Dr. Croft-Caderao specializes in short-term and solution-focused treatment for adults with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She practices cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), helping clients change problematic thought and behavior patterns, and exposure therapy. Exposure therapy involves gradually and systematically confronting fears and anxiety-provoking situations that you have been avoiding-- which is the "gold-standard" of psychological treatments for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
An important part of Dr. Croft-Caderao's work is empowering clients to develop new tools and strategies for improving their symptoms-- in a sense, to become their own therapist. The overall goal is to help clients change unhelpful responses to anxiety and sadness so that they can focus more on the meaningful aspects of their lives. Each treatment is tailored for the individual client, with emphasis on a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship, empowerment, and often humor.
Specific disorders Dr. Croft-Caderao treats include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Health Anxiety, and PTSD.