Laura Oliff, Ph.D., Associate Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York, Founding Fellow and Diplomate of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Oliff has been trained extensively in both cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to therapy. With twenty-five years of clinical experience with individuals, couples and families, she specializes in the treatment of bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, a broad range of eating disorders and adult ADHD. Other areas of interest include the development of effective career/workplace strategies, conflict resolution at work and home, relationship enhancement, coping with infertility and deciding among alternative parenting options later in life. Making healthy adjustments to your own life transitions or those of family members such as attending college, career changes, divorce, retirement and aging are also areas of focus. Dr. Oliff received her B.A. in psychology from New York University and her Ph.D. in psychology from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research. Dr. Oliff began her training in cognitive behavioral therapy at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy under the supervision of Robert Leahy, Ph.D. and has been a staff member of the institute for nearly 25 years. Dr. Oliff has been responsible for supervising and training numerous psychology externs and post-doctoral candidates in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Institute over the years. She continues to incorporate mindfulness, acceptance and compassion focused therapy skills with traditional cognitive behavioral therapy in her work with individuals, couples and families.