ABOUT ME

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:

  1. The recently published Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents,

  2. An intensive treatment for Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia in adolescents,  

  3. A parent-training intervention for helping young children (4-8) reduce symptoms of Separation Anxiety Disorder, and 

  4. 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, A Psychology Corporation.  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

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