License: Colorado #2305
Institution: Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Dwyer received an MS in 1995 and Ph.D. in 1999 in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, and a B.A. in psychology from Fairfield University. She has been licensed as a psychologist in the state of Colorado beginning in 2001. Dr. Dwyer has work experience in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. She is a professional member of the American Anxiety Disorders Association. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, Dr. Dwyer assists her patients in understanding the connection between thoughts, behavior, and mood. By evaluating the impact of negative thought patterns and/or less desirable behavior choices, patients are assisted in making changes that result in progress towards their goals. Incorporating techniques of mindfulness and acceptance, patients also learn skills to tolerate uncomfortable emotional states and better regulate emotions.
Dr. Dwyer has extensive experience in school psychology and learning disability evaluations, and brings her background of working in a school setting into play when completing learning evaluations, devising classroom accommodations, and working with teachers, students, and parents.
Dr. Dwyer's areas of specialization include:
Individual therapy for adults, children, and teens with anxiety disorders, depression, traumatic reactions, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning issues, social skills deficits, emotional regulation issues, women's issues, parenting skills, relationship issues, and other difficulties impacting quality of life
Comprehensive learning evaluations as well as assessments of general psychological functioning, cognitive abilities, and AD/HD
Consultation to schools, businesses, and medical providers
Public speaking and parent or faculty in-service trainings
Supervision of mental health providers/applicants for licensure