Dr. Michelle Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). She has over a decade of specialized training and experience treating adults who are struggling with generalized anxiety, panic disorder, illness anxiety disorder, somatic symptom disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and stressful life events. Dr. Lopez is particularly interested in helping clients address problems that interfere with living a meaningful life. She also enjoys working with clients on creating a sense of purpose, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships, cultivating self-compassion, developing and strengthening communication skills, navigating difficult life transitions, and improving overall quality of life. In addition to her passion for working with clients, Dr. Lopez greatly enjoys teaching. She taught undergraduate college courses for nearly 10 years and continues to provide guest lectures and mentor students. In her spare time, Dr. Lopez enjoys reading, exercising, discovering new music, watching documentaries, working on brain teasers, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys time with her precious, clingy canines and tries to teach them to respect boundaries and be more independent.