Dr. Erin Kardel is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a particular emphasis on behavioral interventions such as exposure and response prevention as well as mindfulness-based approaches to reduce anxiety and stress. Dr. Kardel also incorporates biofeedback into her treatment so that a patient can become more aware and active in their own stress management and health maintenance. Through her work, Dr. Kardel frequently collaborates with families, schools, and other health providers to ensure that all needs are being addressed and appropriate interventions are implemented for each patient.
Dr. Kardel received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from American University. She has also completed specialized training in exposure and response prevention treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder through The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania which is a world recognized treatment research center. In addition to seeing patients in private practice, Dr. Kardel has performed as an investigator in NSI’s qualitative and medication research studies for adolescents and adults since 2006.
Prior to joining NSI, Dr. Kardel’s past work experience includes the college counseling centers at Georgetown University and the University of California-Riverside in which she acquired extensive training in treating young adults with a variety of mental health needs. Dr. Kardel also provided both psychotherapy and comprehensive neuropsychological testing to children, adolescents, and adults at a community mental health clinic within The George Washington University and The Washington Home in DC.
Areas of expertise include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Trichotillomania, and Insomnia.