Dr. Lori Clark specializes in anxiety disorders and health-related problems in children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and began her clinical career at the University at Albany with specialized training at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders. She interned at the Medical University of South Carolina, working in neuropsychology, inpatient anxiety disorders, and the National Crime Victims Center. She then completed a fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, specializing in behavioral medicine and anxiety disorders. She completed her postdoctoral training and became an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, directing their Anxiety Disorder Treatment Center. Dr. Clark has presented research and published articles on childhood panic disorder and school refusal, children of agoraphobics, breathing retraining treatment in panic disorder, automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Most recently, Dr. Clark has worked in various hospital and/or physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with patients who experienced stroke, dementia, and pain- and trauma-related injuries and who were recovering from surgery such as amputation and joint replacement. For the past 29 years, she has provided individual, family, and group treatment to patients between 2 and 100+ years of age.
Common treatment issues include depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder/worry, panic disorder, school refusal, agoraphobia, social anxiety/shyness, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), OCD, eating disorders, pain disorders, chronic medical conditions (e.g., high blood pressure, hormone-related stress, pain [e.g., PID], infertility, insomnia, headaches, fibromyalgia, stroke, dementia, cancer, diabetes, and hemophilia), cardiac rehabilitation, health promotion, smoking cessation, medication compliance, and adjustment disorders.
She helps patients reduce distress within a supportive and compassionate environment to reach their full potential for happiness and fulfillment. Treatment strategies include education, cognitive restructuring, worry control, stimulus control, delay of gratification, pacing, exposure-based modalities, desensitization, response prevention, parent training, reinforcement approaches, relapse prevention, assertiveness and communication skills, mindfulness, meditation, muscle relaxation, breathing retraining, self-hypnosis, imagery, problem-solving, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and supportive therapy.
Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services, P.C.
1095 South Main St.
Cheshire, CT 06410
Telephone: Local 203-271-3809, Toll-Free 877-788-7822