Hello - here you will find a bit about my background and approach to helping you meet your goals.
I completed my graduate training at the world-renowned Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University.
While at CARD, I was involved in the development and evaluation of multiple cutting-edge Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), including:
The recently published Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents,
An intensive treatment for Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia in adolescents,
A parent-training intervention for helping young children (4-8) reduce symptoms of Separation Anxiety Disorder, and
Interventions for helping couples maintain high levels of relationship satisfaction.
For nearly a decade, I worked at the VA San Diego and University of California San Diego (UCSD). During my time in these healthcare systems, I offered adults and couples evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relationship distress.
In September 2019, I left my position as Director of the Family Mental Health Program at the VA San Diego and as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD. On October 1, 2019, I opened the San Diego Center for Individual and Family Well-Being. I hope that the knowledge I have gained will allow me to help you and your family reach your goals.
Please let me know if you have any questions I can answer.
- Brian Buzzella, Ph.D., ABPP