Dr. O'Mara is a clinical psychologist who treats children, adolescents, adults, and families. Specialty areas include PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and family issues. Dr. O'Mara has 13 years of education and training and 13 years of work experience in the field.
Dr. O'Mara uses evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. However, Dr. O'Mara believes that one of the strongest outcomes of successful treatment is the therapeutic relationship. Having a safe person to talk about your difficulties can be incredibly healing.
Words that Dr. O'Mara lives and practices by are "What most people need is a really good listening to." (Mary Lou Casey).
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Years of Experience: 13 years
Private Practice, Psychologist, 2023 - Present
Rhode Island Cognitive Behaivoral Therapy, Psychologist, 2021 - 2023
Rhode Island School of Design, Psychologist, 2018 - 2021
Private Practice, Psychologist, 2014 - 2018
Bradley Hospital, Psychologist, 2011 - 2014
University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2017
University of Washington School of Medicine, Residency, 2016
Unieristy of Michigan Department of Psychology, PhD, 2015
Rhode Island: PS01329
New York: 024972