I would like to commend you on your wisdom and bravery that have led to you take the first step and begin seeking help. It is my honor to support you in this journey to discover relief, peace, and joy you may have never thought possible.
I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between ‘them’ (the afflicted) and ‘us’ (the healers). … We are all in this together, and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence.
My approach is entirely based on evidence-based
psychotherapy. These are treatments that are proven to be extremely effective in numerous scientific studies. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) are the "gold standard" for treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders.
These treatments differ from traditional talk therapy, which has not been proven to be effective for anxiety, OCD, and BFRBs. This approach fits well with my personality as it is active, collaborative, and "hands on." I focus on providing my patients with tools and skills to change patterns in thinking and behavior with the aim that they will no longer need me as a guide and will learn to apply these principals on their own.
As a specialist in evidence-based treatment with children and adults, my approach is most often short-term (8-24 sessions) and uses these techniques to help you to resolve present day concerns, by modifying unhealthy thinking and behavioral patterns, and by empowering you with well-established strategies and tools so that you can serve as your own therapist for life.
I founded the Virtual Center for Anxiety & OCD, after I recognized the lack of experts trained to treat anxiety, OCD, and related struggles. I believe in the benefit of being able to reach people who may be limited geographically, physically, or those who have difficult schedules and commuting concerns.
In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized and collaborative approach tailored to each individual's needs to help overcome obstacles and attain the personal growth they’re striving for. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.
Awards & Affiliations
• Top Business 2018: Three Best Rated
• Best of Chandler Award: Best Psychologist 2015
• Certified Telebehavioral Health Provider TBHI
• National Association of CBT (NACBT)
• International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
• Anxiety & Depression Association (ADAA)
• Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI)
• Mass General Hospital Psychiatry Academy
• TLC Foundation for BFRBs (TLC)
• Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)
• Arizona Psychological Association (AZPA)
• Suffolk County Psychological Association (SCPA)
• Children's Services Network (CSN)
• American Psychological Association (APA)
Dr. Solomon is a proud member of the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NACBT), the International OCD Foundation, the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, the Tourette Syndrome Association, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Suffolk County Psychological Association, and the Arizona Psychological Association. She is also a certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner by the Telebehavioral Health Institute.
Throughout her career, Dr. Solomon has conducted workshops and supervisory training for professionals. She especially enjoys providing consultation and training to schools, medical providers, and other professionals working with children and adolescents.
Education & Training
Dr. Allison Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and adults suffering from anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), and tic disorders.
Dr. Solomon founded the Virtual Center for Anxiety & OCD because she is passionate about promoting accessibility of "gold standard" treatments to all areas, particularly those that have a lack of therapists with expertise in anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.
She also works with many individuals with co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, learning disorders, executive function deficits, autism spectrum disorder, social skills difficulties, insomnia, and depression.
She is a Certified Telebehavioral Health Practitioner by the Telebehavioral Health Institute. Dr. Solomon's approach focuses on the use of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which are often short-term and produce lasting results.
Dr. Solomon has also received advanced specialty training from the International OCD Foundation's prestigious Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, the Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and the University of Southern California School of Medicine.
Dr. Solomon has been active in the fields of psychology and mental health for the past 20 years, obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Pepperdine University, where she graduated at the top of her class.She completed her APA-accredited internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and also completed an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Throughout her training, Dr. Solomon has authored several professional articles on a variety of behavioral and psychological subjects.
Dr. Solomon has extensive experience working in outpatient, community, and hospital settings with individuals of all ages. As part of her integrative approach, she often maintains consultative and collaborative relationships with physicians, psychiatrists, school staff, and other individuals involved in her patients' care.
"It is a true pleasure to work with other professionals that are as passionate about the field as I am. An important part of my role as a psychologist is to coordinate care and consult with other members of a patient's treatment team. An advantage to practicing alongside skilled providers who practice psychopharmacology and medication management is that I have ongoing access to their expertise so we can collaborate to give our patients the most comprehensive treatment." - Dr. Allison Solomon
Dr. Solomon's private practice is now completely virtual, offering video conferencing to NY and AZ residents. She will continue to coordinate with prescribing physicians and other providers to offer the most comprehensive care possible to her patients.