • Clinical and Health Psychology, ​Behavioral Medicine track

  • Clinical Internship, University of California, San Diego and VA San Diego 2011

    • Rotations in Chronic Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Psycho-oncology, and Tobacco Cessation

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, VA San Diego 2012

    • Focus in Behavioral Medicine and Primary Care Mental Health Integration​

Licensure

  • California PSY25172, August 2012

  • Pennsylvania PS017791, January 2015

Employment​

  • Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health, 2008-2010

  • VA San Diego Health Care System, 2012-2018

    • Primary Care Mental Health Integration and Behavioral Medicine​

  • Assistant Clinical Professor (voluntary appointment), UCSD Dept. of Psychiatry, 2018- present

  • Einstein Healthcare Network , 2019- present

    • Neuromental Health Clinic​

Specializations and Certifications

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain Management, 2008

  • ​Acceptance and Commitment ​for Chronic Pain Management, 2012

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, 2013

  • VA-Certified LGBT Expert, 2014

  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, 2016

  • Primary Care Mental Health Competency, 2018

  • Mental Health in Diabetes, 2019

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