For over three decades I have specialized in the cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) of children, adolescents, and adults. CBT is a short-term treatment that focuses on the “here and now” by teaching coping and other skills, or tools, that can be used to successfully overcome problems. I have treated virtually all psychiatric problems throughout the course of my career, but am known for my expertise with anxiety and related disorders, and mood disorders, including bipolar disorder. I perform expert diagnostic evaluations and work with “treatment resistant” cases. I provide videoconferencing consultations with individuals throughout the globe.I am recognized internationally as an expert in anxiety in children/adolescents and adults: phobias, OCD, panic disorder/agoraphobia, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, trichotillomania, skin picking, and more. I also have extensive experience with people who have bipolar disorder and their significant others.My practice has been enriched by my other professional experiences- author, professor, researcher, and interviewee for national media (e.g., The New York Times; USA Today; Parents; ABC’s “The View”). For more information on my background, credentials, and clinical services, please visit my website at www.drcynthialast.com.