NSAC Newport Beach / Orange County, also known as The Anxiety & Depression Center, specializes in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to people with anxiety and depressive disorders. The Anxiety & Depression Center specializes in the treatment of Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, other Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Depressive Disorders.
The Anxiety and Depression Center prides itself on the experience, training, competence and reputation of our clinicians. Every therapist in our center has advanced and specialized training in CBT. Most of our clinicians are Diplomates or Members of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. The Academy of Cognitive Therapy is an international organization that is considered the gold standard in certifying the competence of cognitive therapists. Our therapists are active in clinical work, teaching, supervising and consulting.
Contact National Social Anxiety Center
Newport Beach / Orange County
1500 Quail, Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA. 92660-2732
Staff at the National Social Anxiety Center
Newport Beach / Orange County
Dennis Greenberger, PhD, A-CBT: is a clinical psychologist and Founder and Director of the Anxiety and Depression Center in Newport Beach. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine where he teaches cognitive therapy to psychiatric residents.
Dr. Greenberger was trained and mentored by Aaron T. Beck, MD the father of cognitive therapy and Judy Beck, PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, Center for Cognitive Therapy and the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Greenberger is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, the OC Foundation (Obsessive – Compulsive Foundation), the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the International Association of Cognitive Therapy and is the Past President and serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Greenberger is the co- author, with Christine Padesky, PhD, of Mind Over Mood and the Clinicians Guide To Mind Over Mood. Mind Over Mood was named the “Most Influential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book” ever written by the prestigious British Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. Mind Over Mood has been translated into 22 languages, sold over 1,000,000 copies and is one of the most widely read cognitive therapy books written.
Dr. Greenberger oversees the clinical activities at the Anxiety and Depression Center. He meets regularly with each clinician and is involved in treatment planning and ongoing consultation. All of the center’s clinicians are experienced, compassionate and highly trained cognitive therapists.
CLINIC REPRESENTATIVE TO NSAC:
Natalie Anderson, LMFT, A-CBT: is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, and a Board-Certified Clinical Art Therapist. Her calm presence provides steady ground for others in times of challenge, and she works with each client to develop a personalized treatment plan that promotes strength and wellbeing. She utilizes a unique blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and where appropriate art therapy to encourage, nurture, and cultivate psychological health and growth. She has considerable experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Natalie specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She works especially with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral problems. Natalie specializes in helping children and adults with depressive and anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, insomnia, panic disorder, OCD, relational difficulties. and managing and finding growth in life transitions. Natalie is experienced in working with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, helping them to succeed at home, in social relationships, and in educational settings.
Natalie has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis for Autism Spectrum. Natalie has worked extensively with children and families and has worked as a clinical supervisor. She has taught at the university level and is an honorary lifetime member and former president of the Southern California Art Therapy Association.
Shanna Farmer, MFT: is a Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. Shanna has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Shanna has extensive experience working with social anxiety disorder, anxiety spectrum disorders and depressive disorders. In addition to depressive and anxiety disorders with adults and children Shanna is experienced in working with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Autism/Aspergers Disorders, Communication Disorders and Learning Disorders. These disorders often co-exist with anxiety and depressive disorders. Shanna specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy with children adolescents and adults and has a particular interest in cognitive behavioral play therapy with young children.
Shanna is an Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. In this position she teaches psychiatric residents how to most effectively provide cognitive behavior therapy with children, adolescents and adults.
David Lindquist, MFT: is a Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. David was a teacher, school administrator, and trainer of teachers for over twenty years. During that period of time he taught every grade from Kindergarten to the University level. He has experience in both public and private schools. He was a former Los Alamitos and Orange Country Teacher of the year. David has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1994 and specializes in cognitive behavior therapy with children, adolescents and adults. He has extensive post graduate training in CBT. David has post graduate training in Habit Reversal treatments and Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-Processing (EMDR) which is a particularly helpful intervention for post traumatic stress disorder.
Constantine (Costa) Vasilomanolakis, MA: is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Constantine has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families of all ages. His belief in the therapeutic process and its ability to positively impact lives continues to be a driving force behind Constantine’s passion for the work. Constantine is compassionate and non-judgmental and very focused on clients making progress towards their goals. His patience, empathy and communication skills are combined with his knowledge of cognitive-behavioral therapy to produce positive client outcomes.
Constantine specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with mood regulation, anxiety, OCD, anger, panic attacks and/or addictions. He utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and teaching skills to help people get better as rapidly as possible. In addition to private practice, Constantine has worked with non-profit organizations and schools working with students (children/teens) and their families. Constantine is certified in Restorative & Trauma Informed Practices which has been instrumental to his understanding and attentiveness to the needs of individuals with a history of trauma while utilizing their strengths and resiliency to foster individual growth.
Constantine is well versed in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and believes it to be an essential treatment for individuals presenting with anxiety and depression, behavior problems as well as other diagnoses. Constantine also utilizes Experiential/Play Therapy when working with children in order to increase engagement in therapy. Constantine is also experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults that suffer from addictions – including electronic device and video gaming addiction. He has worked with addiction in a recovery center where he provided individual and group therapy with people with alcohol and substance abuse difficulties.
The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC) exists solely to promote
evidence-based treatment for social anxiety, and education about social anxiety.
NSAC is not a group psychotherapy practice, and does not provide any psychotherapy services.
NSAC assumes no liability for it’s regional clinics’ work or practices.