Dr. Ori Shinar

Dr. Ori Shinar is licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training in treating anxiety, mood and impulse control disorders as well as stress-related illnesses. His therapeutic approach involves a proactive, highly engaged approached with compassion, coaching, and empowerment.

Therapy Models

Dr. Ori Shinar, located in Midtown Manhattan, specializes in cognitive behavior, dialectic behavior, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. These are time-limited, structured approaches to assist people in better managing thoughts, behaviors and emotions.

Behavioral Therapy

  • Systematic Desensitization:
    Systematic Desensitization is a behavioral therapy in which we together as a team to create a hierarchy of your fears, with the most feared situation on the top of the ladder and the least feared situation on the bottom. You will be encouraged to face a fear you rate on a lower level and systematically work your way up the ladder. Exposure therapy is highly effective in helping people gain confidence and stop avoiding over and over again.
  • Exposure Therapy and Response Prevention (ERP):
    ERP is the gold standard of treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder where you begin facing fearful or distressing thoughts, feelings, or images, while also reducing the number of compulsions or rituals you perform. This will lead to you learning how to manage the short-term discomforts and trust that the anxiety will pass while making long term gains!
  • Habit Reversal and Stimulus Control (HR/SC):
    HR/SC is a form of behavior therapy specifically designed for body focused repetitive behaviors like hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting and addictive behaviors like gambling, sex addiction, and substance use. Through the use of self monitoring, obstacle techniques, lifestyle choices and thought restructuring, you can quickly learn how to “unlearn” behavior that are ruining your life.
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