Lauren Pellizzi LLC

Specialized Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Therapy Red Bank

AFFILIATIONS

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
International OCD Foundation
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
American Counseling Association
National Board for Certified Counselors

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING 

Monmouth University  2009-2011
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Georgian Court University  2004-2005
Teacher of the Handicapped Certification


​University of Dayton   1999-2003
​Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

About Me

American Couseling Association Professional Member

WORK EXPERIENCE

Anxiety Therapy Red Bank

Meridian Health

8/2012 - present

Clinical Therapist, Psychiatric Emergency Services 

    

Community YMCA Counseling & Social Services                   

5/2011 - 3/2014
Children's Therapist

                                                           

Jersey Shore University Medical Center 

6/2011 - 12/2011 
Mental Health Counseling Intern

                                                      

YCS Laurie Haven Psychiatric Community Residence

9/2010 - 6/2011 
Mental Health Counseling Intern

                            

YCS Sayre House Psychiatric Community Residence

11/2009 - 3/2011 
Residential Assistant Supervisor

                           

180 Turning Lives Around, 2NDFLOOR Helpline

8/ 2009 - 1/2010 

Support Counselor

                                                                   

Calvary Christian School

1/ 2005 - 6/2009 
Special Education Teacher

                                                                                                              

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services  

2/2001 - 8/2003 
ABA Therapist                                                                          


​​EDUCATION


International OCD Foundation's Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI)


CBT-I:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia


CBT for Children and Adolescents with OCD: Incorporating Parents in Treatment and Managing Complex Symptoms

Four Keys to Making ERP Effective for OCD

Contextualizing Exposure and Response Prevention with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: How to Enhance Inhibitory Learning in Exposure with Children and Teens

Beyond the Basics: Targeting Developmental Milestones in the Treatment of Anxiety in Young Adults

Trail-Based Cognitive Therapy: A Novel Approach to Changing Core Beliefs

Treatment Planning for Hoarding

Emotion Regulation Difficulties in Children and Adolescents

Changing the Anxious Mind Rapidly by Dr. Reid Wilson

Expanding the Model of Social Anxiety Disorder: Investigations of Cognitive Processes

Mindfulness and Mind-Body Interventions with Trauma-Exposed Patients with PTSD, Depression and Substance abuse: Effects on Symptoms and Potential Neurobiological Mechanisms

Using Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Engagement in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

State-of-the-Art Therapeutics for Repetitive Behavior Disorders

Watching Your Words: Similes, Metaphors and Analogies in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression

Effective Treatment for Persistent Depression in Patients with Trauma Histories: Cognitive-Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy

Parent-Based Treatment for Childhood Anxiety Disorders and OCD

Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: Incorporating the Latest Findings from ACT with ERP in Clinical Practice

Medications in the Anxious Brain: Explaining the Strategic Use of Medications in CBT to Clients

Anxiety Therapy Red Bank

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor  specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents and adults.  My office is located in Monmouth County on the border of Middletown and Red Bank, New Jersey. I have a wide range of clinical experience in various settings including hospitals, schools, residential treatment facilities, and community mental health centers.  My expertise includes the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and specific phobias.  My practice treats these populations almost exclusively.  Treatment is conducted within a cognitive behavioral framework and relies heavily on Expose & Response Prevention (ERP).   My postgraduate training includes participation in training seminars and Master Lecture workshops specific to cognitive behavioral treatments of anxiety disorders, including the International OCD Foundation's Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI).  I am also trained in the Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia (CBT-I) protocol established by Dr.Gregg  Jacobs, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Overcoming fears cannot always be accomplished in the safety of an office. Exposure to feared situations in multiple settings with the clinician's support is a critical component of successful treatment.  I frequently conduct exposures in schools, stores, restaurants, hospitals, homes and various other locations to address the symptoms where they exist.  I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your concerns, struggles, and identify the attainable goals that will improve your quality of life.