Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist is Director of Anxiety Treatment Services. Dr. Dufford teaches specific tools and techniques that work to treat anxiety and related issues but he also brings his own style of caring and supportive insight to help each client with their unique problems. He received specialized training and experience in treating anxiety disorders including 3,000 hours of supervised practice in 1991/92 at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Ed Bourne, Ph.D. author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and Natural Relief for Anxiety. He subsequently took over the Anxiety Treatment Center clients and Support Group when Dr. Bourne moved out of the area. Anxiety Treatment Services provides comprehensive treatment for Anxiety Disorders: Panic, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and related issues such as Depression, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel (IBS), Anger, Relationship problems, Work stress, Self-Esteem, Grief/Loss, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Addictions and Life Transitions.
Treatment modalities include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychotherapy, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDR, Mindfulness/Meditation (ACT) and Lifestyle/Nutritional Counseling. Individual therapy sessions with Dr. Dufford are available at his offices in San Jose and Santa Cruz or by telephone. His associates, who have all overcome severe anxiety disorders themselves, facilitate the Anxiety Support group and provide onsite (home visits) Behavioral Coaching for OCD, phobia or agoraphobia exposure/desensitization therapy. Dr. Dufford has also created a series of Deep Relaxation/Guided Imagery sessions that combine principles of hypnosis/theta brain wave states for calming the nervous system and enhanced learning with CBT tools and techniques that work to change negative emotional and mental patterns into positive attitudes and behaviors for lasting change and recovery. These sessions are available for download from www.drdufford.com.
Dr. Dufford received hs B.S. from Rutgers University, his Masters Degree from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Sierra University. He is a Professional Member of the California Psychological Association, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, The Trichotillomania Learning Center and The EMDR International Association. He is a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Doctoral Addictions Counselor and Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress.
Dr. Donald Dufford ReachesSanta Cruz CASan Jose CA