Offering Telehealth Services: in Virginia and Alaska.
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Treatment Approach & Areas of Expertise
I specialize in providing care to adolescents and adults who are struggling with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, adjusting to various life transitions and stressors, improving communication skills and quality of relationships, trauma (including PTSD) and insomnia. Additionally, I have worked extensively with Veterans and with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
My therapeutic style is integrative and relational. Specifically, I utilize a holistic approach, integrating existential, humanistic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based practices to help individuals process emotions and life experiences as well as attain their personal goals. I fundamentally believe that human beings are innately good and have the capacity for change, self-acceptance and emotional wellbeing. As Carl Rogers, PhD noted: “the curious paradox is that when [we] accept [ourselves] as [we are], then [we] can change.”
I also have experience working with specific evidence based psychotherapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). I am certified in Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), a specific therapy to help individuals overcome traumatic experiences and PTSD.
Training & Experience
In addition to working with clients in private practice, Dr. Foley is a Clinical Psychologist at the Alaska VA Healthcare System.
Prior to working at the Alaska VA, Dr. Foley trained and worked in various medical, educational and mental health settings within New York and the surrounding area including the Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, Friends Academy and the Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services at Teachers College, Columbia University. Outside of the New York area she also trained at the Center for Change in Orem, Utah.
During her graduate studies Dr. Foley worked as the Research and School Engagement Coordinator for the Collaborative for Spirituality in Education (CSE), a center for research and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she researched spiritually supportive school culture. Dr. Foley’s later research examined how independent schools create spiritually formative environmental education programs for children and adolescents.
Please see below for additional details regarding Dr. Foley’s credentials.
- PhD in Clinical Psychology
Teachers College, Columbia University
- M.A. in Psychology
Teachers College, Columbia University's Spirituality Mind Body Institute
- Predoctoral Internship
Alaska VA Healthcare System
Services: Individual psychotherapy and wellness coaching for adolescents and adults
Specialties: Trauma; emotion dysregulation; depression; coping with chronic and acute medical conditions including sleep problems and psycho-oncology; anxiety; reduced self-esteem; navigating life transitions; relationship and interpersonal difficulties; stress management.
To Contact Dr. Foley directly
Call: (202) 935-3650, Ext. 6
Email: [email protected]